Category Archives: STEM News

NMSU Design Contest Challenges Engineering Students to Solve Environmental Issues

From air and water pollution to climate change, there’s no shortage of problems facing the environment. But future engineers are up to the challenge of solving them. More than 150 engineering students and faculty from universities nationwide met at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum to test prototypes they designed and built to solve tasks.

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NMSU professors to speak on satellites and water at Farm and Ranch Museum

Fewer than 10 percent of the farms in the Mesilla Valley are reaching their full potential yield due to water inefficiency, said Zohrab Samani, Foreman Professor of water resources at New Mexico State University.

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NMSU, partners vying for $100 million hub to address water challenges

As a leader in water treatment research, the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University is a part of a team preparing a proposal for a new U.S. Department of Energy grant to create an Energy-Water Desalination Hub. The award for the hub will be approximately $100 million, $20 million per year for five years, with a five-year renewal possibility. 

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NMSU engineer adapts instrumentation for gas-giant planet research

A collaborative group of researchers in New Mexico and France have been peering into the night sky at Jupiter – through a solar telescope – to discover the origins of the Sun’s planetary system. New Mexico State University Electrical Engineering Professor David Voelz is retrofitting an instrument developed in France to detect and capture the data found with the Dunn Solar Telescope located at Sacramento Peak, Sunspot, New Mexico. 

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NMSU College of Engineering dean named to national defense science roundtable

New Mexico State University College of Engineering Dean Lakshmi N. Reddi will serve on a committee to provide high-level strategic dialogue and information exchange with U.S. Department of Defense research leaders over the next two years.

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BHP teams up with NREL to clean up legacy mining impacts, develop biomass

BHP says it has partnered with the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to work with local universities to find a sustainable way to both clean up legacy mining impacts and develop biomass to be used as feedstock for biofuels from these impacted lands and water. 

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NMSU’s Aggie Innovation Space benefits students, community

Since its official opening in 2014, New Mexico State University’s Aggie Innovation Space has been an avenue for students to not only have access to state-of-the-art resources but also to cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship. Aggie Innovation Space, which is housed in the College of Engineering but open to all majors and the community, provides access to experienced mentors, new technologies, design software and tools.

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NMSU, Costa Rican institute explore academic program collaboration

Hugo Navarro Serrano knows the impact of studying abroad in the development of a person’s career. The Costa Rica native earned his master’s degree in civil engineering at New Mexico State University in 1993.

Now as the director of the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, he is working with NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences to create opportunities for both universities’ Extension education students.

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National Institutes of Health renews STEM grant at NMSU

New Mexico State University’s RISE to the Post doctorate program has generated nearly two decades of success in supporting underrepresented minority students to earn advanced degrees in biomedical fields. Building on that success, the National Institutes of Health has renewed NMSU’s grant for five more years with $3.6 million to expand the program in innovative ways by engaging NMSU students in integrated biology and engineering research.

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NMSU chemical, materials engineering professor receives $1.1 million grant

Jessica Houston, New Mexico State University Chemical and Materials Engineering associate professor, has been awarded a four-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s General Medical Sciences. Her project will provide support for both graduate and undergraduate students to conduct biomedical research

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