Category Archives: STEM News

NMSU researchers, EBID develop metrics for water-resource management, sustainability

Researchers from New Mexico State University, working in collaboration with the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, have determined that groundwater resilience can be quantified on a basin scale and have developed metrics to support integrated water-resource management and sustainability.

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$1 million pledge kickstarts New Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium

New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Environment Department were joined Oct. 1 by state officials from around the country, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency representatives, industry leaders, environmental groups, legislators and others for an event celebrating the creation of the New Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium.

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NM Space Grant at NMSU has storied legacy, looking to next 30 years

Alan Hale was among the earliest astronomy students at New Mexico State University to receive a fellowship from the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC). With support from the Space Grant program, Hale earned his doctorate in astronomy in 1992. Just three years later, he gained fame with the discovery of the comet that bears his name – Hale-Bopp.

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NMSU, partners awarded $100 million to tackle water challenges

New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering is part of a team that was awarded a U.S. Department of Energy five-year, $100 million grant to create the Energy-Water Desalination Hub to address water security issues. As a member of the National Alliance for Water Innovation team, Pei Xu, the PESCO Endowed Professor and Ward Family Endowed Interdisciplinary Chair in Civil Engineering, is leading NMSU’s effort in the consortium that includes Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory along with 19 founding university partners and 10 founding industry partners.

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Latino student creates app to block fraudulent cell phone calls

Phoenix (EFE) – Tired of receiving calls from scammers, two students from the State University of New Mexico (NMSU), one of them Hispanic, developed an application to block these calls and will launch the product for Android at the end of September.

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NMSU climate change series to focus on statewide strategies in panel discussion

According to the Fourth National Climate Assessment, average annual temperature across the Southwest United States increased 1.6 degrees between 1901 and 2016, and further increases are forecast for the future.

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Galactic Unite launch STEM scholarship at New Mexico State University

Galactic Unite – Virgin Galactic’s outreach initiative – has partnered with Ultimate Software to offer a new STEM scholarship for students at New Mexico State University. The scholarship has been created through a shared passion to drive positive change for young people through harnessing the power of space and will launch in the fall of 2019.  It will see five students awarded a one-year-long scholarship that includes 12 months mentoring with a Virgin Galactic team member. It will be granted to undergraduate students studying a degree in engineering at NMSU College of Engineering.

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NMSU hosts visit from Sandia National Laboratories officials, opens new office space at PSL

After an official agreement was signed in April, the collaboration between New Mexico State University and Sandia National Laboratories has proceeded with the opening of a facility at NMSU’s Physical Science Laboratory in Anderson Hall.

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Electrical engineer’s research focused on making the power grid more reliable

Olga Lavrova, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at New Mexico State University, is working to find ways to upgrade our aging power grid and deliver electricity more reliably. Her goal is to develop devices that work with renewable sources of energy and weather minor disruptions as well as more catastrophic events, such as hurricanes.

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NMSU’s PSL conducts unmanned aircraft systems detect and avoid tests for FAA

With increased popularity and usage of unmanned aerial systems, commonly referred to as drones, keeping the skies safe is critical. New Mexico State University is part of a team conducting testing to help the Federal Aviation Administration achieve that goal.

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