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Virtual New Mexico AMP Student Research Conference brings statewide audience

DATE: 11/20/2020 WRITER: Jeanne Garland , 575-646-7801, garland@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Jeanne Garland , 575-646-7801, garland@nmsu.edu Approximately 225 attendees were present for the 2020 Virtual New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation Student Research Conference. New Mexico State University hosted the event that included university and community college students and faculty; high school juniors, seniors; and advisers from…
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WERC Environmental Design Contest at NMSU becomes a 2020 IEEE Conference

DATE: 11/17/2020 WRITER: Ginger Scarbrough , 575-646-8171, gscarbro@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Ginger Scarbrough, 575-646-8171, gscarbro@nmsu.edu The 30th WERC Environmental Design Contest, sponsored by the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University, resulted in the publication of four team papers in conference proceedings by the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit…
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NMSU professor studies Madagascan lemur to revolutionize non-destructive testing methods

Deep in the rainforests of Madagascar lives an endangered lemur whose unique evolution is paving the way to improve non-destructive testing on aging infrastructure and composite materials.

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NMSU’s U.S. EDA award boosts New Mexico’s clean energy economy

DATE: 11/02/2020 WRITER: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Olga Lavrova, 575-646-2611, olavrova@nmsu.edu After receiving an award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s 2019 Regional Innovation Strategies i6 Challenge program, New Mexico State University continues to lead a statewide focus on creation of a clean energy economy to advance economic and workforce development. In partnership with…
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NMSU to host virtual Research and Creativity Week Nov. 10-13

New Mexico State University will host a completely virtual Research and Creativity Week Nov. 10-13 to highlight scholarly research and creative activity of faculty, staff and students. The interactive program is open to the NMSU campus and community.

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NMSU ranked on U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities 2021 list

New Mexico State University was recognized on the seventh annual U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities 2021 rankings. NMSU is among 1,500 institutions in 86 countries listed, and this year NMSU tied for 750th.

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NMSU engineering professor receives Department of Defense DURIP grant

Krishna Kota, associate professor of thermal sciences and energy in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at New Mexico State University, has received a nearly $250,000 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to purchase equipment for conducting research on the cooling of directed-energy weapon systems.

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NMSU among Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics

New Mexico State University has been recognized on the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics list published in the October issue of The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine.

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NMSU’s Physical Science Laboratory awarded new 10-year, $92.8 million contract

New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory has been awarded a 10-year, $92,870,000 contact from the United States Department of Defense to support the information operations, vulnerability/survivability assessment and analysis program.

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NMSU civil engineers receive national award for railroad testing research

New Mexico State University Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Ehsan Dehghan-Niri and Ph.D. candidate Sina Zamen received a 2020 fellowship from the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing. The fellowship award was based on their proposal, “Evaluation of Rolling Contact Fatigue cracks on railheads using nonlinear ultrasound in phase-space domain.”

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