Category Archives: Student News
An engineer working for a research company in Socorro, N.M. travels more than 200 miles every Saturday to attend English as a Second Language courses at El Paso Community College. Saminda Fonseka, a Sri Lanka native, wanted to take his English-speaking skills to the next level to improve his work performance. That’s where he found the Intensive English Program at EPCC’s Valle Verde campus. The only catch–it’s a 200 mile drive for him every Saturday.
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.
A community of 350 people in Guatemala now have secured access to water with the help of New Mexico State University Aggies Without Limits, which funded, designed and built a potable water system. Consisting of a reservoir tank, pipelines and tap stands, the system distributes water to 55 families in the Mayan village of San Jose Lote 19, in the northwestern part of the country.
The Atomic Aggies, NMSU’s high-powered rocketry team, achieved their first successful launch at the 3rd annual Spaceport America Cup this past June. This rocketry competition attracted 124 schools from 14 countries to design, build, and launch rockets to either 10,000 or 30,000 feet.
NM State men’s tennis senior Enrique Asmar joined an elite group of student-athletes, earning Google Cloud Academic All-America ® honors presented by CoSIDA.
David Rodriguez will cross the stage to collect his degree this Saturday with hundreds of other graduates at this year’s commencement ceremony at New Mexico State University. He will earn his degree in chemical engineering, but this father-of-two’s non-traditional path began in Mexico, where he was born and raised. Rodriguez arrived in Deming, New Mexico as part of a farmworker family at age 17 and faced a culture shock.
More than 1,900 New Mexico State University students are projected to participate in the spring commencement ceremony.
Commencement weekend will begin the evening of Friday, May 10, with a hooding ceremony for doctoral candidates at the Pan American Center at 6 p.m.
Keeping hackers away is critical for businesses, and the New Mexico State University Network and Security Group faced that issue at the Southwest Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The team recorded a third-place finish, its best since first qualifying for the regional in 2015.
When he’s not sporting the iconic mustache, twirling pistols, posing for pictures and spreading school spirit at sporting events as New Mexico State University’s mascot Pistol Pete, Caleb Gustin finds himself hard at work as the Leadership Coordinator of NMSU’s Future Farmers of America Association.