Category Archives: Student News

Vega honors father with scholarship for engineering students

Since joining Dow Chemical in 1998, Louis Vega ’91 has carried the Olympic torch at the Sochi, PyeongChang and Rio Olympics, and held executive positions across the globe in Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and Australia.

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NMSU Career Services to host 15th annual Career Connections Career Fair

With more than 100 employers registered, New Mexico State University students and alumni along with community members can attend the 15th annual Career Connections Fair Feb. 4-5. NMSU Career Services will host the two-day event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Corbett Center Student Union throughout the third floor.

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Eight NMSU students honored as outstanding graduates

The New Mexico State University Alumni Association will honor its fall 2019 Outstanding Graduates at a luncheon today at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club in the NMSU Stan Fulton Athletic Center.

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NMSU to award more than 1,200 degrees, changes made to fall commencement ceremonies

More than 1,200 New Mexico State University students are projected to participate in the fall commencement ceremony. But this time, instead of bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients receiving degrees together and doctoral degrees awarded separately, all graduate students will be honored together.

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NMSU chemical engineering master’s student receives prestigious research fellowship

From the very start of his engineering education at New Mexico State University, Joshua Gomez made the best of every opportunity that came his way. His hard work, passion for chemical engineering and research earned him a fellowship from the National GEM Consortium, tuition for his master’s degree, a stipend for other expenses, and two summers of experience conducting research at a national laboratory.

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NMSU’s Aggie Innovation Space helps research flies’ eyes

Biology researchers at New Mexico State University are using flies to study degeneration of human eyesight with the help of student engineers from the Aggie Innovation Space. Luke Sanchez, a biology major and student regent at NMSU, is working with a team of biologists under the supervision of Jennifer Curtiss in the Drosophila (fruit fly) Research Lab. The team seeks to better understand the effects of environmental stress on eye structure and function using flies as a model.

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NMSU engineering student earns top honors at state conference

New Mexico State University chemical engineering senior Jessica McDow won the undergraduate poster presentation at the Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for her presentation on advanced packaging concepts for microelectromechanical systems and other micro-systems applications.

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NMSU to host Research and Creativity Week Nov. 11-15

To encourage collaboration across campus and celebrate the scholarly research and creative activity of faculty, staff and students, New Mexico State University will host Research and Creativity Week Nov. 11-15. Events are open to the public. More than 60 events will be held on campus, and will include keynote addresses, highlighted faculty talks, posters presentations, media installations, performances and musical events, presentations of film, theater and the arts along with professional development opportunities.

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NMSU to host First-Generation College Celebration Friday

Trying to navigate without a roadmap can be what it feels like for a first-generation student who decides to pursue higher education. In support of those students who are the first in their families to attend college, New Mexico State University will participate in a nationwide event, First-Generation College Celebration, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Corbet Center Student Union.

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ECE alum travels 200 plus miles every weekend to attend class

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.

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