New Mexico State University faculty and staff were welcomed back to campus Tuesday, Jan. 15, during the spring 2019 convocation ceremony at NMSU’s Atkins Recital Hall. Every fall and spring, convocation is held to honor excellence on campus.
Fourteen faculty and one department were honored during the ceremony.
n its annual listing, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Best Online Education Programs offered by U.S. National Universities. Three of NMSU’s online graduate programs have improved their standings.
In 2019, NMSU ranks tied for 49th in criminal justice online graduate programs, tied for 113th in nursing online graduate programs and tied for 143rd in master’s in business administration online graduate programs. NMSU’s online graduate programs in engineering also were recognized and listed in the 72nd to 94th range.
Efficient management of limited water resources is a necessary way of life in New Mexico. Due to ongoing water scarcity, nowhere are such efficiencies more important than on the farm. The College of Engineering at New Mexico State University, in partnership with the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, will host a workshop Feb. 2 for farmers, civil engineers and others interested in improving irrigation and on-farm water management practices.
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.
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.
Michael Sandoval will be cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Department of Transportation. He has spent more than 20 years at the NMDOT, most recently serving as executive manager of modal divisions, a role in which he oversees 300 contracts and 12 ports of entry and major programs such as the Railrunner, commercial vehicle permitting and traffic safety.
NMSU announces five-year, $4 million grant renewal for New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation
The New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation has received a five-year, $4 million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation for 2018-2023. New Mexico State University is the lead institution for the statewide program that was created in 1993.
New Mexico AMP helps underrepresented minority students in the state with activities designed to increase student recruitment, retention and graduation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program also supports academic and professional development of underrepresented STEM students.
For nearly 50 years, the TRIO Student Support Services program at New Mexico State University has helped students.
The federally funded program was authorized in 1968 and established at NMSU three years later. TRIO SSS serves first generation, low income and students with disabilities. At NMSU 350 students are assisted annually, and the program focuses on academic success, mentoring and tutoring. Since 1999, the program has worked with almost 7,000 students.