NMSU Pride band plays on with the help of student-designed masks

New Mexico State University’s Pride of New Mexico Marching Band, known as “The World’s Most Dangerous Marching Band,” may now be the world’s safest, after a student created two different types of masks that allow members to continue playing the music they love while still reducing the spread of COVID-19.

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NASA EPSCoR Awards NMSU a Cooperative Agreement for Research and Development

DATE: 08/03/2020 WRITER: Paulo Oemig, Director, NM NASA EPSCoR/NM Space Grant Consortium, Administrative Principal Investigator CONTACT: Dr. Igor Sevostianov, igor@nmsu.edu Dr. Igor Sevostianov, NMSU Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was selected for this NASA EPSCoR Research CAN funding. Dr. Sevostianov’s project, titled “Next Generation Additive Manufacturing for Space Applications,” focuses on the development…
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Former NMSU Engineering Professor Dr. Harry Hardee joins Las Cruces Utilities Board of Commissioners

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NMSU engineering grant to focus on first-generation, low-income student success

As a land-grant institution, as well as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, New Mexico State University’s principle goals are to enhance student success and social mobility. A recently awarded $2.1 million National Science Foundation grant to the College of Engineering is directly aimed at achieving that, helping first-generation, low-income students succeed in engineering.

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Longtime staff member cultivated family ties to NMSU

For more than 20 years, Doris “Ra Ra” Simpson was a fixture on the NMSU campus. She worked as an administrative assistant for various departments including ag, chemical engineering, social work, anthropology and technological innovations from the late 1960s until her retirement in 1990. Simpson was known for looking out for students, and she even…
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Aggie One-Stop provides convenient, streamlined student experience

Date: 07/27/2020 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu Beginning Aug. 3, New Mexico State University students will be able to find information about financial aid, admissions, bill payments and more in one convenient place – the Aggie One-Stop. Students with questions regarding student services will be able to visit Aggie One-Stop for an easier and…
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Two New Mexico Professors Recognized for Outstanding Mentorship

Two New Mexico professors have been selected for this year’s NM EPSCoR Mentor Award — Dr. Olga Lavrova and Dr. Ali Bidram. Nominated by their mentees, both recipients stand out for their exceptional efforts to build strong professional and interpersonal relationships with students; advance their mentees’ academic, research, and professional goals; and create inclusive environments for diverse students.

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Virtual town hall at NMSU invites statewide input for Clean Energy Economy Roadmap

DATE: 07/24/2020 WRITER: Sara Patricolo, 575-646-7852, spatrico@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Patricia Sullivan, 575-646-2913, engr-nm@nmsu.edu Stakeholders from across New Mexico are invited to contribute to the formation of a Clean Energy Economy Roadmap as part of a virtual town hall to be held Aug. 5. The Clean Energy Economy Town Hall is hosted by New Mexico State University’s…
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In Memoriam: Walter D. Ellis

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Chevron to provide support for NMSU STEM programs, scholarships

DATE: 07/13/2020 WRITER: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Aimee Bennett, 575-646-5061, aimeeb@nmsufoundation.org New Mexico State University STEM programs and scholarships in southeastern New Mexico have received a boost with a generous donation from Chevron’s Mid-Continent Business Unit. NMSU’s colleges of Engineering and Education, along with the NMSU Carlsbad campus, each received funding from the $99,000…
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