Learning: The common denominator in everything we do on campus 

File Photo: Jessica Houston, associate professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering, teaches at the Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) classroom. (NMSU photo by Andres Leighton)


Seeking higher levels of learning in a community setting is an opportunity that is exclusive to land-grant institutions.  It is indeed the collective purpose of teaching, research, outreach and service, often presented as mutually exclusive activities. Both freshmen and advanced research faculty share the common ground of seeking higher levels of learning; it is perhaps no accident that we use comparative degrees to refer to our enterprise as higher education, and we don’t use its superlative – highest education.  This paradigm shift, from teaching versus research versus community engagement to the common denominator of collective learning, is needed to give all of these activities their rightful and non-conflicting place on campus.




NMSU to offer Master of Engineering degrees


I am excited to know our proposal for Master of Engineering degrees has been finally approved by the Higher Education Department of New Mexico.  We can now move quickly to develop the various educational programs including those online, and move our graduate enrollments to the next level. The timing couldn’t be better: we have completed initial round of discussions on the development of interdepartmental programs, ex. manufacturing, bioprocesses and bioengineering, aerospace engineering, etc.  Very soon, we will develop marketing and communication plans for our MEng degree programs and identify the interdepartmental program directors.

These are exciting times indeed, at NMSU Engineering. 

Engineering Dean’s Blog

Greetings Friends and Colleagues,

I’m very excited about the opportunities and positive things in the College of Engineering and would like to share with you news, plans and thoughts through this blog. I invite you to follow my postings. If there is anything which you think might be a good topic, please send me a note at engrdean@nmsu.edu.