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Mission Overview and Latest Progress of the Tsinghua Scientific Satellite 3:00 pm
Mission Overview and Latest Progress of the Tsinghua Scientific Satellite @ Domenici Hall Room 106
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
On April 12, we are lucky to have Prof Wang visit from the School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.  Dr. Wang will speak at 3 p.m. in Domenici 106, on the satellite project...
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Mark Manning: PhD research seminar 3:00 pm
Mark Manning: PhD research seminar @ Goddard Hall Room 200
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mark Manning will be giving a PhD student research seminar on Thu. Apr. 27 3:00-4:00pm in the Jerry Shaw Conference Room (Goddard Hall Room 200).  “Conception to Construction and Beyond: Design and Implementation of Prestressed Bridge Girders...
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Clay Doyle, NMSU alum: The Role a Smart Thermostat Plays in Reducing Energy Demand 5:30 pm
Clay Doyle, NMSU alum: The Role a Smart Thermostat Plays in Reducing Energy Demand @ Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
SCIENCE CAFÉ                                            “The Role a Smart Thermostat Plays in Reducing Energy Demand”                                                                                                                                                                                 Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:30PM                                Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science 411 North Main Street                                                                                                      Come...
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Mark Manning: PhD research seminar @ Goddard Hall Room 200
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mark Manning will be giving a PhD student research seminar on Thu. Apr. 27 3:00-4:00pm in the Jerry Shaw Conference Room (Goddard Hall Room 200). 

“Conception to Construction and Beyond: Design and Implementation of Prestressed Bridge Girders Using Locally Developed Ultra-High Performance Concrete”

Abstract: An emerging structural technology, ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) exhibits superior strength and durability properties in comparison to traditional concretes, providing significant advantages to structural bridge design. Over the past decade, research in the Department of Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University has led to the development of UHPC mixture proportions consisting primarily of materials local to New Mexico and typical of precast/prestressed concrete production. Recent research has aided in the development of preliminary UHPC design provisions for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), and culminated in the redesign and reconstruction of a structurally deficient local bridge. A two-span structure, the new design includes prestressed bridge girders and provides one span using high performance concrete (HPC) common in New Mexico bridge design, while the second span implements the unique UHPC developed at NMSU. Both spans have been instrumented with various structural monitoring technologies, providing the unique opportunity for long-term investigation and direct comparison of the durability and performance of HPC and locally developed UHPC. This presentation focuses on the preliminary design and laboratory testing of full-scale trial girders, and highlights the many phases of the project including production of the girders, reconstruction of the bridge, and installation of bridge sensor.

Bio: Mark Manning is a second-year doctoral student in the Department Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University (NMSU), having received a BS and MS from NMSU in 2013 and 2015, respectively. His research focuses on ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) developed using primarily local materials, specifically the design, production, and testing of precast/prestressed bridge girders. The objective of these investigations is to provide experimental, analytical and numerical evidence for the development of design tools and recommendations for the incorporation of UHPC in local bridge design.

Clay Doyle, NMSU alum: The Role a Smart Thermostat Plays in Reducing Energy Demand @ Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SCIENCE CAFÉ                             

              “The Role a Smart Thermostat Plays in Reducing Energy Demand”       

                                                                                                                                                                        

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:30PM                               

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science

411 North Main Street                                                                                                   

 

Come to Science Café on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science learn how a smart thermostat works and the role it can play in reducing energy consumption at peak times during the hottest months of the year. Hear from Clay Doyle, Vice President of Transmission & Distribution and System Planning at El Paso Electric as he explains how the new demand response pilot program, eSmart Thermostat, will work, and the engineering involved with this project.

Sigma Xi’s Science Café is presented by the Scientific Research Society, in cooperation with the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science. The Café discussions are FREE and presented to advance greater public understanding and use of available science.   For further information, phone: 575-522-3120.  

 

 

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Photo Art of Nature exhibition featuring photos by Dr. Khandan @ Cottonwood Gallery ,Southwest Environmental Center
May 5 @ 9:38 pm – Jun 30 @ 10:38 pm

The unique beauty of birds and landscapes make up “The Photo Art of Nature,” opening Friday, May 5, during the Downtown Ramble, 5-7 pm, in the Cottonwood Gallery, Southwest Environmental Center, 275  N. Main St., Las Cruces

Artist Bio:

Khandan, a native of Sri Lanka, has been a faculty member in the Civil Engineering Department at NMSU since 1990. His professional expertise is in the area of Environmental Engineering. Over the years, he has also developed artistic skills in the area of photography. As a self-taught photographer, he is passionate about bird/wildlife/nature/travel photography. He has been shooting with Nikon equipment, initially with film and slides and currently with digital full-frame bodies. As a long-time member of the Dona Ana Photography Club, he has made several presentations on HDR techniques, travelogues, and bird photography at their annual symposia and general meetings. He is also an active member of the Mesilla Valley Audubon Club.