Flora and Fauna of New Mexico photo exhibition by engineering professor 5:00 pm
Flora and Fauna of New Mexico photo exhibition by engineering professor @ New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm
The beautiful photos of NMSU Civil Engineering Professor Nirmala Khandan is featured in the museum’s arts corridor from August 18 through December 3. The opening reception, which is free to the public and includes refreshments,...
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33rd Annual Career Expo 9:00 am
33rd Annual Career Expo @ NMSU Corbett Center
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm
Corbett Center Student Union, Third Floor – Ballrooms Two-day career fair coordinated by Career Services and co-sponsored by the College of Engineering on September 20. September 19: the focus of the event will be on majors...
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Metacognition: Helping Students Plan, Monitor, & Evaluate Study Skills & Strategies 4:00 pm
Metacognition: Helping Students Plan, Monitor, & Evaluate Study Skills & Strategies @ Goddard Hall Room 200 (Jerry Shaw conference room)
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Office of Engineering Research will host the first research seminar of the semester. Prof. Muhammad Dawood from Electrical and Computer Engineering will give a talk about his NSF-funded research in STEM education on Thur. Sept....
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The beautiful photos of NMSU Civil Engineering Professor Nirmala Khandan is featured in the museum’s arts corridor from August 18 through December 3. The opening reception, which is free to the public and includes refreshments, is 5-7 p.m. on August 24. The show features 32 images by the Las Cruces photographer that capture a variety of birds in their natural habitats. Some of the birds are residents of the region and some are migrants. Khandan’s photographs aim to bring awareness of the diversity and beauty of the local avian life, as well as the importance of habitat.
Prof. Muhammad Dawood
In the STEM education literature, much attention has been paid to the roles of instructors, pedagogy, and curriculum, with comparatively less attention on student characteristics and habits, and the roles these can play in student learning. Yet students’ own beliefs, choices, practices, and behaviors can determine academic outcomes. Self-efficacious students have been found to persist, engage more, and set and achieve higher goals in academic tasks. Fortunately, students’ levels of self-efficacy and their ability to monitor their own learning are factors that can be changed and improved. Metacognitive awareness can strengthen their ability to recognize the limits of their current learning practices, and then take steps to remedy the situation; such awareness is valuable for learners at all ages. Metacognition, often defined as “thinking about thinking,” is primarily about monitoring, understanding, and controlling thoughts, leading to more productive behavior and practices. Metacognitive strategies and practices can enhance learning and impact student achievement. Although the study of metacognition is not new, having gained traction in the late 1980s, the application of research on metacognition in engineering education is sparse. Yet two of the five major shifts in engineering education over the past 100 years point to a need for fostering metacognitive awareness. Among these two shifts, a move from hands-on to analytical attention has already occurred, but the other major shift, applying research on learning from education and social-behavioral sciences, is only now taking hold in undergraduate engineering education. Developing metacognitive awareness among students is critical, particularly in our Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) drawing many first-generation and academically- or economically-disadvantaged students.
College of Engineering
2017 Homecoming Events
Honoring ‘57, ‘67, ‘77, ‘87, ‘97 and ‘07 Alumni
Thursday, October 26
Front Lawn of Thomas and Brown Hall
- Tree Planting in Memory of Dr. Robert Paz
Friday, October 27
10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Commencing at the Engineering Clock of Dreams
- Recognition of Alumni
Alumni of years ending in 7, we want to recognize you!
Please RSVP to engr_media @nmsu.edu with your name, degree and graduation year.
- Learning Communities Groundbreaking
- Student Project Demonstrations and Lab Tours
11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
- Engineering Picnic