Aggie Ingeniero, August 2016

August 2016



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Wilson.CadenNMSU students tie for first in international technology competition

Students from New Mexico State University’s Departments of Computer Science, Engineering Technology and Psychology recently won $13,000 and tied for first place in an international competition aimed at making first responders’ jobs safer.

At the inaugural Icehouse Challenge, held in San Francisco this past June, NMSU’s team designed software to make wearable technology, such as smart phones, smart bands and smart glasses, more helpful in making the jobs of firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other first responders safer. >>Read More

NMSU faculty award winners are joined by NMSU president Garrey Carruthers, far right, and provost Dan Howard, far left, for a group photo following the 2016 fall convocation ceremony at Atkinson Recital Hall. Awardees include, from left to right, Reza Foudazi, Tom Manz, Karin Wiburg, Hongmei Luo, Michael Hout, James McAteer, Karen Becklin, Erika Gergerich and Kenneth Carroll. (Photo by Andres Leighton) AUG16NMSU convocation honors eight faculty members for excellence in teaching, research

Writer: Jane Moorman

New Mexico State University honored its faculty and staff at the 2016 fall convocation ceremony Aug. 16 at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Eight faculty members were recognized during the ceremony for their excellence in teaching and research, and service to the university. Among them were three from the College of Engineering.  >>Read More


Jett Architectural DrawingGift allows NMSU chemical engineering students to benefit from new brew lab

Writer: Charlotte Tallman

The College of Engineering will expand a popular field of study for New Mexico State University students with a gift to support the brew lab in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering.

Frank and Jennifer Seidel are giving $45,500 in support of equipment, operational funds, furnishings and related expenses for the brew lab located in the newly renovated Jett Hall. >>Read More

GO Bond C to improve, renovate NMSU’s aging facilities

Writer: Minerva Baumann

More than $27 million in capital outlay projects are on the ballot for the New Mexico State University system as part of over $131 million in proposed general obligation bonds for aging buildings at universities and colleges across the state.

If approved by voters in November, $22.5 million is planned for a new visual arts facility at the Las Cruces campus to replace D.W. Williams Hall, a 78-year-old former gymnasium, which currently houses NMSU’s Department of Art and University Art Gallery. The funding is part General Obligation Bond C for higher education projects.

There is no tax increase associated with these bonds. >>Read More

NMSU College of Engineering departments collaborate on earthquake projectFaculty, staff and students in New Mexico State University’s Civil Engineering and Manufacturing Technology & Engineering Center have collaborated on an earthquake research project. (From left) Yu-Ping Tang, engineer, Tathagata Ray, assistant professor, Charlie Park, M-TEC manager, Jame Alexander, structural engineering Ph.D. student, and Matthew Dorsey, M-TEC junior, are shown with the self-centering prototype. (NMSU photo by Tiffany Acosta) APR16

WRITER: Tiffany Acosta

Keeping structures safe during an earthquake is a goal for one New Mexico State University professor who is leading a team from the College of Engineering in developing a new device.

The self-centering device is the brainchild of Tathagata Ray, civil engineering assistant professor. With assistance from the Manufacturing Technology & Engineering Center, Ray’s device was completely designed and built at NMSU. >>Read More

Students meet with prospective employers during the 2012 Career Connections fair. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

Career Expo open for employers and job seekers

New Mexico State University will hold a two-day career fair co-sponsored by Career Services and co-sponsored with the College of Engineering.  On Sept. 20, employers will focus on business, agriculture, liberal arts, and health and social services majors. Employers on Sept. 21 will focus on engineering, science and technology majors

In addition to disseminating general information, employers may discuss opportunities for internships, cooperative education positions (co-ops), or professional employment. Candidates will have the advantage of initiating job searches at a convenient location where many employers will be present.

For more information on participating as an employer or as a job seeker, please visit