Aggie Ingeniero, July 2015

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July 2015


Engineering Events Calendar

Engineering Homecoming Events–Friday, October 23–details to come.

Alumni News

Armijo appointed to Veterans’ Services Advisory Board

Wanzek Construction promotes NMSU alumna

In Memoriam: Walter E. “Sonny” Thayer, BS ME ’61

In Memoriam: William Clay Fiske, Jr., BS CE ’63

In Memoriam: William R. Davis, BS CE ’56

In Memoriam: Tami R. Parrish, BS IE ’92

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06/14/02:MUG:NMSU Electrical Engineering professor Steve Stochaj. (Photo by Darren Phillips)

NMSU names Steven Stochaj interim dean of the College of Engineering
WRITER: Tiffany Acosta

Steven Stochaj has been selected as interim dean for the New Mexico State University College of Engineering. An electrical engineering distinguished professor, Stochaj will begin his term on Aug. 1. He replaces Ricardo Jacquez, who is retiring this month.  Continue Reading »

Delia Julietta Valles-Rosales, industrial engineering professor, is the New Mexico State University lead investigator for a multi-university, cross-discipline, USDA-funded research project to promote sustainable energy. (Photo by Kristen Sullivan) JUN15

 Four professors from New Mexico State University are researching different approaches to sustainable energy, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BGreen, or the Building a Regional Energy and Educational Network, consortium. Continue Reading »

 New Mexico State University College of Engineering Dean Ricardo Jacquez, center, meets with engineering students Luis Barrera and Kathrine Sweebe in his office in Goddard Hall. Jacquez is retiring this summer after 34 years at NMSU. (Photo by Darren Phillips)

After spending 34 years on the campus of New Mexico State University as a faculty member, Ricardo Jacquez is retiring at the end of July. He has been dean of the College of Engineering for the past five years. Continue Reading »

NMSU Chemical Engineering student’s research helps provide clean water in Palomas, Mexico
WRITER: Tiffany Acosta

As a young boy, Joshua Gomez always dreamed of being a scientist. Watching programs on the Discovery Channel about Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison fueled his drive. As an undergraduate student, the El Paso, Texas, native is making that dream a reality at New Mexico State University. Continue Reading »

 NMSU alumnus Travis Burkhard, left, of Sandia National Laboratories speaks with a student about internship opportunities during a career fair at Corbett Center on campus. (Photo by Darren Phillips)

Beyond the classroom: Internships teach valuable lessons about work, life
WRITER: Amanda Bradford

In a time when the job market is starting to show gains after the recent recession, more job-seekers in the U.S. are earning college degrees. The percentage of Americans age 25 to 29 who obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher has risen from 23 percent in 1990 to 34 percent in 2013, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue Reading »

Four NMSU engineering students to attend summer energy school in Azerbaijan
WRITER: Adriana M. Chavez

Four New Mexico State University students majoring in chemical and materials engineering traveled to Azerbaijan July 4 and spent two weeks studying energy and environmental issues, among other topics. Continue Reading »

NMSU Distinguished alumni, service award recipients to be honored at Homecoming
WRITER: Charlotte Tallman

Through a rigorous nomination and selection process, the New Mexico State University Alumni Association has selected its 2015 Distinguished Alumni and James F. Cole Award for Service recipients .Continue Reading »

APLU designates NMSU an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University
WRITER: Amanda Bradford

In recognition of its commitment to economic engagement, New Mexico State University has been designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and its Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity. Continue Reading »