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NMSU surveying engineering assistant professor Ahmed Elaksher is using UAVs to map soil erosion on the Jornada Experimental Range. (NMSU photo by Kristen Sullivan)

NMSU surveying engineering professor uses UAVs to monitor ecosystems
WRITER: Kristen Sullivan

Unmanned aerial vehicles are monitoring dryland ecosystems and soil erosion in a collaboration between New Mexico State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Services at the Jornada Experimental Range, north of Las Cruces. Leading the project for NMSU is Ahmed Elaksher, assistant professor of engineering technology and surveying engineering…Continue Reading »

Sassenfled labPower technology lab saves equipment from untimely end
WRITER: Kristen Sullivan

Challenged with the quest to develop a new course and accompanying power laboratory, Rolfe Sassenfeld, assistant professor of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET), knew it would not be easy to accomplish with a limited budget. Facing the large expense of state-of-the-art power engineering training equipment, Sassenfeld found the solution on a loading dock: Hampden Motor and Generator Test Stations to be destroyed…Continue Reading »

Kurt Wurm

Surveying professor receives national honor

NMSU Surveying Engineering Associate Professor Kurt Wurm, P.L.S., has been awarded the 2105 National Society of Professional Surveyors Earle J. Fennell Award…Continue Reading »

New Mexico State University engineering graduate students Taylor Burgett, left, and Sasi Prabhakaran stand for a photo next to a poster detailing adaptive singularity-free control moment gyroscope technology during a special event honoring six finalists in the Launch proof-of-concept program competition sponsored by NMSU’s Arrowhead Center. Developed by NMSU engineering professor Amit Sanyal, the proposed ASCMG technology went on to win the competition. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

Project Co-Developed By NMSU Student Receives Seed Funding
WRITER: Amanda Bradford

Control moment gyroscopes are internal momentum-exchange devices that are used to control the orientation of a rigid body in space. Comprised of novel hardware and software architectures, the gyroscope technology provides precise attitude control and stabilization and is scalable for vehicles ranging from nano-spacecraft to crafts as large as the International Space Station…Continue Reading »

smithFormer NMSU mechanical engineering professor passes

Phillip Ronald Smith was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on November 10, 1934 to Russell and Myrtle Estelle Smith. Phillip passed from this life on April 18, 2015. Smith received a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1964. He taught mechanical engineering at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico from 1964 until 2006…Continue Reading »

Tracey O'Neil

NMSU College of Engineering program manager inducted into Girl Scout Board
WRITER: Kristen Sullivan

On Saturday, April 25, Tracey O’Neil, program manager for the New Mexico State University College of Engineering, was inducted to the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Board of Directors in Odessa, Tex…Continue Reading »

NMSU UAS Test Flight Center earns new FAA authorization
WRITER: Dennis Zaklan

The Federal Aviation Administration has transitioned its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, in place since 2007, with New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory, to an Other Transaction Agreement for the operation of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center...Continue Reading »

Innovation FellowsNMSU engineering students named Innovation Fellows by NSF-Funded Epicenter

Three NMSU engineering students are part of a cohort of 123 students from 52 higher education institutions across the United States recently named University Innovation Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become agents of change at their schools…Continue Reading »