Aggie Ingeniero, October 2016

08/15/16: New dean of the NMSU College of Engineering Lakshmi N. Reddi (Photo by Victoria Palombit)

Message from the Dean

As I take helm as the NMSU Dean of Engineering, it is becoming increasingly clear that our unique strength is student-focus. Student development and learning remain the focus not only of our faculty but also of our alumni. At my first Homecoming week on campus, I met several of our dedicated alumni who are advocating for more initiatives to strengthen our student focus. I suggested that we facilitate learning communities and undertake an integrated approach to present all of our student advising, mentoring and development activities so that they are synergistic with classroom learning. As simple as this may seem, it involves major paradigm shifts. It brings human touch to our student interactions, places the student (not teacher) at the center of our activities, and learning (not teaching) as the central goal. Its premise is that cognitive learning skills are best developed when augmented with inter- and intra-personal skills. Learning environments in a community framework will also lead to improved student retention, which is very critical at freshmen and sophomore levels. I look forward to sharing with you in future our progress on this and other initiatives.

Thank you for being a member of our Aggie Ingeniero community.

Lakshmi N. Reddi
College of Engineering Dean

October 2016



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Engineering college’s new research dean plans to focus on attracting outside funding

Writer: Billy Huntsman

New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering has a new associate dean of research and doctoral studies.

Phillip De Leon, a professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NMSU, received two bachelor’s in electrical engineering and mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and received his master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder…Continue Reading »

Industrial engineering graduate student and Aggie Innovator Luis Martinez, along with other Aggie Innovators, helps students with classroom projects as well as projects that may have commercialization value at the NMSU College of Engineering Aggie Innovation Space. (NMSU photo)

NMSU engineering students working to accelerate technology

Writer: Billy Huntsman

Writer: Billy Huntsman A team of engineering students at New Mexico State University, working as Aggie Innovators, are actively engaged in promoting technology acceleration across campus. And it’s paying off, with projects receiving more than $367,000 in funding over the past five years. This accomplishment is, in large part, due to a partnership comprising the…Continue Reading »


09/09/2015: NMSU College of Engineering interim dean Steve Stochaj. (Photo by Darren Phillips)

NMSU College of Engineering receives National Science Foundation INCLUDES grant

Writer: Tiffany Acosta

The New Mexico State University College of Engineering has been awarded a National Science Foundation INCLUDES grant. Steven Stochaj, professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading the project, “Enhancing the New Mexico STEM Pipeline-Design and Development Launch Pilot,” as principal investigator. Patricia Sullivan, associate dean…Continue Reading »

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…Continue Reading »

College of Engineering Associate Dean Patricia A. Sullivan leads the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education program at NMSU which was the first U.S. recipient of Gold Certification from the organization. (NMSU photo by Linda Fresques)

NMSU receives Gold Certification from international engineering organization

NMSU chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate Jesse Sambrano received a National Institute of Health grant supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. (NMSU photo by Billy Huntsman) OCT16

NMSU chemical engineering student receives National Institutes of Health grant

A graduate student in New Mexico State University’s Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering recently received a prestigious research grant from the National Institutes of Health, which only three other NMSU students have received since 1996…Continue Reading »

11/19/15: Timer Glove Team Leader Mariel Vargas presents her weight training sports glove technology at the Arrowhead Center LAUNCH event. (Photo by Karrie Lucero)

Arrowhead Center at NMSU accepting applications for LAUNCH program

Writer: Lauren Goldstein

Are you looking to accelerate your idea and move your technology to the market? The LAUNCH program at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center is now accepting applications from local innovators looking to gain valuable advice and guidance before entering the market.

LAUNCH is in its sixth year. The deadline to apply is Nov. 9…Continue Reading »