A retired engineer has turned his talents to carving miniature vehicles in amazing, miniscule
detail. Charles Scott, or “Charlie” as he is known to his friends, lived most of early life in the arid Southwest.
Though born in Missouri, his family moved to New Mexico when he was 4 years old to alleviate his childhood
asthma. He grew up in New Mexico and received his degree in electrical engineering at New Mexico State
University. Scott, 70, went to work in electric utilities in 1972 and traveled around the country. He built power
plants in Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia and Costa Rica.
As a leader in water treatment research, the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University is a part of a team preparing a proposal for a new U.S. Department of Energy grant to create an Energy-Water Desalination Hub. The award for the hub will be approximately $100 million, $20 million per year for five years, with a five-year renewal possibility.
Throughout the 2018-19 New Mexico State University men’s basketball season, the NMSU Foundation awarded seven $1,000 scholarships to Aggie students who were randomly selected in a drawing called, “A Grand in the Stands!”
A bill currently going through the state legislature would establish a new branch of New Mexico State University in Mexico, contingent on its passing. According to the bill, sponsored by Sen. Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces, no state or capital funds will be used to operate the campus. The branch will be funded by private investors. The NMSU Board of Regents decided to consider opening the campus in San Luis Potosi, Mexico unanimously in March 2018 when they signed a letter of intent.
New Mexico’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer assistance program, NM FAST, recently concluded a 10-week pilot SBIR accelerator for the Department of Defense’s SBIR/STTR 2019.1/2019.A Broad Agency Announcement, which was due in early February. The program, which is called the Arrowhead Center SBIR Accelerator, provided 10 New Mexico-based small businesses with intensive SBIR proposal development support, including topic matching, targeted guidance, training, funding and review.
New Mexico State University is receiving recognition once again for its Military and Veterans Programs, which serves current and former service members and their families as they pursue their educational goals. NMSU is acknowledged as a Military Friendly school according to Victory Media and published in G.I. Jobs, and has earned the honor since 2010 with special recognition as a tier 2 research institution.
New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering will host the 29th annual Waste-management Education Research Consortium Environmental Design Contest in April. The event brings together industry, government and academia in the search for solutions to the world’s environmental challenges.
The public is invited to attend the competition to see live, bench-scale testing of student-developed technologies from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. The event is free.
A collaborative group of researchers in New Mexico and France have been peering into the night sky at Jupiter – through a solar telescope – to discover the origins of the Sun’s planetary system. New Mexico State University Electrical Engineering Professor David Voelz is retrofitting an instrument developed in France to detect and capture the data found with the Dunn Solar Telescope located at Sacramento Peak, Sunspot, New Mexico.