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NMSU irrigation water conservation research receives significant grant

Researchers at New Mexico State University are using soil moisture measurements from an Earth-orbiting satellite to investigate irrigation water...

NM FAST’s sixth annual Innovation Summit open for registration

The New Mexico Federal and State Technology (NM FAST) Partnership program, housed at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, will...

In memoriam: Avorald Leonard "Len" Baird

In memoriam: Avorald Leonard "Len" Baird

NMSU’s Aggies Without Limits build bridge, waterway in Honduras

Following three weeks and more than 4,000 combined work hours mixing and pouring concrete, cutting and treating wooden planks, the community of El...

NMSU Outstanding Graduate Award winners epitomize diligence, generosity, collaboration

New Mexico State University’s Alumni Association has announced the seven winners of its biannual Outstanding Graduate Awards, representing...

NMSU announces winners of ‘Made to Order’ robotics competition

More than 250 middle- and high-school students from across New Mexico and El Paso, Texas, gathered Nov. 12 for the 2022 New Mexico Boosting...

Women entrepreneurs invited to attend Arrowhead Center’s free virtual business conference

Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University will again virtually host its annual Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Mean Business Conference this year,...

NMSU engineers developing first-ever miniaturized space telescope system

Engineering researchers from New Mexico State University are part of a collaborative effort to develop a miniaturized distributed space telescope...

Paul W. Klipsch Museum at NMSU to open for tours

The name Klipsch is well-known among audiophiles. Not as well known: Paul W. Klipsch, known as the “Legend in Sound,” is an alum of the...

NMSU named among 2022 Fulbright HSI leaders

For the first time, New Mexico State University has been named in the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural...

Climate change lecture highlights equity in conservation, public land policy

Global warming’s hardships fall most heavily on vulnerable populations, both domestically and worldwide, making it more important for leaders...

NMSU engineering technician graces Las Cruces with music

Music and technology have always been a part of life for Robert “boB” Hull. Growing up in a home with a musically inclined mother and a...

NMSU's Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize brilliance, determination and compassion

Every fall, the New Mexico State University Alumni Association presents the university’s most accomplished alumni with its highest honors...

PSL to host small unmanned aircraft system workshop

Small unmanned aircraft systems purchased with NMSU funds and/or perform flights on NMSU property must comply with NMSU rules and policies.

November ballot includes $51 million in bond funding for NMSU projects

New Mexico voters will be asked on Nov. 8 to approve several general obligation bond questions on the back of their ballot, including two that will...

NMSU’s Physical Science Lab receives $2 million for defense training program

New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory has been awarded $2 million in federal funding from the Department of Defense to...

NMSU system sees surge in first-year enrollment for fall 2022

The New Mexico State University system enrolled its largest freshman class since 2009 this fall, driven by an expansion in eligibility for the...

NNSA names Alvarado as Production Office Deputy Field Office Manager

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has named Carlos Alvarado as Deputy Field Office Manager for the NNSA Production Office (NPO)....

Forbes ranks NMSU as one of America’s Top Colleges in 2022

New Mexico State University has been recognized as one of Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges in 2022. This year, NMSU was ranked 458th....

NMSU Fellowships Office helps students apply for educational, career opportunities

Applying for national and international fellowships and scholarships can be an intimidating experience. Just ask Iliana Viscarra, a recent New...

NMSU’s Physical Science Lab awarded $400,000 to support disaster preparedness research

New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory was awarded a $400,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to support...

NMSU ranks as a national top tier university

For a decade, New Mexico State University has been recognized as a top tier university on the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

Faculty Focus: Catherine Brewer, College of Engineering

Catherine Brewer, chemical and materials engineering associate professor, enjoys sharing her passion with students.

NMSU Office of Experiential Learning to host 38th annual Career Expo, Engineering, Science and Technology Fair

The New Mexico State University Office of Experiential Learning will host the 38th annual Career Expo Fair and Engineering, Science and Technology...

NMSU chemical engineering doctoral student wins access to supercomputer

Childhood dreams about creating mechanisms and processes set Alma Carolina Escobosa on a path to pursue a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at New...

FAA Awards $2.7M in drone research to support disaster preparedness and emergency response

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $2.7 million to support research on how drones can...

NMSU to host New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge Dec. 2-3

New Mexico State University will host the 2022 New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge Showcase event. The event will be held in a hybrid format...

NMSU Esports offers gaming competition, signs dozens of players

Rows of screens light up as the New Mexico State University Esports team competes in multiplayer video gaming. NM State Esports is an organization...

New Mexico clean energy tech startups invited to join NM CERG

A new effort to help clean energy startups in New Mexico get the support they need to develop and grow their technologies is seeking participants.

Orion Group Holdings Appoints Travis J. Boone as CEO

Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (ORN), a leading specialty construction company, today announced that Travis Boone has been named President and Chief...

In memoriam: John Gilbert Jones

John Gilbert Jones, 86, passed away after a brief illness Saturday July 30, 2022, at his home in Houston TX

Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program

Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program

Science Café – Green Energy for the Next Generation

The high concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) has caused extreme climate and the Department of Energy has set the goal of neutral carbon emission...

NMSU engineering alum establishes endowment to support faculty chair

New Mexico State University engineering alum Michael Gittings credits a former professor for changing the trajectory of his life. The experience...

In memoriam: Richard Henry Eldredge

ASHLAND – Richard Henry Eldredge, of Venice, Florida, formerly of Ashland and Falmouth, passed away on July 6, 2022 in Venice.

NMSU’s Atomic Aggies take Chile Cup in Spaceport America Cup

New Mexico’s monsoons hampered the Spaceport America Cup Intercollegiate Rocket Competition held June 21-25, but they didn’t alter the...

Modernized NMSU Geomatics/Surveying Engineering program receives fourth national prize

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying awarded its 2022 Surveying Education Grand Prize to the New Mexico State University...

NMSU engineering leadership students give new life to campus community garden

Stevens was addressing a group of students participating in the Seidel Engineering Leadership Institute who were about to embark on their own...

NM Capstone competition gives students an understanding of national security work by Sandia National Laboratories

NM Capstone competition gives students an understanding of national security work by Sandia National Laboratories

In memoriam: Charles Howard Barbee

Charles Howard Barbee, a life long resident of Espanola and Santa Fe, passed away on June 26, 2022 at his home in Santa Fe. He was the youngest...

In memoriam: Orlando Cervantes

Orlando Cervantes passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 23, 2022. He is preceded in death by his parents Matias Cervantes and Jesusita Baca...

NMSU to collaborate on $8.5 million DOE grant to reduce nuclear reactor waste

Researchers at New Mexico State University are teaming up with two national labs and TerraPower, an energy company co-founded by Bill Gates, to...

NM PREP Academy at NMSU offers STEM education, research assistance

This summer, the return to an in-person NM PREP Academy gave middle and high school students the opportunity to explore the fields of engineering...

NMSU engineering professor named president-elect of cytometry society

New Mexico State University Chemical and Materials Engineering Professor Jessica Perea Houston was recently voted into the position of...

Briefcase: High Mesa Consulting Group names new hire

Jacobo J. Pacheco, NMPS and CFedS, has joined High Mesa Consulting Group.

NMSU engineering awarded $1 million grant to create hypersonics research center

The New Mexico State University College of Engineering is creating a niche in hypersonic research and education, and the United States Department...

NMSU among universities in new NSF program for Resilient and Intelligent NextG Systems

New Mexico State University is leading one of the 37 projects funded by a partnership led by the National Science Foundation containing two other...

NMSU, El Paso Electric solar installation begins generating power

New Mexico State University’s largest source of renewable energy – a three-megawatt solar and battery energy storage installation...

NMSU named among winners of NSF diversity, equity and inclusion initiative

New Mexico State University has been named among the winners of a National Science Foundation-funded challenge aimed at mitigating the long-term...

Gift of loan repayment changes lives for Hispanic female engineering students

E. Eugene Carter describes himself as a person of privilege: an American white male born during an era when those attributes provided advantages...

‘Three Minute Thesis’ competition challenges NMSU grad students to think fast

Listening to your favorite song, making a cup of Ramen noodles or returning a phone call. They all can take about three minutes. Now imagine...

In memoriam: George Henry Abernathy

In memoriam: George Henry Abernathy

NMSU engineering professors awarded grant to develop machine learning algorithms

A team from the New Mexico State University College of Engineering has been tasked with developing machine learning algorithms in support of...

White honored as newest NMSU Aggie Legend

For more than 50 years, Kenneth R. White has served New Mexico State University, and his dedication was celebrated when he was selected as the...

NMSU geomatics and surveying professor appointed to state board

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham recently appointed New Mexico State University Professor Ahmed Elaksher to serve on the New Mexico Board of...

Hightower earns “Salt of the Earth" Award

The Multi-State Salinity Commission Board of Directors recognize industry leaders that demonstrate outstanding commitment, leadership, vision and...

Faculty Focus: Samah Ben Ayed, College of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate Professor Samah Ben Ayed joined the NMSU faculty in 2015 after she earned her Ph.D. in engineering...

NMSU accepting applications for NM PREP Academy

Since 2016, the Office of Outreach and Recruiting in New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering has hosted the NM PREP Middle...

NMSU engineering making a niche in hypersonic research and education

The U.S. Department of Defense increased its hypersonic research budget of $600 million in 2021 to $3.8 billion in 2022 and has requested $4.7...

Capstone Design Day: Complete list of presentations

The College of Engineering hosts Capstone Design Day giving senior students the opportunity to showcase their capstone projects.

NMSU Faculty Focus: Laura Boucheron

Associate Professor Laura Boucheron provides a unique perspective to Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering students. She knows what...

NMSU sophomore wins award from American Physical Society for outstanding research

All scholars strive to be recognized for their research. For New Mexico State University student Haley Woolf, that recognition has come early.

NMSU engineering student team places at international design competition

New Mexico State University’s team of student engineers, E^2M3, placed second at this year’s Invent For The Planet (IFTP) international...

NMSU to participate in project to measure degree plans, student success

New Mexico State University will be one of 30 nationally leading research universities participating in a project to review and revise degree plans...

NMSU alumna received honorary doctorate from Duke University

Duke University will welcome General Motors CEO Mary Barra as commencement speaker and honor four honorary degree recipients at its commencement...

New Mexico state officials to open NMSU conference

New Mexico State University will host the 2022 New Mexico Transportation and Construction Conference at the Las Cruces Convention Center April 20-22.

Dreams come true for Air Force STEM Champion

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - “I grew up in Dixon, a small town in northern New Mexico, where the skies were dark, the stars bright,...

Several NMSU programs ranked on 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools

The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools 2023 rankings have been released, and numerous New Mexico State University graduate...

Aggieland welcomes international student teams to Invent for the Planet finals

In February, nearly 500 innovative students from 24 universities around the world participated in the first part of Texas A&M...

Eye on R1: NMSU takes steps to achieve top research university status

When one thinks of academic research, topics that immediately come to mind often involve science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

More on engineering and science

In January, I talked about how engineers and scientists really are kindred spirits, as they play on the same team of knowledge seekers.

NMSU named a top military friendly school

NMSU named a top military friendly school

NMSU selected as a First-gen Forward institution

With approximately one in three students at New Mexico State University identifying as first-generation college students, fear of the unknown can...

NMSU professor tackling capacity issues of communication infrastructure and need for engineers

David Mitchell is tackling two of society’s biggest problems with one ambitious project. The New Mexico State University assistant professor...

Former NMSU president remembered for contributions to education, dedication to university

Former New Mexico State University President William B. Conroy, whose contributions to the university inspired the naming of NMSU’s Honors...

NMSU engineering alum contributions aid student success

NMSU engineering alum contributions aid student success

College of Engineering Recognizes Staff and Faculty Accomplishments

During it’s annual Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony, numerous members of the College of Engineering received appreciation for their...

NMSU Engineering Professor Testing Neuromorphic Computing for Robotic Systems

In his laboratory at New Mexico State University, Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Luis Rodolfo Garcia...

NMSU Alumni Group Recognizes Civil Engineering Faculty Contributions for Teaching, Research and Service

Three faculty members of the Department of Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University received awards recognizing their contributions to the...

Emeritus Engineering Professor Honored by Worldwide Organization

The board of directors of the Institute of Electronic and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has honored NMSU Emeritus Professor Satish Ranade as an IEEE...

NMSU graduates aid commercial space travel advancements

Less than 60 miles from New Mexico State University’s Las Cruces campus, the next phase of the commercial space race accomplished a major...

In memoriam: Edgar Franklin Foreman

Ed’s mission in life was to encourage, persuade and inspire himself, his family, friend’s, associates and others to live a Happy,...

'Top-Gun' aviator a favorite NMSU aerospace engineering instructor

'Top-Gun' aviator a favorite NMSU aerospace engineering instructor

MFA Welcomes Dr. Patricia Sullivan as Newest Board Member

Albuquerque, NM—The New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) recently welcomed its newest member, Dr. Patricia Sullivan, to the MFA Board...

Bromilow Distinguished Lecture at NMSU to feature clean energy economy

The New Mexico State University College of Engineering will host the 2022 Bromilow Distinguished Lecture from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 22.

Recognizing NMSU's Large Proposal Submitter

At the January 10th, 2022 Town Hall, New Mexico State University (NMSU) Chancellor Dan Arvizu announced organizational changes resulting from...

NMSU programs ranked on 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs

Numerous New Mexico State University programs have been ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Education Programs list...

NM Produced Water Research Consortium at NMSU develops research plan for reuse of produced water

New Mexico State University, in collaboration with the New Mexico Environment Department, is home to the New Mexico Produced Water Research...

“Science Café – A.I. and Machine Learning,” online with the Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “Science Café – A.I. and Machine Learning” with guest speaker Steven...

Business, engineering alum connects with potential employees at NMSU career fair

New Mexico State University’s 17th annual Career Connections event brought job recruiters from across the country to the Las Cruces campus...

Technology Student Association to host state conference, set-design competition at NMSU

The New Mexico Technology Student Association, managed through New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering, is the science,...

One-on-One: Engineering firm CEO’s past trauma helps him lead

Chris Youngblood has an unusually strong affinity for the Grand Canyon.

NMSU Office of Experiential Learning to host Career Connections Fair

New Mexico State University’s Office of Experiential Learning will host the 17th annual Career Connections Fair Feb. 1-2.

NBCU Academy collaboration will support journalism, engineering at NMSU

New Mexico State University is one of 13 new academic partners to receive grants from the NBCUniversal News Group.

Professor Lambis Papelis to lead Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center

Civil Engineering Professor Lambis Papelis has been named director of NMSU’s College of Engineering Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and...

NMSU research collaboration with Los Alamos National Lab earns team spot at international conference

For more than four years, a team from New Mexico State University’s Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of...

Engineering faculty recognized for excellence in research

Two College of Engineering faculty members were honored for excellence in research and creativity at NMSU’s spring 2022 convocation, held...

Gregory Byres named incoming State Engineer

Gregory Byres named incoming State Engineer ADOT veteran succeeds retiring Dallas Hammit

Dan Arvizu: Embracing the soft skills

The first time Dan Arvizu thought about anything related to science or engineering was in the sixth grade.