Writer: Linda Fresques
An estimated 2,211 students are candidates for degrees this semester at New Mexico State University and more than 250 of them are from the College of Engineering.
Among the 163 undergraduate students receiving bachelor’s degrees from the College of Engineering was Daniel Martín-Alarcón who received Highest Honors, having the highest grade point average with the most academic hours of a spring 2011 engineering graduate. He maintained a 4.0 grade point average, and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a minor in philosophy. Martín, from Chihuahua, Mexico, was involved in chemical engineering organizations and the NMSU Model United Nations Team. He had internships at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, Calif.; the Dortmund University of Technology in Dortmund, Germany; the GKSS Research Center in Geesthacht, Germany; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. Next fall, Martín will be entering the biological engineering Ph.D. program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Michelle Jennifer Wilson was chosen by the NMSU Alumni Association as the College of Engineering Outstanding Senior for spring 2011. Wilson, from Farmington, NM, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and an emphasis in nuclear energy. She was active in engineering organizations and interned at Dow Chemical and Arizona Public Service. She has a 4.0 GPA and was the recipient of numerous scholarships. She will be married this summer and will work in her field.
Among the 90 graduate students receiving degrees, seven were doctoral students:
- Khaleel Rasheed Al Khasawneh, mechanical
- Alejandro Iniesta Alvarado, industrial
- Olukayode Abiodun Egunjobi, electrical
- Randa Ibrahim Hatamleh, civil
- Kazunari Maeda, mechanical
- Ma’en Salih Sari, mechanical
- Brecken Uhl, electrical