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New Mexico State University, a state institution serving more than 13,000 students, and Howard University, a Washington, D.C.-based, private college with fewer than 7,000 students, may seem to be dissimilar. Yet, they share a strong commonality: they both serve largely minority populations. Now they will join forces to improve retention and recruitment of under-represented minorities from community colleges into their engineering programs.
Engineering students at New Mexico State University are taking what they learn out of the classroom and laboratories and into the local community and beyond. Students have applied their engineering skills on real-life projects for years and plans are now underway to make experiential learning part of the formal engineering curriculum.