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  • Viewpoints

    Head and shoulders of woman

    From my first day as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico State University five years ago, I knew that community partnerships would be the cornerstone of my vision for the college. In reaching out to the local business owners and organizations, I found individuals and groups in Las Cruces and beyond who care deeply not only for NMSU as a center of learning, but also as an important partner for the success of businesses and families in southern New Mexico.
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  • Photo of the Week

    Men looking at equipment on a table

    New Mexico State University engineering technology students Jeremy Laselute (left) and Mason Rust work with College of Engineering Assistant Professor Rolfe Sassenfeld (right) on equipment that Sassenfeld rescued from the loading dock waiting to be trashed and turned into an electronics laboratory.
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  • Faculty/Staff Spotlight

    Portrait of woman next to award

    Sandra Romero does whatever it takes to help students and faculty members in the College of Education’s Special Education and Communication Disorders Department, even if it means increasing her own workload.
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  • Around the State

    Portrait of woman

    Of the 536 historical markers in New Mexico, only five represent women. This year, a historical sign will be placed honoring the legacy of Maria Gutierrez Spencer, a pioneer of bilingual and bicultural education and advocate of the indo-hispanic experience.
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  • NMSU’s recent addition of solar panels cut costs, energy usage

  • A photo of red and green chile peppers

    Chile Peppers 101: NMSU’s Chile Pepper Institute breaks down the science of the spicy fruit

  • Man (center) meets with a man and woman around a table.

    NMSU College of Engineering Dean Ricardo Jacquez to retire this summer

  • Four NMSU engineering students to attend summer energy school in Azerbaijan

  • Woman working with dog, while youth watch.

    New Mexico 4-H members, their dogs learn the skills of working together


NMSU Department of Physics to host physics day camp for local high school students

WHO: New Mexico State University Department of Physics faculty, graduate students and 10 local high school students

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NMSU engineering to hold robotics camps

Two robotics summer camps will be held at New Mexico State University for students ages 10-17. Advanced Robotics Summer Camp will be held July 14-16 and Beginning Robotics Summer Camp will be held July 21-23. The camps are provided by the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network, part of the College of Engineering.

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NMSU selected for inaugural UAS inspection of Elephant Butte Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation has selected New Mexico State University to be its lead unmanned aircraft system subject matter expert to perform the first Reclamation dam inspection. This proof of concept aeronautical research project will occur at Elephant Butte Dam in New Mexico later this summer.

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Chile Peppers 101: NMSU’s Chile Pepper Institute breaks down the science of the spicy fruit A photo of red and green chile peppers

From sweet bell peppers, to spicy jalapenos and the super hot Trinidad Scorpion, chile peppers are popular around the world for their various shapes, sizes, colors and heat levels. According to New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute, that popularity goes back thousands of years.

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NMSU’s recent addition of solar panels cut costs, energy usage

New Mexico State University has partnered with Ameresco Inc. on a solar panel project, saving the university energy, money and lowering its carbon footprint.

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Young riders saddle up for the Dona Ana County 4-H rodeo Youth posing with awards

The Dona Ana County 4-H Rodeo, held July 11-12 at the Southern NM State Fairgrounds, draws in youth from throughout the state for their shot at a first place prize. The rodeo is open to 4-H members and is free for spectators.

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NMSU researcher finds disease-causing bacteria in pistachio trees Two pistachio plants, one much larger than the other.

In November 2013, Jennifer Randall, New Mexico State University plant pathology professor, was contacted by pistachio growers in California and Arizona wanting her to look at their oddly shaped trees.

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