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NMSU’s PSL conducts unmanned aircraft systems detect and avoid tests for FAA Drone lands on a dirt runway.

With increased popularity and usage of unmanned aerial systems, commonly referred to as drones, keeping the skies safe is critical. New Mexico State University is part of a team conducting testing to help the Federal Aviation Administration achieve that goal.

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Agricultural researchers share updates at NMSU’s Clovis Field Day Aug. 8 Group listening to agricultural presentation

With production agriculture in Curry County leading the state of New Mexico in cash receipts for agricultural commodities – surpassing $553 million in 2017 – just about everyone in this northeastern New Mexico county has a connection of some kind to agriculture.

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Food summit in Farmington to celebrate Local Foods, Local Places project Woman holding giant cucumber

FARMINGTON – It’s been a year since Farmington was selected to participate in the Local Foods, Local Places federal initiative that helps communities reinvest in their neighborhoods and improve quality of life as they develop the local food economy.

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NMSU to host sixth annual Rio Chama Equine Expo Aug. 17 Man wearing cowboy hat, right, and brown colt, left.

ABIQUIU – Some of the best horsemanship clinicians in the Southwest will be sharing their knowledge on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the sixth annual Rio Chama Equine Expo at the Rio Arriba County Event Center, 122A State Highway 554. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9 a.m.

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Aggies Without Limits overcome challenges, finish project ahead of schedule Students in a jungle working on PVC pipe.

A community of 350 people in Guatemala now have secured access to water with the help of New Mexico State University Aggies Without Limits (AWL) who funded, designed and built a potable water system. Consisting of a reservoir tank, pipelines and tap stands, the system distributes water to 55 families in the Mayan village of San Jose Lote 19, in the northwestern part of the country.

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Domenici Public Policy Conference at NMSU to return in 2020

The Domenici Public Policy Conference, held at New Mexico State University since 2008, will not be held in 2019, but the university is working to bring the event back for 2020.

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Arrowhead Center Success Stories: AgSprint alum business building their workforce in New Mexico for a global industry Two men at a desk

While farmers can walk their fields, the years of data they might have about their crops can overwhelm them, especially when they need to make quick decisions when diseases strike. This is where Emerging Technology Ventures Inc. comes in, automating the walking of the fields with drones and recommending immediately actionable remedies from analyzed data.

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NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences celebrates first endowed professorship in mathematical sciences

The first endowed professorship in mathematical sciences has been established in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Mathematical Sciences.

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Thomas Klein to lead Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center Man’s headshot

Thomas M. Klein was recently named director of the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center, administered by the New Mexico State University College of Engineering. Klein will lead collaboration among Los Alamos National Laboratory, the College of Engineering, the Nuclear Waste Partnership and Sandia National Laboratories in this internationally-recognized research facility.

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NMSU alumnus receives scholarship to attend American Film Institute in fall Man poses for portrait

The art of storytelling is a subject that has always resonated with Matthew Legarreta. Whether it’s through newswriting or screenwriting, his desire to share stories is a predominant part of who he is. The New Mexico State University alumnus is moving to Los Angeles, California, to attend the American Film Institute this fall.

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NMSU’s Indian Resources Development receives grant to enhance Dream Keepers summer camp Students painting fabric

The Indian Resources Development, a program housed in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, connects Indigenous students in the state of New Mexico with opportunities for internships, on-the-job experiences and education. The program has received a Think Indian Community Awareness Grant from the American Indian College Fund. The grant was used during the Dream Keepers summer camp that ran from June 16-28.

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NMSU researcher, collaborators work to create best tools to help restore landscapes with native seeds Field

New Mexico State University Assistant Professor of Rangeland Restoration Ecology Akasha Faist and her collaborators have begun a new research project in the Chihuahuan desert to test novel restoration techniques, such as creative seed mixes using native seeds, to identify ways to overcome barriers to ecological restoration success.

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NMSU receives national geomatics, surveying education grand prize Man standing in front of equipment.

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying recently awarded the New Mexico State University Geomatics/Surveying Engineering program the grand prize for the 2019 NCEES Surveying Education Award. This annual award recognizes surveying programs that best reflect the organization’s mission to advance licensure for surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the public.

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Hear cattle, strip-tillage, forage updates at NMSU’s Tucumcari Field Day Aug. 8 Group listening to agricultural presentation

Northeast New Mexico is an agricultural engine for the state, with annual farm commodity sales surpassing $1 billion in recent years. The region leads the state in livestock production, generating more than $971 million in 2016.

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Two NMSU STEM Outreach Center staff members selected to attend leadership institute Head and shoulders of a woman

Sara Morales, assistant director of the STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University, and center program specialist Kelsey Moore have been selected to attend the first New Mexico Out-of-School Time Leadership Institute.

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Jim Chavez to lead NMSU’s Physical Science Laboratory A photo of Jim Chavez.

Jim Chavez, a former vice president at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named director of New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory. He begins this week.

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NMSU hires state manager for Master Gardeners program Man in garden

New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences has hired a state manager for the Master Gardeners program. Eduardo Servin will be charged with overseeing Cooperative Extension Service specialists and growing the Master Gardener program across all 33 counties in New Mexico.

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NMSU Math Snacks program films teacher training video with help of students Photo of students seated at computers

Sixteen students from 11 elementary schools played video games on the New Mexico State University campus this past weekend in hopes of helping teachers worldwide.

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NMSU’s first Osteopathic Medicine Pathway Program graduate set to attend Burrell College in fall Man poses for outdoor portrait

New Mexico State University has several educational outreach programs dedicated to serving students pursuing degrees in health sciences. Three years ago, the university introduced the Osteopathic Medicine Pathway Program.

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Potential quorum notice for Marriott Grand Opening July 18

A potential quorum of the New Mexico State University Board of Regents may occur as regents may attend the Grand Opening of the Courtyard by Marriott at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Courtyard by Marriott, 456 E. University Ave., Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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NMSU to develop Center of Excellence on Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems A group of people stand for a picture.

Treating inflammation in livestock by supplementing their diet with capsaicin-rich chile peppers. Using industrial hemp to suppress the growth of weeds and soil-borne pathogens. These are potential examples of value-added agriculture that may become a reality as the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University works to develop a Center of Excellence on Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems at NMSU.

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NMSU, regional agroforestry enthusiasts form Southwest Agroforestry Action Network Group of people

Because of the devastation of the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, the agricultural industry has been aware of the impact of over-farming, over-grazing livestock and poor farming practices during drought conditions.

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Campers introduced to the business side of ranching at New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp Group around banner

CIMARRON - The New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp was an eye-opening experience for the 29 youth attending the 2019 camp.

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NMSU to host free fruit tree grafting workshop at Alcalde July 31 A bunch of fruit

ALCALDE – New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service fruit specialist Shengrui Yao will host a fruit tree grafting workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at NMSU’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde.

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NMSU large animal rescue demonstration planned for Acoma Ag Day Horse mannequin being hoisted

ACOMA – Rescuing large animals from a steep arroyo or overturned stock trailer can mean life or death to the animal, and either saving or losing revenue for the owner.

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NMSU nutrition educator uses sign language while teaching ICAN program Woman in maroon shirt

ALBUQUERQUE – Helping people learn to practice better health behaviors is the goal of nutrition educators.

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NMSU’s Arrowhead Center celebrates New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program Group photo

Southern New Mexico economic driver Arrowhead Center was on hand to celebrate the past year’s success for the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program in Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 25. Arrowhead Center, the entrepreneur incubator at New Mexico State University, is a location that NMSBA uses to facilitate special expertise for businesses in New Mexico.

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NMSU kinesiology student wins Miss New Mexico 2019 pageant Woman wearing a crown standing

Misa Tran, the recently crowned Miss New Mexico 2019, is an undergraduate athletic training major at New Mexico State University’s Department of Kinesiology and Dance, with plans to use her platform as a way to help veterans and first responders and the Children’s Miracle Network.

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NMSU to offer two new degrees in high-demand computer science fields Man with students looking at computer screens

New Mexico State University is working to satisfy the regional and the national demand for data scientists and cyber security experts through two new degrees: a professional master’s degree in computational data analytics beginning in fall 2019 and a bachelor’s degree in cyber security beginning in 2020.

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Solar Power Systems for Homeowners Workshop set for July 27 at NMSU

A solar power system can be a reliable electricity source for your home. If you are a homeowner who needs a starting point or more information, the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University is offering a Solar Power Systems for Homeowners Workshop, July 27, as part of its engineering extension and outreach services, in partnership with the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce and the American Solar Energy Society.

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