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NMSU Hotline — December 4, 2017

NMSU engineer works to make next-generation mobile technology a reality


The number of wireless devices connected to mobile networks is estimated to be three times the size of the global population by the year 2020. Smartphone traffic will exceed PC traffic. Global Internet traffic in 2020 is anticipated to be 95 times the volume of the entire global Internet in 2005. Some 250 million vehicles will be connected to the Internet and there will be 27 billion machines communicating with one another.

But will the technology be there to make it possible?

David Mitchell, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at New Mexico State University, is working to help meet those demands estimated by Cisco Systems Inc. Mitchell’s research is funded by a newly awarded, three-year National Science Foundation grant to develop technologies to enable the next generation of network communication known as 5G.

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Campus Announcements

Career Services offering free study rooms to students during finals week

Career Services is opening up six of its private Interview rooms for students to turn into their own study room during Finals Week. Rooms are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during Finals Week and students can book a room by calling 575-646-1631 or signing up at Career Services. Career Services is located in Garcia Annex, Second Floor, Room 224. Free coffee and water will be available to students.

For more information please contact salinasm@nmsu.edu or Career Services at 575-646-1631

Sam Steel Cafe promotions offered this week

With the purchase of a coffee mug, Sam Steel Cafe will give a free fill of coffee. This deal will last until the end of the semester on Dec. 8.

During finals week, a single shot of espresso and a cookie is available for only $2. This will only last the week of finals, Dec. 4 to 8.

For questions contact Whitney Biel at 575-646-2230 or steelcafe@nmsu.edu.

NASA scientist Compton Tucker to present on understanding the earth using satellite observations

A leading NASA earth scientist will be visiting NMSU next week to meet with faculty and students and present two seminars on how satellite remote sensing can be used to measure and understand terrestrial ecosystems and climate. Compton J. Tucker, of NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, is originally from Carlsbad, New Mexico, and has been studying the earth from space for more than three decades. His seminars are:

“Primary Production and Biomass from Satellites - Believe It or Not!” at 4 p.m. today Wooton Hall conference room (South of Gerald Thomas), 2995 Knox St.

“Satellite Observations, Weather and Climate” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, Wooton Hall conference room (South of Gerald Thomas), 2995 Knox St.

For more information, contact Lara Prihodko at prihodko@nmsu.edu.

KRWG’s POWER HOUR: tomorrow your pledge goes twice as far

You can help KRWG with a simple phone call. In fact, your call will help twice as much.

From 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, during KRWG’s POWER HOUR, all gifts received will be matched dollar for dollar through the generosity of a Las Cruces donor who left a generous gift to KRWG in his estate.

When you call 888-922-5794 or donate online at http://krwg.org from 7:30 to 9 a.m., your $60 pledge becomes $120, your $120 pledge becomes $240, your $365 pledge become $730. If you’ve made a pledge to KRWG already this year, thank you…but we hope you consider an additional gift for an additional tax deduction in 2017. If you’ve been thinking about becoming a new member of KRWG, tomorrow morning is the perfect time to call because your money will be doubled.

Thanks for listening to KRWG, and we hope to thank you on air during tomorrow's POWER HOUR, 7:30 to 9 a.m., for becoming a member of KRWG.

Games, contests, prizes, pancakes Tuesday night at the Finals Late Night Breakfast

The semi-annual Finals Late Night Breakfast returns 9 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Corbett Center Student Union’s Taos Restaurant. NMSU students, faculty and staff will once again blow off some steam during Finals Week with a night of food, music, dancing, games, prizes, and fun, brought to you by Sodexo Campus Dining, Corbett Center Student Union, Barnes & Noble and Pepsi.

This year’s menu will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, breakfast pizzas, roasted potatoes, tater tot casserette, fresh fruit, assorted pastries and a hot chocolate bar. Special guests include Pistol Pete, the NMSU cheerleaders, the Pride of New Mexico Marching Band and Striking the Wonder Dog. There are tons of prizes to be won including light-up holiday necklaces, hats, tailgate chairs and a couple big-ticket items for a fortunate few. Share with friends at https://www.facebook.com/events/162968894307895/.

Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $2 with a canned food donation for the Aggie Cupboard or $8.75 plus tax. Please note that Taos Restaurant will close from 7 to 9 p.m. that evening in preparation for the big event. Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information and view a quick one-minute video from our last Finals Late Night Breakfast at https://youtu.be/M4H6dMOC0d8.

Writing a Personal Statement workshop set for Wednesday

Career Services will be hosting Writing A Personal Statement Workshop from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Career Services in Garcia Annex Building, Room 207. The purpose of this workshop is to personally assist students in preparing their personal statement for upcoming internship and fellowship applications to include prestigious Thomas Pickering Foreign Services Fellowship, application deadline Dec. 15, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, application deadline Jan. 31 and the U.S. Department of State - Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program, application deadline Dec. 31.

Information about the internships/fellowships can be found on AggieCAREER Manager. For more information please contact salinasm@nmsu.edu or Career Services at 575-646-1631.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program webinar to be held Thursday

The Washington Center will be hosting a webinar information session for the Southwestern region regarding the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from Diplomat-in-Residence Kenneth Chavez who is currently serving as a Foreign Service Officer.

This webinar is open to all students and majors as well as faculty that are interested in learning more about the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship. Please visit the link to register for the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1226153763975552771.

The Pickering Fellowship provides 30 graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. The fellowship program is managed and funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.
Contact coop@nmsu.edu or Career Services at 575-646-1631 for more information.

Arrowhead Center's HealthSprint applications close Sunday

Have an idea that could revolutionize how healthcare is delivered? Consider applying for HealthSprint, a five-month startup program personalized for innovation in digital healthcare. The broad scope of digital health — the use of information and communications technologies to improve human health, healthcare services and wellness for individuals and across populations — includes categories such as mHealth, health IT, wearable devices and telehealth and telemedicine.

HealthSprint provides dedicated business and technical development advisement, financing, testing and on-demand academic and industry connections. Special perks include research and development and demonstration and validation partners, investment consideration for the Arrowhead Innovation Fund, NSF I-Corps lineage, $2,000 in participant support and a $20,000 seed investment in one company.

The program is conducted virtually, allowing the cohort to participate from anywhere in the state.

Applications close Sunday, Dec. 10. Learn more at arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/healthsprint. Contact Zetdi Sloan at zrunyan@nmsu.edu for more information.