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About Socorro, New Mexico

Socorro (population 9000) is located in the central Rio Grande valley, 76 miles south of Albuquerque and 194 miles north of El Paso. Air travelers can fly into Albuquerque's International Sunport and take a shuttle to Socorro, or rent a car.

Socorro and its surroundings are enjoyed by mountain bikers, runners, astronomers, hikers, campers, rock climbers, birders, geologists, rockhounds, photographers, and people who like the slower pace of small-town life. Socorro has a rich history with many historical resources located in and near town, such as El Camino Real Heritage Center. Socorro is a close neighbor to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.

Tech's Performing Arts Series brings a variety of entertainment to campus each semester, and students can participate in the Music Program's vocal or instrumental performing groups that present several public concerts and one musical production each year. Tech students also enjoy an active intramural sports program, a gymnasium with a weight room and sports equipment rentals, a swim center, and a championship 18-hole golf course.

Tech students keep busy and entertained by participating in many clubs and organizations, ranging from sports to science. They sing and play musical instruments, they scuba dive and crawl through caves, they role-play, and they practice medieval warfare. They also belong to many student chapters of professional organizations, which often feature speakers, field trips, and other activities to prepare them for the working world.

Useful Socorro links:

Socorro General Hospital

City of Socorro

Socorro Chamber of Commerce

Socorro Public Library

Festival of the Cranes (November)

 

Top Student Awards Announced At Graduation

Top Student Awards Announced At Graduation

SOCORRO, N.M. May 13, 2015 – Kyle Benalil won the top undergraduate award, the Brown Award, which was announced at commencement on May 9. The two top engineering students won the Cramer Award – Trac...

Grigg, Razavi Win Top Faculty Awards

Grigg, Razavi Win Top Faculty Awards

SOCORRO, N.M. May 13, 2015 – New Mexico Tech recognizes two faculty members each year as the Distinguished Researcher and Distinguished Teacher.  Dr. Reid Grigg of the PRRC won the research awa...

Alumni Association Honors Alumnus and Donors

Alumni Association Honors Alumnus and Donors

SOCORRO, N.M. May 13, 2015 – The New Mexico Tech Alumni Association gave two awards at commencement this year. Ed Fries won the Distinguished Achievement Award. Chuck and Jessie Headen won the Disti...

Tech Names Finalists For Bureau Directorship

Tech Names Finalists For Bureau Directorship

SOCORRO, N.M. May 11, 2015 – A search committee of nine faculty members, administrators, and Bureau of Geology staff reviewed application materials and interviewed candidates to settle on three fina...

Six Techies Win Student Appreciation Awards

Six Techies Win Student Appreciation Awards

SOCORRO, N.M. May 7, 2015 – New Mexico Tech honored six individuals and one club with the 2015 Student Appreciation Awards in late April at a special banquet at the Bodega Burger Co. The student hono...

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