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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)

 

Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter To Perform at Tech

Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter To Perform at Tech

SOCORRO, N.M. August 27, 2014 – Kicking off the 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series (PAS) season at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center on Friday, Sept. 12, is Grammy nominee singer-songwriter and multi-instr...

USA Today List Shows Tech As No. 8 Engineering Program

USA Today List Shows Tech As No. 8 Engineering Program

  SOCORRO, N.M. August 21, 2014 – The USA Today newspaper published an article about a new college ranking released by College Factual. The list of top engineering schools in the United States...

Dr. Yilmaz Receives Nation’s Top Young Engineer Award

Dr. Yilmaz Receives Nation’s Top Young Engineer Award

SOCORRO, N.M. August 20, 2014 – Dr. Nadir Yilmaz was recently named the 2014 Young Engineer of the Year by the National Society of Professional Engineers at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Yil...

Regents Report: Enrollment, Construction and More

Regents Report: Enrollment, Construction and More

SANTA FE, N.M. August 19, 2014 – The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents heard updates on enrollment, construction and other plans at the regular meeting Saturday, August 2, in Santa Fe. The meeting fo...

Upcoming Performing Arts Series Season Sizzles

Upcoming Performing Arts Series Season Sizzles

SOCORRO, N.M. August 14, 2014 – The New Mexico Tech 2014 – 2015 Performing Arts Series (PAS) season fuses contemporary with classical as part of a diverse lineup that opens with roots Americana and cl...

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