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  • Egypt, Ghana, Netherlands, Pakistan, Bulgaria, and the United States (Feb. 27 to March 5).

New Mexico Tech on the web and in the news:

Items of interest: 

  • The Socorro Youth Center is hosting a special "Wednesday Social Night Out" for people ages 16 and older who are physically or mentally challenged. This event is designed to enhance the participants' ability to interact with peers in a variety of activities, including dancing, games and other fun recreational activities. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Socorro Youth Center. Call Patti at 575-740-8418 for more information.
  • Volunteers Needed for 2017 NM MESA DAY!
    The NM MESA, Inc., Annual Statewide Math and Science MESA Day is designed to encourage the concept of problem solving through teamwork. This statewide event could not happen without the wonderful support of our community of volunteers! You don't need to be a scientist or engineer to participate. There are many ways you can help our students.

    Option One:
    Preliminary Judging
    • February 21, 2017-March 14, 2017
    This is a 5 hour commitment at your home location, grade technical papers and posters at your own convenience. We will provide you with the grading tools to help judge this portion of our competition. We welcome anyone who has some time to help us with this area.

    Option Two:
    On-Site Judging & General Help
    (Help one day or both days!)
    • Middle School- Friday, March 17, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 3p.m.
    • High School – Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Both days will be located at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building -Lobo A/B
    & Johnson Gym in Albuquerque, NM. Wear your athletic shoes and get ready to see some amazing creations and presentations!

    For more questions or more information please contact Anita Gonzales – NM MESA Program Coordinator (505) 454-3027 or
    To register:

  • Did you know? New Mexico Tech sends surplus inventory to Bentley's Auction every month. The company auctions New Mexico Tech inventory on the second Friday of every month. Auctions start at 8:30 a.m. at 4900 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque. Buyers can bid on items in person, on-line or by phone. The website is or Bentley's phone number is (505) 344-1812.

  • SoLLVE, the Socorro-Los Lunas Van Express, currently has a couple of openings, for either full or part (2-3 days/week) time. We leave Los Lunas at 7 AM, arriving slightly before 8 AM at the NMT Tech campus,and regularly stop and pick up at the upper campus as well. Departures from Tech are at 5:05 p.m. and return to Los Lunas just past 6 p.m.. Our van was purchased new last spring and is well maintained. Please see our website:\~sollve and address inquiries to David McCraw:, 835-5594.

  • What can you do with your empty printer and copier ink cartridges, and the cell phones you're no longer using? Put them in a collection box for the Rotary Club of Socorro. This project is partly community service, to keep the cartridges and phones out of the landfill, and partly an effort to raise funds for Rotary's local, national, and international projects. You will find collection boxes on campus in the Fidel Center, Human Resources, NRAO, MRO, and the Bureau of Geology. You will also see them at various locations around Socorro. Rotary thanks you for your help!
  • The Albuquerque-to-Socorro commuter van has an available seat. If you are interested please contact Rob V Hepler at 575-835-8027 (text or voice) or key points about or van pool:
    • We operate every day that NM Tech is open.
    • We have two stops in Albuquerque and in Socorro
      • I-25 and Paseo Del Norte –leaves at 6:32 AM
      • I-25 and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. – leaves at 6:45
      • Cramer Hall parking lot
      • EMRTC parking lot
      • We leave NM Tech at 5:05 p.m. and stop at the other stop on campus before heading home.
    • We lease our van from New Mexico Vanpools (a non-profit organization) who set our monthly fees based on operational costs.
    • Our fees have averaged $130.46 for the last year. If one considers vehicle expenses and wear and tear (depreciation), for most folks, driving their own vehicle, this cost is less than would be spent on 6 round trips from Albuquerque to Socorro. This does not consider your personal time spent on driving your own vehicle.
    • As a passenger on the van you can sleep or work during the trip! Most folks sleep.


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