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NMT's Chile Repellent Effective Against Termites, Aug. 18, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., August 18, 1999 -- Dr. Daniel H. López, president of New Mexico Tech, today announced that termites are effectively repelled by materials created with the process discovered and patente...

Tech Places 10th in Robotics Contest, April 28, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., April 28, 1999 -- Four teams of New Mexico Tech electrical engineering students recently competed in an international robotics contest, proving once again that Tech-designed robots can ...

Federal Funding Approved for Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Oct. 21, 1999

(Also see the Magdalena Ridge Observatory homepage.) SOCORRO, N.M., October 21, 1999 -- A state-of-the-art optical observatory designed to produce high-resolution images of distant astronomical obj...

NM Tech Among Nation's Best, Aug. 20, 1999

NM Tech Among Nation's Best, Aug. 20, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., August 20, 1999 -- New Mexico Tech has once again been included on the list of the best engineering schools in the nation in recent rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report. ...

Wiens Wins AAUW Scholarship, March 16, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., March 16, 1999 -- Julie Ann Wiens, a native of Moriarty who is now a senior majoring in electrical engineering at New Mexico Tech, recently was named the recipient of the Socorro Bran...

Clyde Dubbs, Longtime Tech Math Professor, Retires, July 30, 1999

Clyde Dubbs, Longtime Tech Math Professor, Retires, July 30, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., July 30, 1999 -- Clyde M. Dubbs, a longtime mathematics professor at New Mexico Tech, recently retired from teaching at the state-supported research university. Dubbs, who probably ...

NM Tech Researcher Develops Effective Filtration System for Saline Waters, June 22, 1999

[Note: for more information, or to collaborate on marketing this new technology, please contact Dr. T. M. Whitworth, (505) 835-5921, mikew@nmt.edu or Alex Thyssen, (505) 835-5658, athyssen@admin.nmt.e...

NM Tech Researchers Develop Containment System for Spills, June 14, 1999

[Note: for more information, or to collaborate on marketing this new technology, please contact Dr. T. M. Whitworth, (505) 835-5921, mikew@nmt.edu or Alex Thyssen, (505) 835-5658, athyssen@admin.nmt.e...

Gutjahr named Fellow of AGU, April 14, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., April 14, 1999 -- Dr. Allan L. Gutjahr, longtime professor of mathematics at New Mexico Tech, has been named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), an honor limited to no mor...

Ivan Avramidi Joins Math Faculty, Sept. 30, 1999

Ivan Avramidi Joins Math Faculty, Sept. 30, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., September 30, 1999 -- Ivan Avramidi recently was appointed to the full-time, tenure-track position of associate professor of mathematics at New Mexico Tech. Avramidi came to Tec...

Wen-Ben Jone Returns to Tech CS Faculty, Sept. 27, 1999

Wen-Ben Jone Returns to Tech CS Faculty, Sept. 27, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., September 24, 1999 -- It's been more than a decade since Wen-Ben Jone first started teaching computer science at New Mexico Tech; yet, he recently became the newest member of Tech's c...

Tech Alum Engler Returns as Professor, Nov. 29, 1999

Tech Alum Engler Returns as Professor, Nov. 29, 1999

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M. Nov. 29, 1999 -- New Mexico Tech alumnus Thomas W. Engler recently returned to his alma mater to become the newest faculty member in the university's petroleum and ch...

Jeon Named to Chemical Engineering Faculty, Oct. 26, 1999

Jeon Named to Chemical Engineering Faculty, Oct. 26, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., October 26, 1999 -- Hyun Sik Jeon recently was appointed to the full-time, tenure-track position of assistant professor of chemical engineering at New Mexico Tech. Jeon becomes one...

Zeeman Joins History Faculty, Oct. 22, 1999

Zeeman Joins History Faculty, Oct. 22, 1999

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., October 21, 1999 -- New Mexico Tech's previous history professors have provided Scott Zeman with a model of what he wants to do in his new position as associate prof...

Scholle Takes Helm at Bureau, Oct. 29, 1999

Scholle Takes Helm at Bureau, Oct. 29, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 29, 1999 -- Peter A. Scholle, who recently was appointed director of the New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources (NMBM&MR) and state geologist, made the move from Da...

Majumdar Joins Materials Engr. Faculty, Dec. 6, 1999

SOCORRO -- Bhaskar S. Majumdar recently was named to the full-time, tenure-track position of associate professor of materials engineering at New Mexico Tech. Majumdar enters his new position at t...

Tech Scholars, Spring 1999

New Mexico Tech congratulates these outstanding scholars!  Name  Major Rafael Alvarado Alan Aspi...

Fred Kuellmer Reading Room To Be Dedicated, Nov. 24, 1999

by Valerie Kimble SOCORRO, N.M., Nov. 24, 1999 -- A quiet, and yet cheery, reading room upstairs in the New Mexico Tech Library will be dedicated on Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, in the name of a man whos...

Rogelj Receives DOE Award, Nov. 10, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., November 10, 1999 -- New Mexico Tech biology professor Snezna Rogelj recently added to the state-supported research university's national repute by being honored with the U.S. Departmen...

Mark Reynolds Receives CHECS Award, Nov. 9, 1999

Congratulations to Mark Reynolds, Telecommunications Manager at ISD (Information Systems Dept.) At the recent CHECS Conference (Council for Higher Education Computing Services) in Las Cruces, Mark won...

Wangler Receives AIChE Award, Nov. 9, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., November 5, 1999 -- Timothy Wangler, a native of Clovis who is now a junior majoring in chemical engineering at New Mexico Tech, recently was named the recipient of the research unive...

Aaron Stump Receives Materials Scholarship, Oct. 29, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 29, 1999 -- Aaron D. Stump, a graduate of Portales High School who is now a senior majoring in materials engineering at New Mexico Tech, recently was awarded the ASM International ...

Domenici: NM Tech Counter-Terrorism Funding Sent to White House, Oct. 21, 1999

[Released by Sen. Pete Domenici's office] CONTACT: Chris Gallegos OCTOBER 21, 1999 (202) 224-7082 If you are a member of a local emergency response team (police, firefighter, etc. ) and you would ...

NMT Goal Program Grows as Enrollment Increases, Oct. 19, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., October 19, 1999 -- With 1,511 students enrolled at New Mexico Tech this fall semester, student enrollment is currently higher at the state-supported research university than it has bee...

Brierley Awarded Membership in National Academy of Engineering, Oct. 15, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 15, 1999 -- Dr. Corale Brierley, a graduate of New Mexico Tech and resident of Highlands Ranch, Colo., was awarded membership in the National Academy of Engineering on Oct. 3 in Wa...

Materials Researchers Make Strong Showing at Symposium, Oct. 14, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 14, 1999 -- New Mexico Tech's Materials Engineering Department made a strong showing at the recent Rio Grande Regional Symposium on Advanced Materials. A recent New Mexico Tech gra...

Official Statement on Airing of Columbine Videotape, Oct. 12, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 12, 1999 - New Mexico Tech's first concern is for the victims of the Columbine tragedy and their families, and the prevention of future tragedies of this kind. New Mexico Tech has...

Tech Alum Ralph Coombs on Wheel of Fortune, Oct. 7, 1999

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., October 6, 1999 -- Not every New Mexico Tech graduate has gone on to ask the eternal question, "Is there a 'T,' Pat?," but Jason Ralph Coombs, a recent alumn...

Sunrayce 99: Or, Trouble-Shooting from D. C. to Orlando, June 1999

(Reprinted by permission from Paydirt, the students' newspaper.) New Mexico Tech's Sunrayce '99 team members didn't take the checkered flag at this summer's solar-energy, collegiate racing competitio...

NMT's STC Chapter Garners Awards, Aug. 19, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., August 19, 1999 -- Students in New Mexico Tech's Technical Communication (TC) program are hoping for another successful term following an award-winning 1998-1999 academic year. Last ...

N. M. Tech Part of New Water Resources Center, Aug. 11, 1999

New Mexico Tech is one of several universities and institutions that are part of a new Science and Technology Center (STC) that will develop ways to efficiently manage water resources in semi-arid reg...

Jack Cobb, Longtime Langmuir Manager, Passes Away, July 19, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., July 16, 1999 -- When Jack William Cobb (Sept. 2, 1916-July 12, 1999) served as field supervisor and manager of the Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, all of the squirrels ...

Lawrence Clark, Asst. Prof. of English, July 15, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., July 8, 1999 -- Lawrence J. Clark may not be the first New Mexico Tech English professor who's arrived at the university with a penchant for picking out tunes on a six-string acousti...

Jim Fowler, IRIS/PASSCAL Program Manager, July 1, 1999

Jim Fowler, IRIS/PASSCAL Program Manager, July 1, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., July 1, 1999 -- Jim Fowler had spent the last 13 years working in the Washington, D.C. area for the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), so when IRIS relocated...

Corona Completes Last Leg of Sunrayce, June 29, 1999

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 29, 1999 -- Seconds are crucial in any race and the New Mexico Tech Solar Racing Team will now surely attest to that fact after crossing the finish line at Epcot this afte...

Corona Attempts Racing on Last Day, June 29, 1999

OCALA, Fla., June 29, 1999 -- New Mexico Tech's Corona will attempt to finish up Sunrayce 99 today under its own sunshine-provided power as it undertakes the 82-mile-long last leg from Ocala, Fla. to ...

Corona Aims at Racing on Last Day, June 28, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 28, 1999 -- New Mexico Tech's Corona will be transported on the back of a trailer into Ocala, Fla. today in hopes that foregoing the next-to-last day of racing in Sunrayce 99 w...

Chapin Retires as Bureau Director, June 11, 1999

Chapin Retires as Bureau Director, June 11, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., June 11, 1999 -- Dr. Charles Chapin, Director of the New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources (NMBMMR) and New Mexico's State Geologist is retiring, although it's hard to tel...

Rainy Weather Dampens Efforts, June 24, 1999

ATLANTA, Ga., June 24, 1999 -- A rainy day in Georgia has dampened most solar racing efforts in today's leg of Sunrayce 99, but New Mexico Tech's Corona still managed to put 41 road miles under its ...

Solar Racing Team Slips Back, June 24, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C., June 24, 1999 -- New Mexico Tech's Corona has slipped back to last place in the 29-car racing field after yesterday's completion of the fourth day of Sunrayce 99, a ten-day, solar-power...

NM Tech Still in Sunrayce, Despite Clouds, June 23, 1999

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 23, 1999 -- After the completion of the third day of the ten-day, solar-powered road rally, Sunrayce 99 is shaping up to become better known as "Cloudrayce 99." Clo...

NM Tech Holds Its Own in Sunrayce, June 22, 1999

RALEIGH, N.C., June 22, 1999 -- Cloudy skies and the 200-mile stretch between Charlottesville, Va., and Raleigh, N.C. played havoc yesterday with most of the solar-powered vehicles racing in Sunrayc...

Corona Moves Up in Sunrayce, June 21, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 21, 1999 -- After yesterday's completion of the first day of racing in the nation's premier solar-powered vehicle competition, New Mexico Tech's Corona has moved up a few ...

Solar Racing Team Qualifies, Ready to Start, June 18, 1999

SUMMIT POINT RACEWAY (CHARLES TOWN, W.V., June 18, 1999) -- New Mexico Tech's Sunrayce Team has once again qualified for the nation's premier solar-powered vehicle competition: Sunrayce 99, a biennial...

Wiens Receives Scholarship, May 19, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., May 19, 1999 -- Julie Ann Wiens, a native of Moriarty who is now a senior majoring in electrical engineering at New Mexico Tech, recently was named the recipient of the New Mexico Eng...

Student Co-Authors Paper in Nature, May 20, 1999

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., May 20, 1999 -- Aaron D. Stump, a senior majoring in materials engineering at New Mexico Tech, was a co-author of a scientific paper which was recently published in th...

Student Co-Authors Paper in Nature, May 1999

New Mexico Tech student Aaron Stump, senior in materials engineering, was co-author on a paper published in the March 18, 1999 issue of Nature. The paper was entitled "Aerosol-assisted self assem...

International Border Patrol Training Begins at NMT, May 4, 1999

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., May 4, 1999 -- The U.S. Department of State's Rural Border Patrol Operations Course has begun this month for a delegation of law enforcement officials from Egypt at tr...

Jean Wardell Awarded DOE Fellowship, April 30, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., April 30, 1999 -- New Mexico Tech geochemistry doctoral candidate L. Jean Wardell recently was awarded a prestigious fellowship from one of the major research offices of the U.S. Depart...

Tech Teams "Clean Up" in Environmental Design Contest, April 26, 1999

LAS CRUCES, N.M., April 26, 1999 -- Three teams comprised of New Mexico Tech environmental engineering students each won second place honors in three separate environmental cleanup tasks at the Nint...

EE Majors Awarded ITEA Scholarships, April 26, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., April 26, 1999 -- Michael Davis and Michael Schumacher, both seniors majoring in electrical engineering (EE) at New Mexico Tech, recently were named the recipients of two $1,500 scholar...

Student Appreciation Awards Announced, April 19, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., April 19, 1999 -- New Mexico Tech's first "Student Appreciation Awards" have been bestowed on six students and one student club in recognition of their service to and leader...

Campus Construction Continues, April 20, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., April 19, 1999 -- Thanks to last year's passage of the state General Obligation (GO) Bond, a major construction project at New Mexico Tech will be completed on time later this summer, w...

Student Chapter Wins AAPG Award, April, 19, 1999

New Mexico Tech's student chapter of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) was awarded the "Outstanding Student Chapter of The Year". The award, which is sponsored by AAPG ...

Tech Students Awarded SPE Scholarships, April 8, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., April 8, 1999 -- Three New Mexico Tech students have been named recipients of scholarships presented by the Roswell section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). They were all ch...

Campbell Edits Book on Business Communication, April 15, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., April 15, 1999 - Dr. Charles P. Campbell, professor of humanities at New Mexico Tech and chairman of its Technical Communication program, has co-edited and written a chapter for a new b...

Fulbright-Hays Program Provides Teachers Summer Courses in Ghana, March 22, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., March 22, 1999 -- As part of its curriculum, New Mexico Tech's Master of Science Teaching (MST) program has always offered state educators summer field courses that incorporate trips ...

Chem Prof. Wins Dreyfus Foundation Grant, March 22, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., March 22, 1999 -- New Mexico Tech chemistry professor Tanja Pietraß has been named one of this year's recipients of a monetary award from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Special Grant P...

N. M. Tech Receives Counter-Terrorism Funds, March 16, 1999

Contacts: Larry Dye, Senator Domenci's Office, (202) 224-6621 Kristen Kudeke or Jude McCartin, Senator Bingman's Office, (202) 224-5521 Selma Sierra, Rep. Joe Skeen's Office, (202) 225-6989 WASHIN...

NM Tech's Hydrology and Petroleum Programs Rank Highly, March 19, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., March 19, 1999 -- For the fourth year in a row, New Mexico Tech's graduate program in hydrology has once again been rated among the best in the nation in the latest U.S. News & Worl...

Tom Zimmerman Retires from Campus Police, March 17, 1999

SOCORRO, N.M., March 17, 1999 -- Tom Zimmerman, longtime director of Campus Police at New Mexico Tech, will be handing over the reins of office come April 30. Zimmerman, who started at Tech on Jan...

New Child Care Center Director, March 4, 1999

by Kathleen Hedges SOCORRO, N.M., March 4, 1999 -- Terri Hunter, New Mexico Tech's new Child Care Center director, bubbles over with laughter when she talks about her new job. "I've been in ...