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N.M. Tech Receives National Designation as Center of Excellence, April 8, 2001

N.M. Tech Receives National Designation as Center of Excellence, April 8, 2001

SOCORRO, N.M., April 8, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech recently was designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for academic year...

Geophysics Prof Named Chair of IRIS Committee, Jan. 10, 2002

Geophysics Prof Named Chair of IRIS Committee, Jan. 10, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., January 10, 2002 -- Richard C. Aster, professor of geophysics and research geophysicist at New Mexico Tech, recently was appointed chairman of the Incorporated Research Institutions ...

Domenici Secures Funding for Tech Projects, July 16, 2002

Contact: Chris Gallegos (202) 224-7082 DOMENICI SECURES FUNDING TO SUPPORT DEFENSE RESEARCH WORK AT NEW MEXICO TECH Subcommittee Approves FY2003 Defense Appropriations Bill WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY...

Society of Physics Students Hosts Regional Conference, Feb. 28, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., February 28, 2002 -- The New Mexico Tech chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) will host the student organization's regional conference this weekend at various locations arou...

Domenici Requests Funding to Support Defense Research Work at N.M. Tech, May 30, 2002

CONTACT: CHRIS GALLEGOS (202) 224-7082 DOMENICI REQUESTS FUNDING TO SUPPORT DEFENSE RESEARCH WORK AT NEW MEXICO TECH Domenici Will Help Craft FY2003 Defense Appropriations Bill WASHINGTON -- Prio...

Adventures in Super Computing Challenge, April 23, 2002

SILVER CITY, April 23, 2002 -- A computer team from Silver High School took the top prize Tuesday in the 12th annual New Mexico High School Adventures in Supercomputing Challenge at the Laboratory. Th...

Tech Receives $15 M for Anti-Terrorism Program, Sept. 25, 2002

CONTACT: AMY HOSKINS (202) 224-7073 [Note: If you are a First Responder looking for the course, see EMRTC.] WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 18, 2002 - U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today heralded the release ...

Trebuchet Team Scores Big at Pumpkin-Fling, Oct. 25, 2002

Trebuchet Team Scores Big at Pumpkin-Fling, Oct. 25, 2002

[Left to right: Ryan Borden, Shawn West, and Nick Jacka, on their trebuchet, with ammunition.] SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 25, 2002 -- Citizens of Socorro can sleep peacefully at night, safe in the knowled...

NMT and Gas Research Inst. To Collaborate on Roadmap, May 7, 2002

New Mexico Tech and Gas Technology Institute to Collaborate on Technology Roadmap for Unconventional Gas Resource Exploration and Production CONTACT: Kent Perry, Director Exploration, Production &am...

Global Village Day, March 18, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., March 18, 2002 -- Once again, international students at New Mexico Tech are gearing up for "Global Village Day"--an annual multi- ethnic festival of native costumes, cuisines,...

N.M. Tech Students Win Top Poster Awards at Materials Symposium, Dec. 5, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., December 5, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech materials engineering students garnered three of the top prizes at a research poster competition held recently in conjunction with the 14th Annual ...

N.M. Tech Hosts 2002 RoboRave, Dec. 5, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M. December 5, 2002 -- The third New Mexico ROBORAVE robotics competition for high school students will take place from 10 a.m.until 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, at the New Mexico Tech G...

EMRTC Wins Prestigious Cogswell Award, Nov. 14, 2002

EMRTC Wins Prestigious Cogswell Award, Nov. 14, 2002

Contact: EMRTC (Photo, left to right: Dennis Hunter, EMRTC, Assoc. Dir. Safety, Security & Training; Don Tripp, State Representative; Carolyn Collis, DSS, Industrial Security Representative; El...

Lopez Named N.M. Power Broker, Nov. 13, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., November 13, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech President Daniel H. López has been named one of the state's top 100 "power brokers" by New Mexico Business Weekly in its recently publishe...

N.M. Tech Community College Hosts Annual Festival of Arts, Nov. 13, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., November 12, 2002 -- The New Mexico Tech Community College, an educational outreach division of New Mexico Tech, will host its second annual "Festival of the Arts," beginnin...

New Mexico Geology Redefines Ancha Formation, Nov. 6, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., Nov. 6, 2002 -The latest issue of New Mexico Geology focuses on the "Redefinition of the Ancha Formation and Pliocene-Pleistocene deposition in the Santa Fe embayment in north cent...

Neill Appointed to NAS Committee, Oct. 31, 2002

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., October 31, 2002 -- Robert Neill, director emeritus of New Mexico Tech's Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG), recently was appointed as a member of the National Aca...

Doctoral Candidate Edens Keeps Lens Focused on Sky, Oct. 31, 2002

Doctoral Candidate Edens Keeps Lens Focused on Sky, Oct. 31, 2002

New Mexico Tech Doctoral Candidate Keeps his Lens Focused on the Sky (Note: all photos in this article were taken and provided by Harald Edens.) SOCORRO, N.M., October 31, 2002 -- New Mexico Tec...

NMT Geoscientists Present Research at GSA, Oct. 25, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., October 25, 2002 -- A relatively large "traveling team" of New Mexico Tech geoscientists is scheduled to present talks at the 114th annual meeting of the Geological Society ...

"Lite Geology" Focuses on Earthquakes, Oct. 23, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., October 23, 2002-The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR) published the most recent issue of its newsletter Lite Geology. The current issue focuses on earthquakes...

Domenici Helps Secure Funding for Tech Research, Oct. 10, 2002

Contact: Chris Gallegos (202) 224-7082 DOMENICI HELPS SETTLE FINAL FUNDING LEVELS FOR N.M. TECH DEFENSE WORK, MAGDALENA RIDGE OBSERVATORY WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 10, 2002 -- U.S. Senator Pete Domen...

NM Tech Named in Princeton Review's "Best 345 Colleges", Aug. 26, 2002

NM Tech Named in Princeton Review's "Best 345 Colleges", Aug. 26, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 26, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the recently published 2003 edition of The Princeton Review Guide ...

Tech Student Dies in Car Accident; Another Badly Injured, Sept. 30, 2002

Tech Student Dies in Car Accident; Another Badly Injured, Sept. 30, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., September 30, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech senior Jeremiah Wright, age 22, died Saturday night, September 28, of injuries sustained in a two-car traffic accident in Socorro involving a New ...

NM Tech Capital Campaign off to a Strong Start, Sept. 25, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., September 17, 2002 -- A major-gifts fundraising campaign at New Mexico Tech has hit its stride after entering a "public phase" this year and is well on its way to fulfilling t...

Kiplinger's Ranks Tech Highly, Sept. 24, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., September 24, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech is listed as the 41st best buy among the nation's public colleges and universities in an article featured in the current issue of Kiplinger's magaz...

Tech Researchers Study Pollutants in Aquifers, Sept. 9, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 9, 2002 -- Professor Rebecca Reiss of the New Mexico Tech biology department is heading a project that is looking closely at the biodegradation (ability to break down foreign subs...

U. S. News Ranks New Mexico Tech, Sept. 13, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., September 13, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech has been included among the 65 universities that make up the third tier grouping in the "Best National Universities -- Doctoral" category...

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SOCORRO, N.M. -- The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR) recently published a full-color poster featuring 19 mineral specimens from New Mexico. The minerals selected for the po...

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SOCORRO, N.M., September 3, 2002 -- The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR) recently published the summer issue of its free newsletter New Mexico EARTH MATTERS. The focus of ...

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SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 3, 2002 -- The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR), a service and research division of New Mexico Tech, has recently published a guidebook in conjunction w...

29aug01

New Mexico Tech congratulates several staff members at the Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources and one conference, which have all won awards recently. Peggy Johnson, hydrogeologist at the New Me...

28aug01

SOCORRO, N.M., August 27, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech President Daniel H. López has been selected by the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG) as one of its first recipients of the William S. ...

22aug01

SOCORRO, N.M., August 19, 2002 -- The Women's Resource Center (WRC) at New Mexico Tech is not a real place where women can come together and relax. There are no chairs or couches or tables. Instead,...

9aug03

Domenici to Serve on Conference Panel to Gain Final Agreement on Bill Contact: Chris Gallegos, 202-224-7082 WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 1, 2002 -- U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today lauded Senate passag...

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SOCORRO, N.M., August 7, 2002 -- Officials from an international university research consortium headed by New Mexico Tech, top-ranking officers of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, and a delegat...

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SOCORRO, N.M., August 8, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech's main library building will officially be designated as the "Joseph R. Skeen Library" at dedication ceremonies scheduled for 5 p.m. on Monda...

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Contact: Suzanne Eisold (202) 225-2365 WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2002 -- Congressman Joe Skeen, R-NM, said today he will make his Congressional and campaign papers available to the public when he ...

7aug02

Contact: Chris Gallegos (202) 224-7082 ROSWELL, July 27, 2002 -- U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today said he looks forward to future growth in the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) that he h...

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SOCORRO, N.M., July 16, 2002 -- After garnering unanimous approval at last week's State Board of Finance meeting, a new (MEM) degree program at New Mexico Tech is now set to begin offering classes le...

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(Note: please click on photos for more detailed views.) SOCORRO, N.M., July 26, 2002 -- A new landscaping project at New Mexico Tech is aimed at making Brown Hall, the administration building, mor...

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SOCORRO, N.M., July 15, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech's two-person triathlon team has been faring well recently. On the 30th of June, Tech students Laura Wilcox and Christian Krueger traveled to Lubbock, ...

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SOCORRO, N.M., July 15, 2002 -- Miguel Garza, a five-year employee of Chartwells Dining Services at New Mexico Tech, recently was named the recipient of the "Be a Star" Regional Associate o...

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SOCORRO, N.M., July 15, 2002 -- Dr. Jill Buckley, senior scientist at New Mexico Tech's Petroleum Recovery Research Center, recently won the Technical Achievement Award for 2002 of the Society of Co...

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SOCORRO, N.M., July 8, 2002 -- A hydrologist and a geologist at New Mexico Tech have joined an international team of researchers in an ongoing investigation of Panama's Rio Chagres Watershed, with ...

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BALTIMORE, July 3, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech alumnus Sandeep Agnihotri recently was awarded first place in a student poster presentation competition at the 95th Annual Air & Waste Management Asso...

2july02

LINDAU, GERMANY, June 28, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech alumna Bernadette Hernandez recently was named by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as one of 27 outstanding U.S. researchers selected to attend the...

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2july01

SOCORRO, N.M., July 1, 2002 - Seven teachers from around New Mexico were participants in a new summer course offered by New Mexico Tech, "Astronomy for Teachers." The two-week class, which...

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  SOCORRO, N.M., June 27, 2002 -- The smoky haze from the Arizona wildfires that has permeated the skies above Socorro and most of New Mexico for the past four days is obscuring the state's vis...

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LIVERMORE, Calif., June 27, 2002 -- Leonard Gray, an alumnus of New Mexico Tech who is now a chemist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, recently was awarded the Glenn T. Seaborg Actinide Sep...

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by Chris Gallegos (202) 224-7082 WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2002 -- U.S. Senator Pete Domenici's six-year effort to create more comprehensive American nuclear non-proliferation policies took another...

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SOCORRO, N.M., June 13, 2002 -- For most children, summer vacation means freedom: no school, no homework. However, for a child with muscular dystrophy there is no freedom from leg braces or wheelchair...

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"WHAT I DID AT SUMMER CAMP . . ." Nearly 50 children with neuromuscular diseases recently attended the New Mexico Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) summer "boot camp," held th...

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4june02

CONTACT: SARAH ECHOLS JUNE 4, 2002 (202) 224-7098 DOMENICI: N.M. TECH'S VAN ROMERO APPOINTED TO WHITE HOUSE EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR HISPANICS WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today rep...

24may01

SOCORRO, N.M., May 23, 2002 -- Laurie Tennison, residential life coordinator at New Mexico Tech, recently had her article, "Show Me the Money: An In-Depth Look at RA Compensation," published...

23may01

SOCORRO, N.M., May 23, 2002 -- A team of New Mexico Tech environmental engineering students finished first in an environmental cleanup task at the 12th Annual Waste-Management Education and Research...

22may01

SOCORRO, N.M., May 21, 2002 -- Hundreds of outdated -- yet, still useful -- government office computers that may have been destined for the landfill have instead found new life as important research t...

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SOCORRO, N.M., May 7, 2002 -- Two New Mexico Tech geoscientists present talks at the 54th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America, held in Cedar City, Utah....

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SOCORRO, N.M. May 8, 2002 -- Nick D. Pattengale, a December 2001 graduate of New Mexico Tech, is one of six U.S. university students who recently were named winners in the IBM Linux Scholar Challenge...

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"FOR ALL YOU DO . . ." Five New Mexico Tech students and two student organizations recently were honored as recipients of the prestigious New Mexico Tech Student Appreciation Awards, in re...

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1may03

(The Official Story. Also see the team's account.)   SOCORRO, N.M., April 30, 2002 -- An all-terrain-vehicle entry submitted by an engineering design team of New Mexico Tech seniors bested ...

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(Also see Tech's official press release) advisor   A team from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) came in fourth overall and second in the endurance event in the ...

1may01

SOCORRO, N.M., April 29, 2002 -- Bonnie J. Wayne, a graduate student pursuing a master of science degree in biology at New Mexico Tech, recently was named a Macey Scholar at the state-supported rese...

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"THE TRIPP ROOM . . ." Several friends, relatives, and acquaintances of Don and Rosie Tripp, as well as most of New Mexico Tech's top administrators, were on hand this past Saturday for the...

24apr02

SOCORRO, N.M., April 23, 2002 -- A New Mexico Tech undergraduate and a doctoral candidate at the research university both recently were selected by the New Mexico Section of the American Ceramic Socie...

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SOCORRO, N.M., April 23, 2002 -- Cynde Aaron, a graduate student pursuing a master of science teaching degree at New Mexico Tech, recently was awarded a scholarship by the Socorro Branch of the Amer...

23apr03

State Dept. Responds to Domenici's March Hearing Inquiry CONTACT: CHRIS GALLEGOS APRIL 19, 2002 (202) 224-7082 WASHINGTON -- A U.S. State Department official has confirmed for U.S. Senator Pete D...

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SOCORRO, N.M., April 23, 2002 -- The New Mexico Tech Physics Club will give flight to the Sixth Annual Paper Airplane Contest, a fun, science- related competition being launched during National Physic...

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SOCORRO, N.M., April 23, 2002 -- Summer Kamal Rhodes, a soon-to-graduate senior who is majoring in materials engineering at New Mexico Tech, recently was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF)...

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SOCORRO, N.M., April 10, 2002 -- Nearly 3,000 volumes of books, periodicals, and technical reports about potash and the potash industry, along with several mineral specimens and core samples, were r...

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SOCORRO, N.M., April 15, 2002 -- The findings of two geological research projects focusing on the geochronology of rocks encountered in two different areas in New Mexico recently were presented by t...

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SOCORRO, N.M., April 9, 2002 -- "PARTISANS' PERSPECTIVE . . ." New Mexico Tech professors Scott Zeman (left) and Mark Samuels (right) are co-authors of a forthcoming article in the interna...

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SOCORRO, N.M., April 3, 2002 -- More than 500 middle school and high school scholars from throughout the state will exhibit their research projects on Saturday, April 13, at the 50th Annual New Mexico...

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SOCORRO, N.M., March 28, 2002 -- The second annual New Mexico ROBORAVE high-school robotics competition will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, on the New Mexico Tech campus...

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SOCORRO, N.M., March 21, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech has boosted the upper limits on the school's top three merit-based scholarships by at least $1,000, making the state-supported research university's...

15mar01

SOCORRO, N.M., March 15, 2002 -- James A. Brierley, a former biology professor at New Mexico Tech, recently was elected to the membership of the National Academy of Engineers (NAE), one of the highe...

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SOCORRO, N.M., March 13, 2002 -- Mark A. Stanley, a former atmospheric physics researcher at New Mexico Tech, is one of five co-authors of a cover article on "blue jets," featured in the ...

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March 7, 2002 -- "THE HALLOWED HALLS, REDONE . . ." New Mexico Tech administrators recently were given a tour of the university's newly refurbished Weir Hall. The total restoration and rem...

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CARLSBAD, N.M., February 13, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech's Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) recently signed a new joint agreement with the U. S. Department of Energy, Westinghouse TRU Solutions, and t...

14feb01

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., February 13, 2002 -- Dreams of winning gold, silver, and bronze medals will not be limited to this year's Winter Olympics, since some of the hottest wintertime riva...

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SOCORRO, N.M., February 7, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech's "First Responders" training program will be highlighted in a television news spot that is tentatively scheduled to air sometime during ...

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SOCORRO, N.M., January 28, 2002 -- "THE GRAND TOUR . . ." National Science Foundation (NSF) Division Director Herman Zimmerman recently was given a tour of the Incorporated Research Instit...

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SOCORRO, N.M., January 28, 2002 -- Stephanie C. Smith, a Tucson native who is now a junior majoring in materials engineering at New Mexico Tech, recently was selected by the Southwest Section of th...

11jan05

SOCORRO, N.M., January 11, 2002 -- Van D. Romero, vice president for research and economic development at New Mexico Tech, recently was appointed national chairman of the the National Domestic Prepa...

10jan02

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M. January 10, 2002 -- Bob Boston, director of educational media development at New Mexico Tech, recently was named one of ten finalists in a video production contest s...

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SOCORRO, N.M., January 4, 2002 -- Longtime New Mexico Tech lightning researchers Charles B. Moore and William Rison recently were named winners of the National Lightning Safety Institute's (NLSI) a...

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"AND IT GETS GREAT GAS MILEAGE, TOO! . . ." Several New Mexico Tech engineering students are working hard to put the finishing touches on their "Mini Baja" racer. The team engine...

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(Left to right: Dennis Hunter, EMRTC, Assoc. Dir. Safety, Security & Training Don Tripp, State Representative Carolyn Collis, DSS, Industrial Security Representative Elva Delgado, DSS, Indust...