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17sept03

SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 17, 2003 -- New Mexico Tech is kicking off its latest North Central Association (NCA) re-accreditation process next week with a less-than-formal event that promises to be great fu...

5dec02

Optical Science and Engineering Program Introduced by Kathy Hedges SOCORRO, N.M., Dec. 5, 2003 -- Few subjects animate Scott Teare more than New Mexico Tech's new program in optical science and engi...

8july01

CONTACT: CHRIS GALLEGOS (202) 224 7084 WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 8, 2003 -- U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today reported that the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology at Socorro has landed a $422...

12apr01

SOCORRO - Winners have been announced for the 51st Annual New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair, held at New Mexico Tech. Tech, the state's leading college in science and engineering, hosts the fair...

6aug01

by Kathy Hedges SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 6, 2003 -- Twenty-eight teachers from 12 school districts around the state have just finished the first class of an innovative professional development program at ...

22dec01

22dec01

George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., Dec. 22, 2003 – While most university faculty use sabbaticals or leaves of absence to catch up on research or publish scholarly papers, one New Mexico Tech faculty...

anastas

George Anastas, health physicist and nuclear engineer with the Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) of New Mexico Tech, recently received a letter of commendation from the organizers of the New Mexico...

5jan01

5jan01

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., December 22, 2003 – Alexander Rand, a graduate of Los Alamos High School who is now a senior majoring in mathematics and computer science at New Mexico Tech, r...

12dec01

SOCORRO – While most university faculty use sabbaticals or leaves of absence to catch up on research or publish scholarly papers, one New Mexico Tech faculty member is using his time away from w...

18dec01

18dec01

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., Dec. 18, 2003 – New Mexico Tech Vice President Van Romero has been tapped as one of “six lobbyists who made an impact in 2003” in an article featur...

9dec01

by George Zamora SOCORRO – Nicole Ramig, a New Mexico Tech senior majoring in physics with an atmospheric option, recently was named the recipient of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) 7...

5dec01

by Debbie Trujillo, (505) 454-2504 LAS VEGAS, N.M., December 5, 2003 – A recent award by the U.S. Department of Education to Luna Community College in Las Vegas, N.M. and New Mexico Tech in Soc...

24nov01

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., November 24, 2003 – New Mexico Tech has added two new graduate degree programs to its science and engineering curricula — a master of science degree in e...

1dec01

1dec01

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., November 26, 2003 – Dennis Schumacher, manager of the New Mexico Tech Residential Life Office, recently was honored by his colleagues in a regional professiona...

19nov01

by Rachel Armstrong SOCORRO, N.M., November 19, 2003 — The most recent issue of New Mexico Geology focuses on the study of “Pecos diamonds” along the Pecos River valley in southeast...

19nov02

by Rachel Armstrong SOCORRO, N.M., Nov. 19, 2003— The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR), in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey, recently published a large, po...

19nov03

by Rachel Armstrong SOCORRO, N.M., Nov. 19, 2003 — The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR) recently published a memoir that presents a study of the Caballo Mountains and...

7nov01

7nov01

by Valerie Kimble RED IS THE COLOR . . . of hundreds of poinsettias grown every year by the New Mexico Tech Physical Plant Greenhouse crew, headed by Karyn DeBont. During the holiday season, the ...

7nov03

by George Zamora SOCORRO – A New Mexico Tech hydrology professor and U.S. Geological Survey scientist who earned her doctorate at Tech have teamed up with five other researchers to co-author a ...

6nov01

6nov01

"AN HISTORIC BREAKFAST . . ." Mexican President Vicente Fox recently paid an historic visit to New Mexico -- the first ever by a Mexican head of state — and was treated to a breakfast...

31oct01

31oct01

 by George Zamora ESTANCIA, N.M., Oct. 31, 2003 – The New Mexico Tech Physics Club won top honors by launching a pumpkin the entire length of a football field with its hand-built trebuchet...

21oct01

21oct01

by George Zamora (Right: HRH Prince Andrew with Dr. Daniel H. López, President of New Mexico Tech) SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 20, 2003 -- His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, visited sever...

22aug01

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., August 21, 2003 – New Mexico Tech is one of the nation’s best institutions for an undergraduate education, according to the recently published 2004 edition...

25mar01

25mar01

Zamora, newswriter SOCORRO, N.M., March 25, 2003 -- New Mexico Tech is commencing with a major upgrade of its seismology capabilities, and the research university is also poised to play a major r...

30oct01

by George Zamora SEATTLE – Several New Mexico Tech geoscientists will travel to Seattle next week to present talks and posters about their current research at the 115th annual meeting of the Ge...

9oct01

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., October 9, 2003 – New Mexico Tech has been listed as the nation’s 18th best buy among public colleges and universities in rankings published in the current...

22sept02

22sept02

SOCORRO, N.M., updated Oct. 17, 2003 -- His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is scheduled to visit several research facilities on and near the New Mexico Tech campus on Monday, Octobe...

16oct01

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 15, 2003 – New Mexico Tech’s first ever endowed professorships have been established at the research university in memory of the late Patrick Kirpatri...

10oct01

10oct01

by George Zamora   SOCORRO, N.M., – October 10, 2003 - New Mexico Tech has entered into an agreement with Well Control School (WCS) of Harvey, La., to better provide certification and tra...

9oct02

by Rachel Armstrong SOCORRO, N.M., October 9, 2003 — The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR) recently published the latest issue of New Mexico EARTH MATTERS, a free, sem...

24sept01

24sept01

(202) 224-7082 WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 24, 2003 -- U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today indicated a willingness to soon meet with Iraqi Oil Minister Dr. Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum, alumnus of New Mexico Tec...

3oct01

by George Zamora SOCORRO – October 3, 2003 - New Mexico Tech is the nation’s top recipient of Congressionally approved earmarked research funds, according to recent rankings published by ...

3oct02

SOCORRO – October 3, 2003 – New Mexico Tech President Daniel H. López has been named again as one of the state’s top 140 “power brokers” by New Mexico Business Weekly in ...

25sept01

SOCORRO, N.M., September 25, 2003 -- New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson announced today that he has appointed New Mexico Tech President Daniel H. López as the co-chair of the 30-member search c...

25sept02

Gail Gitcho/Pearce: 202-225-4780 Chris Gallegos/Domenici: 202-224-7082 Jude McCartin/Bingaman: 202-224-1804   NEW MEXICO DELEGATION For immediate release: September 25, 2003   PEAR...

19sept01

19sept01

For Immediate Release September 19, 2003 by George Zamora "SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE . . ." Representatives of New Mexico Tech, Sandia National Laboratories, and Los Alamos National Lab...

17sept02

CONTACT: CHRIS GALLEGOS (202) 224-7082 DOMENICI: N.M. TECH AWARDED $19.8 MILLION FOR DOMESTIC COUNTER-TERRORISM EXPLOSIVES TRAINING WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 17, 2003 -- U.S. Senator Pete Domenici to...

17sept01

Sandia contact: Bill Murphy, 845-0845 Los Alamos contact: Jim Danneskiold, 505-667-1640 New Mexico Tech contact: George Zamora, (505) 835-5617   NEW MEXICO -- Sept. 17, 2003 -- Officials of S...

15sept02

15sept02

by George Zamora SOCORRO – A retired New Mexico Tech physics professor who was “in the delivery room” when the nuclear age was born has donated the bulk of his memoirs, papers, hi...

9sept04

9sept04

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., September 9, 2003 – New Mexico Tech has been named the lead management organization for the Southwest Regional Partnership for Carbon Sequestration, part of a...

4sept01

4sept01

"ANALYZING THE SOIL . . ." New Mexico Tech mathematics professor Brian Borchers (pictured on left) and hydrology professor Jan Hendrickx (pictured on right) recently welcomed Russell Harmo...

14mar01

SOCORRO, N.M., March 14, 2003 -- New Mexico Tech has been listed among the best values among national universities in a new college guide published this month by U.S. News & World Report. The s...

24feb01

24feb01

[For results, see Division B or Divison C] SOCORRO, N.M. February 22, 2003 -- The Albuquerque Academy made a clean sweep of it at 17th annual New Mexico Science Olympiad, winning both the high s...

22aug02

by George Zamora SOCORRO – New Mexico Tech has again been included among the 64 universities that make up the third tier grouping in the “Best National Universities—Doctoral” ...

13aug01

George Anastas, Health Physicist and Nuclear Engineer with the Environmental Evaluation Group(EEG) of New Mexico Tech, was recently honored by the Department of Homeland Security. Over the past severa...

17july03

CONTACT: CHRIS GALLEGOS (202) 224-7082 DOMENICI CONTINUES FUNDING FOR N.M. TECH SEISMOLOGY RESEARCH Southern N.M. Water Projects in FY2004 Energy & Water Bill   WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY ...

17july04

CONTACT: CHRIS GALLEGOS (202) 224-7082 COMMITTEE PASSES FUNDING FOR ANTI-TERROR AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING IN ROSWELL & SOCORRO   WASHINGTON, D. C., JULY 17, 2003 -- A bill that includ...

10july01

Contact: Chris Gallegos (202) 224-7082 DOMENICI SECURES 2004 HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING FOR SOCORRO’S FIRST RESPONDER TRAINING PROGRAM WASHINGTON, D.C. JULY 9, 2003-- U.S. Senator Pete Domenic...

30june03

30june03

June 30, 2003 -- "A DEDICATED BUNCH . . ." This past Saturday, New Mexico Tech officially welcomed to its campus one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious research programs for academ...

proc

OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION of "SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAM DAY AT NEW MEXICO TECH"   WHEREAS the Summer Science Program has provided a renowned pre-college program for academically gifted...

ssp

Socorro, New Mexico Saturday, June 28, 2003 Schedule of events: 10:30 am Registration / refreshments at Macey Center 11:15 Load two buses at Macey Center for 1 mile drive to Etscorn Camp...

10june01

SOCORRO, N.M., June 10, 2003 -- New Mexico Tech and the national seismology consortium, IRIS, which supports the university's PASSCAL Instrument Center, have been given the go-ahead to proceed with pl...

23may05

SOCORRO, N.M., May 23, 2003 -- Barring any last-minute hitches in ongoing purchase negotiations, "88009" might soon become one of the most important ZIP codes for the nation's homeland secur...

17june04

SOCORRO, NM June 17, 2003-- On Saturday, June 28, New Mexico Tech will officially welcome to its campus one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious research-based programs for academically gifted ...

19june01

SOCORRO, N.M., June 19, 2003 -- Tektronix, Inc., one of largest test and measurement companies in the world, recently donated the equivalent of $30,600 to New Mexico Tech by providing the state-suppor...

17june02

17june02

Dr. Matthew Silva, Director of the New Mexico Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) is a participant in the 27th biennial Material Research Society Conference on the Scientific Basis for Nuclear Wast...

16june01

16june01

SOCORRO, N.M., June 13, 2003 -- Mike Czerepak, a native of Albuquerque who is now a senior majoring in materials engineering at New Mexico Tech, recently was named the recipient of this year's Albuq...

30may01

30may01

SOCORRO - Daniel A. Klinglesmith III, an astronomer affiliated with New Mexico Tech's Magdalena Ridge Observatory, has loved astronomy since he was a child. His life-long interest was sparked when h...

27may01

SOCORRO, N.M., May 27, 2003 -- More than 250 high school juniors representing over 100 high schools from throughout New Mexico will attend a week-long series of educational workshops at the 56th ann...

23may01

Contact Roger Scott at (505) 234-5553, Fax (505) 887-3051 CARLSBAD, N. M, May 21, 2003. - A research and educational collaboration that pools together the resources and expertise of state and local g...

23may02

Contact: Chris Gallegos (202) 224-7082 Domenici Welcomes Initial Agreement for New Mexico Tech to Buy Hildago County Town Phelps Dodge Decision on Playas Could Aid Homeland Security Training WASH...

2may02

SOCORRO, N.M., - The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR) is sponsoring the first New Mexico Earth Science Achievement Award to honor individuals who have made significant contr...

7may01

SOCORRO - Nearly 300 people will receive academic degrees from New Mexico Tech at the university's commencement on Saturday, May 17, including one longtime atmospheric researcher who will be presented...

2may03

SOCORRO, N.M., May 2, 2003 - David W. Love, Nelia Dunbar, and William C. McIntosh, geologists at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR), in cooperation with Isleta Pueblo geol...

28apr01

Joint Release from: Directed Energy Directorate United States Air Force J. Rich Garcia PHONE: (505) 846-1911 email: Juventino.Garcia@Kirtland.af.mil New Mexico Tech George Zamora, Public Info...

28apr02

SOCORRO, N.M., April 24, 2003 -- New Mexico Tech Regent Sidney M. Gutierrez, director of the Monitoring Systems and Technology Center at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named one of the natio...

16apr01

16apr01

SOCORRO, N.M., April 15, 2003 -- International students at New Mexico Tech will once again present a worldwide bazaar of their respective native costumes, cuisines, and crafts at "Global Village...

16apr03

Congratulations to Lisa Eskra of New Mexico Tech's Chemistry Department. On April 15, 2003, she took first prize in the physical sciences-graduate division and $150 for her presentation, "From St...

8apr02

8apr02

SOCORRO, N.M. April 8, 2003 -- Elizabeth Rose Fernandez, a senior majoring in physics with an astrophysics option at New Mexico Tech, was named a 2002-2003 Macey Scholar at the state-supported rese...

1apr01

1apr01

Photo: This trebuchet (a medieval siege weapon) was built by the New Mexico Tech Physics Club as a traveling demonstration for school chlidren. Photo by James. W. Caruthers. SOCORRO, N.M. March 31,...

7apr02

SOCORRO, N.M., April 7, 2003 -- The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR) recently published the latest issue of New Mexico EARTH MATTERS, a free, semi-annual newsletter for New ...

7apr01

by George Zamora SOCORRO, N.M., April 4, 2003 -- New Mexico Tech's on-campus student apartment complex will officially be designated as the "Ben D. Altamirano Student Apartments" at a de...

3apr01

SOCORRO, N.M., April 3, 2003 -- More than 500 middle school and high school scholars from throughout the state will exhibit their research projects on Saturday, April 12, at the 51st Annual New Mexico...

1apr02

1apr02

SOCORRO, N.M. -- New Mexico Tech will be celebrating National Poetry Month with a reading by American Book Award winning poet Arthur Sze on Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the New Mexico Tech Libra...

24mar03

  SOCORRO, N.M., March 24, 2003 -- New Mexico Tech has not fielded an intercollegiate baseball, football, or basketball team since the late-1940s; however, rugby football has filled in its own s...

24mar02

24mar02

New Mexico Tech first-place programmers James Kearney, Evan Nelson, and Paul Ming DURANGO, Colo., March 24, 2003 -- Four teams of New Mexico Tech undergraduates recently traveled to Durango to co...

24mar01

SOCORRO, N.M., March 20, 2003 -- Jared Harrington Crossley, a senior majoring in physics with an astrophysics option at New Mexico Tech, was named a 2002 Macey Scholar at the state-supported researc...

20mar01

SOCORRO, N.M., March 19, 2003 -- Shannon Gaddy Ferrell, a Gallup native who is now a senior majoring in materials engineering at New Mexico Tech, recently was named the research university's "E...

20mar02

SOCORRO, N.M. March 19, 2003 -- David Ladner, a Silver City native who is now a senior majoring in environmental engineering at New Mexico Tech, recently was named the research university's "En...

17mar02

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2003 -- A proposed plan by the U. S. Department of State to relocate or even eliminate two Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) programs that are currently in operation at New M...

12mar01

SOCORRO, N.M., March 11, 2003 -- The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents recently approved multi-year contracts awarded to three travel agencies, which will provide departments and research divisions a...

11mar02

SOCORRO, March 7, 2003 -- Ryan Michael Kruse, a senior majoring in electrical engineering at New Mexico Tech, recently was named the research university's "Engineering Student of the Year." ...

3mar06

by Dave Wheelock Tech's men's rugby club has advanced to the Western USA Rugby Football Union's Division II collegiate playoffs, to be contested in Dallas the weekend of April 5 & 6. Tech will ...

3mar062

SANTA FE -- The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents approved a measure at its February 25 meeting in Santa Fe, which will allow the university to enter into a lease agreement for a Socorro apartment comp...

3mar052

Contact Information: Gail Gitcho/Pearce: 202-225-4780 Chris Gallegos/Domenici: 202-224-7082 Jude McCartin/Bingaman: 202-224-1804   NEWS RELEASE NEW MEXICO DELEGATION For immediate release...

3mar04

SOCORRO, N.M., March 04, 2003. The New Mexico Tech Rugby Football Club took a ride on an emotional roller coaster Saturday in Albuquerque, jetting off to a two-try lead before falling behind, battling...

3mar05

SOCORRO -- March 4, 2003 New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron has officially declared Saturday, March 29, as "New Mexico Tech Rugby Football Club Day" throughout the state, ...

3mar01

KUDOS to several deserving Techies who have recently achieved great things! Press releases are in the works for each of the people/groups below. Cember Hardison, an environmental science major, was a...

28feb01

  SOCORRO, N.M., February 26, 2003 -- A memorial scholarship fund has been established at New Mexico Tech in honor of a Tech student who died last September in a two-car accident that occurred o...

nominate

Do you know someone who ought to be nominated for an award? This is your chance! Awards are given out at Commencement on May 17, so get your nomination in as soon as you can.   Was there a ...

25feb02

25feb02

SOCORRO, N.M., February 25, 2003 - For the first time in its 30-year history, the annual New Mexico Women's Studies Conference will be hosted by New Mexico Tech, this coming Friday and Saturday, Feb...

13feb01

(Note: for a schedule of events on Science Olympiad day, see the schedule in pdf format. Room numbers will be available on the day of the event, at Macey Center.) SOCORRO, N.M. February 13, 2003 -- ...

18feb01

18feb01

SOCORRO, N.M., February 17, 2003 -- New Mexico Tech senior Isaiah K. Storey was awarded top honors for a technical paper presentation he gave last month at a national conference sponsored by the Soc...

13feb02

SOCORRO, N.M. February 13, 2003 -- In conjunction with next week's observance of National Engineering Week, New Mexico Tech will host two big events on its campus, which are designed to increase pub...

12feb01

12feb01

SOCORRO, N.M., February 11, 2003 -- David F. Boutt, a doctoral candidate in New Mexico Tech's nationally renowned hydrology program, recently was named the 2002-2003 recipient of the American Geoph...

3feb01

New Mexico Geology Studies Stratigraphy of Tanos and Blackshare Formations SOCORRO, N.M., February 3, 2003 - The latest issue of New Mexico Geology focuses on the stratigraphy of the Tanos and Blacks...

13jan02

SOCORRO, N.M., January 10, 2003 -- New Mexico Tech will play host this summer to about three dozen of the nation's most academically gifted high school students, when the renowned Summer Science Pr...

5feb01

5feb01

SOCORRO, N.M., February 4, 2003 -- Thompson Sarkodie-Gyan, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at New Mexico Tech, has developed a computer-controlled apparatus that promises to get wa...

28jan02

We will be converting to the redesigned Tech website on Saturday, Feb 1. The NMT website will be down from 10 a.m. to - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. Please feel free to contact webmaster Joy Wheeler t...

28jan01

DOMENICI SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR 2003 SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM IN WASHINGTON New Mexico College Students Eligible for Summer Internships in D.C. WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today invited Ne...