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Tech Student Wins Top Honors at National Conference, Nov. 25, 2008

Tech Student Wins Top Honors at National Conference, Nov. 25, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Nov. 25, 2008 – New Mexico Tech chemical engineering senior Kaoutar “Coco” Abbou Oucherif won a top national honor for her poster presentation...

High Schoolers to Study Near-Earth Asteroids at NM Tech, Dec. 18, 2008

Contact: Richard Bowdon SSP ‘74, Executive Director (866) 728-0999 rbowdon@summerscience.org SOCORRO, N.M., Dec. 18, 2008 -- Applications are now open for the 2009 Summer Science Program (SSP...

Tech President Selected To Chair Denish Transition Team, Dec. 12, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Dec. 12, 2008 – Lt. Governor Diane D. Denish announced the appointment of New Mexico Tech President Dr. Daniel H. López to her Transition Advisory Leadership...

New Mexico Tech Contracts with Italian Firm to Design Custom Telescope Domes, Dec. 10, 2008

New Mexico Tech Contracts with Italian Firm to Design Custom Telescope Domes, Dec. 10, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Dec. 10, 2008 –The milestones are happening regularly for the Magdalena Ridge Observatory at New Mexico Tech. The university on Tuesday, Dec. 2, signed a ...

Biology Professor Reiss Gets Grant To Create CSI:DNA Website, Dec. 10, 2008

Biology Professor Reiss Gets Grant To Create CSI:DNA Website, Dec. 10, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich Right: High school students investigate a staged crime scene at New Mexico Tech's Fidel Center. The "body" is a dummy. SOCORRO, N.M., Dec. 10, 2008 – New Mexic...

Kiplinger's Ranks Tech As a Top Educational Value, Dec. 8, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Dec. 8, 2008 – New Mexico Tech again ranks among the top 100 universities for offering an affordable education. Kiplinger’s latest rankings, based on...

Material Engineers Tackling Novel Senior Design Projects, Dec. 4, 2008

This is the third in a series of articles about the senior design classes in the engineering programs at New Mexico Tech. Previously profiled were the Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering...

Tech Professor Dr. Scott Teare Named SPIE Senior Member, Dec. 1, 2008

Tech Professor Dr. Scott Teare Named SPIE Senior Member, Dec. 1, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Dec. 1, 2008 – New Mexico Tech electrical engineering professor Dr. Scott Teare is among the inaugural “Senior Members” of a prestigious acade...

Newly Christened Asteroid Named for Former Tech Professor, Inventor, Nov. 25, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Nov. 25, 2008 – An asteroid discovered at Tech in 2003 was recently officially recognized as “174801 Etscorn,” in honor of former New Mexico Te...

Johnson's Volcano Research Featured in Nature, Nov. 25, 2008

Johnson's Volcano Research Featured in Nature, Nov. 25, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Nov. 25, 2008 – New Mexico Tech geophysics professor Dr. Jeffrey Johnson is getting double exposure for his successful volcano field work. His research in...

MESA Students Visit New Mexico Tech, Nov. 21, 2008

by Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Nov. 21, 2008 – New Mexico MESA students from across New Mexico take part in field trips at New Mexico Tech in November. About 100 students from Albuquerque...

New Research Facility to Include Unique, Built-In Bat Roost, Nov. 19, 2008

By Valerie Kimble CARLSBAD, N.M., Nov. 19, 2008 – When the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) officially breaks ground on its new building Monday, Nov. 24, the Center will not...

Cave and Karst Institute Sets Ground-Breaking Ceremony, Nov. 17, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich CARLSBAD, N.M., Nov. 17, 2008 – The National Cave and Karst Research Institute is one step closer to having a home of its own. Carlsbad city councilors awarded a $5.2 mi...

Tech Starts Distance Ed Engineering Alliance in Northern Iraq, Oct. 31, 2008

Tech Starts Distance Ed Engineering Alliance in Northern Iraq, Oct. 31, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich Right: New Mexico Tech petroleum engineering professor Dr. Robert Bretz (left) and Rob Hepler, distance education technology manager at Tech, pose in one of the university&rsq...

Walter Jon Williams Talks to Space Being from New Mexico Tech, Nov. 13, 2008

Walter Jon Williams Talks to Space Being from New Mexico Tech, Nov. 13, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Nov. 13, 2008 – New Mexico science fiction author Walter Jon Williams talked to a being in outer space recently. From the distance education studio at Ne...

Tech Researchers Secure Grant to Clean Oilfield Water, Nov. 12, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich LOVINGTON, N.M., Nov. 12, 2008 – Lea County and New Mexico Tech are partnering on a ground-breaking new Department of Energy grant to clean and recycle produced water fro...

YOUniversity dot com Visits New Mexico Tech, Nov. 10, 2008

YOUniversity dot com Visits New Mexico Tech, Nov. 10, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Nov. 10, 2008 – A film crew from YOUniversityTV.com spent a day on the New Mexico Tech campus creating a five- to seven-minute video that will soon be on ...

Tech Honors Retiring Deputy Director of EMRTC, Rudy Correa, Nov. 7, 2008

 By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Nov. 7, 2008 – New Mexico Tech bid farewell to Rudy Correa, who retired as deputy director of the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center. ...

IRIS-PASSCAL Celebrates 10 Years at New Mexico Tech, Nov. 5, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Nov. 5, 2008 – To celebrate its 10th anniversary at New Mexico Tech, the IRIS-PASSCAL Instrument Center will open its doors to the public from 4 to 7 p.m. ...

Tech Chemistry Professor Earns Top International Honor, Oct. 30, 2008

Tech Chemistry Professor Earns Top International Honor, Oct. 30, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 30, 2008 – Three New Mexico Tech professors presented their cancer research at an international assembly of scientists in Greece in mid-October and o...

Telescope Officially Donated to Etscorn Observatory, Oct. 30, 2008

Telescope Officially Donated to Etscorn Observatory, Oct. 30, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich Right: New Mexico Tech astrophysics senior Krista McCord with the 20-inch Dobsonian telescope at Etscorn Observatory. SOCORRO – The Etscorn Observatory at New Mexico Tech...

Three Tech Seniors Named Macey Scholars, Oct. 31, 2008

Three Tech Seniors Named Macey Scholars, Oct. 31, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 31, 2008 – New Mexico Tech has announced the 2008-2009 winners of the Macey Scholars Program scholarships – seniors Kaoutar “Coco” A...

Venture Capitalists Offer Advice to New Mexico Tech Professors, Oct. 21, 2008

Venture Capitalists Offer Advice to New Mexico Tech Professors, Oct. 21, 2008

Dr. Snezna Rogelj presents her concept for a device that provides rapid, highly-sensitive, DNA-based detection of pathogens at the inaugural Technology Workshop at New Mexico Tech. By Thomas Gueng...

Four Students Enter 2nd Tech YouTube Contest, Oct. 20, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 20, 2008 – The second New Mexico Tech YouTube contest is under way, with four student entries posted on the Web on Tuesday, October 14. To view all fou...

ILEA-Roswell Begins 72nd Session with 40 Delegates from Southeast Asia, Oct. 20, 2008

By Mike Bush ROSWELL, N.M., Oct. 20, 2008 — Classes began Monday, Oct. 20, for the 72nd session at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell. The class includes 40 delegates from ...

Responsible Energy Speech Contest, Oct. 20, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 20, 2008 – Two talented New Mexico Tech students will win $1,000 for a speech about responsible energy and earn a chance to win $5,000. The Citizens'...

Mythbusters Tests Two Legends at New Mexico Tech, Oct. 16, 2008

Mythbusters Tests Two Legends at New Mexico Tech, Oct. 16, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich Right: Tory Belleci, Adam Savage, Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Jamie Hyneman, the stars of MythBusters. Click for bigger picture. SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 16, 2008 – New ...

Tech Unveils Customer-Service Initiative, Oct. 15, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 15, 2008 – New Mexico Tech is aiming to become a friendlier place. Human Resources Director Joann Salome is spearheading the effort, which will begin w...

Tech Solidifies Partnership with Amarillo College, Oct. 15, 2008

Tech And Amarillo Sharing $3.2 Million Federal Grant By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 15, 2008 – New Mexico Tech has partner institutions around the globe and is now forming an importa...

NM Tech Professor Aims To Make Algae More Efficient Fuel Source Than Corn, June 26, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., June 26, 2008 – Chemical engineering professor Corey Leclerc sees algae as a much superior alternative to corn as a basis for biofuel – and he’s ...

President's Scholarships Helping Students Stay in School, Earn Degrees, Oct. 1, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 10, 2008 – More than 300 golfers and several dozen sponsors gather every September at New Mexico Tech for the largest single-day fundraising golf tourna...

Tech's Magdalena Ridge Observatory Now Open for Business, Oct. 8, 2008

Tech's Magdalena Ridge Observatory Now Open for Business, Oct. 8, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 8, 2008 – Magdalena Ridge Observatory recently marked the most significant milestone in its 13-year history. In September, New Mexico Tech’s ne...

New Mexico Tech Expanding IRIS-PASSCAL Instrument Center, Oct. 2, 2008

New Mexico Tech Expanding IRIS-PASSCAL Instrument Center, Oct. 2, 2008

"Tech is the international standard for portable seismic research instruments." By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 2, 2008 – Dr. Daniel H. López, president of New Mexico ...

Senior Design: Mechanical Engineers Working on Real-World Projects, Oct. 8, 2008

This is the second in a series of articles about the senior design classes in the engineering programs at New Mexico Tech. Previously profiled was the Electrical Engineering class. Next up: Petroleum ...

Workshop Joins Tech Research with Business Leaders and Venture Capitalists, Oct. 6, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 6, 2008 – Seven New Mexico Tech faculty members will present their innovative concepts to a panel of technology specialists, venture capitalists and m...

Tech Sophomore Invited to Present Research at National Conference, Oct. 3, 2008

Tech Sophomore Invited to Present Research at National Conference, Oct. 3, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 3, 2008 – New Mexico Tech sophomore Joe Koby (right) was selected to present a research poster at an annual conference in Tennessee. Koby is a sopho...

New Mexico Tech Receives $34 Million in Federal Budget, Oct. 3, 2008

for Observatory, First Responder Training By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 3, 2008 – President George W. Bush on Tuesday signed the appropriations budget that funds several important...

Tech Student Helping with Advanced Exploration on Vast Ore Deposit, Oct. 2, 2008

Tech Student Helping with Advanced Exploration on Vast Ore Deposit, Oct. 2, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 2, 2008 – A New Mexico Tech graduate student is contributing significant geological research into development of the second largest gold and copper d...

Archuleta Receives Prestigious Tech Transfer Award, Sept. 24, 2008

Archuleta Receives Prestigious Tech Transfer Award, Sept. 24, 2008

submitted to NMT/PIO KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., Sept. 24, 2008 – Mary Archuleta, a technology transfer specialist with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate...

ILEA Academy in Roswell Notes Seventh Anniversary, Sept. 24, 2008

By Jack Swickard ROSWELL, N.M., Sept. 24, 2008 — The International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell, a division of New Mexico Tech, began its seventh year of operation this month as the Unite...

Center for Energy Policy Announces Conference in January, Sept. 23, 2008

by Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 23, 2008 – The New Mexico Center for Energy Policy has announced that it will hold its second conference – this one examining renewable and low-c...

Materials Professor Lectures On Meteorites

by Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 22, 2008 – Dr. David Burleigh, New Mexico Tech Associate Professor of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering, will present a public lecture on meteo...

New Mexico Tech Student Lands Prestigious Google Scholarship, Sept. 18, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 18, 2008 – Erik Bennett, a computer science student at New Mexico Tech, recently received a prestigious Google Scholarship worth $10,000 to continue hi...

Electrical Engineers Start Challenging Senior Design Projects, Sept. 18, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich Note: This is the first in a series of articles about the senior design classes in the engineering programs at New Mexico Tech. Next up: Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Eng...

First Socorro Science Fiction Convention Features Nichelle Nichols, Sept. 16, 2008

First Socorro Science Fiction Convention Features Nichelle Nichols, Sept. 16, 2008

by Kathy Hedges Right: just another con guest. Credit: all photos in this article are courtesy of William D. "Schlake" Colburn. SOCORRO, N.M., September 16, 2008 – When Nichelle N...

Tech Researcher Uncovering Secrets of Ancient Eruptions and the Atmosphere, Aug. 21, 2008

Tech Researcher Uncovering Secrets of Ancient Eruptions and the Atmosphere, Aug. 21, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich Right: Nelia Dunbar explains the finer details of her electron microprobe laboratory at New Mexico Tech. SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 21, 2008 – New Mexico Tech researcher Nelia D...

Another Summer Spent Shooting Rockets, Flying Balloons, and Studying Lightning, Sept. 15, 2008

Another Summer Spent Shooting Rockets, Flying Balloons, and Studying Lightning, Sept. 15, 2008

Or, what did you do on your summer vacation, professor? By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO – A small group of the nation’s preeminent atmospheric physicists are wrapping up their summer&rsqu...

Casting Call for NMT Commercials, Sept. 11, 2008

SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 11, 2008 – New Mexico Tech is producing a series of television commercials to attract prospective students. The university is looking for actors to portray college students ...

Tech Students Present Research Papers at Mining Association Conference, Sept. 15, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 15, 2008 – Four New Mexico Tech graduate students got a taste of the experience of presenting research to a roomful of professionals at the New Mexic...

Facilities Management Taking Steps to Maintain Campus Safety for All, Sept. 9, 2008

By Rogir Renteria SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 9, 2008 – New Mexico Tech's Facilities Management is taking a proactive approach to keeping students, staff, and faculty safe while keeping our campus g...

Prof. Clint Lanier Redesigning NMT Website, Sept. 9, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 9, 2008 – Technical Communications professor Clint Lanier is excited about the possibilities in front of him – both as New Mexico Tech’s ...

New Mexico Tech Scientists Take Center Stage at Global Conference, Sept. 9, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 9, 2008 – New Mexico Tech geoscientists will join colleagues from around the globe at an historic meeting of the minds in October 5 to 9 in Houston. ...

Tech Scientists Testing New Method of Sequestering Carbon Dioxide, Sept. 9, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 9, 2008 – New Mexico Tech researchers are conducting a large-scale experiment near Aztec, N.M. that will have a dramatic impact on future outlook on ...

Women's Resource Center at Tech Has New Director, Aug. 26, 2008

Women's Resource Center at Tech Has New Director, Aug. 26, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 26, 2008 – After seven years of steady leadership from professors Sue and Doug Dunston, the Women’s Resource Center is having a changing of the g...

NM Tech Starts $1.5 Million Project to Improve Oil Recovery with Polymers, Aug. 22, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 22, 2008 – New Mexico Tech researchers have secured more than $1.5 million in state and federal funds to research the use of polymers for enhanced oil...

Motivational Speaker to give talk about Substance Abuse, Aug. 22, 2008

By Roger Renteria SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 22, 2008 – A recovering meth addict and suicide survivor will offer a cautionary tale to Tech students and the Socorro public schools students next week. D...

City of Socorro Starts New Van Service to Valencia County, Aug. 21, 2008

By Thom Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 21, 2008 The City of Socorro will begin a van service to Rio Communities and the RailRunner depot in Belen beginning Monday, August 25. The van will leave Soco...

Tech Announces Second Video Contest, Aug. 18, 2008

by Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 18, 2008 – The New Mexico Tech marketing department is sponsoring another YouTube.com video contest for Tech students. Tech students are encouraged to ...

Technical Communication Journal Coming To Tech, Aug. 18, 2008

By Roger Renteria SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 18, 2008 – Dr. Julianne Newmark, assistant professor of English, is bringing Xchanges to the New Mexico Tech Humanities Department. Xchanges is an interdis...

Campus Dining Going Green with Biodegradable Cups and Plates, Aug. 14, 2008

Campus Dining Going Green with Biodegradable Cups and Plates, Aug. 14, 2008

By Roger Renteria Right: Want taters with that? Chartwells new biodegradable plates are made of potatoes. SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 14, 2008 — New Mexico Tech’s dining contractor, Chartwell...

New Mexico Tech Graduates Make More Money, Aug. 14, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 14, 2008 – A recent salary study proves what New Mexico Tech graduates and administrators already know – Tech graduates make more money than their...

Deep Earth Research Shows Earthquake Zone Extends Farther Inland, Aug. 13, 2008

Deep Earth Research Shows Earthquake Zone Extends Farther Inland, Aug. 13, 2008

by Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 14, 2008 – New Mexico Tech geophysics professor Dr. Glenn Spinelli has discovered that the area where earthquakes may occur off the coast of Washingto...

NMT Chartwells Manager Receives Director of the Year Award, Aug. 5, 2008

SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 5, 2008 — Curtis Ortiz, the director of dining services on New Mexico Tech campus received the Director of the Year award from Chartwells. He arrived in the summer of 2007 ...

World-Recognized Geophysicist Exposes Deep-Earth Secrets, Aug. 11, 2008

World-Recognized Geophysicist Exposes Deep-Earth Secrets, Aug. 11, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO — Education meets entertainment when world-renowned researcher in geophysics and seismology Dr. Rick Aster hosts a multi-media presentation about the inner worki...

Water Research Takes Center Stage at Annual Symposium, Aug. 8, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M. — Water experts from around the state and west Texas will share their research about one of the region’s most vital resources next week. New Mexico T...

New Mexico Tech Showcases Cutting Edge Research to Senate Candidate, Aug. 6, 2008

New Mexico Tech Showcases Cutting Edge Research to Senate Candidate, Aug. 6, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich Right: New Mexico Tech Vice President Van Romero (left) explains the finer points of ammonium nitrate-fuel oil to Congressman Tom Udall (center), as Tech explosives instructor...

New Mexico Universities Sign National Voluntary System of Accountability Agreement, Aug. 5, 2008

Council of University Presidents, New Mexico Higher Education Department Coordinate Effort to Highlight Accountability in College/University Administration by Thomas Guengerich SANTA FE, N.M., Aug. ...

Youngest Democrat National Delegate Is Incoming New Mexico Tech Student, Aug. 5, 2008

Youngest Democrat National Delegate Is Incoming New Mexico Tech Student, Aug. 5, 2008

Right: Sean Stimmel receives a check from political blogger Joe Monahan to offset costs of attending the Democratic National Convention. SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 5, 2008 – The youngest ever New Me...

Tech Bids Farewell to the Director of International and Exchange Programs, Aug. 5, 2008

Tech Bids Farewell to the Director of International and Exchange Programs, Aug. 5, 2008

By Roger Renteria Right: Brandon Samter (center) with satisfied customers. SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 5, 2008 — New Mexico Tech students, staff and administration gave their best wishes to Brandon...

Nichelle Nichols to be Special Guest at SF Convention on NMT Campus, July 28, 2008

Nichelle Nichols to be Special Guest at SF Convention on NMT Campus, July 28, 2008

by Kathleen Hedges SOCORRO, N.M., -- Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek series, is the guest of honor at New Mexico Tech’s first-ever science fiction convention,...

New Mexico Tech Signs Contract with Telescope Manufacturer

New Mexico Tech Signs Contract with Telescope Manufacturer

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., July 31, 2008 – New Mexico Tech has awarded a $3.3 million contract option to Advanced Mechanical and Optical Systems, or AMOS, of Liège, Belgium, to buil...

Four New Faculty Members Join New Mexico Tech

By Roger Renteria SOCORRO, N.M., July 31, 2008 — Four new faculty members will join New Mexico Tech this fall. The new faculty feature two computer engineers, one chemical engineer, and one a...

President's Golf Tourney at Capacity

by Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., July 29, 2008 – The President’s Golf Tournament, set for Friday, Sept. 19, at New Mexico Tech Golf Course, is already full. President Daniel H. López ...

Nichelle Nichols to be Special Guest at SF Convention on NMT Campus

Nichelle Nichols to be Special Guest at SF Convention on NMT Campus

by Kathleen Hedges SOCORRO, N.M., July 25, 2008 – New Mexico Tech’s first science fiction convention, set for Sept. 12 – 14, is pleased to have Nichelle Nichols as its guest of ho...

Tech Rolls Out Text Message Emergency Alert System, July 25, 2008

By Roger Renteria SOCORRO, N.M., July 25, 2008 – In an effort to enhance safety and security on New Mexico Tech campus, the university Emergency Response Team has implemented an emergency tex...

Tech Students on Statewide Student Panel on Public Policy

by Roger Renteria SOCORRO, N.M., July 24, 2008 -- New Mexico Tech students Kaoutar Abbou Oucherif, Toby Sachs Quintana and Isaac Simmons will join other college students from around the state for the...

Aster Presents Research to Policymakers at National Conference

Aster Presents Research to Policymakers at National Conference

by Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., July 25, 2008 -- Professor Rick Aster and student Jonathan MacCarthy of New Mexico Tech had an opportunity to meet national policymakers at the Coalition for Natio...

Boston and Cave Microbes in the News

by Kathleen Hedges SOCORRO, N.M., July 25, 2008 -- Dr. Penelope Boston, New Mexico Tech's peripatetic professor of cave microbiology and (sometimes) Mars microbiology, has been in the news recently f...

Tech Taps Yarger as Director of Center for Energy Policy in Hobbs

Tech Taps Yarger as Director of Center for Energy Policy in Hobbs

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., July 24, 2008 – New Mexico Tech announced that Dr. Fred Yarger of Socorro has been named the first director and senior scientist of the recently-formed Ne...

Tech Observatory Researchers Star at Optics Conference, July 24, 2008

Tech Observatory Researchers Star at Optics Conference, July 24, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., July 24, 2008 – New Mexico Tech took center stage at an international conference for optical engineering in Marseilles, France, in late June. Right: from...

The Advising Resource Center - A Hidden Treasure for Tech Students, July 22, 2008

By Roger Ranteria SOCORRO, N.M., July 22, 2008 – The Advising Resource Center at New Mexico Tech provides students with a variety of free academic support services ranging from tutoring, coun...

Finishing Work Begins on Third Floor of Fidel Center, July 22, 2008

Finishing Work Begins on Third Floor of Fidel Center, July 22, 2008

by Thomas Guengerich Right: Fidel Third Floor. Photo by Roger Renteria. SOCORRO, N.M., July 22, 2008 – Finishing work on the third floor of the Fidel Center Student Center at New Mexico Tech...

A Day in the Life of SSP Students, July 18, 2008

A Day in the Life of SSP Students, July 18, 2008

By Roger Renteria SOCORRO, N.M., July 18, 2008 – Summer science students are having fun and learning astrophysics during the Summer Science Program at New Mexico Tech. Right: from left to ...

Mining Buff Restoring 140-Year-Old Silver Mine on New Mexico Tech Campus, July 17, 2008

Mining Buff Restoring 140-Year-Old Silver Mine on New Mexico Tech Campus, July 17, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., July 17, 2008 – Phil Kozushko of the mineral engineering department at New Mexico Tech is on a mission. The Tech alumnus and adjunct professor is rehabilit...

Tech New-Student Registration More Effective with More Dates, July 17, 2008

Tech New-Student Registration More Effective with More Dates, July 17, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., July 17, 2008 – A new approach to incoming student registration has made life easier for New Mexico Tech students, faculty and staff. For many years, the...

New Mexico Tech Officials Tour Academies in Africa, Europe and Asia, July 15, 2008

New Mexico Tech Officials Tour Academies in Africa, Europe and Asia, July 15, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., July 15, 2008 – A cadre of New Mexico Tech officials circled the globe in June to build relations with three partner academies in Africa, Eastern Europe an...

World's Leading Seismology Lending Library Builds New Test Vault, July 14, 2008

World's Leading Seismology Lending Library Builds New Test Vault, July 14, 2008

by Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., July 14, 2008 – The world’s leading seismology research support center is constructing an innovative instrument test facility at New Mexico Tech. Pho...

Chemistry Professor Has Plans To Slow Global Warming

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., July 7, 2008 – New Mexico Tech chemistry professor Oliver Wingenter and his colleagues believe that modest fertilization of the Southern Ocean with iron m...

Center for Innovative Teaching Announces Awards and Learning Communities Expansion, July 7, 2008

SOCORRO, N.M., July 7, 2008 – The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at New Mexico Tech announced two award winners for the 2008-2009 school year. This year’s recipients are chem...

Lightning Researchers Successfully Deploy Sensing Stations on Chilean Island, June 20, 2008

Lightning Researchers Successfully Deploy Sensing Stations on Chilean Island, June 20, 2008

By Thomas Guengerich Right: Tech professor of electrical engineering Bill Rison stands on a fence rail as he sets up a lightning sensor on Chiloe Island. The plume from the Chaiten Volcano is visib...

NM Tech Bookstore Wins 5 of 7 Awards at Company Conference, June 27, 2008

By Roger Renteria SOCORRO, N.M., June 27, 2008 – Tracy Peralta, manager of the New Mexico Tech Bookstore, recently won five awards at the Texas Book Company’s annual manager’s mee...

NM Tech Professor Leading Field Trip to Edge of Hawaiian Volcano, June 26, 2008

NM Tech Professor Leading Field Trip to Edge of Hawaiian Volcano, June 26, 2008

by Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., June 26, 2008 – New Mexico Tech geophysics professor Jeffrey Johnson is leading a field trip to view and measure geology in action. Left: Tech geophysics...

New Mexico Tech Hosts State's Largest One-Day Golf Event, June 23, 2008

by Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., June 23, 2008 –New Mexico’s largest one-day fundraising golf tournament will be Friday, Sept. 19, at the New Mexico Tech Golf Course in Socorro. The 1...

Ham Radio Operators To Hold Field Day, June 20, 2008

by Dave Finley, N1IRZ SOCORRO, N.M., June 20, 2008 -- Socorro's amateur radio operators will be among thousands showing off their emergency capabilities June 28-29. Over the past months, ham radio o...

Summer Science Program of 2008 Begins at New Mexico Tech, June 19, 2008

By Roger Renteria SOCORRO, N.M., June 18, 2008 – The Summer Science Program (SSP) returns to New Mexico Tech for its sixth summer. Three dozen top high school science students from 16 states ...

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by Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., June 13, 2008 –Freeport-McMoRan, a worldwide leader in the mining industry, recently donated $1 million to New Mexico Tech to help create an endowed chair in ...

Residential Life Staff Welcomes New Conference and Facilities Coordinator, June 13, 2008

Residential Life Staff Welcomes New Conference and Facilities Coordinator, June 13, 2008

by Roger Renteria SOCORRO, N.M., June 13, 2008 – New Mexico Tech recently announced that Thomas Kaus will join the Residential Life staff as the new conference and facilities coordinator. He...

Tech Mini-Baja Team Competes with the Big Boys, June 11, 2008

Tech Mini-Baja Team Competes with the Big Boys, June 11, 2008

Hands-On Experience Catapults Mechanical Engineers into Workforce by Thomas Guengerich Right: New Mexico Tech's 2008 Mini Baja Team. Standing, from left: Hollis Dinwiddie, Tim Ramirez, Ryan Davi...

Yanyan Guo Receives 2008 Langmuir Award For Research, June 13, 2008

Yanyan Guo Receives 2008 Langmuir Award For Research, June 13, 2008

by Roger Renteria SOCORRO, N.M., June 13, 2008 – Yanyan Guo, a second-year doctoral student in the chemistry department, was awarded the Langmuir Award for Excellence in Research at commencem...

Tech Professor Secures NSF Grant To Study Mechanics of Fault Zones, June 12, 2008

by Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., June 12, 2008 -- New Mexico Tech Associate Professor of Geology Gary Axen has secured a National Science Foundation grant to study the mechanics of an important an...