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Construction Will Cause Campus Disruptions

SOCORRO, N.M. January 6, 2010 -- Construction of a new hot water loop is expected to cause disruptions of service in several systems on campus during 2010. TLC Plumbing and Heating of Albuquerque was...

Regents Approve $4.3 Million Contract To Replace Heating Loop

SOCORRO, N.M. December 22, 2009 – The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents issued a $4.34 million construction contract to replace the university’s hot water loop. The Board held a special me...

Tech Honors Employees For Service Milestones

Tech Honors Employees For Service Milestones

SOCORRO, N.M. December 14, 2009 -- New Mexico Tech administrators hosted a special banquet Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Macey Center to recognize employees for their milestones. University president Dr. Da...

Electrical Engineering Seniors Tackling Technological Projects

SOCORRO, N.M. December 9, 2009 – Five teams of electrical engineering seniors are culminating their undergraduate years with ambitious capstone projects. The 20 budding engineers are working wi...

Management Students Partner With Local Businesses

Management Students Partner With Local Businesses

SOCORRO, N.M. December 8, 2009 – The Management Department at New Mexico Tech and the national laboratories are partnering on a new project to pair management and engineering students with local...

Chemical Engineering Stars Win National Research Awards

Chemical Engineering Stars Win National Research Awards

SOCORRO, N.M. December 7, 2009 – Two seniors in chemical engineering won awards for their research presentations at the American Institute of Chemical Engineering conference in Nashville in Nove...

Materials Engineers Get Industrial Experience In Senior Design

Materials Engineers Get Industrial Experience In Senior Design

SOCORRO, N.M. November 30, 2009 – This year’s seniors in materials engineering are tackling some complex and interesting projects for their Senior Design class. ...

Herkenhoff Family Bolsters Mineral Engineering Endowment

Herkenhoff Family Bolsters Mineral Engineering Endowment

SOCORRO, N.M. December 3, 2009 – A family known for its longtime support of New Mexico Tech has donated nearly $1 million to supplement its endowment fund at the university in Socorro. ...

Regents: Enrollment Trends Up; Finances Stable

SOCORRO, N.M. November 18, 2009– The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents heard encouraging news about early enrollment for the fall 2010 semester. At the regular meeting Tuesday in Albuquerque, Re...

Tech Scientists Study Massive Spring In Rio Grande

Tech Scientists Study Massive Spring In Rio Grande

SOCORRO, N.M. November 17, 2009 – New Mexico Tech scientists think they’ve found the largest spring yet in the upper Rio Grande, a few miles south of the Colorado border near Ute Mountain....

Two Students Noted For Explosives Research

Two Students Noted For Explosives Research

SOCORRO, N.M. November 10, 2009 – New Mexico Tech students Shaun Geerts and Micah Wild won third place for their research poster at the national American Indian Society of Science and Engineerin...

Energy Discussion Video Now On Web

HOBBS, N.M. November 9, 2009 -- The New Mexico Center for Energy Policy recently had a successful special event featuring oil-and-gas expert John Hofmeister. The two-hour video of his presentation an...

5th Annual Gingerbread Contest

5th Annual Gingerbread Contest

SOCORRO, N.M. December 2, 2009 – The entry deadline for the 5th Annual New Mexico Tech Gingerbread House Contest is fast approaching. ...

Tech Training Program Gets $23 Million From Homeland Security

Tech Training Program Gets $23 Million From Homeland Security

SOCORRO, N.M. November 6, 2009 – The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $23 million to New Mexico Tech to continue operating the All Hazards Response Training Program. ...

Tech Geothermal Project Bolstered By Department of Energy

Tech Geothermal Project Bolstered By Department of Energy

UPDATE: November 12 -- Periodic status report updates on the drilling project, including depth and temperatures, are available on the web. SOCORRO, N.M. November 5, 2009 – Looking to the west f...

Pygmies Cap 16-3 Season With Win at NMSU

Pygmies Cap 16-3 Season With Win at NMSU

Tech Wins Hard-Fought Match 47-27 LAS CRUCES, N.M. November 3, 2009 -- The final margin may not show it, but the New Mexico Tech Rugby Club's 47-27 win over New Mexico State University in Las Cruces ...

MythBusters Features Tech Footage ... Again

MythBusters Features Tech Footage ... Again

SOCORRO, N.M. November 2, 2009 – New Mexico Tech will make its fifth appearance on MythBusters in November. The new episode on Wednesday, Nov. 18, will include footage shot at the Energetic Mat...

Mechanical Engineers Take Top Awards At Conference

Mechanical Engineers Take Top Awards At Conference

SOCORRO, N.M. October 27, 2009 – A group of 17 New Mexico Tech students made a big splash at the university’s first visit to the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Conference in ...

Students Top Grads in Annual Rugby Classic

Students Top Grads in Annual Rugby Classic

Pygmies 55, Ancestors 32 SOCORRO, N.M. October 26, 2009 -- New Mexico Tech’s student team won a battle of contrasting rugby styles in Friday’s 49ers homecoming match, scoring a 55-32 vi...

Regents Report: President Bracing For State Budget Cuts

SOCORRO, N.M. October 21, 2009 – The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents learned that enrollment of new students for fall 2009 is looking rosy, state finances are not looking rosy and employee heal...

Tech Staffer Wins Prestigious Statewide Service Award

Tech Staffer Wins Prestigious Statewide Service Award

SOCORRO, N.M. October 21, 2009 – New Mexico Tech staff member Tony Ortiz was selected to receive one of the state’s most prestigious civil service awards – the 2009 Governor’s ...

Tech Rugby Club Second in Premier N.M. Tournament

Tech Rugby Club Second in Premier N.M. Tournament

Pygmies Nudged by Men’s Team in Collegiate Final ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  October 21, 2009 -- The New Mexico Tech Rugby Club overcame four opponents in the 40th annual High Desert Classic in Alb...

PRRC Cuts Ribbon On New Kelly Building Addition

PRRC Cuts Ribbon On New Kelly Building Addition

SOCORRO, N.M. October 16, 2009 – New Mexico Tech is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, to officially open the new addition to the John M. and Esther L. Kelly...

Peabody Coal Donates To Mineral Engineering Dept.

SOCORRO, N.M. October 16, 2009 – Peabody Coal recently donated $20,000 to the mineral engineering department, adding to their already existing scholarship endowment fund, which supports New Mexi...

Technology Investor Meets with Professors, Students

SOCORRO, N.M. October 15, 2009 – John Chavez, president of the New Mexico Angels investment firm, will host an interactive discussion with students and researchers about marketing new technologi...

Materials Engineering Students Earn Industry Awards

Materials Engineering Students Earn Industry Awards

SOCORRO, N.M. October 14, 2009 – Three materials engineering students earned scholarships from the Albuquerque chapter of ASM, the materials science and engineering society. ...

Blood Bank Honors Tech For Saving Lives

Blood Bank Honors Tech For Saving Lives

SOCORRO, N.M. Oct. 7, 2009 – United Blood Services of New Mexico presented New Mexico Tech with a special “Life Sustaining Award” for helping save lives via student blood donations. ...

Earthquake Awareness Day Punctuates Earth Science Week

Earthquake Awareness Day Punctuates Earth Science Week

SOCORRO, N.M. October 7, 2009 -- New Mexico Tech and the state Bureau of Geology are taking special notice of Earth Science Week in 2009. The national Earth Science Week is October 11 to 17, 2009, as...

Pygmies Dominate Top Competition in Flagstaff

Pygmies Dominate Top Competition in Flagstaff

Tech Wins Five Times En Route To Tourney Triumph FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Oct. 6, 2009 -- When it comes to 10-man rugby, New Mexico Tech's Pygmies don't care who they face. Playing for the first time in the...

Speaker Discusses Science Of Climate Change

Speaker Discusses Science Of Climate Change

SOCORRO, N.M. October 2, 2009 – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is hosting a special event about climate change Tuesday, Oct. 6, at New Mexico Tech. ...

Tech Investing In ‘Center For Graduate Studies’

Tech Investing In ‘Center For Graduate Studies’

SOCORRO, N.M. September 30, 2009 – New Mexico Tech will be modernizing the university’s graduate programs, thanks to a $2.86 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Promo...

Tech Launching Border Security Education Program

Tech Launching Border Security Education Program

SOCORRO, N.M. Sept. 29, 2009 – New Mexico Tech is expanding its law enforcement education program to include a new initiative for border area officers. The university won a competitive grant fo...

Tech Ruggers Demolish San Juan Silverbacks 62-7

Tech Ruggers Demolish San Juan Silverbacks 62-7

FARMINGTON, N.M. September 29, 2009 -- A 62-7 blowout was the furthest thing from the minds of a lean pack of New Mexico Tech rugby players making the trip to play the San Juan Silverbacks Saturday. A...

Rail Runner Chief Kicks Off Speakers Series

Rail Runner Chief Kicks Off Speakers Series

SOCORRO, N.M. September 28, 2009 – The New Mexico Tech Management Department has announced the lineup for the third annual Verge Fund Speaker Series. The series features New Mexico’s lead...

Regents Report: Recruiting, Retention, Staffing, Swine Flu

SOCORRO, N.M. Sept. 25, 2009 – The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents heard updates about enrollment, retention, finances, personnel changes and the swine flu at the Tuesday, Sept. 22, meeting. P...

Magdalena Ridge Observatory Growing Its Customers Base

Magdalena Ridge Observatory Growing Its Customers Base

SOCORRO, N.M. Sept. 24, 2009 – The Magdalena Ridge Observatory has been operational for less than 12 months, but the 2.4 meter telescope already has developed a strong portfolio of customers and...

Tech Falls Short Against Santos Rugby Squad

Tech Falls Short Against Santos Rugby Squad

SOCORRO, N.M. September 21, 2009 -- The Santa Fe Rugby Club overcame a strong challenge from New Mexico Tech in Socorro Saturday to come away with a 28-19 win. The Pygmies held a 12-7 halftime lead be...

PASSCAL Instrument Center Deploying Greenland Network

PASSCAL Instrument Center Deploying Greenland Network

SOCORRO, N.M. Sept. 17, 2009 – New Mexico Tech will play a crucial role in a new project to install and operate a vast network of seismic sensing stations in Greenland. ...

Campus Club Aims To Expand Opportunities For Women Engineers

Campus Club Aims To Expand Opportunities For Women Engineers

SOCORRO, N.M. Sept. 16, 2009 – Among the student clubs at New Mexico Tech, the Society of Women Engineers is one of the more active academically and socially. ...

New Mexico Geology Features Articles on Fossils, SE New Mexico

SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 16, 2009 – The latest issue of the quarterly periodical New Mexico Geology features articles on invertebrate fossils from the Ghost Ranch area, and on oil and gas producti...

Pygmies Win Inaugural Match with Clovis

Pygmies Win Inaugural Match with Clovis

SOCORRO, N.M. September 14, 2009 -- The New Mexico Tech Rugby Club opened their home season Saturday with a hard-won 17-15 victory in their first-ever match against the Clovis Nomads. The nail-biter m...

Energy Center Hosts Interactive Event With Leading Statesman

Energy Center Hosts Interactive Event With Leading Statesman

HOBBS, N.M. September 14, 2009 – New Mexico Tech’s Center for Energy Policy will present a special presentation about the future of energy in the 21st century at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13...

Rugby Team Finishes Second In Santa Fe Tourney

Rugby Team Finishes Second In Santa Fe Tourney

SANTA FE, N.M. September 11, 2009 -- The New Mexico Tech Rugby Club opened their 2009 fall season with a second-place finish in the annual Santa Fe Ten-Man Tournament over the Labor Day weekend. Compe...

KRQE Reports On Socorro Seismic Activity

SOCORRO, N.M. September 9, 2009 – Two small earthquakes and a swarm of more than 400 micro-quakes have shaken the ground around Socorro in recent weeks. Channel 13 KRQE aired a two-minute repor...

Tech Expands Carbon Sequestration Work With Two Grants

SOCORRO, N.M. September 9, 2009 – Already a leading research institution for carbon sequestration in the nation, New Mexico Tech is expanding its research and education in the burgeoning researc...

Tech Personnel Assist With Mine Fatality Recovery

Tech Personnel Assist With Mine Fatality Recovery

MAGDALENA, N.M. Sept. 2, 2009 – New Mexico State Mine Inspector Terence Foreback and his staff assisted with the recovery of an abandoned mine accident victim near Magdalena on August 28. Foreb...

Math Research Center Models Industrial Problems

Math Research Center Models Industrial Problems

SOCORRO, N.M. September 2, 2009 – A fledgling industrial mathematics research center is proving to be productive in publishing research papers and developing professional partnerships. Math pro...

Two Grad Students Earn Earth Science Awards

Two Grad Students Earn Earth Science Awards

SOCORRO, N.M. September 1, 2009 – Two New Mexico Tech graduate students won prestigious awards from the National Speleological Society this summer. Aaron Curtis, an incoming geochemistry master...

Tech Chemists Publish Ground-Breaking Work On Two-Color Dyes

Tech Chemists Publish Ground-Breaking Work On Two-Color Dyes

SOCORRO, N.M. August 28, 2009 – New Mexico Tech chemistry professor Dr. Michael Heagy has been making headlines for his work with dual fluorescent dyes in recent weeks. Chemical Communications ...

Tech Vice President Dr. Ricardo Maestas Named President of University In Texas

SOCORRO, N.M. August 27, 2009 – Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, announced this week that Dr. Ricardo Maestas has been selected for its presidency. Dr. Maestas has served four years ...

Small Earthquake Shakes Socorro

SOCORRO, N.M. August 21, 2009 – Socorro was jolted by a shallow magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 7:57 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, according to New Mexico Tech Earth scientists. Dr. Rick Aster, geophysi...

Tech Reminds Campus Community To Conserve Energy

SOCORRO, N.M. August 19, 2009 – New Mexico Tech administrators are asking all employees to think about conserving energy – both for economic and environmental reasons. “We have many...

Regents Hear Financial Update

CHAMA, N.M. August 17, 2009– The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents discussed budgets, research and funding at the Saturday meeting in Chama. The meeting served as the end of the Regents’ a...

Chemistry Teams Spend Summer On Anti-Cancer Research

Chemistry Teams Spend Summer On Anti-Cancer Research

SOCORRO, N.M. August 4, 2009 – Two teams of chemistry professors and students are spending the summer hard at work looking for novel new anti-cancer agents. Chemistry professor Dr. Ingo Janser,...

Tech Secures Funding To Examine Exoplanets

Tech Secures Funding To Examine Exoplanets

SOCORRO, N.M. August 3, 2009 – An interdisciplinary team of scientists at New Mexico Tech is embarking on a mission to examine planets circling other stars, thanks to a NASA grant for $732,000. ...

Survey Says: Degree From NMT Compares Well

SOCORRO, N.M. July 30, 2009 – The average salary of New Mexico Tech graduates is ranked in the top 15 percent of more than 599 universities in the nation, according to the most recent data at Pa...

Regents OK 2011 State Special Project Funding Requests

SOCORRO, N.M. July 29, 2009 – The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents met in special session to approve the Fiscal Year 2011 requests for Research and Public Service Project funding. The Board cal...

Tech Receives Information Security Accolades

SOCORRO, N.M. July 23, 2009 – New Mexico Tech has earned the highest accolades from the Department of Defense for excellence in industrial security. The agency’s Defense Security Service ...

Summer Short Course Targets Management Grad Students

SOCORRO, N.M. July 21, 2009 – The New Mexico Tech management department is offering another summer short course for master of engineering management students. Management department chairman Dr....

Ecuador Volcano Presents Perfect Natural Lab

Ecuador Volcano Presents Perfect Natural Lab

SOCORRO, N.M. July 20, 2009 – New Mexico Tech geophysics professor Dr. Jeffrey Johnson recently completed a successful month-long field course studying the Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador. ...

NMT Student Shoots (Pool) to Win

SOCORRO, N.M., July 17, 2009  – New Mexico Tech student Chris Aitken is competing in a national billiards tournament, the 2009 9-Ball Championships, held in Normal, Ill., on July 21 &ndas...

Water Symposium Dedicated To Dr. Rob Bowman

Water Symposium Dedicated To Dr. Rob Bowman

SOCORRO, N.M. July 10, 2009 – The Water Resources Research Institute has announced that its annual symposium in Socorro will be dedicated to former New Mexico Tech professor Dr. Rob Bowman. ...

Hypothesis Links Extreme Volcanism To Global Cooling

SOCORRO, N.M. July 1, 2009 – New Mexico Tech scientist Dr. Steve Cather authored a brief article in the academic journal Geosphere that has generated a flurry of mainstream articles. Cather, a ...

NMT Spanish Professor Has Book Published

SOCORRO, N.M., June 23, 2009 – Rafael Lara-Martinez, professor of Foreign Language at New Mexico Tech, is the author of a newly published book whose title translates into English as “Balsa...

17 Visiting Students Conducting Green Research

17 Visiting Students Conducting Green Research

The 2009 students in the Research Experience for...

Tech Spin-Off Recognized As Up-And-Coming Company

Tech Spin-Off Recognized As Up-And-Coming Company

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. June 18, 2009 – Software developed at New Mexico Tech is getting noticed for its impressive ability to conduct computer security, analysis and forensics. Tech helped launch a ...

Tech Prof Walks 1 Million Steps In 74 Days

Tech Prof Walks 1 Million Steps In 74 Days

SOCORRO, N.M. June 17, 2009 – Dr. Dave Westpfahl, physics professor and department chairman at New Mexico Tech, is counting to a million. Ten weeks ago, Westpfahl set a goal of walking one mill...

Tech Mini-Baja Team 41st At Nationals

Tech Mini-Baja Team 41st At Nationals

BURLINGTON, Wisc., June 17, 2009 – The New Mexico Tech Mini-Baja team finished a disappointing 41st in the national competition last week, undone by a breakdown during the crucial endurance race...

36 Bright High Schoolers Tracking Asteroids At Tech

SOCORRO, N.M. June 16, 2009 – Three dozen bright high school students are spending six weeks at New Mexico Tech tracking asteroids through the Summer Science Program. Since 1959, the program ha...

Elec. Eng. Prof Selected For Navy Optics Summer Program

Elec. Eng. Prof Selected For Navy Optics Summer Program

SOCORRO, N.M. June 15, 2009 — Dr. Scott W. Teare, New Mexico Tech department chairman and professor of Electrical Engineering, has been selected by the Office of Naval Research as a Senior Summe...

President Announces Hiring Of New Executive Assistant

SOCORRO, N.M. June 11, 2009 -- New Mexico Tech President Dr. Daniel H. Lopez announced Thursday that Lala Trujillo-Garcia has been hired as his new executive assistant. Lucy Chavez is retiring after ...

Mini-Baja Team Takes High Hopes To Nationals

Mini-Baja Team Takes High Hopes To Nationals

SOCORRO, N.M. June 10, 2009 – Ten thousand hours of New Mexico Tech engineering labor will be put to the test this week. A dozen New Mexico Tech mechanical engineering students are headed to Bu...

Summer Science Program Presents Cutting-Edge Public Lectures

SOCORRO, N.M., June 10, 2009  – The Summer Science Program at New Mexico Tech presents a series of lectures on some of the new and exciting frontiers of science. Although the lectures are p...

Tech Astrophysicist Spearheads Federal Funding Effort

Tech Astrophysicist Spearheads Federal Funding Effort

SOCORRO, N.M. June 10, 2009 – New Mexico Tech astrophysicist Dr. Michelle Creech-Eakman is leading the effort to secure federal funding priority for all astronomical interferometers for at least...

Conference In Croatia Has Strong New Mexico Tech Ties

Conference In Croatia Has Strong New Mexico Tech Ties

SOCORRO, N.M. June 8, 2009 – The week of May 25 to 29 marked the culmination of a year’s worth of planning by Tech physics graduate Dr. Zeljka Fuchs, Dr. Branko Grisogono from the Universi...

Hydrology Professor Dr. Rob Bowman, 1950-2009

Hydrology Professor Dr. Rob Bowman, 1950-2009

LEMITAR, N.M., June 8, 2009 – New Mexico Tech lost a special individual Saturday, June 6. Hydrology professor Dr. Rob Bowman passed away at his home in Lemitar with his wife and son by his side....

Bridge Building Team Scores Well At First National Appearance

Bridge Building Team Scores Well At First National Appearance

SOCORRO, N.M. June 4, 2009 – The Civil Engineering student members of the American Society of Civil Engineers club participated in their first National Student Steel Bridge Competition on May 22...

Student Heliostat Design Team Scores EPA Grant

Student Heliostat Design Team Scores EPA Grant

SOCORRO, N.M. May 28, 2009 – A group of Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students received a National Student Design Competition award from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The h...

'Man Vs. Cartoon' Begins Six Week Run June 13

'Man Vs. Cartoon' Begins Six Week Run June 13

SOCORRO, N.M., June 2, 2009 – New Mexico Tech will be the star of a new six-episode cable series that begins airing Saturday, June 13. ...

Tech Renews Exchange Program With Norwegian University

SOCORRO, N.M. – New Mexico Tech officially renewed an exchange program with a Norwegian university this month, paving the way for graduate students in petroleum engineering to expand the scope o...

Regents Approve Graduation List, Discuss Enrollment

SOCORRO, N.M. – The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents on Friday afternoon officially approved the list of 2009 graduates, including 332 students earning bachelor’s, master’s and docto...

Tech Professor's Research Making International Headlines

Tech Professor's Research Making International Headlines

SOCORRO, N.M. – New Mexico Tech geophysics professor Dr. Kent Condie has been making headlines around the world in recent weeks. Condie is the first author of an academic paper in Earth and Pla...

Tech Rugby Club Falls Short in Repeat Bid

Tech Rugby Club Falls Short in Repeat Bid

New Mexico Tech’s Pygmies appeared on track Saturday in their bid to repeat their 2008 championship of the Celtic Sevens Tournament in Albuquerque. Emerging from pool play with three straight wi...

Law Change Allows Cave/ Karst Institute To Freely Find New Partners

By Thomas Guengerich CARLSBAD, N.M., April 8, 2009 – Recent federal legislation removes a roadblock for the National Cave and Karst Research Institute in Carlsbad to partner with federal agen...

New Mexico Tech Detonates Myths for Discovery Channel Show

New Mexico Tech Detonates Myths for Discovery Channel Show

Right: Tory Belleci, Adam Savage, Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Jamie Hyneman, the stars of MythBusters. Click for bigger picture. By Thomas Guengerich MythBusters Party Tonight, April 8, Ma...

New Mexico Tech Researchers Hit the Lightning Jackpot

New Mexico Tech Researchers Hit the Lightning Jackpot

By Thomas Guengerich Right: Lightning illuminates the night sky over Redoubt Volcano in this image captured by geologist and photographer Bretwood Higman. SOCORRO, N.M., April 7, 2009 – Ne...

New Mexico Tech Bridge Builders Earn Trip To National Event

New Mexico Tech Bridge Builders Earn Trip To National Event

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., April 7, 2009 – New Mexico Tech civil engineering students earned a third-place award at a regional competition for their steel bridge in only their fourth...

Center for Energy Policy Sets Dynamic Conference Agenda

By Thomas Guengerich HOBBS, N.M., April 6, 2009 – The New Mexico Center for Energy Policy conference will feature a wide variety of interesting speakers and topics Tuesday, April 14, at the Lea...

Four Brilliant High Schoolers Win Trip To International Science Fair

by Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., April 6, 2009 – More than 300 future scientists presented their research projects at the New Mexico State Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday in Socorro...

Mechanical Engineering Team Flies Model Plane At Nationals

Mechanical Engineering Team Flies Model Plane At Nationals

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., March 4, 2009 – Eight New Mexico Tech students in the mechanical engineering Junior and Senior Design Clinic have exceeded all expectations of their instru...

Geology Students Tour World's Largest Copper Mines in Chile

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., April 2, 2009 – Six New Mexico Tech geology students enjoyed all-access field trips to some of the world’s largest copper mines in Chile in early Mar...

Next Generation of Scientists Compete for Science Fair Honors

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., April 1, 2009 – More than 300 middle school and high school scholars from every corner of New Mexico will exhibit their research projects Saturday, April 4...

Ten lucky teenagers will be selected to have a blast at New Mexico Tech this summer.

SOCORRO, N.M., March 30, 2009 – Ten lucky teenagers will be selected to have a blast at New Mexico Tech this summer. The 2009 EMRTC Explosives Camp is a weeklong event that includes classroom time, ra...

The seniors in chemical engineering are midway through finding solutions to practical issues in thei…

By Thomas Guengerich This is the fifth in a series of articles about the senior design classes in the engineering programs at New Mexico Tech. Previously profiled were the Electrical, Mechanical, Mate...

Tech Now Accepting Macey Scholar Applications

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., March 26, 2009 – New Mexico Tech is now accepting applications for the William B. and Jean M. Macey Scholars Program for the 2009-2010 school year. The Mace...

New Mexico Tech Brings Together Investors and Inventors

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M. – The New Mexico Tech management department is hosting three informal lectures designed to offer marketing advice to researchers. Executives from three Alb...

Future Tech Student Receives Highest Student Civic Award

By Thomas Guengerich ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 18, 2009 – A high school student participating in New Mexico Tech’s Upward Bound program has received one of Albuquerque Public School&rsqu...

Tech Biology Professor Reiss Invited To Present Poster at Science Education Conference

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., March 18, 2009 – New Mexico Tech biology professor Dr. Rebecca Reiss will present a poster at the 2009 National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSC...

Tech Physics Professor Sonnenfeld Featured on "Pulse of the Planet" Radio Show

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., March 18, 2009 – New Mexico Tech physics professor Dr. Richard Sonnenfeld will be featured in a “best of” series of radio spots for “Puls...

New Mexico Tech's Team Albatross Finishes 25th in Maiden Effort

New Mexico Tech's Team Albatross Finishes 25th in Maiden Effort

By Thomas Guengerich SOCORRO, N.M., March 12, 2009 – The New Mexico Tech team completed Tech’s very first airplane design and competed in the SAE Aero design and performance competition l...