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Flag Rotation at Fidel Center

  • The display of international flags has been halted due to the removal of three flag poles. Stay tuned for an update on the future of flag displays on campus.

New Mexico Tech on the web and in the news:

  • President Wells was recently interviewed by New Mexico NPR's Tom Trowbridge during his New Mexico Close-Up program. During this interview, he discusses his time before coming to Tech, what he's come to discover about our university since arriving last July, and some of the exciting research currently taking place on our campus.

    Here are the three links to President Wells' interview with Tom Trowbridge:

  • The Albuquerque Journal published an article about the MaxPower microwave battlefield defense system, which is now at home in Socorro. The Air Force transfered ownership of the vehicle to the U.S. Army. The two military agencies held a transfer ceremony Friday, May 19, at EMRTC, which is the new home for the vehicle. Click here to read the article.  
  • The Press and Sun Bulletin of Binghamton, N.Y., reported that Tech graduate Patrick Madden is running for Congress in New York's 22nd district. Madden is a professor of computer science at Binghamton University. He earned his bachelor's and master's at New Mexico Tech, then his Ph.D. at UCLA. Click here for the article

  • Marine Technology News published an article headlined "Fresh Water below the Seafloor?" about freshwater reserves under the ocean floor. The article mentions Dr. Mark Person of NMT, who is spearheading a project to drill for freshwater off Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. Click here for that article
  • The Albuquerque Journal reported that Souder Miller and Associates has added four new board members, including Dr. Michael Hensley, director of strategic research initiatives for the research and economic development division at NMT. Click here for the blurb in the "Briefcase" section. 

  • The Carlsbad Current-Argus published a column about international college students and the value they bring to the state of New Mexico. The article mentions that NMT has almost 200 international students. (NMSU and UNM each have about 1,200 international students.) Click here for the article

Items of interest: 

  • Did you know? New Mexico Tech sends surplus inventory to Bentley's Auction every month. The company auctions New Mexico Tech inventory on the second Friday of every month. Auctions start at 8:30 a.m. at 4900 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque. Buyers can bid on items in person, on-line or by phone. The website is or Bentley's phone number is (505) 344-1812.
  • SoLLVE, the Socorro-Los Lunas Van Express, currently has a couple of openings, for either full or part (2-3 days/week) time. We leave Los Lunas at 7 AM, arriving slightly before 8 AM at the NMT Tech campus,and regularly stop and pick up at the upper campus as well. Departures from Tech are at 5:05 p.m. and return to Los Lunas just past 6 p.m.. Our van was purchased new last spring and is well maintained. Please see our website:\~sollve and address inquiries to David McCraw:, 835-5594.

  • What can you do with your empty printer and copier ink cartridges, and the cell phones you're no longer using? Put them in a collection box for the Rotary Club of Socorro. This project is partly community service, to keep the cartridges and phones out of the landfill, and partly an effort to raise funds for Rotary's local, national, and international projects. You will find collection boxes on campus in the Fidel Center, Human Resources, NRAO, MRO, and the Bureau of Geology. You will also see them at various locations around Socorro. Rotary thanks you for your help!
  • The Albuquerque-to-Socorro commuter van has an available seat. If you are interested please contact Rob V Hepler at 575-835-8027 (text or voice) or key points about our van pool:
    • We operate every day that NM Tech is open.
    • We have two stops in Albuquerque and in Socorro
      • I-25 and Paseo Del Norte –leaves at 6:32 AM
      • I-25 and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. – leaves at 6:45
      • Cramer Hall parking lot
      • EMRTC parking lot
    • We leave NM Tech at 5:05 p.m. and stop at the other stop on campus before heading home.
    • We lease our van from New Mexico Vanpools (a non-profit organization) who set our monthly fees based on operational costs.
    • Our fees have averaged $130.46 per month for the last year. If one considers vehicle expenses and wear and tear (depreciation), for most folks, driving their own vehicle, this cost is less than would be spent on 6 round trips from Albuquerque to Socorro. This does not consider your personal time spent on driving your own vehicle.
    • As a passenger on the van you can sleep or work during the trip! Most folks sleep. 

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