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Chile Repellent To Help Protect Endangered Species, Jan 4, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., Jan 4, 2000 - Dr. Daniel H. López, President of New Mexico Tech, announced today that a consortium of associated scientists has successfully tested Tech's patented non-toxic, all-natura...

Chile Repellent Effective on Formosan Termites, Jan. 23, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., January 23 , 2000 -- Dr. Daniel H.López, President of New Mexico Tech, announced today that research recently concluded at Texas A&M University had determined that Formosan termites...

NM Tech MST Program Expands Horizons to China, Aug. 3, 2000

Chieftain reporter J.P. Moore SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 3, 2000 -- Water quality studies, schools, and food were on the agenda for a group of New Mexico educators, including five from Socorro schools, on a...

Tech Researcher Sheds Light on "Sprites," Jan. 28, 2000

Tech Researcher Sheds Light on "Sprites," Jan. 28, 2000

SOCORRO, NM, January 28, 2000 -- Most everyone is familiar with the dazzling displays of lightning that accompany thunderstorms, but only a handful of atmospheric researchers (and high-altitude pilo...

NM Tech Regents Leave School's Name Unchanged, Aug. 8, 2000

SANTA FE, Aug. 8, 2000 -- New Mexico Tech will continue to be officially known as the "New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology." After months of reviewing feedback submitted by variou...

Silva Appointed Director of EEG, June 8, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., June 7, 2000 -- Matthew K. Silva recently was appointed director of New Mexico Tech's Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG), the state-funded research university announced today. S...

NM Tech Ranked Highly by U. S. News, Sept. 1, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., September 1, 2000-- New Mexico Tech has once again been listed as one of the best engineering schools in the nation in the latest annual rankings published today by U. S. News & W...

Wingenter Named Chemistry Professor, Nov. 13, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., November 13, 2000 -- Oliver W. Wingenter recently was appointed to the full-time, tenure-track position of assistant professor of chemistry at New Mexico Tech. He also will serve conc...

Sarkodie-Gyan Appointed Asst. Prof. of Mechanical Engineering, Oct. 30, 2000

Sarkodie-Gyan Appointed Asst. Prof. of Mechanical Engineering, Oct. 30, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., October 30, 2000 -- Thompson Sarkodie-Gyan recently was appointed to the full-time, tenure-track position of associate professor of mechanical engineering at New Mexico Tech, becomin...

Science Fair Winners Announced, April 15, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., April 15, 2000 -- Top winners were announced in the 48th annual New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair. Of the189 projects by 212 participants in the Senior Division (grades 9 - 12), f...

Lopez Receives NM Public Service Award, April 28, 2000

Lopez Receives NM Public Service Award, April 28, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M. April 24, 2000 -- Daniel H. López, president of New Mexico Tech, has been named one of this year's 12 recipients of the notable 31st Annual New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awar...

Mary Dezember Named Asst. Prof. of English, November 3, 2000

Mary Dezember Named Asst. Prof. of English, November 3, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., November 3, 2000 -- Mary Dezember was appointed prior to the start of the fall semester to the full-time, tenure-track position of assistant professor of English at New Mexico Tech. ...

Siddharth Pandey Named Asst. Prof. of Chemistry, Oct. 27, 2000

Siddharth Pandey Named Asst. Prof. of Chemistry, Oct. 27, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., October 26, 2000 -- Siddharth Pandey recently was appointed to the full-time, tenure-track position of assistant professor of chemistry at New Mexico Tech. Prior to assuming his ne...

Mary Harper Receives Albuquerque Journal Scholarship, Dec. 15, 2000

Mary Harper Receives Albuquerque Journal Scholarship, Dec. 15, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., December 15, 2000 -- Mary R. Harper, a graduate of Cibola High School who is now a senior majoring in materials engineering at New Mexico Tech, recently was awarded the prestigious Alb...

Grad Student Develops Arsenic Test Kit, Dec. 21, 2000

Grad Student Develops Arsenic Test Kit, Dec. 21, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., December 21, 2000 -- In the course of field work conducted for his geochemistry dissertation, New Mexico Tech doctoral candidate Greg Miller has developed a low-cost, easy-to-use analy...

Children's Center Teacher Gains Credentials, Dec. 14, 2000

Children's Center Teacher Gains Credentials, Dec. 14, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., December 14, 2000 -- Darlene Sanchez, an early childhood teacher at New Mexico Tech Children's Center, has been awarded the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in recognition ...

Esquivel Stirs Up Mighty Fine Posole, Dec. 19, 2000

SOCORRO, NM, December 19, 2000 -- Jennie Esquivel, assistant manager of New Mexico Tech Golf Course's snack bar, has proven she's definitely a world-class posolera, having taken a slew of top honors...

NMT Team Does Well in Mini Baja West Competition, Dec. 12, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., December 12, 2000 -- A team of New Mexico Tech mechanical engineering students took first place in the sales competition at Mini Baja West, an annual competition sponsored by the Societ...

Soccer Team Ends Successful Season, Dec. 7, 2000

Soccer Team Ends Successful Season, Dec. 7, 2000

[Left: Gordon Rueff, defensive back of the New Mexico Miners] SOCORRO, N.M., Dec. 7, 2000 -- New Mexico Tech's men's soccer team, the Miners, wrapped up their Fall 2000 season last week with a 6-2 ...

Fencers Take Second Place at Tournament, Dec. 7, 2000

A three-member team of New Mexico Tech fencers took second-place honors at a recent collegiate fencing tournament held in El Paso, Texas. The Tech fencers bested fencing teams from Albuquerque, Santa ...

Summer 2001 Internships for Teachers, Dec. 5, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., December 5, 2000 -- For the second year in a row, New Mexico Tech will enhance its curriculum offerings to state educators this coming summer with the Math and Science Educator Research...

Tech Ranks Highly in Chem. Engr. Research Spending, Nov. 22, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., November 16, 2000 -- New Mexico Tech recently was ranked among the top 25 universities in the nation in terms of how much the school spends on chemical engineering research and develo...

Jaramillo-Flemming Appointed To Board, Nov., 13, 2000

Melissa Jaramillo-Fleming, New Mexico Tech's director of Student Services, recently was appointed by Governor Gary Johnson as a new board member of the National Hispanic Center, which opened last mont...

Tech to Manage Law Enforcement Training Center, Nov. 13, 2000

(based on an Associated Press story) ROSWELL, N.M., Nov. 13, 2000 -- The U.S. Department of State has awarded a contract to the New Mexico Tech to operate the International Law Enforcement Academy (I...

Dr. Susan Field Named Asst. Prof. of English, Oct. 5, 2000

Dr. Susan Field Named Asst. Prof. of English, Oct. 5, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M.October 5, 2000 -- Susan L. Field, who has been a visiting professor for the past two years at New Mexico Tech, recently was appointed to the full-time, tenure-track position of assist...

Lisa Young Named Asst. Prof. of Physics, Oct. 30, 2000

Lisa Young Named Asst. Prof. of Physics, Oct. 30, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., October 27, 2000 -- Lisa M. Young first came to Socorro at the start of the Summer of 1990 as a Harvard University undergraduate and spent the ensuing summer months working on her se...

Michael Serrano Receives Los Alamos Lab Scholarship, Nov. 6, 2000

Michael Serrano Receives Los Alamos Lab Scholarship, Nov. 6, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., November 3, 2000 -- Michael Anthony Serrano, a graduate of Santa Fe High School who is now a sophomore majoring in both computer science and electrical engineering at New Mexico Tech...

Marcus Chavez Receives ASM Scholarship, Nov. 3, 2000

Marcus Chavez Receives ASM Scholarship, Nov. 3, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., November 3, 2000 -- Marcus Chavez, a graduate of Los Lunas High School who is now a sophomore majoring in materials engineering at New Mexico Tech, recently was awarded the prestigious...

CS Teams Sweep Programming Contest, Nov. 8, 2000

CS Teams Sweep Programming Contest, Nov. 8, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., November 7, 2000 -- Four undergraduate teams comprised of New Mexico Tech computer science majors recently traveled to Las Cruces to compete in a regional computer programming contes...

PRRC Director Robert Lee Receives Award, October 23, 2000

PRRC Director Robert Lee Receives Award, October 23, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., October 23, 2000 -- Robert L. Lee, the director of New Mexico Tech's Petroleum Research and Recovery Center (PRRC), recently was named this year's recipient of the New Mexico Oil &am...

Tech Students Place First at Environmental Health Conference, Oct. 27, 2000

New Mexico Tech congratulates: Peter Guerra (Environmental Engineering/Biology), Malinda Milligan (Environmental Science/Biology) and Akemi Ito (Environmental Engineering) who won FIRST PLACE i...

Tech Awarded $3.5 M for Domestic Counter-Terrorism Program, October 18, 2000

(Contact: Elizabeth Harvey) (202) 224-7082 SOCORRO, N.M.,October 18, 2000 -- U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today heralded the award of $3.5 million he secured for the New Mexico Institute of Mining ...

NMT Represented at STC Conference, Oct. 17, 2000

Thanks to Rick Young, TC major, for supplying this news SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 17, 2000 -- New Mexico Tech was well represented at the Society for Technical Communication's (STC) recent Region 5 annual ...

Alumni Victorious over Welsh in Rugby, Oct. 10, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., Finals week, Spring 2000 -- The Bethesda Rugby Club of Wales sets up camp at a Socorro hotel, intent on avenging a famous Tech victory on their field in northern Wales in 1998. A sticky...

Student Regent Wanted, Nov. 2000

Uncle Tech Wants YOU! Want to be a Tech policy-maker? New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson has asked President López to submit names for consideration as New Mexico Tech's Student Regent. The term will ...

Tech Ranked 20th by Kiplinger's, Sept. 19, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., September 19, 2000 -- New Mexico Tech is listed as the 20th best buy among the nation's public colleges and universities in an article featured in the current issue of Kiplinger's maga...

Artwork Chosen for Macey Lawn, Sept. 18, 2000

Artwork Chosen for Macey Lawn, Sept. 18, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., September 14, 2000 -- Masayuki Nagase's design concept, "Passage of the Earth and Sky," has been selected as the top candidate from a field of 45 art proposals which were v...

Student Aaron Stump Publishes in Nature, May 8, 2000

SOCORRO, NM, May 5, 2000 -- Aaron David Stump, a senior majoring in materials engineering at New Mexico Tech, was the co-author of a scientific paper which was recently published in the current issu...

Advising Center Founded, Aug. 15, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., August 2, 2000 -- Administrators at New Mexico Tech have reallocated some of the university's current resources -- both human and fiscal -- in order to establish an on-campus Advising R...

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An outdoor "environmental sculpture" is planned for the area south of Macey Center. New Mexico Tech seeks public feedback on the project. See related news article. Photos of the...

Geophysicist Tobin on Research Cruise, Aug. 30, 2000

Geophysicist Tobin on Research Cruise, Aug. 30, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., August 30, 2000 -- New Mexico Tech research geophysicist Harold Tobin had to book his "research cruise" seven years in advance, but the unparalleled opportunity to partici...

Quality of NMT Undergrads Ranks Highly, Aug. 29, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., August 29, 2000 -- A recent report released by TheCenter at the University of Florida, titled The Top American Research Universities, lists New Mexico Tech as tied for 38th among the ...

Tech Alum Enters Prestigious Army Acquisitions Program, Aug. 21, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., August 21, 2000 -- Dr. Daniel D. Belk, a 1973 graduate of New Mexico Tech who has served as a operations research analyst with the U.S. Army since 1982, recently was selected to be a me...

Dr. John DeWitt McKee, 1919-2000

Dr. John DeWitt McKee, 1919-2000

SOCORRO, N.M., May 10, 2000 -- Think of John DeWitt McKee as a missionary once sent to preach the gospel of salvation to the savages, only in this case the gospel was the beauty of the written word...

Sixth Presidential Golf Tournament Planned, August 17, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., August 17, 2000 -- Six years after its inception and with over $100,000 raised for university students from its proceeds, an annual fundraising golf tournament held at New Mexico Tech i...

NM Tech Reclassified in Carnegie Foundation System, Aug. 14, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., August 14, 2000 -- New Mexico Tech has been reclassified as a "Doctoral/ Research University--Intensive" under a newly revised classification system adopted by The Carnegie ...

An Open Letter to Friends of NM Tech, Aug. 9, 2000

Dear Friends of New Mexico Tech, New Mexico Tech will continue to be officially known as the "New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology." After months of reviewing responses and opinio...

Gerity Named New Vice President for Academic Affairs, July 13, 2000

SOCORRO, July 13, 2000 -- Peter F. Gerity recently was named vice president for academic affairs at New Mexico Tech, administrators at the state-funded research university announced today. Gerity pre...

NMT Graduate Programs Rank Highly, March 31

SOCORRO, N.M., March 30, 2000 -- Make it five years in a row now: New Mexico Tech's graduate program in hydrology has once again been rated among the best in the nation in the latest U.S. News & W...

Bureau Receives NASA Group Achievement Award, May 23, 2000

Bureau Receives NASA Group Achievement Award, May 23, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., May 23, 2000 -- A field study of the Taos area conducted by geoscientists from the New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources (NMBMMR) and New Mexico Tech, and done in conjunctio...

Blunt Lightning Rods Are Better, May 30, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., May 30, 2000 -- Among Benjamin Franklin's many useful contributions to science was his invention of the sharp-tipped lightning rod--a simple device which was originally intended to di...

NMT Architect Dave Wilson, 1951-2000

NMT Architect Dave Wilson, 1951-2000

SOCORRO, N.M., March 2, 2000 -- When Dave Wilson applied for the job of staff architect at New Mexico Tech, he told his interviewer that he wanted more than anything to be a good architect. He w...

Student Appreciation Awards 2000, May 2, 2000

Congratulations to: Steven C. Ball, Beverly Chomiak, Leah Elizabeth Dale, Mindy Lynn Gilbert, Katrina Jane Gressett, LeeAnn Montoya, and SPLAT. SOCORRO, N.M., May 1, 2000 -- Six New Mexico Tech stud...

Tech Robotics Teams Put Out Fires with the Best of Them, April 20, 2000

HARTFORD, Conn., April 20, 2000 -- Five teams composed of New Mexico Tech electrical engineering students and one recent Tech graduate proved once again this past weekend that Tech-designed robots can...

Tech Participants Do Well in Boston Marathon, April 19, 2000

BOSTON -- A hydrology professor and a doctoral candidate at New Mexico Tech competed in the recent 104th Running of the Boston Marathon and both did extremely well in one of the world's most famous at...

NMT CS Team Wins Programming Honors, March 13, 2000

NMT CS Team Wins Programming Honors, March 13, 2000

[photo caption: Members of the New Mexico Tech computer programming teams. Left to right: (bottom row) Jeffrey Eliasen; Nicholas Pattengale; Zachary Bradshaw; Philip Griego; Thomee Wright; and Alan A...

Mike Davis Named Engineering Student of Year, March 20, 2000

Mike Davis Named Engineering Student of Year, March 20, 2000

SOCORRO -- Michael Davis, a senior majoring in electrical engineering at New Mexico Tech, recently was named the university's "Engineering Student of the Year." Recent Tech graduate Jul...

Rebecca Brown Receives AAUW Scholarship, March 23, 2000

Rebecca Brown Receives AAUW Scholarship, March 23, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M, March 23, 2000. -- Rebecca Lynn Brown, a native of Grants who is now a senior at New Mexico Tech, recently was selected as the recipient of this year's Socorro Chapter of the Associat...

NMT Math Team Performs Well in National Contest, March 23, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., March 23, 2000 -- Recently posted results reveal that a team of New Mexico Tech students bested more than 300 other three-member teams during the 60th Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathe...

Alyssa Olson Honored Twice, March 7, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., March 7, 2000 -- Many New Mexico Tech students distinguish themselves while attending the university or do so later in their professional careers, but Tech graduate student Alyssa J. ...

What's in a Name? Feb. 15, 2000

This article was revised on Feb. 15, 2000, to better reflect some of the difficulties with the current name. Comments and feedback should be sent to: Dr. Richard Ortega, director of Advancement. Lette...

Yardley Fellowship Established for Grad Students, March 6, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., March 6, 2000 -- The Don Yardley Fellowship Fund recently was established at New Mexico Tech to provide financial support for graduate students at the university who decide to pursue pr...

NM Tech Student Chapter of ACerS Wins National Award, March 6, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., March 6, 2000 -- New Mexico Tech's student chapter of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) recently was awarded the national organization's Student Congress "Best Community Outreac...

Summer Courses in China for NM Teachers, March 6, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., March 6, 2000 -- As part of its curriculum this coming summer, New Mexico Tech's Master of Science Teaching (MST) program will offer 12 selected state educators -- culled primarily from...

Feb. 24, 2000 -- Soccer at New Mexico Tech is alive and kicking!

Feb. 24, 2000 -- Soccer at New Mexico Tech is alive and kicking!

SOCORRO, N.M., Feb. 24, 2000 -- Soccer at New Mexico Tech is alive and kicking! A nationwide resurgence of interest and participation in amateur soccer leagues has also created a niche for the po...

Ken Eack Joins Physics Faculty, Feb. 17, 2000

Ken Eack Joins Physics Faculty, Feb. 17, 2000

(OR, "EACK, ANOTHER PHYSICS PROFESSOR") SOCORRO, N.M., Feb. 17, 2000 -- New Mexico Tech alumnus Kenneth Bryan Eack recently returned to his alma mater to take on a dual role as the newest ...

Hurray for Hollywood! Feb. 10, 2000

Hurray for Hollywood! Feb. 10, 2000

NEW MEXICO TECH STUDENT GARNERS NATIONAL VIDEO AWARD   SOCORRO, N.M., February 10, 2000 -- Scene One, Take One: New Mexico Tech student Scott "Hollywood" Miller receives his mail and...

Two Materials Engineering Students Receive Awards, Feb. 10, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., February 9, 2000 -- Nathan J. Berg, a senior majoring in materials engineering at New Mexico Tech, and Melissa Valerie Collins, a Tech graduate student pursuing a master's degree in mat...

Management Student Gets United Airlines Internship, Feb. 7, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., Feb. 7, 2000 -- Two students in New Mexico Tech's Management Department will have an opportunity to spend the summer of 2000, and subsequent summers, working as interns for United Airli...

Profile:  Rebecca Berry, management student, Feb. 7, 2000

Profile: Rebecca Berry, management student, Feb. 7, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., Feb. 7, 2000 -- Rebecca Berry hopes to spend the summer of 2000 in Portland, Maine as the first student in New Mexico Tech's Management Department chosen for a summer internship with ...

Louis Latasa Named Director of Campus Police, Jan. 19, 2000

Louis Latasa Named Director of Campus Police, Jan. 19, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., Jan. 19, 2000 -- With his extensive background in university law enforcement at New Mexico Tech, Magdalena native Louis "Louie" Latasa seemed the natural choice to be put in ...

Summer Internships Provide Teachers with Research Experiences, Jan. 10, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., January 10, 2000 -- In an effort to enhance its curriculum offerings to state educators, New Mexico Tech is initiating a Math and Science Educator Research Program which will allow New ...

Dr. Allan Gutjahr, Jan. 3, 2000

We are very sorry to report the passing of Dr. Allan Gutjahr, professor emeritus of mathematics, on Jan. 3, 2000, from lymphoma.

New Apartments Offer Convenience and Amenities, July 26, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., July 26, 2000 -- A nearly completed student apartment complex at New Mexico Tech will soon offer returning Tech students the independence of living in an apartment setting, along with t...

NMT Team Performs Well at Mini-Baja West, Dec. 12, 2000

  SOCORRO, N.M., December 12, 2000 -- A team of New Mexico Tech mechanical engineering students took first place in the sales competition at Mini Baja West, an annual competition sponsored by th...

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SOCORRO, N.M., February 15, 2000 -- "What's in a name?" For people who are already familiar with it, the name "New Mexico Tech" invokes certain images and notions of what the state...