NMSU studies treatment, uses for wastewater from oil and gas, fracking

  Date: 04/28/2014 Writer: Emily C. Kelley, 575-646-1957, [email protected] A team of researchers in New Mexico State University’s Department of Civil Engineering, led by Assistant Professor Pei Xu, is working to develop solutions to the problems related to produced water. Fracking flow-back water and produced water are the waste streams generated in oil and gas exploration … Read more

NMSU undergraduate research, creative arts projects in the spotlight

  Date: 04/22/2014 Writer: Amanda Bradford, 575-646-1996, [email protected] When you think about research in an academic setting, it’s often the purview of faculty members, doctoral candidates or those working toward a master’s degree. But undergraduate students at New Mexico State University are actively involved in top research and creative projects on campus, and they’ll be recognized … Read more

Researchers launch smart grid epicenter at NMSU

  Date: 04/15/2014 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, [email protected] Professor Enrico Pontelli has received a $5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) to launch research that will focus on intelligent technologies for smart grids and develop a broad culture of smart grids at New Mexico … Read more

NMSU management professor uses embodied storytelling research to help veterans

  Date: 08/18/2014 Writer: Amanda Bradford, 575-646-1996, [email protected] From his own military service in Vietnam, David Boje knows that it can be difficult – sometimes impossible – for veterans and their families to return to life as they knew it before a combat deployment. The consequences of combat service can include strained relationships with family, divorce, … Read more

NMSU developing food supplement to improve cattle digestive system

  Date: 08/05/2014 Writer: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, [email protected] During drought, having cattle that can tolerate poor nutritional forage is the difference between a cow and calf operation going under, or staying in business. Pregnant cows have a harder time during drought because they are eating for two. If they are not able to consume and digest … Read more

Declining bee population attracts research at NMSU’s Los Lunas Ag Center

  Date: 07/28/2014 Writer: Angela Simental, 575-646-6861, [email protected] Two researchers at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas have been working together on the New Mexico Pollinator Project, which aims to test native and non-native plants for their ability to attract and retain pollinators at a time when some pollinator populations are under … Read more

NMSU professor uses a community garden project to eliminate stigmas of mental health

  Date: 07/21/2014 Writer: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, [email protected] Mental health is an important issue that often isn’t discussed openly especially in Hispanic communities, and New Mexico State University Social Work Associate Professor Maria Gurrola is working on ways to change stigmas on the issue. In spring 2014, Gurrola partnered with a community organization, Del Cerro Nuevos … Read more

Secrets in the soil: NMSU scientists research desert’s tadpole shrimp

  Date: 07/15/2014 Writer: Jocelyn N. Apodaca, 575-646-7562, [email protected] “You look at the soil and you don’t see anything, but you put it in water and it comes to life,” said David Cowley, associate professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University. Researching a unique crustacean with a fossil … Read more

NMSU researcher’s carbon sequestration work highlighted in ‘The Soil Will Save Us’

  Date: 07/08/2014 Writer: Emily C. Kelley, 575-646-1957, [email protected] A New Mexico State University scientist’s work in carbon sequestration is turning heads – not just here in New Mexico, but also in Austria and Australia. His work suggests a potential solution for dealing with the carbon dioxide-related problems that seem to be causing global warming. There … Read more

NMSU biology professor helps students discover their potential

  Date: 06/30/2014 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, [email protected] After 22 years at New Mexico State University, Regents Professor Elba Serrano’s philosophy about student success remains rooted in the beliefs that have nurtured her own career. “People emphasize a lot the need to encourage, but I think the lack of discouragement may be as important as encouragement,” … Read more