NMSU studying heritage landrace chile varieties to create consumer guide

Date: 2013-09-17 Writer: Jane Moorman, (505) 249-0527, [email protected] New Mexico is known for its chile. The spicy vegetable is part of the state’s history, tradition and culture. There is even a state question – “Red or Green?” As the chile industry strives to improve the chile pods for uniformity of size and shape, mechanical harvest … Read more

NMSU statistics professor helps Costa Rican researchers improve their study methods

Date: 2013-09-09 Writer: Amanda Bradford, (575) 646-1996, [email protected] Researchers visit Costa Rica all the time to study its rich biodiversity – after all, it has more than 500,000 species of plants, animals and fungi. Most of the time, the researchers collect their data and head back home to summarize and publish the information they’ve collected. … Read more

Sleeping with the enemy: Bed bug research is one-of-a-kind at NMSU

Date: 2013-09-04 Writer: Angela Simental, (575) 646-7562, [email protected] He woke up covered in red bumps on his neck, arms, legs and torso. He couldn’t see his back, but the itch was unbearable. “I went to the health center and they told they were bug bites. They asked me if I had checked my bed for … Read more

Engineering research at NMSU may help enable extended space missions

Date: 2013-08-28 Writer: Linda Fresques, 575-646-7416, [email protected] Krishna Kota, New Mexico State University assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is conducting research that may lead to longer duration of space missions – a high priority of NASA. It may also lead to energy efficiencies in many other applications, ultimately reducing consumption of fossil fuels and the … Read more

NMSU astronomer leads international collaborative exploring galactic evolution

Date: 2013-08-23 Writer: Tonya Suther, 575-646-6233, [email protected] The flow of gas in outer space may hold the key to understanding how galaxies form and evolve, and why the Milky Way looks the way it does today. Astronomers at New Mexico State University will take the helm of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in October for an … Read more

NMSU engineering students deliver product to NASA

Date: 2013-08-06 Writer: Emily C. Kelley, 575-646-1957, [email protected] Not all recent college graduates can say that they have designed real world products for delivery to government organizations like NASA, but that is exactly what four New Mexico State University electrical engineering students did during their final year of undergraduate study. Dylan Anderson, CJ Barberan, Chris … Read more

New line of research ready to bloom at NMSU’s Fabian Garcia Science Center

Date: 2013-07-23 Writer: Justin Bannister, 575-646-5981, [email protected] Some flowers and bedding plants can beat the New Mexico summer heat. Others can stand up to a soggy spring in Seattle. But, only a few perform well in regions across the country. New Mexico State University is about to team with other research centers across the U.S. … Read more

NMSU Ag Science Center at Los Lunas will introduce superintendent, present latest research at annual field day

Date: 2013-07-29 Writer: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, [email protected] LOS LUNAS – New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas’ staff invites the community to its annual field day, Wednesday, Aug. 14, to meet special guest, NMSU President Garrey Carruthers, and the facility’s new superintendent, Mark Marsalis. “We are excited that President Carruthers will be … Read more

Revolutionary solar energy technology turns to Kickstarter to help fund launch

What if we could produce solar power more cheaply than coal power? It sounds too good to be true, of course. But a pair of entrepreneurs at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center have an idea that could revolutionize the way solar panels are made, cutting costs enough to make solar power a real competitor … Read more

NMSU biologist to present cutting-edge research at AMS conference

Discoveries from inside a mosquito’s gut are leading New Mexico State University professor Jiannong Xu to better understand how to prevent diseases like malaria, yellow fever and West Nile virus. Xu, an assistant professor of biology, will share his pioneering work at the 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology May 18-21, in … Read more