New Mexico

New Mexico Tech Highlights Research At Roundhouse

dr Nelia Dunbar, state geologist and director of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, left, and Todd Leahy, assistant secretary of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, right, pose with Dennis McQuillan of Santa Fe, recipient of the Earth Science Achievement Award. McQuillan received the award during a ceremony on January 23, 2023 at the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe. Courtesy/NMT

Chemical Engineering students and staff occupy a table at New Mexico Tech’s Day in the Legislature on January 23, 2023. From left: Samantha Lindholm, Diana Alvarado, Arianna Matthews and Assistant Professor Youngmin Lee. Courtesy/NMT

NMT news:

SOCORRO — Students took center stage at New Mexico Tech Day at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe Jan 23, displaying their research projects, clubs and organizations, and campus support services.

The event, which featured demonstrations of esports, robotics, a chemical engineering experiment and a Display, presenting an undergraduate student’s biology research project, aims to increase familiarity Lawmakers and state officials with the valued research departments and broad spectrum of New Mexico Tech of campus activities.

New Mexico Tech President Stephen G. Wells said the annual day at the Roundhouse provides a venue for the university to showcase their talented students and unique programs.

“I think it’s important that legislators, state officials and others understand the high level Research that we’re doing that impacts every citizen in the state,” he said. “With a focus on geosciences and natural resources, it’s an honor to be here. It is an important opportunity to bring students, faculty and staff from across campus to the Capitol.”

Research departments represented at the roundhouse included the Institute for Complex Additives Systems Analysis (ICASA), the Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR) and the Energetic Materials Research and Training Center (EMRTC). The New Mexico Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and the Office of Innovation Commercialization also shared information about their activities at tables occupied by students and staff.

Student clubs and activities represented at NMT Day included Esports, Lunabotics and Robotics, and The Office of student life, career services and biology and chemical engineering organizations.

The day’s events also included a luncheon ceremony in the Rotunda and a presentation of Earth Science performance price. Dennis McQuillan of Santa Fe received New Mexico’s annual award Office of Geology and Natural Resources in cooperation with the State of Energy, Minerals and Nature resource department. The award is presented to a public official who has advanced the role of earth science public order. Longtime former employee of the New Mexico Environment Department McQuillan developed new regulatory frameworks and programs aimed at promoting the health and safety of all newcomers Mexicans through civic engagement and education.

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