Latest Activities


March 17

Visited with Dr. C. Herb Ward, PhD, MPH, PE, BCEE, Foyt Family Chair of Engineering, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Emeritus, Founding Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, Editor, Applied Research and Practice, Environmental Engineer & Scientist, Rice University

Dr. Ward conducted his undergraduate studies at NMSU and funded the Herb Ward Family Endowed Interdisciplinary Chair in Environmental and Water Sciences in ACES. It was a great opportunity to visit with Dr. Ward and learn about his outstanding accomplishments in the environmental field. Both came to engineering through different paths but share the common interests in water conservation and management and the environmental stewardship, two of the ACES Pillars.

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Dr. C. Herb Ward and Dr. Rolando A. Flores

March 5 - 8

Visit to Washington, D.C. to participate in the CARET/AHS meeting, and visit with Colombian Minister of Education.

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Columbian Minster of Education, Yaneth Giha Tovar, center to the right of ACES Dean Rolando A. Flores.
Image of Senator Tom Udall,ucation (center) with ACES Dean Rolando A. Flores and Exective Director, NM Beef Council, Dina Chacon.
ACES Dean Rolando A. Flores, NM State Senator Tom Udall and NM Beef Council executive director, Dina Chacón.

March 3

Meeting in the Mexican Consulate of El Paso, Texas on March 3, 2017 with the purpose of strengthen the collaborative links among the “Camino Real” universities. The universities included are: University of New Mexico, New Mexico State university, Burrell College, University of Texas at El Paso, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Conservatorio de la Cultura Gastronómica Mexicana and the Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte

The purpose of this coalition is to increase the efforts in education, arts, science and research to improve the lives of the people of Northern Mexico and Southern US.

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Meeting in the Mexican Consulate of El Paso

February 17

On February 17 I gave the presentation “Why is Diversity Important in Agriculture” at the USDA National Meeting focus on Workforce Diversity in Albuquerque. An outstanding program under the direction of Dr. Martha Desmond and sponsored by USDA. Pictured with the NMSU participants.

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ACES Dean Rolando A. Flores pictured with the NMSU participants of the USDA National Meeting focus on Workforce Diversity in Albuquerque.