March 10, 2017

Animal and Range Sciences

  • Dr. Amy Ganguli has been selected as a team member to travel to China, including inner Mongolia and the Tibetan Plateau, as part of the United States-China Range Management Cooperative Exchange. This program is funded by United States Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, Scientific Cooperation Exchange Program (USDA, FAS-SCEP); the trip will take place in May 2017. There are challenges in China regarding land use for animal production, mining, and production of oil. The purpose of the trip is to transfer knowledge and technology about various aspects of rangeland management to Chinese researchers and land managers. Additionally, the team will seek opportunities for future collaboration. The team is comprised of primarily women faculty from California, Dr. Ganguli is the only faculty member representing New Mexico. This is an exciting opportunity for Dr. Ganguli that will help to increase the presence of our department and college in China.

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Student Club Recruitment Event - The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) at NMSU staffed a table at the STEM Expo sponsored by Dona Ana Community College on March 3. Thirteen SAND members distributed materials about the Human Nutrition and Dietetic Sciences major at NMSU, and talked to over 150 prospective students. Asst. Professor Brigit Dooley gave a brief talk about careers in nutrition and dietetics.

  • State Competition - More than 500 Family and Consumer Sciences students and advisors participated in the state Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) events competition in Albuquerque March 2-4. Family and Consumer Sciences Education students Aldemar Madrid, Tiffany Baugh, and Kinsey Fisher judged state and national events and participated in recruiting activities for NMSU. ACES Ambassadors led by Shannon Norris held an NMSU Signing Day for students and recruited throughout the event. Dr. Sharon Bartley awarded ACES scholarships to the state officers and made presentations to both students and teachers.

Plant and Environmental Sciences

  • Plant & Environmental Science had a booth for recruiting at the Dona Ana Community College on March 3. Drs. Dubois, Ulrey, and Carroll (and several graduate and undergraduate students) met 200 high school and DACC students for the DACC STEM Discovery Showcase. Dr. Carroll and other NMSU Faculty spoke to the group to get them excited about STEM careers. The Department introduced several applied science applications to the students, and activities included a climate monitoring station, soil and rock samples, soil crayons, water infiltration through soil, and food color dye - soil adsorption experiments.