March 17, 2017

Plant and Environmental Sciences

  • Two of our grad students, Lindsay Keller (left) and Emily Creegan (right) represented our department at the last Aggie Experience Discovery Fair on February 20 in Corbett Center. They helped recruit students to our department by letting them know about student clubs and some of the issues Plant and Environmental Sciences faculty deal with like sustainability, composting, and water.

Media Productions

  • Faculty from three NMSU colleges presented their collaborative research at the MidSchoolMath National conference in Santa Fe on March 3-4. Karin Wiburg of the College of Education, Ted Stanford of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Barbara Chamberlin of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences gave the talk, which discussed research showing Math Snacks games (developed at NMSU) build students' conceptual understanding of key concepts. The games, and a full description of the research, are available at MathSnacks.

NMSU Rodeo Team

  • The NMSU Rodeo Team gave a strong showing at Central Arizona College Rodeo March 11 and 12. The Women's team shot to the top in the region and they are currently number 1 in the nation. The NMSU Rodeo team home performance is coming up at the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds April 28 - 30 at 1 p.m. each day!

Aggies Go Global

  • Eight NMSU students participated in a non-credit UBELONG Expedition to Portugal to investigate first-hand the ongoing effects of the economic crisis. The NMSU student participants were provided travel support from the AGGIES GO GLOBAL Program (College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences). While meeting with NGO representatives, newspaper reporters, and Portuguese officials, including members of Parliament, the participants engaged in "giving back" by assisting in a major food bank distribution center in Lisbon. The NMSU students were: Jessica "Abigail" Venegas, Maria Espinoza, Fernanda Teixeira, Carolina Bajo, Carlos Joloy, Cecilia Palacio, Coral Brito and Monica Lozano. Also joining the Expedition was Dr. Lucy Zollner from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Language and Linguistics. UBELONG is an international volunteer/community service program with projects across the globe in eleven countries. Over the past eight years many NMSU students have joined UBELONG programs with travel support from AGGIES GO GLOBAL, Dr. Gary Lowe, Coordinator. Some of the students experience was captured on a you tube video.

Entomology Plant Pathology and Weed Science

  • Dr. Erik Lehnhoff was honored with the Western Society of Weed Scientists Outstanding Weed Scientist - Early Career Award at the Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS) meeting March 13 thru 16, 2017, Coeur d'Alene, ID. The Outstanding Weed Scientist - Early Career Award is given to members of the Western Society of Weed Science having no more than 10 years of service after completion of their terminal degree. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in weed science early in the individual career. Principal criteria for this award include innovative or unique approaches that result in learning, ability to clearly communicate ideas, motivation of the intended audience, demonstrate excellence and creativity in research accomplishments, applying results to solve problems in weed science, the impact on weed management practices and principles of weed science, and recognition of accomplishments by peers and intended audiences.