August 27, 2016

Media Productions/Games Lab

  • NMSU Media Productions/Learning Games Lab faculty are currently serving on two USDA-NIFA Coordinated Agricultural Projects (CAP), among the highest level of funding granted for research, education, Extension or integrated projects. Partnering with multiple institutions on these multi-million-dollar projects, NMSU designs and produces outreach and educational materials such as scientific visualizations, 3D models, interactive web tools, and animations as part of NoroCORE (Norovirus Collaborative for Outreach, Research, and Education) and CONSERVE: A Center of Excellence for Safe and Sustainable Water Reuse in Agriculture.

Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology

  • Dr. Gary Roemer, a professor in the Dept. of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, over 20 years ago began an ecological study of the island fox, a diminutive relative of the gray fox found only on the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California. As luck would have it, Dr. Roemer discovered that golden eagles had colonized the islands because of abundant food, including foxes and feral pigs, and through a process known as apparent competition, drove three subspecies of the island fox toward extinction. His research formed the biological cornerstone of an endangered species recovery program that saved the island fox from extinction - the fastest recovery of a mammal in the history of the U.S. Endangered Species Act. For more information, please see Article - How We Almost Lost the Island Fox.

Cooperative Extension Service Dona Ana County Extension Office

  • As a result of a partnership between NM Department of Health and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Doña Ana County Extension Office is collaborating with the Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department to offer a Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD) workshop in Spanish called Tomando Control de su Salud. This six-week workshop at the Vado/Del Cerro community Center in August and September. The MyCD/Tomando program is an interactive group workshop for adults of all ages living with one or more ongoing health conditions like diabetes, arthritis, pain, cancer, high cholesterol, depression, asthma, heart disease, and high blood pressure. It focuses on building skills for improving pain management, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions, and communicating with doctors.