November 14, 2014
- On the 13th of November, Forty-six high school juniors and seniors visited ACES campus to learn about the different degrees we have to offer. They visited Dr Carroll's sub-surface contaminant remediation research lab, Dr. Grover's Guar specialty crop field. Guar is a member of the pea family and is also known as the cluster bean. The kids took a tour of the Animal and Range Science horse farm and visited the Arthropod museum. Dr. Tracey Carrillo gave them a tour of the Fabian Garcia student run shrimp farm. Dr. James Libbin gave an overview of the degrees that can be earned at NMSU-ACES and discussed college life for students.
Cooperative Extension Service
- Ninety-one adult 4-H leaders, parents and Extension personnel representing 20 counties participated in a one day educational and fun event on Saturday, November 8 in Albuquerque. The annual Forum, with a theme this year of "Unleash the Magic of 4-H", had 12 workshop sessions, a motivational speaker, a community service project, educational displays, and special activities and presentations. Workshop presenters included County Agents, Extension Specialists and 4-H Leaders. The motivational speaker was Brandon Lee White, who utilized ballroom dance in his presentation on the "Magic of Leadership". The event was planned through the efforts of a committee comprised of 4-H leaders and a 4-H Youth Development Specialist.
Family and Consumer Sciences
- The undergraduate program in Family and Child Science was recently approved by the National Council on Family Relations. Students graduating from the FCS program are now eligible to become Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE). Students are educated in 10 required areas including human development, interpersonal relationships, family dynamics, parent education, and public policy. The Family and Child Science program at NMSU joins 125 universities and colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada that offer CFLE approved degree programs.
- Media Production's Math Snacks learning tools will be offered as part of education programs for juvenile and adult prisoners in jail, prison, and probation facilities through public benefits corporation American Prison Data Systems (APDS), which brings ruggedized tablets to prisons to support online education, job training, rehabilitation services, and family communications. APDS, with a dual financial and social mission to make corrections safer and cheaper and to reduce recidivism, will include Math Snacks animations and learning materials on its private network that allows prisoners to access educational content without connecting to the internet.