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NMSU Civil Engineering Team Wins at the 27th Annual International Environmental Design Contest

After a seven-year hiatus, NMSU student team with faculty advisor Dr. Pei Xu competed in the 27th International Environmental Design Contest Sunday, April 2, to Wednesday, April 5, in Las Cruces. This design contest gives students the opportunity to present their innovative designs to real-world problems. The contest is a unique event that brings industry,…
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Dr. Bandini selected for Wells-Hatch Professorship

Dr. Paola Bandini (Associate Professor, Civil Engineering) was selected as the Wells-Hatch Family Endowed Professor of Civil Engineering.  The endowed professorship was made possible through the generosity of a gift from Mr. William C. Wells, Jr., an alum from the NMSU College of Engineering and also the son of Mr. Cramar Wells, a 1934 graduate…
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Dr. Khandan Awarded Foreman Endowed Chair

Dr. Nirmala Khandan (Professor, Civil Engineering) was renewed as the Ed and Harold Foreman Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering for a second 5-year term.  The endowed chair was made possible through the generosity of a gift from Dr. Edgar (Ed) F. Foreman and Mr. Harold “Chub” Foreman. The Foreman brothers both earned Bachelor of Science degrees…
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Alum Mark Fountain selected as a Top Young Professional in the Southwest

Mr. Mark Fountain (BSCE, 2002) was selected as one of the Top Young Professionals in the Southwest by Engineering News Record (ENR) for 2017.  Professionals are judged based on industry experience and education; career and industry leadership; and community service and involvement.  Mr. Fountain is an Associate at HDR in Phoenix, Arizona and he was…
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Jelena Karapetrovic Rises to the Challenge with her Research

Ms. Jelena Karapetrovic (PhD Candidate, Transportation) won second place in the Traffic Control Device Challenge (TCDC) sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee of Traffic Control Devices and American Traffic Safety Association (ATSSA).  This was the first Traffic Control Device Challenge, organized by Dr. Paul Carlson, Texas A&M. The objective of the challenge…
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Dr. Xu earns Frank Bromilow Engineering Research Excellence Award

Dr. Pei Xu was selected as recipient of the 2017 Frank Bromilow Engineering Research Excellence Award. Dr. Xu has developed a strong track record of outstanding research and scholarly activities; Google Scholar shows her papers have been cited by over 4000 publications. She is actively involved in student mentoring, advising graduate students and conducting research in…
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NM Evapotranspiration Conference to feature NMSU CE Professors

Dr. King, Dr. Bawazir and Dr. Samani will present at the New Mexico Evapotranspiration Conference hosted by the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute at New Mexico State University on June 6 and 7.   Read more about this topic here: https://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12533/new-mexico-water-resources-research-institute-hosts-conference-in-las-cruces-in-june  

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ReNUWIt’s Kristina Macro earns top honors at SWE Conference

Ms. Kristina Macro, undergraduate student from State University of New York (SUNY) received a first place for research poster presentation titled Stem Water Potential in Desert Willow Grown in Clinoptilolite Zeolite and In-Situ Riparian Soil at the Society of Women Engineers – Region E Conference held at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel, Syracuse, NY on February 24-26,…
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Four civil engineering students receive $30,000 in federal fellowships

“Four graduate students in New Mexico State University’s Civil Engineering Department recently were awarded sizable fellowships through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.  Mark Manning received $10,000, Jose Pasillas Rodriguez and Daniel Diaz each received $7,500, and Abram Lane received $5,000 through the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program.” Read more about this…
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Salon Discovery Event to feature NMSU Department of Civil Engineering!

Greetings from Hernandez Hall!!!!! The Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering is excited to be featured in NMSU’s Salon Discovery (Enchantment of the Mind) event. The event will be held on September 9th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. The event will focus on “NMSU Civil Engineering: En Route to Better…
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