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PNM official to give New Mexico State's Bromilow lecture

Christopher W. Hickman, director of engineering and technology for the Public Service Company of New Mexico, will deliver New Mexico State University's annual Frank Bromilow lecture at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Thomas and Brown Hall, Room 104, on the university campus.


's lecture, titled "Having Passion in a Politically Correct Work Place," will deal with how to maintain a creative enthusiasm for one's work.

Hickman is a New Mexico State graduate who was captain of the university's 1992 men's basketball team. He has held several positions in his seven years at PNM. He has created, trademarked and patented three software applications which have revolutionized the way PNM and other utilities approach the design, construction, maintenance and asset management of high-voltage transmission systems, substations and street lights.

The Bromilow lecture is named for Frank Bromilow, who was dean of the College of Engineering and director of the Engineering Experiment Station from 1961 to 1974.

Bromilow staff and faculty awards are also given each year. One award is made to a staff person in the College of Engineering. The second is given alternately each year for excellence in teaching and excellence in research. This year's faculty award is being given for excellence in teaching.

The Bromilow faculty award this year will go to Linda Ann Riley, associate department head of New Mexico State industrial engineering department. The staff award will go to P. Maria Martinez, a program facilitator in the Engineering Research Center.

Jack King
Feb. 19, 2002