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NMSU Hotline — June 24, 2016

Research shows NMSU?s Math Snacks games improve student learning


Spectacular flames shoot out of the exhaust pipes on a ?monster? school bus as the sixth-grade driver races through neighborhoods, picking up friendly aliens and smashing glass flasks filled with a creepy green potion sitting in the middle of the road. It?s a lot of fun, but there?s more. Turns out it?s some kind of crazy game and the sixth-grader wants to win, of course, so she needs to be sure she fills all 10 seats on the bus as she takes the aliens to school. If she gets a full load, she gets the most points, but the aliens are scattered around, in little groups here and there. She needs to drive fast, crash through green potion as often as possible, and be sure she is filling up every seat along the way.

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Campus Announcements

Faculty workshop in statistics for rigor and reproducibility set for Tuesday

A free workshop, "Statistics for Rigor and Reproducibility," will be offered for faculty from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, in BC 115. This workshop will be offered by Professor David Daniel in the Department of Economics, Applied Statistics & International Business, and is sponsored by the NMSU NIH RISE STARTUP program as part of a series of research integrity enhancement workshops. The first 15 faculty respondents to enroll at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RISESTARTUP2016 will be registered for the workshop.

Effective 2016 NIH applicants must write a rigor and reproducibility section in their proposal that will be scored by reviewers. Faculty who intend to apply for NIH funds may find this workshop helpful.

For more information, contact RISE at rise@nmsu.edu.

Share your summer on Instagram and win a Barnes & Noble gift card

You can share your summer photos on Instagram and enter to win a Barnes & Noble gift card.

To be eligible:
? Go to http://bit.ly/NMSU-SummerDiscovery and follow @nmsu_allaboutdiscovery
? Post a selfie with #nmsusummerdiscovery
? Must be NMSU student, staff or faculty, and image privacy must be set to "public"

The selfie with most ?Likes? wins. Contest runs June 21 through Aug. 19. An #NMSUSummerDiscovery T-shirt will be given away daily. T-shirts can be picked up at the University Communications front desk. Winner will be announced on Instagram Monday, Aug. 22.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/NMSU_SummerDiscovery or contact Frank Torres at 575-646-1175.

'NEOMAGIC' student exhibition seeks submissions

"NEOMAGIC: 2016 Zuhl Student Exhibition" will be held in conjunction with the the University Art Gallery?s 2016 fall exhibition, "GEOMAGIC: Art, Science and the Zuhl Collection." This call is open to all NMSU main campus students. The deadline for submission is 12 a.m. Thursday, July 21. The works for NEOMAGIC will go on display from Sept. 23 through Dec. 7.

All applications will be submitted online through the UAG's Juried Student Show Canvas site. If you need access to the Canvas page, e-mail your first and last name and NMSU e-mail address toartglry@nmsu.edu. The works will be exhibited at the NMSU Zuhl Museum, 775 College Drive, near the northwest campus entrance.

For more information, contact Jasmine Woodul at artglry@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2545.

IEE student wins international fellowship

The Institute of Energy & the Environment has announced that doctoral student Fattaneh Naderi Behdani has been awarded an International Doctoral Degree Fellowship of $20,000 from the American Association of University Women. Founded in 1881, AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research and has been empowering women as individuals and as a community.

Behdani, a student in chemical engineering, is very interested in in desalination issues and her research involves investigating electrodialysis processes in the non-ohmic region. Recently, she successfully passed her comprehensive exam. She is from Iran and her doctorate degree will give her the opportunity to help both her country and other countries that are facing water scarcity. She is co-advised by Paul Andersen, associate professor of chemical and materials engineering and director of IEE and WERC: A Consortium for Environmental Education and Technology Development, and Abbas Ghassemi, emeritus professor.

For more information, visit http://www.ieenmsu.com.

'Calling All Aggies' initiative continues

NMSU?s "Calling All Aggies" initiative has succeeded in calling more than 1,631 students since May who were enrolled in the spring 2016 semester but have not yet registered for fall 2016. Thank you for all your work, but we are not finished.

We still have work to do to complete the initiative?s task. Student Information Management has provided the electronic tool for all faculty and staff to help with the calling. If you are not already approved to call, request access to the link by sending your Aggie ID to sim@nmsu.edu. Once you are approved, you are given a PDF information packet to download providing step-by-step procedures.

If you are already approved, make efforts to complete contacting our unenrolled students. The calls and emails are making a difference and the "Calling All Aggies" initiative thanks you very much.

For questions, contact Lisa Kirby at 575-646-1342 or lkirby@nmsu.edu.