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NMSU Hotline — May 18, 2017

NMSU entrepreneur teams win seed funding through LAUNCH competition

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Two technology entrepreneurs were awarded substantial seed funding and other long-term support from New Mexico State University?s entrepreneurship and innovation hub, Arrowhead Center, during its annual LAUNCH competition.

Now in its sixth year, LAUNCH is a four-month proof-of-concept program in which the commercial potential of promising technologies or products is explored early in their development by individuals or teams, with support and guidance from Arrowhead Center.


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NM State baseball looks to clinch a WAC regular season title at home

NM State baseball hosts its final home series of the season at Presley Askew Field. The Aggies are looking to sweep the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners and clinch a share of the Western Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship. Check out the fun promotions for this weekend?s series.

Today at 6 p.m. is Bark at the Park. Bring your dog out to Presley Askew Field to watch the series opener between the Aggies and the Runners.

Friday, May 19, at 6 p.m. is a free Kids Clinic. Bring the whole family out to the ?Skew. Prior to the game NM State coaches and players will run a free Kids baseball clinic for youth 8th grade and younger. Check-in for the clinic will begin at 4 p.m. and the clinic will begin at 4:30 p.m. You can register online at http://nmstatesports.com/sb_output.aspx?form=69&path=baseball.

Saturday, May 20, at noon help celebrate Senior Day and Aggie baseball?s first ranked recruiting class. NM State will honor 13 seniors as we celebrate their contributions on the diamond and in the community.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Pan American Center Ticket Office at 575-646-1420. Kids 12 and under get in free.

NMSU Bike to Work Day is Friday

This week the bike event at NMSU is Friday?s Bike to Work day. This year this week, across the nation, thousands of individuals will ride to work and many are logging the miles of their commute. At NMSU we are starting a competition to determine which college or division has the highest numbers of bike to work riders and by mileage to and from work on Friday, NMSU Bike to Work day. Check in and refreshments are at Hadley from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the east patio. For more information visit http://bikes.nmsu.edu/2017/05/13/nmsu-ride-to-work-may-19/.

Connect with the NMSU bicycling community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NMSU-Bicycling-608399355942458/.

Great food on the go

This summer, Frenger Food Court?s Mix Pacific Rim is offering special deals on beef and chicken bowls. Grab a Beef Lo Mein bowl for $6.49, Chicken Lo Mein for $5.99, Beef & Broccoli for $6.99 or Chicken Fried Rice for $6.99. Mix Pacific Rim is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday all summer long. Please note that Frenger Food Court will close May 29 and July 4 for the Memorial Day and Independence Day holidays.

Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.


NMSU to host Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences May 22-26

The Department of Mathematical Sciences will host the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences Conference on Sparse Approximation and Signal Recovery Algorithms, May 22-26, with a Principal Lecture Series by Professor Anna C. Gilbert from the University of Michigan.

Gilbert is a recipient of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Kleinman Prize for outstanding contributions that bridge mathematics and applications, cited for her deep contributions to signal processing, data analysis and communications that combine techniques from computer science, harmonic analysis and probability.

The CBMS conference will be preceded by the New Mexico Analysis Seminar, a series of contributed talks, on Sunday, May 21.

A schedule can be found at https://www.math.nmsu.edu/~jlakey/cbms2017.html. All lectures will be in Science Hall, Room 107. All are welcome.

Sunset Recreation parking area for A-Mountain to temporary close

The Sunset Recreation Site Parking lot and access road will be closed from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, until Friday, June 2. The parking lot and access road will be open after 5 p.m. and during Memorial Day weekend, three days. The public needs to be very careful with use in that parking lot because it will not have the pipe guardrail for a parking barrier.

The Las Cruces District Bureau of Land Management will be conducting maintenance of the access road and pipe guardrail on the Sunset Recreation Site. During this time, there will be heavy equipment operations, removal and welding of the pipe guardrail. For safety to our public, the site will be closed during work hours.

A-Mountain proper and hiking trails on A-Mountain will remain open for public use and can be accessed via the Monte Vista Recreation Site situated on the east side of A-Mountain, which is .2 miles east of Sunset Recreation Site.


Free research workshops for graduate students start May 23

Register now for the RISE STARTUP summer workshops. Workshops begin Tuesday, May 23, and cover data analysis (Introduction to R, Statistics with R, NVIVO, JMP Genomics, NIH rigor requirements for grants) and experimental techniques (protein purification, x-ray crystallography, tissue culture, fluorescent probes). Workshops are free and space is limited so reserve your seat at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/startup2017rise. Workshops are made possible by NIH R25GM061222 and are open to the NMSU community with priority seating for graduate students.

If you have questions contact RISE support staff at rise@nmsu.edu or visit the RISE Events page at https://rise.nmsu.edu/rise-events/ for additional information.