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NMSU Hotline — March 18, 2015

NMSU electrical engineer inspired by human brain to develop wearable micro-sensors

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Wei Tang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at New Mexico State University, is taking a cue from nature to devise the next generation of integrated low-power, wearable micro-devices. The human brain inspired his approach in the novel design of a system of state-of-the-art miniaturized sensors that can detect, transmit and reliably process valuable data.

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Campus Announcements

WAC championship and Road to Final Four shirts available now in-store and online

Support your NMSU Aggies in the NCAA Tournament with all new 2015 ?Western Athletic Conference Tournament Champions? and ?Road to the Final Four? T-shirts available at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces and online at http://bit.ly/1xvAyRD.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces right next door to Panda Express. Free parking is available in designated spaces.

For more information, call 575-646-4431.

Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium to be held Thursday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium by Elliott Stollar, of Eastern New Mexico University, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Chemistry Building, room 153. The title of the lecture is "Probing the Conformational States Along an SH3 Domain-peptide Binding Pathway.?

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

'Advice for Your First Year on the Tenure Track' panel to be held Thursday

A panel discussion, "Advice for Your First Year on the Tenure Track," will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Health and Social Services Building, room 202. Panelists will share their insights and experience as a member of the faculty. The event is sponsored by the Graduate School and Career Services.

Panelists include Anne Hubbell, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies; Rebecca Palacios, associate professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and Outreach Core Lead for U54 NMSU-FHCRC Partnership; Phillip Post, CC-AASP and assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Dance; and Rolston St. Hilaire, professor and assistant department head of Plant and Environmental Sciences.

For more information, call 575-646-1631.

Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium to be held Friday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium by Gyanu Lamichhane, of Johns Hopkins University, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 20, in the Chemistry Building, room 111. The title of the lecture is "Targeting Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis to Develop New Antibiotics."

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Ph.D. defense to be held Friday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Ph.D. defense will be presented by Salvador B. Muñoz III from 8:30 to 10:20 a.m. Friday, March 20, in the Chemistry Building, room 201. The title of the thesis is "Preparation of Novel Iron Aziridino Complexes and New Tris(carbene)borate Ligand Platforms."

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Sodexo Campus Dining at NMSU to provide free home-cooked meal to local families in need

Sodexo Campus Dining at NMSU will host a special free home-cooked meal to feed those in need locally in Las Cruces. The meal will feature chicken with green chile cream sauce, personal pizzas, mixed vegetables, salad with carrots, croutons and tomatoes, steamed rice, dinner rolls, and a variety of dessert bars. Attendees should arrive between 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the El Caldito Soup Kitchen at 999 W. Amador Ave.

Sodexo?s home-cooked meal is part of Servathon, a company initiative held each April in which employees around the world join forces to fight hunger in their local communities. Servathon is Sodexo?s largest global STOP Hunger event.

For more information, call 575-646-4801.

International Space Station research workshop to be held March 30

An International Space Station research workshop will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 30. The worksop includes breakfast and lunch. Dinner will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. The workshop will include a series of informational and work sessions for the New Mexico space ecosystem, presented by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space. The workshop is hosted by New Mexico Space Grant Consortium and Arrowhead Technology Incubator.

The registration fee is $150. To register, visit http://goo.gl/zUGNi4, to proceed to the registration page.

The International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory is an ideal platform to address unique research opportunities in life sciences and biomedical research, physical and material sciences, engineering and technology development, and remote sensing and Earth observation. It also presents a remarkable educational and teaching ?classroom? for STEM education. Through this series of informational and discussion sessions, CASIS staff members will describe how researchers, entrepreneurs and educators and students in the New Mexico space ecosystem can access the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.

For more information, contact Marianne Bowers of the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium at 575-646-6414 or mlbowers@ad.nmsu.edu.

Registration now open for Aggie Manners business etiquette lunch

The Aggie Manners business etiquette lunch will take place from 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the NMSU Golf Course banquet room. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. Sonia Zubiate, etiquette consultant and coach, will teach participants to manage a four-course meal, including American and Continental utensil use, the fine dining place setting, and how to conduct professional conversation.

All NMSU students are encouraged to attend. NMSU departments, organizations, faculty and staff are invited to sponsor students. Business casual dress is required.

To reserve a seat and register, students must make advance payment by check or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.) The registration deadline is March 31, or once all seats are filled.

Contact Career Services at 575-646-1631 or Garcia Annex Room 224. Tickets are $15 and include a four-course meal and an invaluable professional experience.

DACC Dual Credit information fair to b held April 1

The DACC Dual Credit Office will host a Dual Credit Information Fair for local high school students from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at DACC?s East Mesa Campus, Student Resources Building. DACC has partnered with local high schools in the county to provide college courses for high school students.

The Dual Credit Program is an excellent way to explore future careers and gives students the opportunity to earn college and high school credit at the same time. Through the Dual Credit Program, students will learn to be successful and build confidence in a college-class environment, learn what to expect from college, ease the transition from high school to college and reduce college costs.

Potential Dual Credit Program students can pick up eligibility information and visit with academic and career programs. Come explore the programs DACC has to offer and jump start your education. Presently, the DACC Dual Credit Program enrolls more than 1,000 dual credit and early college high school students.

For more information call the DACC Dual Credit Office at 575-528-7288 or email dualcredit@dacc.nmsu.edu.

Corbett post office open, Mail Services closed April 3

While NMSU Mail Services will close April 3 for the spring holiday, the Corbett Center Student Union USPS post office will remain open.

For more information, call 575-646-7333, email mailservices@nmsu.edu or visit http://mailservices.nmsu.edu.

First Southern NM STEM Fest to be held April 4

The STEM Outreach Center will host the first Southern NM STEM Fest from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 4 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University and the city of Las Cruces will celebrate the many innovations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with a full day of STEM-based hands-on activities for the whole family. Activities include many fun ways to learn about science, technology, engineering and math.

There will be 30 interactive booths for children and adults. The first 300 families receive a goodie bag filled with STEM activities for the whole family. Booths will be set up with activities that cover STEM including a planetarium, 3-D printing, virtual reality with Oculus Rift, Makey Makey, robotics, reading and literacy, math exploration, and fun with science.

For more information, call 575-646-7649.

NMSU Extension Service to host 'Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training'

A workshop titled "Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training" will be held in Socorro, N.M., April 7 and 8.

?The class is open to any adult interested, but will probably be most useful to first responders and large animal veterinarians,? said Jessica Smith, program director at New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service in Socorro. ?It will provide those that are present at an incident that includes a large animal with a knowledge to assess the scenario, establish safety for all involved, evaluate how that animal may behave, know what resources they have and how to use them to assist in the rescue.?


NMSU?s College of Education hosts fourth annual Aggie Cornerstone Award banquet

New Mexico State University?s College of Education will honor Lou and Mary Henson and Herb Torres with Aggie Cornerstone Awards at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

Established in 2012, the Aggie Cornerstone Award celebrates excellence in education and recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact on children, students and families in New Mexico.

The College of Education and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Outreach Center will also be recognizing four outstanding teachers from the Las Cruces Public Schools and Gadsden Independent School District ? Brian Claar, Thelma Peterson, Angela Frausto and Diane Chavarria ? for the first Creating a Legacy Award.

Tickets for the awards dinner are $30 per person or $500 per sponsored table. For those interested in attending, contact Ashley Jurado in the College of Education Dean?s Office at 575-646-8072 or ajurado@nmsu.edu.

Both NMSU rodeo teams ride to victory in double-header

The New Mexico State University rodeo teams rounded out the top three during the March 15-16 double-header at Central Arizona College in Florence, Arizona.

The women's and men?s teams captured more than 31 places in the nine events.

Sheldon Church took the All-Around win on the first day.

?The CAZC rodeos are our mid-season events and are extremely important for championship titles. We performed amazingly with the wins in several of the events,? Brown said.