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In Brief 2007

Grass seed royalties reach million-dollar mark

A grass seed developed in the 1980s at New Mexico State University shows the kind of success possible when university researchers work closely with commercial businesses. “This sets a model for the larger university,” NMSU President Michael Martin said during a ceremony last fall that recognized the million-dollar point in royalties the university has received […]


RITA’s not afraid to get her hands dirty

RITA is one of the most dedicated workers at New Mexico State University’s Biological Control Laboratory. She’s already at the lab when others show up in the morning, and there when they leave at night. That’s because RITA, or Robotic Information Technology Agent, is actually a robot arm. She does the jobs others don’t want […]


Students tackle community health hazard

After cleaning up more than 150,000 illegally dumped tires in Luna County, New Mexico State University students are now using community education to ensure the area remains clear. Community health workers – promotoras – and students survey the community, gathering vital information. Bilingual posters and calendars, warning of health hazards, are distributed in Deming. In […]


Futuristic tractor saves farmers money

A farm tractor that can “see” what it’s doing with infrared cameras while communicating with satellites and computers may seem like something from the future, but the technology is being tested right now at New Mexico State University. “I think this is going to be the next advancement in agriculture technology,” said Tracey Carrillo, a […]