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Three paper dolls with images of healthy and unhealthy food choices.

Researcher finds health awareness but not healthy practices along border

High poverty rates can result in poor health and higher mortality rates for people along the U.S. and Mexico border. But a New Mexico State University professor is working to change the nutritional practices in the region. Rebecca Palacios, an assistant professor in public health at NMSU, partnered with Collin Payne and Mihai Niculescu, NMSU […]


Millionaire Researchers

New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers and Vice President for Research Vimal Chaitanya recognized university faculty members and staff who have generated $500,000 or more in research funding during fiscal year 2013. Those honored at a dinner Dec. 5 include: $1,000,000+ Katherine Bachman, Extension Home Economics Program Unit, ACES Shelly Bucher, Family and Consumer […]

unmanned aircraft system for assessing power grid damage

NMSU UAS team led operational trials for inspection

With record-setting storms making headlines, New Mexico State University’s research into power grid recovery following storms or disasters using unmanned aircraft systems is getting the attention of utility managers across the country. NMSU’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems team, part of the Physical Science Laboratory, performed proof of concept flights for the Electric Power Research Institute’s Airborne […]

The first application of recycled wastewater

Wastewater project at Tucumcari Agricultural Science Center has first results

In a climate like New Mexico’s, where drought is one of the biggest issues affecting agriculture, New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari might be the one to find out how effective using treated municipal wastewater could be for agricultural irrigation. In 2011, the agricultural science center entered into a 20-year contract with […]