Author Archives: David Rockstraw

Characterization of Guar Residues for Thermochemical Conversion to Fuels

Description: Guar and guayule are two crops with potential for large-scale production in the arid Southwest. The target products are natural rubber, resin (for commodity chemicals), and bagasse (for liquid fuels) from guayule, and guar gum (emulsifier), guar meal (animal feed) and bagasse (for liquid fuels) from guar. This project is part of a larger…
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CHME research productivity strong over last eight years

NMSU Chemical & Materials Engineering Faculty have demonstrated strong research productivity over the past eight years when compared against peer programs, as shown in this updated study performed by CHME undergraduate Zoe Elliott.  Ms. Elliot built on the original study completed by Kelsey Lee (BSCHE 2016). Highlights from this study follow, with the full report…
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Analysis of NMSU Capabilities relative to ASBC methods of analysis – beer category

Description: Researcher will identify existing capabilities and define needs where capabilities are missing to permit NMSBrew to perform each of the methods of analysis in the American Society of Brewing Chemists beer category. Completion Objectives: For each of the current ASBC methods found in the “beer” category… Identify if resources to perform this method exist…
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2018 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

Good day! I hope your 2018 & Spring semester is off to an outstanding start. I look forward to seeing all of you at the Engineering Dean’s council later this week. As I do every year, I wanted to provide you the NEWS FLASH that the 2018 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship has been released by our…
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Scholarship for the GRE

The College of Engineering Scholarship committee is offering a $205 scholarship to NMSU College of Engineering undergraduates who are taking the GRE General Test because they plan to pursue graduate studies in the NMSU College of Engineering. This is a one-time scholarship. If the student does not enroll in the NMSU College of Engineering for…
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Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School Program now accepting applications for summer 2018

The Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (NFUSS) is a six-week course, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), designed to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. This program will be held June 11 to July 20, 2018, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Through laboratory experiments and…
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Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Summer 2018

Must apply at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3685 by February 28, 2018 for Summer term (must start by June 15 and end on or after August 10, 2018) Current AAS, BS, MS, and PhD students – Majors related to Engineering, Earth and Geosciences, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, International Relations,…
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Becton Dickinson R&D summer internship program

HI Professor Rockstraw: My company has a summer R&D internship program which might be of interest to students in your department (undergrad or grad). Here is a link to the information about how to apply in case anyone is interested in spending the summer doing R&D at a medical device company in New Jersey (close…
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Materion Process Engineer I

Brought to you by Daniel Topley (BSCHE 2000) https://careers-materion.icims.com/jobs/2187/process-engineer-i/job?mobile=false&width=948&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-420&jun1offset=-360

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Finchum named Outstanding Graduating Senior in CHME for Spring 2018

The faculty met on  2/8/18 and selected Kendalle Finchum to represent CHME at the Sociedad de Ingenieros this spring.  Ms. Finchum’s application will be submitted to the pool with candidates from other departments from which the Outstanding Graduate of the College of Engineering will be selected. Other receiving nominations included Samual Rabon, Anneliese Trujillo, and Sicilee Macklin….
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