New Mexico State University efforts on sustainable research. Which includes efforts on achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

New Mexico State University engineering students to design a device to measure ocean temperatures

Students from the New Mexico State University College of Engineering in collaboration with NMSU’s Biology Department and X2nSat, a full-service satellite network operator, are launching a project to measure Pacific Ocean temperatures during the Pacific Cup race.

As part of the Aggie Engineering Capstone Design Program, students are working as an interdisciplinary team to design a device capable of measuring ocean temperatures at various depths with the ability to store and transmit data in real-time via satellite communications. X2nSat will provide the satellite communications technology and equipment to enable real-time or near real-time communications.



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NMSU is developing the Center of Excellence on Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems.

The center proposed by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, will be developed in association with General Obligation Bond D. The vision is to build a sustainable, vibrant food and agricultural economy in New Mexico through value-added research and education.






New Mexico State University Receives a Grant to Research Sustainable Beef Production

NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences received an $8.9 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study ways to improve the sustainability of beef production in the Southwest.

Andrés Cibils, project director and professor of rangeland science in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences explained the grant will allow their team of ranchers, researchers, educators, and Cooperative Extension Service specialists to evaluate three strategies: heritage cattle genetics, precision ranching and novel options for marketing Southwest beef.




A student team from NMSU was awarded second-place finish in the United States Department of Energy’s Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition on April 27.
The students that were included were The College of Engineering Team led by electrical engineering undergraduate Orland Whitney, electrical engineering undergraduates Frank Miyagishima and Rosa Trivizand dual-credit high school student Riva Silver; electrical engineering graduate students Andres Acosta, James Pleasant II, Ada Ramoko and Randy Woodall; mechanical engineering undergraduates Shay Gregory and Kevin Lennox; and mechanical engineering technology undergraduate Adebiyi Stapp-Adeogba.
The competition challenges student teams to design and model optimized distributed solar energy systems for a campus or urban district. The contest began in September 2019 with 61 teams, and 35 teams were selected as finalists in December 2019. Competing in one of three districts, NMSU was tasked with finding solutions for Ball State University’s campus to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.