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