News and Events


Partnership including NMSU, alumna-owned business gets DOD recognition

NMSU Dept. of GeographyNew Mexico State University is among a group of partners that earned a top award through the U.S. Department of Defense Mentor Protégé Program, the oldest of its kind established to help small businesses during the early 1990s.

NMSU, a Hispanic Serving Institution, IDEALS, Inc., a Las Cruces Woman-Owned Small Business owned by NMSU Engineering alumna Margaret Dubbin, and AGEISS Inc., an international engineering and environmental services company, partnered with White Sands Missile Range in a project that earned the group the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award. Read More.

NMSU faculty collaborate on grant to study Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument

NMSU Dept. of GeographyAn interdisciplinary team of anthropologists, geologists, biologists and geographers from New Mexico State University is helping the Las Cruces office of the Bureau of Land Management by locating and recording natural and cultural resources on the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.

The multi-disciplinary research is funded through a five-year grant from the BLM, which will use the information collected by the team to better manage these resources for the public. Read More.

NMSU professor receives lifetime achievement award

NMSU Dept. of GeographyAfter 25 years as a professor of geography at New Mexico State University and 35 years in the industry, Michael DeMers recently received the Wheeler Peak Lifetime Achievement Award for 2018.

NMSU geography professor Michael DeMers was awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award by the New Mexico Geographic Information Council President Leland Price.
The award, given by the New Mexico Geographic Information Council at the annual spring meeting in Albuquerque, honors individuals who have “served the geospatial community and the State of New Mexico to a degree well above and beyond the line of duty,” according to Leland Pierce, president of the organization.
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