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NSCS names NMSU Diamond Chapter of the Year

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars named NMSU the Diamond Award-Winning Chapter of the Year for 2021-2022. The status is highly competitive among the nearly 300 NSCS chapters throughout the country. As the only chapter to receive the Diamond Star status elite national distinction, the NMSU chapter truly embodied the NSCS pillars of scholarship, leadership and service. NMSU’s chapter was selected for the honor for its ability to conduct meaningful events such as the Spring Sendoff Meeting, Scholar Study Nights, as well as community service activities such as an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, the annual Keep State Great event and volunteering at El Caldito Soup Kitchen. “This award is a testament to the outstanding work being done by the chapter members to make a difference in the community through volunteering and service,” says NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu. “I’m looking forward to seeing what these student leaders will become in the future.”

NMSU receives gold designation for Military Friendly Schools

NMSU was named a top military friendly school by Viqtory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs. For the first time, NMSU received a gold designation on the Military Friendly Schools list, making it one of the top institutions for military students. Gold designated institutions are ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation. Schools are evaluated using data from public sources as well as responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools took part in the survey, NMSU being one of the 282 schools earning the gold designation for its leading practices, outcomes and effective programs. The 2022-2023 Military Friendly Schools list was published in the May 2022 edition of the G.I. Jobs magazine.

AIBE receives grant to support student entrepreneurs 

The Minority Business Development Agency awarded NMSU’s American Indian Business Enterprise a $600,000 grant over two years to increase and support Native American student entrepreneurs across New Mexico. AIBE partnered with Navajo Technical University, New Mexico Community Capital and Indian Resources Development to help provide services to the Indigenous community. As part of the Arrowhead Center and NMSU, AIBE gives clients access to all the resources Arrowhead Center offers to better serve the people of New Mexico’s 19 pueblos, three Apache tribes and the Navajo Nation. Selected AIBE clients will be able to complete the pathway program with partners New Mexico Community Capital and Indian Resources Development. The program includes classes on financial business basics and digital media marketing, and culminates with the five-week Native American Sprint, a venture builder. 

Engineering team takes second at international design competition 

NMSU’s team of student engineers, E^2M3, placed second at the 2022 Invent For The Planet international design competition for their project EcoArt. With EcoArt, electronic devices could soon be charged with the power generated from a punching bag disguised as an interactive art installation. After taking first place in the initial IFTP round, E^2M3 was selected as one of seven teams to participate in the final round at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. This is the second time a team from NMSU was selected for the final round, and the first time a team placed in the top three. IFTP challenges students to develop solutions for today’s most pressing issues, including food shortages, renewable energy and pollution, in a 48-hour competition hosted by universities all around the world. At NMSU, the Aggie Innovation Space hosts the first round and prepares students for the final presentation if selected by the judges at Texas A&M. Similar to the final round, NMSU students have the opportunity to win cash prizes if they place in the top three spots. There also is an additional award for judges’ favorite.