Category Archives: Research & Outreach

NMSU postdoctoral researcher selected to attend prestigious STEM education meeting

NMSU News Date: 03/28/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu Valeria Aguirre Holguín, a postdoctoral researcher at New Mexico State University’s College of Education and program manager for the Math Snacks project, is one of 10 postdoctoral researchers in the nation selected to attend the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education, or CADRE, 2018…
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NMSU professor researching how to treat aphasia in stroke patients

This article, by Adriana M. Chavéz, originally appeared in Panorama Vol. 70 One of the most frustrating effects of a stroke is the inability to use, produce and comprehend language, also known as aphasia. Many aphasia sufferers become anxious and frustrated with not being able to communicate and understand others like they did before their stroke….
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NMSU Kinesiology research tracks physical activity across the lifespan

This article originally appeared in Panorama Vol. 70 Eryn Murphy arrived at New Mexico State University as an undergraduate student on a swim scholarship and quickly fell in love with NMSU’s Department of Kinesiology and Dance. She received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from NMSU in 2013, received her master’s degree in exercise science from…
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Student Researchers to Present at National Conference

The Kinesiology Program at New Mexico State University recently had multiple student research experience works accepted for presentation. These works will be presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine in Long Beach CA. Chartered in 1985, the function of the Southwest Chapter of ACSM is…
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Mathematically Connected Communities Opening Doors for HS Students to Continue their Education at NMSU

Authors: Sara Morales & Terri Sainz for MC2 Mathematically Connected Communities (MC2) in partnership with Creative Media Institute (CMI) has been opening doors for high school students to pursue a degree at New Mexico State University and seek majors in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); teaching; journalism; and creative media fields.  MC2, a New…
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NMSU Aggie Play program studies, promotes physical activity for girls

While most children in the U.S. between the ages of 6 and 15 don’t meet the physical activity guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, girls are at particular risk. Two researchers at New Mexico State University, however, are trying to change that with their study involving elementary school girls and…
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NMSU researchers tell stories of Stahmann Farms

LAS CRUCES – Behind the lush pecan groves along Highway 28 near San Miguel, N.M., are stories most people don’t know. They’re the stories of the workers of Stahmann Farms and the communities hidden behind the iconic pecan trees. Those communities existed from the 1950s until 1990, and once boasted their own clinic, gas station,…
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NMSU Games Lab’s latest app strikes gold

Peter Foreman, For the Sun-News 6:42 p.m. MDT July 24, 2016 LAS CRUCES – New Mexico State University’s Learning Games Lab worked with University of Idaho Extension to produce an app that has garnered high praise and an award. “Night of the Living Debt,” a game used for teaching high school students the basics of…
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Professor explores bond between men and dogs

Adriana M. Chavez, For the Sun-News LAS CRUCES – About 13 years ago, Chris Blazina lost his best friend, Kelsey, his trustworthy companion who had experienced life’s ups and downs alongside him. Although Blazina, a psychologist and professor at the New Mexico State University College of Education’s Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, grieved Kelsey’s…
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STEM Outreach events

Over the month of March, the STEM Outreach Center held 6 professional development events for teachers, totaling over 170 participants. Teachers of our afterschool programs in the Gadsden Independent School District received professional development on the program that they will be facilitating for students this semester. Through the STEM Up Project, staff members from different…
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