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Student Awarded IDA 2013 Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship

Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Student Awarded $10,000 Scholarship. Leila Karimi, a Ph.D. candidate who researches brackish water desalination at New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE), has been awarded the International Desalination Association’s (IDA) 2013 Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship is designed to encourage engineers and scientists to pursue education in…
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Student Awarded Ivanhoe Foundation Fellowship

New Mexico State University master’s degree student awarded the Ivanhoe Foundation fellowship In recognition of his current research and potential for future contributions in the critical field of water research, Kwonit Mallick, currently pursuing a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at NMSU, was awarded a $5,000 annual fellowship from the Ivanhoe Foundation. This amount will…
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Cal-Poly Students Succeed in 2013 Internship

The California Polytechnic-San Luis Obispo students Christopher Pittner and Yakov Suvorov finished their internship at NMSU August 30. However; the interns will not officially finish until September 19 when they present their findings to the U.S Bureau of Reclamation in Denver, CO. They will also be required to complete a report about their progress and experience…
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Senator Heinrich Visits IEE

Senator Martin Heinrich visited the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility to present the Better Buildings Federal Award to the facility past July 12, 2013. During this visit, IEE faculty, staff and students had the opportunity to speak with the senator and present various programs. • Graduate students do part of their water treatment, alternative…
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2013 Design Contest a Success

WERC’s Environmental Design Contest is a unique event that brings together industry, government and academia in the search for improved environmental solutions. The event was successfully carried out for the 23rd time in 2013. During this competition, students were given the opportunity to choose a challenge from four different tasks related to different environmental issues….
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2013 Graduating Students, Staff

IEE students worked hard to accomplish their goals after May 2013 graduation. Baraka Lwoya graduated from chemical engineering with a minor in chemistry. He plans to pursue his PhD at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lwoya was named outstanding graduate student by the International & Border Program, received a Fellowship from the IEE/WERC, where…
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Design Contest Extended Experience

The Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE) a unit within the Chemical Engineering Department of New Mexico State University is excited to announce a new program to extend the successful experience of the students who participated in the 23rd Annual International Environmental Design Contest. The three students will have the opportunity to further the…
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Fellowship Students 2013 Fieldtrip

Fellowship students from NMSU’s Institute of Energy and the Environment enjoyed an enriching experience during their fieldtrip to Yuma, Arizona and San Diego, California on March 24th through 28th. The students had the opportunity to visit four facilities, and observe different processes of water purification. They particularly focused on understanding reverse osmosis at large production…
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IEE celebrates graduating staff, students

IEE congratulated its graduates last week, as five employees chart their post-graduation paths. Research assistants, Amjad Abu-Baker, Vineet Nair, and Aisha Abdul Wahab will all graduate this week with their respective doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate degrees. From the IEE media team, Ryle Yazzie and Mattie Hensley are receiving their undergraduate degrees. At the occasion, Dr….
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Microalgae strain could reduce algae and desalination costs

Researchers from New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy & the Environment (IEE) are investigating how well microalgae can grow using brine concentrate and supernatant from anaerobic digested sludge (ADS). Dr. Maung Thein Myint and research assistant Waddah Hussein are growing a unique strain of algae which can grow in desalination concentrate. The team also…
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