Why attend?

The workshops will help your team gain an edge over the competition.

  • Prepare a robust Government Regulations section in your technical report.
  • Prepare a well-thought out Safety Compliance section in your technical report.
  • Course attendance helps your school meet ABET student outcome #2.
  • Earn a digital badge of completion.
  • Attendance is not mandatory.


  • Registration: Email us for the links (werc@nmsu.edu)
  • Registration Fee: Free to teams and faculty that are registered for the contest.

Courses Available:

Environmental Health & Safety
Government Regulations and Safety Four-session course helps teams gain understanding of government regulations and safety protocols needed for full-scale design implementation.

Course Logistics:

  • The course is divided into four 1.5-hour sessions.
  • The sessions will be offered twice (December 13/14 and January 6/7). Attendees may mix and match sessions.
  • Those who attend all four sessions and complete the assignments will earn a digital badge.
  • Meetings run live via Zoom to allow interaction between our Safety Officer and your team and chance for valuable Q&A to help you prepare for the contest.
  • Teams are welcome to schedule an appointment to visit with the instructor after the Zoom sessions.
  • Recordings of Zoom sessions available.
DateSessionStart Time (MST)End Time (MST)
12/13/2021Safety & Industrial Hygiene10:00 AM11:30 AM
12/13/2021Process Safety Management2:00 PM3:30 PM
12/14/2021Environmental Regulations RCRA, CERCLA, SARA, 10:00 AM11:30 AM
12/14/2021Environmental Regulations CAA, CWA, SWDA, SWPPP2:00 PM3:30 PM
DateSessionStart Time (MST)End Time (MST)
01/06/2022Safety & Industrial Hygiene10:00 AM11:30 AM
01/06/2022Process Safety Management2:00 PM3:30 PM
01/07/2022Environmental Regulations RCRA, CERCLA, SARA, 10:00 AM11:30 AM
01/07/2022Environmental Regulations CAA, CWA, SWDA, SWPPP2:00 PM3:30 PM
Email us for the Short Course Linkwerc@nmsu.edu

Techno-Economic Assessment/Analysis
Establishes guidelines for reporting CAPEX, OPEX, and providing data visualization, such as sensitivity analysis.

Instructor Bio: Edward Pines is a Professor of Industrial Engineering at New Mexico State University and a Professor-in-Residence as NMSU’s Arrowhead Center. His teaching and research is focused around people and how they create and fund new enterprises and systems. Innovation and new project/program development have been focus areas throughout his industrial and academic careers.

DateSessionStart Time (MST)End Time (MST)
01/12/2022Introduction and review of analysis and decision making in engineering economics.4:00 PM6:00 PM
01/19/2022Projects and project planning: the business of engineering. 4:00 PM6:00 PM
01/26/2022Techno-Economic Analysis: what to present to decision makers. 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Email us for the Short Course Linkwerc@nmsu.edu