The Fabian Garcia Science Center houses NMSU's algal biofuel production facility, which includes a 4000-liter Solix BioSystems photobioreactor and four smaller algae raceways.
Research at NMU
Two Geological Sciences students making x-ray fluorescence glass beads where rock powders are melted at 2000*C in preparation for major element analyses at NMSU.
2012 Recipients of Interdisciplinary Research Grants
Data-Driven Dynamical Systems Approach to Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Modeling Young S. Lee (Principal Investigator) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Youkyung Bae, Communication Disorders
Classification of Disturbance Data Generated by Phasor Measurement Units for Better Control and Protection of Power Grid Sukumar Brahma (Principal Investigator), Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Huiping Cao, Computer Science
Revisiting Mosquito SIT Immo H. Hansen (Principal Investigator), Biology, and Jacob Uriquidi, Physics
Searching for Life in Extreme Environments: A New Mexican Cave as a Solar System Analog Nancy Chanover (Principal Investigator), Astronomy; David Voelz, Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Nancy McMillan, Geological Sciences
Metabolic Engineering as an Approach to Make Alfalfa a 'Dual Purpose' Plant: Biofuel Feedstock and Animal Feed Champa Sengupta-Gopalan (Principal Investigator), Plant and Environmental Sciences; David Rockstraw, Chemical Engineering; Ian Ray, Plant and Environmental Sciences; and Tanner Schaub, Center for Animal Health, Food Safety and Bio-Security