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Biofuels Research

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.

Undergraduate Research Initiative Grants

New awards are contingent on the availability of funding.  No funding is available at this time; general announcements to the faculty will be made in the event funding becomes available.

Purpose To increase the involvement of undergraduate students in mentored research.  To encourage undergraduates to pursue graduate level study and research.     
Eligibility Awards will be made to NMSU researchers to provide support for undergraduate student research for a maximum of twelve consecutive months. 

Award Details

The OVPR will provide up to $2,500 dollar-for-dollar matching support per student per year; a URIG award must be matched by the student's advisor, department, and/or college. 

Grantee Responsibilities The faculty advisor and undergraduate student team must submit to the OVPR a report of accomplishments at the end of the appointment.  URIG recipients must participate in the annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium by presenting a poster or an oral presentation; OVPR presents awards to the best poster and the best presentation by URIG recipients. 


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OVPR Contact Information

Physical Address
Vice President for Research
Anderson Hall
New Mexico State University
1050 Stewart St.
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8002

Mailing Address:
Vice President for Research
New Mexico State University
MSC 3RES P O Box 30002
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8002