NMSU's Arrowhead Center launches TechSprint accelerator for NM startups
Arrowhead Center, the economic development engine at New Mexico State University, has launched a new Arrowhead StartupSprint aimed at all New Mexico tech startups, regardless of their affiliation with the university. StartupSprints support growth-driven companies through education, mentorship, and financing in a short period, cohort-based setting. Funded by a gift from NM Gas Company, TechSprint is now accepting applications for its spring 2017 cohort, which will begin in late March. TechSprint is designed to test the feasibility of a business idea, with a goal to accelerate New Mexico technology startups to drive economic growth. Through TechSprint, teams will receive mentorship, coaching and $2,000 in participant support.
NMSU engineering prof nabs $500,000 NSF Career award
An assistant professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Mexico State University, Wei Tang has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career award, which is a five-year, $500,000 grant.
"I feel grateful to have my collaborators," he said. "The proposed ideas, preliminary results and research methods mentioned in the proposal come from various collaborations at NMSU. For example, in our department, I have more than 10 collaborators writing proposals or papers with me and I learned a lot from them. I also have other research collaborators in the departments of biology, computer science, mechanical engineering, Arrowhead Center and the College of Engineering at NMSU who supported me during developing this career proposal. Without their help, I would not have received this award. This award really belongs to our research community."
DACC & Virgin Galactic team up to explore virtual reality
This spring, DACC students will take a space flight and learn aerospace fundamentals in a Virtual Reality environment.Doña Ana Community College and Aerospace innovators Virgin Galactic have announced an exciting collaborative education and outreach research project. The core idea will be to work and learn together, exploring the newest technologies and possible uses of VR in research, education, business, and career technical education.
"Our students and instructors are pleased and honored to work with Virgin Galactic on this exciting initiative," said Matt Byrnes, DACC Creative Media technology director. "Thanks to Dr. Kevin Boberg, vice president of Economic Development for the New Mexico State University Arrowhead Business and Research Park and Wayne Savage of Arrowhead Center for helping this collaboration take place."
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