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High Tech Consortium (HTC) of Southern New Mexico January Meeting

January 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This month’s speaker will be Dr. Ginger Scarbrough. Dr. Scarbrough is the Program Manager of the WERC Environmental Design Contest, housed in NMSU’s College of Engineering, and will be sharing with the Las Cruces community the contest’s contributions and goals toward promoting technology growth in Southern New Mexico. 

About the contest:

In April 2020, the design contest will celebrate its 30 th anniversary in Las Cruces.

  • Teams of college students from across the US will arrive in Las Cruces to showcase their solutions to environmental challenges that are facing the world today.
  • Students work at their home universities for 4-8 months to solve problems that are proposed by government and industry partners (most of which are from New Mexico, West Texas, and Arizona).
  • Student teams are tasked with developing economically feasible and practical solutions; they bring to the contest a working bench-scale model as proof-of-concept.
  • Practicing engineers and scientists serve as judges, and a total of up to $35,000 in cash prizes are awarded at the competition.

Representatives of government agencies, local industry, engineers, and scientists are particularly invited to come learn how the contest can work with you to promote technology growth in environmentally and economically effective ways.

About the speaker:

Dr. Scarbrough earned a Ph.D. in Structural Geology from Purdue University. Dr. Scarbrough taught at Purdue University (Computer Science), Ball State University (Structural Geology), and New Mexico State University (Geological Sciences, Chemical and Materials Engineering, and Food Science Departments). Dr. Scarbrough has served as Program Manager for both the El Paso Civic Orchestra and the El Paso Chopin Festival, and as Director of the Starlight Theatre Co. of Las Cruces.

HTC membership meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in growing technology in southern New Mexico is encouraged to attend. There is no charge for attending. For more information please call the HTC President, Dr. Ed Pines, at 575-646-2730, or Terry Jack 720-201-7344.


January 22
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Arrowhead Center at NMSU Genesis Center C
3655 Research Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88003 United States
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