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Bureau of Geology Names Nathan C. Myers as 2020 Earth Science Achievement Award Winner Santa Fe, NM
January 15, 2020

Please join us at noon, Monday February 3rd, in the rotunda of the state capitol building when the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (a research division of New Mexico Tech) presents the 2020 Earth Science Achievement Award for Research and Education to Nathan C. Myers for an outstanding career of scientific research with the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

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Remembering Dr. Roshan Bhappu
January 10, 2020

Dr. Roshan Bhappu, renowned metallurgical engineer, former Senior Metallurgist for the New Mexico Bureau of Mines and faculty member at New Mexico Tech, passed away in Tucson, AZ on December 28, 2019 at the age of 93.

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Bureau of Geology names Peggy Barroll as 2020 Earth Science Achievement Award Winner Santa Fe, NM
January 7, 2020

Please join us at noon, Monday February 3rd, in the rotunda of the state capitol building when the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (a research division of New Mexico Tech) presents the 2020 Earth Science Achievement Award for Public Service and Public Policy to Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Barroll, for an outstanding career in public service in the Hydrology Bureau of the Office of the State Engineer.

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CBS News article highlights Mineral Museum Socorro, NM
December 17, 2019

The article published by CBS News “Nature up close: An unexpected gem of a museum” discusses the Mineral Museum as a worthwhile visit. Indeed, “Sunday Morning” contributing videographer Judy Lehmberg describes the museum as, “…a crystal palace of mineral specimens…” The article details not only the spectacular specimens displayed, but delves into the many types of minerals and ways that they form.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Rio Grande Basin highlighted at National Academy of Science Meeting
November 22, 2019

A joint meeting of the National Academy Board on Earth Science and Resources and Water Science and Techology board on November 20 and 21, 2019, focused on the topic of "Challenges for Large River Basin Management in the United States". One of the two river basins highlighted was the Rio Grande, and a number of excellent presentations were made, and can be viewed on YouTube.