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Education

  • NMHU students win top awards for robotic research

    Submitted to the Optic
    Two New Mexico Highlands University computer science students received top awards from the Santa Fe Institute for their cutting-edge three-dimensional robotic vision system research.

    Graduate student Miguel Maestas won first place for graduate research and senior Jared Leyba won first place for undergraduate research at the Santa Fe Institute’s Student Computational Thinking Symposium Dec. 7.

  • HU students awarded Bloomberg scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Three New Mexico Highlands University business students received scholarships from Bloomberg Businessweek for writing outstanding business case studies.

    The scholarships were funded through Bloomberg Businessweek’s B-School Connection Program, with a match this fall semester from the Highlands University Foundation.  

    Sam Roybal, a sophomore general business major from Pojoaque, won the $600 gold scholarship.

  • LCC’s Martinez receives student-athlete honor

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College student Montanna Martinez has been selected to represent LCC as its nominee in the 2014 All-USA Community College Academic Team competition. Martinez will be placed in competition for the All-USA Community College Academic Team, Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team, and the New Century Scholars Awards.  Phi Theta Kappa headquarters will notify scholars of their placement on national teams by April.

  • HU students have strong showing at symposium

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University science students made a strong showing at the New Mexico Academy of Science and New Mexico EPSCoR annual symposium, presenting more research studies than any other university in the state for the second year in a row.

    The Highlands University science faculty and students presented 12 of the 24 oral research presentations and 12 of 27 research posters in November in Albuquerque at the symposium.

  • Students of the month - Dec. 13, 2013
  • Deadline Sun. for submissions

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The deadline for submitting entries for the New Mexico Highlands University Picayune Literary Magazine is Sunday.

    Each spring, graduate students in the Department of English graduate produce Picayune, which features national and international submissions of short fiction, poetry, flash fiction of no more than 250 words, and black-line art.

    Literary submissions for consideration may come from students, faculty, staff and others outside the university community.

  • In Brief - Education - Dec. 13, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Colorado prof. suspended

    BOULDER, Colo. — A Colorado university has suspended a religious studies professor whose silent protest against racial bias led to complaints about his refusal to speak during classes.
    Naropa University professor Don Matthews said he launched the protest on the Boulder campus during his classes last week, the Boulder Daily Camera reported Wednesday.

  • HU professor publishes study on forgiveness

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University psychology professor Ian Williamson published a study that sheds new light on barriers to forgiveness.

  • Highlands celebrates Native American week

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University celebrated Native American Week last week with traditional dance performances, a pueblo throw, traditional attire day, and more.

    The university’s American Indian Science and Engineering Society and the Native American Club sponsored the events.

    Alexis Hustito of the Zuni Pueblo is the AISES president. The 20-year-old junior is pursuing her bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis in painting.

  • Students present at meeting

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Six Highlands University geology students presented original research at the Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting in late October in Denver.

    The six represented the largest group in Highlands’ history who have presented at the meeting. They joined more than 6,000 scientists from around the globe that attended GSA’s 125th annual meeting.