LLC News and Events

Introduction to MATLAB

October 11, 2016

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Speare 23

MATLAB is a computational tool used by scientists and engineers to process and visualize data. We will start with the basics, import data, work with variables and equations, plot our results, and look at best-fit lines.

Add a skill to your resume!

Intro document

Sample Wind Tunnel Data


Tech Email Changes to GMail

May 23, 2016

The NMT email system has changed to GMail. This means that you can no longer receive or send emails from your old nmt email account (ex. The new email accounts are (ex. and need to be set up through banweb:

1. Log into banweb

2. Go to personal information

3. Click on the last link 'Activate New Google Apps Account (Email)'

If you do not know your banweb pin number, contact the Registrar’s Office at 575-835- 5133 or

Learning Coaches receive Student Appreciation Awards

May 2, 2016

Learning Coaches Lauren Long and Caleb Hightower were honored at a dinner Tuesday, attended by President Lopez. Lauren is graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She mentors students at the OSL and in the Robotics LLC, provides leadership through the Student Government Association and the Society of Women Engineers, and works with future engineers in the Junior FIRST Lego League. Caleb Hightower makes tutoring sessions fun and welcoming at the OSL. He regularly holds math review sessions, MATLAB and LATEX workshops, and has helped to develop training materials to help learning coaches become outstanding mentors to first-year students.

Link to all award recipients

Who is That Handsome Pilot?

April 30, 2016

Dr. Yilmaz asks “Who is that handsome guy?” upon seeing the smiling miniature pilot (himself) in the cockpit of the LAPD’s purple plane. Three Aerospace LLC teams faced off in a final competition to test their aircraft and student-designed drop mechanisms. The goal, drop a projectile onto a target from their model aircraft. Mishaps due to high winds damaged one plane but the winning team had a successful drop within 25 feet of the bull’s eye!

More on Dr. Yilmaz

STEAM LLC visits Museum of Nuclear Science and History

April 29, 2016

The STEAM LLC students took a break from studying for finals to visit the Albuquerque Museum of Nuclear Science and History. Students and faculty explored Heritage Park Complete with planes, rockets, missiles, cannons and a nuclear sub sail, learned about nuclear medicine and nanotechnology, and investigated how radioactive waste is managed, the processes used to process and dispose of Uranium after use, the after-effects of the bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki , and the Cold War.

Full STEAM Ahead Learning Coach performs at Jean Macey Recital Hall

April 26, 2016

Naomi Schweitzer performed Twenty One Pilots’ Implicit Demand for Proof at tonight’s piano recital as part of the New Mexico Tech Music Program. Naomi is a Learning Coach for the full STEAM ahead LLC and in the OSL tutoring center, specializing in Mathematics.

Sustainability LLC Learning Coach researching Tropical Storms

April 26, 2016

Ryder Fox began researching tropical storms with Dr. Sharron Sessions as a student in the 2014-2015 Sustainability LLC. They are the current Learning Coach for the Sustainability LLC project and will be a Learning Coach for the 2016-2017 Watershed LLC. Ryder has accepted a summer internship at SOARS: Significant Opportunity in Atmospheric Research and Science, reverse engineering Hurricane Patricia.

Aerospace LLC team wins SRS 3-minute speech competition

April 7, 2016

A team of first-year Mechanical Engineering students in the Aerospace LLC presented a research poster and 3-minute oral presentation at the annual New Mexico Tech Student Research Symposium. Chris Andersen, James Nolan, and Alex Norway were awarded first place in the 3-minute speech competition; each received an external hard drive. Their spokesperson, Chris Andersen, was awarded a trip to the Magdalena Ridge Observatory to see the 2.4 meter telescope and a dinner at 10,000 feet with Dr. Van Romero.

LLC student teams present at the NMT Student Research Symposium

April 7, 2016

Teams of first-year students from the Aerospace, Mobile Computing, STEAM, Sustainability, and Watershed LLCs did an amazing job presenting their research at the annual New Mexico Tech Student Research Symposium. LLC research included Optimized Loads for Photovoltaic Systems, Precise Projectile Deployment from Small Scale Aircraft, The Effects of Nuclear Waste in New Mexico, Infiltration Vs. Runoff on North and South Facing Slopes, and Production of the NMT Information App. A total of 61 first-year LLC students presented 21 research posters, 2 10-minute oral presentations, and 2 competitive 3-minute speeches.

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