New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

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New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Also called New Mexico Tech), is a research university located in Socorro, New Mexico. It is a small college focused on engineering and technology. Founded in 1889 as the New Mexico School of Mines, the Territorial Legislature laid as its mission to boost the state economy, and "train young mining engineers." The institute was renamed in 1951 to its current epithet.

World renowned for its undergraduate education, Tech now offers over 30 bachelor of science degrees in mathematics, the sciences, engineering, management, and technical communication. As a reflection of its purpose, each student vying for a bachelor's degree must pass two semesters each of chemistry, physics, and calculus.

The university's areas of research include hydrology, astrophysics, atmospheric physics, geophysics, information technology, geosciences, energetic materials engineering, and petroleum recovery. With the help of US Senator Pete Domenici, the growth in federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security has turned the university into a major research center for homeland security as well.

Despite its focus on science and technology, Tech has seen much growth in the humanities, social science. Minors are now available in history, Latin American studies, and others. The university's last NCA reaccreditation was in October of 2004. Enrollment as of the year 2003 is fewer than 2000 students but this number has doubled in the past 20 years.

New Mexico Tech's Joseph R. Skeen Library
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New Mexico Tech's Joseph R. Skeen Library

New Mexico Tech is affiliated with several scientific agencies including:

The university bought the town of Playas, New Mexico for use as a research and training facility for the university’s first responders and anti-terrorism programs.

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