As the state’s land-grant university, New Mexico State University carries out significant and groundbreaking research that fuels the economy, prepares students to be productive and responsible citizens and improves the lives of the people of our state and far beyond.
Research and education are firmly linked and we are committed to providing excellent opportunities for our renowned researchers and for outstanding students. Our research focus encompasses areas as diverse as spaceflight dynamics, guidance, navigation and control; molecular biology and genetics; rangeland management; sustainable energy from renewable sources; nutrition and health; and laser-based navigation and geo-location.
The Carnegie Foundation categorizes NMSU as a Research University with high research activity. In terms of national recognition, NMSU consistently ranks in the top 115 institutions in the nation by research and development expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation, and is in the top tier of the U.S. News & World Report Best National Universities rankings.
On this site, you will meet just a few of our many esteemed researchers who are making a difference.