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Smart Bridges
Cover Photo

NMSU Modernizes Nation's Highways

"This bridge in Las Cruces is becoming famous," says Rola Idriss, a civil engineering associate professor. The bridge, an on-ramp to Interstate 10 from University Avenue, is rigged with sensors that report its structural health to a laboratory on campus.


Volume 46, Number 4/June 1997


Aggie Panorama is published four times a year for the alumni and friends of New Mexico State University. Dues-paying members of the Alumni Association receive the publication four times a year as one of several membership benefits while all other alumni receive it twice a year (both printed and online versions). The magazine includes regular feature articles about NMSU and higher education, news about campus and athletic events, class notes, marriages, births and obituaries.


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Alumni Association Officers: Barbara Harrison, '84, president, O. Dino Cervantes, '85, past president, Schuyler Armijo, '79, '87, president-elect, Wayne Manning, '92, Executive Council: Kerry Davis, '82, Anna Chieffo, '91, Dinah Jentgen, '71, Connie Lee, '70, Eugene Leitka, '73, Bonnie Pratt, '94, Sally Rotan, '86, Sally S. Rovirosa, '85, Judd Singer, Nancy Stages, '72, Jack Ward, '44,

Alumni Association Staff: Executive Director/Debbie Widger, '81, '93

Panorama Staff: Editor/Nena Singleton, Managing Editor/Catherine Lazorko, '95, Aggie Whirl Editor/Sylvia Saenz Franco, '95, Writers/Karl Hill, Dan Trujillo, '92, Connie Kallman, '85, '97 Rita A. Popp, '93,

Sports Information Writer/Steve Shutt, John Gilger, Student Writers/Beth Cox, Pam Trujillio Photographer/Michael Kiernan,Dale Kiehl Student Photographers/Dale Kiehl, '92, , Designer/Amy Anderson,Ronnie Garver, '97