Heinrich To Meet With Students & Faculty At New Mexico Institute Of Mining And Technology In Socorro

Media Availability & Photo Opportunity

SOCORRO, N.M. – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will meet with students and faculty at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology on Friday, February 22, 2013. A strong advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, and the only engineer in the senate, Sen. Heinrich will receive an overview from New Mexico Tech President Dr. Dan Lopez and tour the Mechanical Engineering Department and the IRIS-PASSCAL Instrument Center. 

Department Chair Dr. Warren Ostergren will lead a tour of the Mechanical Engineering Department and its labs, and students will have the opportunity to present their current projects to Sen. Heinrich. Then, Dr. Rick Aster will lead Sen. Heinrich on a tour of the Instrument Center, which is the world’s largest and the nation’s only federally-funded lending library of seismology equipment. 

***Media interested in attending must RSVP to press@heinrich.senate.gov***

WHO:   U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich

Dr. Dan Lopez, NM Tech President

Dr. Van Romero, NM Tech VP of Research

David Manzano, Director NM Tech Government Affairs

WHAT:  Tour & Overview of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

WHEN:  Friday, February 22, 2013, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. MT

WHERE: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Brown Hall, 801 Leroy Pl, Socorro, NM