El Paso, TX (KTSM) — New Mexico State University officially opened the Aggie Innovation Space presented by Intel Corporation at NMSU's College of Engineering.
The facility was made possible through a generous donation of $70,000 from Intel that matched $50,000 in funding the College of Engineering received through President's Performance Fund.
These funds were leveraged with additional contributions from several other corporate partners and engineering alumni.
"Intel has a long history of supporting STEM education throughout the state. Being a part of the NMSU Aggie Innovation Space is an exciting opportunity to continue that tradition of inspiring students to collaborate, explore and discover ideas that lead to new engineering solutions while cultivating these critical skills," Rashap said.
The Aggie Innovation Space was created to foster innovation and entrepreneurship by offering students access to state-of-the-art resources.
It also serves as a gathering point where students can connect to work on projects. Students also will have access to experienced mentors, new technologies and the latest engineering design software and tools.
It is equipped with 3-D printers, an electronics station, programmable development boards, robotics kits, software and low-resolution prototype materials to enhance the creation of innovation technologies.
During the ceremony, engineering students presented projects that had been developed in the innovation space.