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Research Partners

The following national laboratory and universities have signed Memorandums of Understanding with Mesalands Community College to become partners in research to utilize both the General Electric 1.5 megawatt turbine located on campus and the facilities at the North American Wind Research and Training Center to support those efforts.

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories develops and applies advanced technology to keep our nation secure and capable of meeting the toughest challenges. Our “passion for our mission” has led to many major national security contributions over our 56-year history, and has also developed technology to improve our lives in a variety of ways. Sandia is seizing the opportunity to establish deeper, enduring relationships that produce world-class joint R&D, educate next generation employees, provide Sandia employees with continuous learning opportunities, and build national visibility and name recognition. These objectives are achieved, in part, through partnership with selected institutions. We are funded primarily by the U.S. Dept. of Energy with other major funding by the Dept. of Homeland Security and Department of Defense, and are managed by the Lockheed Martin Corporation. We regularly partner with other government, industry, and academic institutions to accomplish our work.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

The University of California, Los Angeles, ranks among the leading universities in the United States. UCLA’s primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation, and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: we value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality.

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, and draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 120 nations. The University is highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in learning. Its programs, administration, facilities, resources and activities combine to further its mission of teaching, research and service to society. As part of a great life sciences research university, the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s area of intellectual focus, exist between and among fields of engineering, medicine and the sciences. The engineering faculty and students are innovative thinkers who work across disciplines to solve problems, and they understand the opportunity engineering has to benefit society — especially in areas such as health, energy, the environment, economic development and security.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) is widely considered one of the better small technical schools in North America for areas of engineering and mining technology. New Mexico Tech offers over 30 Bachelor of Science degrees in technology, the sciences, engineering, management, and technical communication, as well as graduate degrees on the masters and the doctoral levels. Undergraduates may have opportunities to assist professors with research projects or to work at one of our many research divisions. There are also many opportunities to gain experience while working on campus.