Tech Ranks Highly in Chem. Engr. Research Spending, Nov. 22, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., November 16, 2000 -- New Mexico Tech recently was ranked among the top 25 universities in the nation in terms of how much the school spends on chemical engineering research and development.

The current issue of Chemical & Engineering News lists New Mexico Tech in the 20th position overall, with almost $4.5 million spent on chemical engineering R&D for Fiscal Year 1998.

Nearly 22 percent of the R&D spending for chemical engineering research projects at the state-supported university was obtained through federal funds.

The latest available statistics and figures used in the journal's nationwide study were compiled this year from the National Science Foundation's Survey of Scientific and Engineering Expenditures at Universities and Colleges: Fiscal Year 1998.