New Mexico Tech has jokingly been called a research institution that happens to have a university. In reality, it’s not far from the truth. This is beneficial to getting Tech students ready for the future, since the vast majority of research projects have a great level of student involvement.
Nearly all professors in every academic department maintain active research projects that involve undergraduate students. Also, more than 400 graduate students are conducting research – along with their academic advisors and committees – to finish their master’s and doctorate degrees.
New Mexico Tech has more than a dozen research divisions that work with private industry, government agencies and other universities.
These divisions employ undergraduate students, offer research opportunities for graduate students and contribute ground-breaking research to the scientific canon and the world of industry, science and engineering.