The Aggie Innovators are a group of experienced engineering students working within the Aggie Innovation Space who are available to help guide students through the engineering process.Whether you are working on a capstone, course project, student project for competition, or simply interested in creating something new, the Intel Innovators are on hand to assist engineering students to develop, design and prototype projects within the Aggie Innovation Space.Expertise includes 3D printing, computer-aided design, project organization, prototype development,  and programmable development boards such as Galileo, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi.The Aggie Innovators also collaborate closely with NMSU Arrowhead Center to assist in transitioning new ideas towards commercialization.The Aggie Innovators oversee management of the Aggie Innovation Space including recommendations for acquisition of new equipment and software, and purchasing of consumable materials and supplies within the Aggie Innovation.

Arturo Dominguez is a senior in Mechanical Engineering who grew up in Deming New Mexico. Arturo (nickname:Arty) has experience in tinkering and automotive repair. He has a wide range of experience in many topics as well as a love for philosophy and weight training. He loves to learn new skills and adapt to any new situation and he is stubborn when it comes to completing his goals. A friendly and fun loving individual who is always positive and patient. Arty is available to assist you in any project you might have!

Skills

  • CAD modeling
  • Programming 
  • Engineering design
  • Finite Element Analysis 
  • 3D printing 
  • Metal fabrication
  • Prosthetic design 
  • Have an incredible family recipe for biscochos 
  • Can eat 20 chicken wings in one sitting 
  • Not afraid to admit I am wrong (when I am wrong)
  • Have memorized the lyrics to over 50 songs(even the Chorus)

Software/Tools

  • NX
  • Arduino
  • Cura

Interests/Passions/Hobbies

  •  Lifting 
  • Philosphy
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Art  
  • Longboarding
  • Geek related things 
  • Comics

 

Jesus Villegas is a graduate student in Industrial Engineering. He graduated from his bachelors in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2016, and has been an Aggie Innovator since fall 2015. He is originally from Chihuahua Mexico and came to NMSU to finish his major as part of the bi-national program with Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua.

Jesus also had the opportunity to work in a Co-op at Cummins on fall 2017, where he got experience in the area of product development and validation. He also improved his skills in problem solving and data analysis. Jesus is available to assist you in any project you might have!

Skills

  • CAD Modeling
  • 3D Printing
  • Programing
  • Data analysis
  • Finite Element Analysis (Thermal and Structural)
  • Problem solving
  • Engineering Design
  • Project manager

Software/Tools

  • NX
  • Matlab
  • Excel
  • Arduino
  • Fusion 360
  • SolidWorks

Interests/Passions/Hobbies

  • Mechanics
  • Robotics
  • Cooking
  • Traveling

Jordan Glaze is an Undergraduate student who is currently pursuing degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering. Jordan was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM, where he later attended Las Cruces High School then Centennial High School. Apart from being a part of the Aggie Innovation Space Team, he is currently Design Engineer for NMSU’s SAE Baja Organization. Jordan is available to assist you in any project you might have!

Skills

  • Engineering Design Process
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Printing
  • Prototyping
  • Manufacturing Process

Software/Tools

  • NX
  • SOLIDWORKS
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Cura
  • MATLAB

Interests/Passions/Hobbies

  • Mountain Bike Racing
  • Golf
  • Jeeps
  • Computers

Lenny Mendoza is a senior in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She grew up in Chihuahua, Mexico. Lenny has programming experience with a global company. Apart from being part of the Aggie Innovation Space Team, she have participated in several robotic competitions earning the first three places. She is particularly interested in electronics and programming. She is also very patience and has experience teaching robotics. Lenny is available to assist you in any project you might have!

Skills

  • Project Management/Planning and Organization
  • Micro-controller Programming
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Problem Solving
  • 3-D Printing

Software/Tools

  • Siemens NX
  • MATLAB
  • C/C++
  • Arduino
  • Python
  • Visual Basic
  • VHDL
  • Java
  • NI Multisim
  • Proteus
  • Linux
  • LaTex
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Microsoft Office/Macros

Interests/Passions/Hobbies

  • VLSI
  • Embedded Systems
  • Dogs
  • Books
  • Family
  • Cooking/Baking/Eating
  • Harry Potter

Mackie Kannard-Smith is a freshman in Electrical Engineering at NMSU and a born-and-raised Las Cruces who attended Las Cruces High School. He is a passionate electronics hobbyist and is especially interested in mobile embedded systems design and the modification of consumer electronics. Mackie is available to assist you in any project you might have!

Skills

  • PCB design
  • Precision soldering
  • Embedded systems design
  • Battery management
  • Hardware reverse-engineering

Software

  • EAGLE
  • Fusion 360
  • Paint.NET
  • Arduino (C, C++)
  • Linux

Interests/Passions/Hobbies

  • Playing saxophone
  • Politics
  • Video games
  • Literature
  • Computers
  • 60s, 70s, and 80s music

Taylor Fresques is an Undergraduate Student in Mechanical Engineering Technologies (MET). He has a minor in Business Management and is also pursuing a minor in Manufacturing. Taylor also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management. He was born in San Mateo, California but grew up in Las Cruces, NM. Besides being involved in the Aggie Innovation Space, Taylor is a student Ambassador for the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. He also volunteers his spare time in the Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center (M-TEC) shop on campus.

Taylor is particularly interested in the area of CNC manufacturing and part design. Taylor has future plans of becoming a manufacturing engineer after graduation. He is always looking to expand his knowledge and skills related to engineering. When presented with a challenge he looks for innovative solutions to the challenges at hand. Taylor is available to assist you in any project you might have!

Skills

  • CAD Design
  • Sandcasting
  • CNC Milling
  • 3D Printing
  • Business Management
  • Lean Launchpad

Software/Tools

  • SolidWorks
  • Aspire
  • CamWorks

Interests/Passions/Hobbies

  • Cooking
  • Watch Collecting
  • Marksmanship
  • Philosophy

Veronica Gurrola is an Undergraduate student who is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. Veronica grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico where she later attended Alma d Arte Charter High School. Veronica is available to assist you in any project you might have!

Skills

  • Project Management
  • Organized
  • Engineering Design Process
  • 3-D Printing

Software/Tools

  • Siemens NX
  • Cura
  • MATLAB
  • Arduino

Hobbies

  • Reading
  • Baking