African student begins studies at Mesalands

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Special to QCS Charlie Ndambadji is finishing up his first semester at Mesalands Community College with hopes of pursuing a career in wind energy technology. Ndambadji, 29, is a native of the Republic of Cameroon, which is located in Central Africa. Camaroon has a population of about 18 million people. Ndambadji speaks three different languages, […]

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Troy J. Carpenter Profession: Instructor of wind energy technology at Mesalands Community College Born: Oct. 4, 1982 Hometown: Elmira, N.Y. Family: Just me. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Thunderstorms, followed by a clear night sky for good astronomical observation. Tell us about your pet: I once had a cat named Magenta. She was […]

Mesalands Lengal places second at state diesel competition

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College Diesel Technology student Travis Lengal placed second at the New Mexico SkillsUSA Competition held in Albuquerque last weekend. The competition included 12 stations that presented different mechanical, electronic and other job related problems for the students to solve. “It was a very good trip [for the students participating] […]

Mesalands wind technology program featured on CNBC

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By QCS Staff Mesalands Community College is being featured on national televsion today on CNBC news. “We are doing some shows for CNBC, the financial division of NBC,” said Jack Davis, satellite operator for NBC News’s southwest bureau. The impetus for the story began with plans by President Barack Obama’s administration to promote green energy, […]

Two of three sections erected for wind turbine at Mesalands

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Chelle Delaney Two main sections of the 1.5 Megawatt wind turbine tower were installed Sunday for the wind energy program at Mesalands Community College. “What I find most fascinating is just the shear size of all the components from the construction equipment up to the tower itself,” said Lane Bradley of Tucumcari, a member of […]

March of technology causing frustration

By Lynn Moncus Recently, two of my over-the-hill friends and I have been enduring attacks by our computers or printers and have mentioned that we didn’t have such frustrations when we were young because we hadn’t entered the computer age and merely had to battle typewriters, pens, and various kinds of copy machines.

New license pinpoints facial features for security

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By QCS Staff The state’s Motor Vehicle Division has launched a new hi-tech driver’s license to better protect the public from identity theft. It features biometric facial recognition technology at work, which has been operational for about two weeks in Tucumcari, a MVD spokeswoman said. Drivers’ license applicants now get their photo taken and screened […]

Technology passed over horseshoes

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Technology is now available to count cattle on a Forest Service permit from outer space, to construct material for space shuttles that can withstand 3,000-degree temperature on re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere, and to plastic wrap a tool in Ace Hardware that cannot be opened with the Jaws of Life. […]

Technology examined

TV Hagenah Middle school youths are discovering just how much weight a structure under a foot tall made of 1/8 inch balsa wood can hold and most are surprised that it can hold well over 200 pounds if it is built correctly. The two classes of technology education students at Tucumcari Middle School are discovering […]

Technology sends four to nationals

TV Hagenah They were the smallest group at the New Mexico State Technology Student Association Competition, but when they came away from the competition all four of the competitors would be heading to the national competition in Nashville in June. “I’m very proud of them,” said sponsor/coach Charles Gallegos who took the group of four […]