New Mexico Technical and Mining Institute
The Library at New Mexico Mining & Technical Institute
New Mexico Technical & Mining Institute is an outstanding research university specializing in engineering, math, technology, and science, based in Socorro, New Mexico. New Mexico Tech consistently receives high ratings for the high quality of its education from magazines and sources such as the Peterson's Guide series, Kiplingers and US News and World Report. New Mexico Tech is also often listed as one of America's best values in college education.
As a state university, New Mexico Tech offers quality education at a relatively low cost, about the same cost actually as the other New Mexico state universities. A difference with Tech is that Tech stacks Tech merit scholarships on top of Lottery scholarships: students who qualify for both will receive both (the only school in the New Mexico University system that does this).
The administrative offices of the VLA (Very Large Array), a unit of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, are at New Mexico Tech.
New Mexico Tech is also the site of the Mineral Museum, where one of the finest collections of New Mexico and Southwestern minerals is on display for the public. Included in the exhibits are some spectacular mineral and rock specimens from New Mexico's mining districts, and other specimens from the Southwest and around the world. There are more than 2,000 specimens on display, along with mining memorabilia and a modest fossil display. A beautiful exhibit in the main exhibit hall (built in 1995) is the ultraviolet mineral display, where you can see what happens with some minerals when an ultraviolet light shines on them.
New Mexico Tech sponsors 2 open houses a year for potential incoming students and their families. The 1st Saturday in November (Exploration Day) is one while the other is "Research @ Tech Day," on President's Day in February.
The central park space