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NMSU ACES Weclome Home, Aggies Street Festival - September 2017

WSM students participated in the NMSU ACES street festival to help welcome students back to campus for fall semester.

WSM students are encouraged to present posters at conferences

Yining Bai, a WSM PhD student, presented her research during the poster session at the 62nd Annual New Mexico Water Conference in Socorro, New Mexico on August 16, 2017.

WSM faculty and students

Dr. Frank Ward standing with two WSM PhD students at the fall 2017 semester kickoff event

Fall 2017 semester kickoff event

WSM students and faculty came together to kick off the fall 2017 semester.

Water Science & Management Graduate Program and NM Water Resources Research Institute Retreat

The WSM Program and NM WRRI held a retreat in Mescalero, NM on April 2016. The groups discussed organizational goals, assessment of research and programs, and worked to build camaraderie.

Fall 2016 Meet & Greet Mixer

The Water Science & Management Program held its annual Fall "Meet & Greet Mixer" at the Stan Fulton Center's 3rd Floor Bistro. The event welcomed students and facutly back to campus, and introduced new students to the program.

The NMSU Watershed Group and the Water Science & Management Graduate Student Organization

Members of the Watershed Management Group and the Water Science & Management Graduate Student Organization held one of its fall 2016 semester meetings at Knox Hall in the College of ACES.

NMSU Water Science & Management Students

WSM students attended the annual graduation reception and program spring meeting at the Corbett Center Student Union on April 28, 2016.


WSM students attended the FFA BBQ Fest on April 8, 2016 to assist with outreach and games for hundreds of prospective NMSU students. The event was sponsored by the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences.

Stucky Hall - Home to the Water Science & Management Graduate Program

The WSM program is housed in Stucky Hall. Stucky Hall is also home to the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (NM WRRI).

Ag day at NMSU

WSM students volunteered at NMSU's Ag day.

2015 WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas, NV

Water Science & Management PhD graduate, Dina Salman (Iraq), presented a poster on her research on food security in Afghanistan.

2015 Agriculture Day at New Mexico State University

WSM students participated in Agriculture Day sponsored by the NMDA and NMSU. The WSM Graduate Student Organization represented their research, handed out candy, and hung out with Pistol Pete.

Organ Mountains

The Organ Mountains lend their unique type of beauty to the Las Cruces area.

Water Science & Management Graduate Student Organization


Mission Statement

The mission of the Water Science and Management Graduate Student Organization (WSM-GSO) is to provide students with resources to further their studies and careers while providing services and education to the community.

  • To create fellowship among Water Science & Management students and provide them with valuable resources and information related to the program and field of water resources.
  • To provide professional development activities to further Water Science & Management students’ career goals.
  • To provide public service and education to the community.
WSM-GSO meets 3-4 times a semester and participates in a variety of events, meetings and activities:
  • WSM's annual "Semester Kickoff Event"
  • Agriculture Day at NMSU
  • Earth Day at NMSU
  • WSM's annual "Graduation Ceremony & Reception"
  • Community Service, Recruitment and Outreach
  • Regional Conferences
  • National Conferences
If you are interested in learning more about WSM-GSO or would like to become part of an elite and enthusiastic group, please email Jesslyn Ratliff at jesslynr@nmsu.edu and she will put you in contact with a GSO leader.

WSM-GSO Member Leaders

President, Michael Hatch

Vice President, Aracely Tellez

Secretary, Jonas Moya

Treasurer, Befekadu Habteyes

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Kenneth "KC" Carroll, kccarr@nmsu.edu

Dr. Christopher Brown, brownchr@nmsu.edu