After our fall 2016 survey, we’re collecting stories about UNM faculty loads. We want to hear from you about your service load.Preliminary results from our fall 2016 survey of UNM faculty indicate that women and underrepresented minorities (URMs) are more likely to report higher service burdens than their male and non-URM counterparts. When asked whether […]
Our latest STEM shoutout goes to several local African American women scientists who were featured on the Feb. 25 episode of Women’s Focus on KUNM. The women shared their experience and perspectives in a variety of STEM fields, from computer science to pharmaceuticals. According to the KUNM website, the show, called Salute to New Mexico ‘Hidden […]
Game-theoretic model combines strategic and technical aspects of cyber attributionA University of New Mexico computer science professor is co-author of an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that explores how cyber attack victims should best respond. The article presents a game-theoretic model called the Blame Game, which shows when a victim should […]
UNM faculty and students now have access to two high-tech communal rooms at the Centennial Library.One of the new rooms (DEN 2) has a full virtual reality (VR) set, called the HTV VIVE.The other room (DEN 1) hosts a collection of both Windows and Mac desktop computers equipped with a substantial variety of software.On Feb. 17, […]
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UNM STEM faculty conduct research all over the worldUNM biology professor Dr. Felisa Smith examining a fossilized debris pile (or paleomidden) in Titus Canyon in Death Valley National Park. Paleomiddens are created by packrats; when preserved under the right arid conditions, they provide a record of vegetation and body size over time. Smith collects paleomiddens across the western United States. In Death Valley, her lab has collected more than 100 samples with radiocarbon ages spanning 34,000 years to present. Smith’s research is in the area of Conservation Paleoecology.
UNM STEM faculty conduct research all over the worldProfessor of Political Science and ADVANCE deputy director Mala Htun in front of the Women’s Institute, Mexico City. Mala was in Mexico City conducting interviews for a project on economic empowerment and violence against women.
UNM STEM faculty conduct research all over the worldAssociate professor of Anthropology Sherry Nelson collects vegetation from the rainforest canopy in Kibale Forest, Uganda where chimpanzees live. Her research uses stable isotope analyses to compare modern and fossil animals and habitats in order to reconstruct the paleoecologies of fossil apes and human ancestors.