At UNM, our STEM faculty are amazing!

This year, ten women were named as Women In STEM award winners for their research in diverse areas of inquiry, including bioengineering, exercise science, biology, linguistics, political science and astronomy and physics.

Among other topics, the winners are studying minority language development, cell division, non-government agencies in Peru and Bolivia, insulin signaling, qualitative comparative analysis, and the detection and treatment of amyloid diseases.

Take a look at some of their accomplishments! 


Our STEM Shoutouts recognize UNM faculty who are doing interesting research. Have you done something great in STEM recently? Let us know. We would love to hear about your recent awards, promotions or publications. You also can request that we write about your colleagues too.

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    STEM Shoutout: Dr. Helen Wearing

    Professor seeks connection between temperature and mosquito-borne virus transmission UNM Biology and Mathematics Professor Helen Wearing is conducting research pertaining to the effects temperature has on the spread of two mosquito-borne viruses that affect humans – Zika and Chikungunya.The grant, in conjunction with Dr. Rebecca Christofferson from Louisiana State University, is for $116,394 and awarded by […]

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    STEM Shoutout: Dr. Marcy Litvak

    Research should show effects of tree mortality on drier ecosystemsUNM Biology Professor Marcy Litvak is researching tree mortality and the effect it has on other living trees in semi-arid ecosystems. Litvak is working on an extended grant of $39,635 from the University of Arizona until Sept. 30.“It advances our understanding of the links between tree […]

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    STEM Shoutout: Jacqueline Kocer

    Pottery research should reveal the unity of the Gallina peopleUNM doctoral student Jacqueline Kocer is studying pottery from the Gallina, a group of people native to New Mexico for her dissertation research. Kocer is working on a two-year NSF grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant is estimated to be for $29,742, starting May […]

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