UNM engineering professor awarded grant to develop hazard inspection drone Dr. Jane Lehr, a professor in the UNM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently awarded a grant from the Alpha Foundation to develop a hazard inspection drone that is safe to operate in underground mining environments. The project “Demonstration of an intrinsically safe drone propulsion […] Read More
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UNM researcher selected as National Academy of Education postdoctoral fellow Dr. Susannah Davis, a research assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, recently was selected as a 2021 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. According to the National Academy of Education’s website, “The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship provides $70,000 to early-career scholars to focus […] Read More
UNM biologist awarded grant for researching role of compost in arid rangelands Dr. Eva Stricker, a research assistant professor in the UNM Department of Biology, was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA for her research examining the role of compost in dry rangelands and microbial communities on soil and […] Read More
Linguistics professor chosen as UNM Presidential Teaching Fellow Dr. Rosa Vallejos, a UNM associate professor of Linguistics, was recently recognized as the UNM 2021-2023 Presidential Teaching Fellow. “Being selected for this award is in fact the result of a series of events directly related to education,” she said. “I was born and raised in Lámud, a little […] Read More
UNM researchers resume study of PTSD in active duty service members and veterans Drs. Pilar Sanjuan and Julia Stephen are resuming their National Institute of Mental Health-funded study of active duty service members and veterans to better address concentration and attention difficulties associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). After halting recruitment efforts due to COVID-19, Sanjuan, […] Read More
New GES professor continues natural hazards research at UNM Dr. Yolanda Lin, an assistant professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, brings research on computational modeling and disaster risk for natural hazards to UNM. Lin, who joined UNM in January 2021, said her research is focused on the intersection of human, environmental and built systems. “My training was […] Read More
UNM Law Professor publishes work examining AI in the criminal justice system Dr. Sonia Gipson Rankin, assistant professor of Law at UNM, recently published an article in the Washington & Lee Law Review about her ongoing research examining the potential impact of untrustworthy or faulty artificial intelligence (AI) in the criminal justice system. “My scholarship and activism […] Read More
Dr. Diana Northup, a visiting associate professor in UNM’s department of Biology, was recently featured in an episode of Alien Worlds, a new docufiction series streaming on Netflix for her cave exploration work.
The four-part miniseries, according to Netflix, “blends fact with science fiction and conceptualizes what alien life might be like by applying the laws of life on Earth to imagined exoplanets.” The series was released in December of 2020.
Northup was featured in the second episode, “Janus,” which focused on extreme conditions we might think of as uninhabitable but that might be able to support alien life.
Dr. Hannah Mattson, an assistant professor in UNM’s Department of Anthropology, is interested in the role and uses of ancient jewelry — also known as personal adornments — in ritual practices. In this video, Mattson shares what materials and shapes were used in ancient jewelry found in Pueblo Bonito and how they are connected to identity.
Dr. Patricia Crown, a distinguished professor in UNM’s Department of Anthropology, is collaborating with UNM students and Professor W.H. Wills to conduct fieldwork in Chaco Canyon. In this video, Crown shares her research on the use of cylinder jars, drinking rituals, and the use of cacao in Pueblo Bonito.
Dr. Clare Cardinal-Pett, Lecturer II at UNM’s School of Architecture + Planning, studies the history of architecture and urbanism. In this video, Cardinal-Pett shares her research about the water crisis in Lima, Peru – explaining the history of the city’s hydraulic system and its urgency for change.
Looking for something fun for the kiddos to do this summer? Check out this list of summer camps and programs, (in-person and virtual) around Albuquerque! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to add to our list. Virtual camps and classes Please note: participants should have access to a wifi-enabled device with a […] Read More
Undergoing a mid-pro review, applying for P&T, or for promotion to professor? Summarizing your career can be daunting. In this virtual workshop held April 30th, learn strategies and tips on preparing your dossier and telling your story.
Four UNM researchers from several disciplines recently were awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant for their project to create new career opportunities for rural craftspeople by blending traditional craft practices with computational fabrication. The project, “Expanding Rural Ceramics Craft and Computational Fabrication: A Synergy” is led by Dr. Leah Buechley, principal investigator and […] Read More
It’s been a long year with the COVID-19 pandemic and you might be finding it hard to cope. That’s OK, and you are not alone. In this workshop, Juliet Kinkade-Black and Donna Lucero from All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center explain how stress and trauma impact us and our families — and what you can […] Read More
In this virtual event, UNM’s Associate Vice President for Research Mary Jo Daniel and Monica Fishel, interim director of the Faculty Research Development Office, discussed how you can use small funding opportunities to develop a path towards larger grant proposals. They were joined by Professors Jenn Rudgers and Katie Witkiewitz, who shared their experiences […] Read More
UNM Professor of Psychology Dr. Katie Witkiewitz is spearheading a new program to provide mentorship for graduate students who are working to address issues of health inequities in New Mexico. According to the New Mexico Department of Health, New Mexico had the 15th highest drug overdose death rate in the […] Read More
Women in STEM researchers from across the UNM linguistics department have recently created the Lobo Language Acquisition Lab (LLA LLA), a new research lab focused on child minority language acquisition. Dr. Naomi Shin, Associate Professor of Linguistics and Hispanic Linguistics, and co-founder Dr. Jill Morford, Professor of Linguistics, created the lab in fall 2019 […] Read More
Bixby’s project, “Icy Seeps: A Potential Stronghold for Algal Stenotherm Biodiversity.” The research will focus on understanding the role of water sources in shaping algae assemblages in alpine streams. Bixby said she is interested in the role of insulated, buried ice as a potential water source in alpine streams that may provide longer term refuge for algae […] Read More
Learn innovative strategies to discover some of the hidden barriers that limit the scope of your research planning and consequently the application of your results. In this video, Heather Canavan, a professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering department, and Nancy Lewis, the director of the UNM Innovation Academy’s Canopy for Creative Collaboration, illustrate […] Read More
Hear from four University of New Mexico faculty about their research in 7-minute presentations. This month’s speakers are Dr. Sang Han, a professor in Chemical & Biological Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering, Dr. Manuel Montoya, an associate professor in the Anderson School of Management, Dr. Amy Neel an associate professor in Speech and […] Read More
Computer science professor elected to national computing council Professor of computer science and biology Dr. Melanie Moses was recently elected as a council member of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC). Moses was elected in July of 2020 and will serve as a member for three years. According to the CCC website, the organization is dedicated to catalyzing and empowering the U.S. computing research community to pursue audacious, high-impact research. “It was an honor to