Seven UNM professors win Women in STEM awards for research

A group of UNM professors has received the 2016 Women in STEM awards honoring their research in diverse areas of inquiry including brain stimulation and substance abuse, sustainable food and energy, gender and kinship systems, engineering bones and ligaments, modeling planetary fault lines, and the media’s effects on public views.

The winners are the first in a competition that began this year after UNM in 2015 received a donation through the Chicago Community Foundation. The donor requested that the money be used to support research by women STEM faculty. UNM established an endowed account and dedicated the endowment earnings to women STEM faculty.

The Women in STEM (WIS) awards competition was developed through a collaboration between Provost Chaouki Abdallah,  Vice President for Research Gabriel Lopez, and the ADVANCE at UNM program, a new five-year project that promotes women STEM faculty.