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Formula SAE team has 20/20 vision for 2020
August 8, 2019
For two decades, The University of New Mexico’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers team has been designing, building and racing a Formula-style car for competition in an international contest. Read More...

Building bridges
August 1, 2019
National Science Foundation-funded program helping students make the transition from community college to UNM Read More...

Rocket team pleased with Spaceport America Cup debut results, looking forward to next year
July 18, 2019
The University of New Mexico’s Lobo Launch rocket team placed No. 5 overall and No. 3 in its height class out of 120 teams from 14 countries in the June 18-22 Spaceport America Cup near Las Cruces. Read More...

UNM’s Solar Splash team finishes fourth overall in national contest
June 20, 2019
The University of New Mexico’s Solar Splash team finished in fourth place overall in the national Solar Splash contest in Springfield, Ohio, in addition to winning other awards. Read More...

Research institute brings young scholars from around the U.S. to UNM
June 19, 2019
The University of New Mexico School of Engineering is again partnering with Sandia National Laboratories’ Nonlinear Mechanics and Dynamics (NOMAD) Summer Research Institute. Read More...

UNM’s Lobo Launch team makes debut at rocket contest at Spaceport America
June 13, 2019
For the first time ever, a group from The University of New Mexico competed in the Spaceport America Cup, which was held June 18-22 between Las Cruces and Truth or Consequences, N.M. Read More...

Four UNM scientists selected for the 2019 Women in STEM awards
May 7, 2019
Their work includes research on an artificial leaf that can generate solar energy, an analysis of Cibola ceramics from Chaco Canyon, the history of rental housing and property management and efforts to improve retention rates of UNM in the physics program. Read More...

FSAE team works with fifth-graders to interest them in engineering
May 2, 2019
Balloons, miniature race cars and a little friendly competition were all part of an annual activity that members of The University of New Mexico’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) recently participated to introduce youth to engineering. Read More...

UNM rocket getting ready for launch in June
April 19, 2019
The University of New Mexico’s Lobo Launch had its first test launch recently. Read More...