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Mechanical Engineering jumps to 87 in U.S. News rankings
March 12, 2019
2020 U.S. News survey specialty program rankings

Making the simple complex: Synchronization researchers dive into the ‘messy’
January 17, 2019
Most people see the ocean waves and vaguely wonder why some are big and some are small —or look into a roaring fire and are curious as to what makes the flames move as they do — with seemingly no rhyme or reason. Read More...

Tehrani receives NSF CAREER Award to develop strong and ductile composites
January 7, 2019
Mehran Tehrani, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of New Mexico, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award to develop new materials that are ductile yet strong. Read More...

UNM part of statewide NSF EPSCoR grant to revolutionize the electrical grid
September 21, 2018
The University of New Mexico is part of a statewide consortium on a $20 million, five-year grant that aims to modernize the electrical grid to make it more resilient, reliable and ready to handle renewable technologies of the future. Read More...

Armijo receives Zia Award
September 21, 2018
Kenneth Armijo, an alumnus of The University of New Mexico School of Engineering, will be one of the recipients of the 2018 Zia Award on September 29. Read More...

ME Professor Randy Truman receives 2019 AIAA Sustained Service Award
August 30, 2018
Prof. Randy Truman is one of 4 recipients of the 2019 AIAA Sustained Service Award. Read More...

UNM’s Formula SAE team walks away with more than a trophy from annual competition
July 20, 2018
For most spectators, everything about racing seems big — large and powerful motors, oversized tires, loud sounds, fast speeds. Read More...

Formula SAE team featured on KRQE News
June 18, 2018
As members of a small but well-established program, The University of New Mexico’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) team members always know it’s a bit of an uphill battle competing against some of the largest and best-financed programs in the world. Read More...

UNM’s Solar Splash team takes home multiple awards at international competition
June 11, 2018
The University of New Mexico’s Solar Splash team won 10 awards during the Solar Splash competition June 5-9 in Springfield, Ohio. Read More...