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Recent News

It’s electrifying: UNM’s FSAE team to compete in its first EV contest
May 16, 2022
There is a quiet hum in the Dana C. Wood FSAE Racing Lab and Garage these days. Not only is it the end of the semester, but it’s also crunch time. Read More...

UNM to compete in Solar Splash contest in June 
April 6, 2022
For the seventh year in a row, a team from The University of New Mexico will head east this summer to compete in the UPS Battery Center Solar Splash competition in Springfield, Ohio.  Read More...

UNM’s Lobo Launch team preparing to compete in Spaceport America Cup in June
January 25, 2022
After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The University of New Mexico’s Lobo Launch rocket team is set to compete in the Spaceport America Cup near Las Cruces this summer. Read More...

Sorrentino chosen as associate editor of ‘IEEE Control Systems Letters’ journal
January 11, 2022
Francesco Sorrentino, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and Regents’ Lecturer at The University of New Mexico, has been selected as an associate editor of IEEE Control Systems Letters. Read More...

Regents’ Professor, Lecuturer named in the School of Engineering
December 1, 2021
The School of Engineering has selected Peter Vorobieff, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, as the new Regents’ Professor, and Francesco Sorrentino, associate professor of mechanical engineering, as the Regents’ Lecturer. Read More...

Chabi honored as fellow of scientific organization
October 8, 2021
Sakineh Chabi, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected as a Vebleo Fellow in recognition of her contributions to the organization. Read More...

Poroseva honored by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
August 30, 2021
Svetlana Poroseva, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of New Mexico, has been honored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Read More...

UNM receives Department of Energy funding for project to advance all-electric aviation
August 11, 2021
Two researchers from The University of New Mexico School of Engineering are on a team that has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to create new composites to shield cables in electric aircraft in an effort to make fully-electric aviation technology more commercially feasible. Read More...

New model simulates wildfires from single branches to local weather systems
July 27, 2021
Every year, the headlines about wildfires seem to be getting worse. For instance, this year, the Bootleg fire in Oregon became so large that it created its own weather. Read More...