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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...

Engineering students win awards at AIAA conference
April 4, 2019
Two students from The University of New Mexico Department of Mechanical Engineering won awards at the 2019 Region IV American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student conference, held March 29-31 in Austin, Texas. Read More...

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...