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12th annual Texas Autocross Weekend

UTA will be hosting the 12th annual "Texas Autocross Weekend" on the weekend of July 14 and 15, 2012. The original intent was for Texas and Oklahoma schools to get together, but it has grown to be a national event with schools from Texas, New Mexico,...

2012 AIAA Scholarship Info

Applications for AIAA Albuquerque Section $2000 Scholarship due April 1, 2012. Click here for more info.

Engineers without Borders will be having a booth at this year's annual Solar Fiesta held by the New Mexico Solar Energy Association!

Come join us for a day of solar education that will include workshops, classes, and free events for all. The EWB-USA, UNM Student chapter will be at booth #17 so be sure to come by and show your support for our great projects! For more information visit www.unm.edu/~ewb and www.nmsea.org

The EWB-USA, UNM Student Chapter has finalized their design for the Ramah Solar Thermal Project!

The design consists of two solar thermal panels from SolarSheat that will help heat the hogan into the winter months in addition to a significant improvement to the overall insulation of the building...

UNM Places in Top-10 for Two Events in International Racing Competition

The UNM LOBO­Mo­tor­Sports team placed eighth in design, ninth in autocross, and 12th in mar­ket­ing at the For­mula SAE®, an inter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion for open wheel, open cock­pit Formula-style race cars held June 15–18, in Fontana, Calif. The com­pe­ti­tion tests research ...

David Woods recognized by UNM Chapter of Sigma Xi

David Woods, ME's fantastic Machine Shop Manager, has been recognized by the UNM Chapter of Sigma Xi as their 2011 Noteworthy Technical Support Person. Among many other things, David has made "...significant contributions to the capabilities of UNM-ME machine shop by implementing CNC machines ..." This is indeed a great honor so please join me in congratulating David for this recognition he so richly deserves. Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is an honor Society for the Scientists & Engineers; its membership is by invitation only and currently includes about 250 Nobel Laureates.

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Students - Financial Aid

A large percentage of our continuing graduate students receive teaching or research assistantships. Each year, the Department offers assistantships to our most outstanding applicants. Pre-master's students receive $10,000-$20,000, and postmaster's receive $12,000-$24,000 for half-time service, plus a tuition waiver for 24 semester hours per year. The Department supports about 50 graduate students through teaching and research assistantships and several postdoctoral positions. The Department maintains close relationships with Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Air Force Research Laboratory (Phillips site).


AIAA scholarship

-Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-Must be pursuing a course of study related to the art, science, and/or technology of Aeronautics and/or Astronautics (see www.aiaa.org)
-Undergraduates must have completed at least 60 hours in a degree-granting curriculum by the end of the semester of application
-Graduate students must be admitted to a degree program at the time of application

     AIAA Scholarship Application
     AIAA Scholarship References Form

Howard S. Bluestein Memorial Scholarship

-Must be Mechanical Engineering student
-Must be a "Non Traditional" student who did not graduate from high school and
immediately enroll at the University of New Mexico

James O. Coupland Memorial Scholarship

-Must demonstrate academic achievement
-Must demonstrate financial need for scholarship assistance
-Must be enrolled as a full-time student in Mechanical Engineering at UNM School of Engineering
-First preference shall be given to students living in rural communities

The Marilee B. Wildin & Maurice W. Wildin, Jr. Scholarship

-Must maintain grade point average of 3.0
-Must demonstrate need for financial assistance
-Must be enrolled full time as a Mechanical Engineering student
-Must be of freshman (second semester) or sophmore grade level, having come to the university from high school or through transfer
-Must submit a 250-word essay on why they have chosen Mechanical Engineering as their field of study and what contribution they expect to make through their chosen profession

Steven Rose Memorial Scholarship

-Must be a Junior or Senior studying Mechanical Engineering at the UNM School of Engineering
-Must have a GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of selection
-Preference will be given to students studying Biomedicine and/or Applied Computational Engineering