Alumni, Donors and Friends

Alumni, donors and friends play a vital role in supporting the mission of the School of Engineering and its academic and research programs. We invite you to share your interests, ask questions, and help us reconnect with former students.


Celebrate UNM's 125th Birthday!

UNM at 125!“UNM@125” is a visually stunning documentary film about the history of the University of New Mexico seen through the eyes of UNM alumni, administrators, students, staff and the community. Aracely (Arcie) Chapa has produced and directed an emotional and reverential tribute to UNM’s past as well as its future. This movie production is sponsored by the UNM’s Center for Regional Studies (CRS) with support from Dr. Tobias Duran. You can watch the video here.

The University of New Mexico was founded on February 28, 1889, with the passage of House Bill number 186 by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico. In 1989, the university celebrated its centennial. The 1989-90 academic year was UNM President Gerald W. May’s last year in office. The Mesa Vista logo in turquoise was created for that celebration and many events commemorated UNM’s first century. In 2014, UNM looks back at 125 years of history and accomplishments while also looking forward and planning for what lies ahead. Join us on the adventure.


Lobo Living Room Presentation: The Secrets of Longevity

Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Hodgin Hall Alumni Center, UNM Main Campus

Presented by Dr. Len Kravitz, UNM Program Coordinator of Exercise Science and Researcher

Join Dr. Len Kravitz as he reveals and discusses the "secret" characteristics, behaviors, and lifestyles of people who live long and high-quality lives. All relevant material presented is based on scientific research. Everyone attending will leave with an action plan to live life to its fullest.

RSVP required by January 22, 2015. For additional information contact us at (505) 277-5808 or at


Honoring a Great Teacher - Professor Dick Dove Fellowship

Professor Dick Dove**UPDATE: Thanks to the generous gifts by many alumni and friends this fund became endowed!

Mechanical Engineering Professor Richard Dove was well-known for his
leadership in the School of Engineering, but he was also highly regarded for his teaching roles in the classroom and in the laboratory, always putting the education of his students first.

Dove died in 2011. To honor his legacy, the former students and faculty
colleagues of Dove are establishing an endowed graduate fellowship in his name. Jack Little, a 1958 ME graduate from Farmington, New Mexico, is leading the effort.

“Honoring a great teacher is a very worthwhile cause,” Little said. Dove was a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1952 to 1975, serving as department chair 1964-68 and then as dean of the School of Engineering from 1968-1974. Dove focused his research on experimental stress analysis. In addition to directing numerous research projects, he was director of the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Research Laboratory.

Little took several classes with Dove, and he remembers him and the impact he made on his life through the years. To initiate the establishment of a graduate fellowship in Dove’s name, Little made an initial gift, and he has been working with other members of his class to fully endow the fund with at least $25,000.

The UNM Foundation is assisting him in this endeavor by reaching out to Dove’s former colleagues in Mechanical Engineering, Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory, as well as his former students.

Every year in March, the School of Engineering celebrates the establishment of new memorial endowments at an evening reception. Each individual who is memorialized is remembered through a biography presented by the department chair. It is our goal to fully endow the Dove Fellowship and celebrate this accomplishment on March 6, 2015.

To help make this dream a reality, please send your check made out to the
UNM Foundation, with fund #610195 on the memo line, to:
The UNM Foundation
700 Lomas Blvd. NE
#2 Woodward Ctr.
Albuquerque, NM 87102

To donate online, visit


COSMIAC Blasts Satellite Into Space

COSMIAC Engineering Students at The University of New Mexico

Read all about COSMIAC in this Albuquerque Journal article.


Computer Science Professor Patrick Kelley


Use the same passwords for multiple accounts? See why this could be a critical mistake.


Engineering Golden Graduates Reflect on Sandia National Labs TDP Program

In 1960 close to seventy Sandia National Lab employees came to UNM Engineering to obtain their masters degree. The Technical Development Program, TDP, allowed them to work a half day at Sandia and a half day at UNM. Read about our Engineering Golden Graduates who were a part of this program.


Computer Science Professor Patrick Kelley explains iOS7

Patrick Kelley with KASA team

Dr. Patrick Kelley explains new security benefits of iOS7 on View the interview here: