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5-21-2013 Engineering students at the University of New Mexico have a unique opportunity to apply their classroom experience to the real world of automotive design through the LOBOMotorSports Formula SAE team. The team designs and builds Formula 1-style racecars and races against teams from other engineering schools around the country. The cars are judged on design, cost, acceleration, autocross, and endurance.
It is an amazing opportunity for engineering students to solve real-world problems in a dynamic system and test the principles of engineering in real time. None of this is possible without the support of private and corporate sponsors.
Thanks to the generosity of friends of the Formula SAE program at UNM, the LOBOMotorSports program will be supported in perpetuity with the establishment of the David Reis Endowment for the LOBOMotorSports team. The fund is named for program alumnus David Reis (’08 BSME) who passed away in 2012. David was part of the 2008 team and worked on the design for the brakes and engine. He also drove in the autocross and endurance events at competition. David's dedication to the success of the UNM FSAE team will be remembered through the David Reis Endowment.
If you would like to help support the LOBOMotorSports team, please give online
or mail in your gift to the UNM Foudation, Two Woodward Center, 700 Lomas Blvd NE Ste 108, Albuquerque, NM 87102-9916.
Interest from the endowment will be used to provide scholarships for deserving students on the LOBOMotorSports team.
2-25-13 – Dr. Eva Chi has devoted her career to studying the proteins that cause neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Now, thanks to the generosity of a prominent local family, her lab is closer to discovering a cure for these diseases.
Parkinson’s disease is caused by the buildup of protein within brain cells, causing tremors, loss of balance, and difficulty moving. For the Huning family of Los Lunas, the fight against this disease is personal; it has affected the entire family. Family members have pledged $50,000 per year for the next three years to support Dr. Chi’s research on these proteins.