8-20-14-Small business development centers will be the focus of the fall breakfast seminar series hosted by STC.UNM, the University of New Mexico’s technology-transfer office.
The breakfast will be 8-9 a.m. Sept. 16. The seminars are free and open to the UNM community and the public, but registration is required. Breakfast will be provided.
Steven Becerra, director of the Albuquerque South Valley Small Business Development Center and owner of The Becerra Group, LLC, will talk about “Small Business Development Centers—The Ultimate Business Resource Partner.”
8-13-14-Cooperation is essential to a successful society. From children getting along on the playground to workers co-existing harmoniously on a job, without cooperation, not much would be accomplished.
Cooperation is also found in our bodies, with trillions of immune cells flowing through our blood vessels and crawling through our tissues, collectively fighting disease. It’s present in the ground we walk on, too, with millions of ants cooperatively searching for food to survive in their environment.
What do all of these things have in common? And what can we learn from these systems? That’s what Melanie Moses, associate professor of computer science, would like to find out.
Moses has received a six-year, $450,000 grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative in Studying Complex Systems to study how cooperative behavior emerges in complex systems.
8-7-14-The University of New Mexico School of Engineering will take part in a free-admission event geared toward children at Explora science center on Aug. 8.
The School of Engineering will present hands-on activities about nanotechnology from 8-10 a.m at Explora, located at 1701 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque.
The activities will be targeted toward elementary school-age children, but can be educational for those of all ages. Children will be able to learn about nanoscale science through projects that explore how nanotechnology is used and applied in everyday life.
7-25-14-The name “hacker” usually has a negative connotation, as in someone who uses high-tech skills to steal a person’s or company’s private electronic information.
But a “white hat hacker” is just the opposite. It’s someone who is just as crafty, but uses that knowledge for a good cause, namely to fight cybercriminals by outsmarting them and staying one step ahead of them to prevent a crime from occurring. Other white hat hackers help protect journalists and dissidents from oppressive governments overseas.
That’s the subject of the UNM Cybersecurity Boot Camp, where about 30 high school students are getting the opportunity to learn about white hat hacking, forensics and information assurance principles through lectures, hands-on labs and gaming exercises. The camp began July 21 and continues through Aug. 1.
7-24-14-What if you could alter your hair to reflect any color in the spectrum? What if you could use a flatiron to press a pattern into your new hair color? Those are possibilities suggested by researchers from the University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National Laboratories.
Engineers aren’t typically known for their interest in cosmetic applications involving their work. However, in a new paper titled "Nano-Patterning of Diffraction Gratings on Human Hair for Cosmetic Purposes" and published recently in the Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, researchers at the University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National Labs demonstrate the potential usage.
7-24-14-The University of New Mexico and Sandia National Laboratories have selected Fernando Garzon, whose background is in materials science and engineering, as the latest jointly-appointed faculty member between the two institutions.
Beginning Sept. 8, 2014, Garzon will hold the position of professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UNM, and the position of joint university faculty research scientist at Sandia. His time will be split between the two institutions, and he will have access to equipment and facilities at both UNM and Sandia.
7-21-14- K-12 teachers who are taking part in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Teachers program got a crash course July 16 in Arduinos and how they can incorporate the small microcontrollers into lessons for their science students.
Bruce Milne, a UNM professor of biology and the founder of UNM’s sustainability studies program, provided an overview of the technology needed to get started. He calls Arduinos “accessible to everyone” and “a transformative way to teach STEM disciplines.”
Arduinos are inexpensive (about $25) and very customizable to a wide variety of projects. With some basic electronics, programming, and mechanics knowledge, the sky is the limit as to what kinds of data the device can collect. Milne said he uses the technology in sustainable garden projects, such as tracking growing degree days and measuring ambient air temperature and ambient light.
7-14-14-Elizabeth L. Dirk, an assistant professor in the University of New Mexico Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been awarded a $400,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.
This funding will support research on heart valve tissue engineering, as well as the development of programs to encourage students to pursue biomedical engineering.
The CAREER award is NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the community. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.
7-7-14-John Russell, director of the University of New Mexico’s Formula SAE program and Halliburton Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received the organization’s top award for his many years of work with students in the LOBOMotorSports program.
He was honored at the Formula SAE competition award ceremony in Lincoln, Neb., with the 2014 Carroll Smith Mentor's Cup by FSAE and the Sports Car Club of America. It is the highest award that can be earned by any Formula SAE advisor, and only one award is given per year.
The Carroll Smith Mentor's Cup recognizes extraordinary levels of personal time and expertise given to engineering education, and the ability to serve as an exceptional role model for students.
7-7-14-The University of New Mexico’s LOBOMotorSports team placed 11th overall out of 80 international entries at the Formula SAE competition June 18-21 in Lincoln, Neb.
“The team did really well, and we had the second-highest placement ever at the event,” said John Russell, director of UNM’s Formula SAE program and Halliburton Professor of Mechanical Engineering. “Our goal is to score better than 7/10 of the available points in each of the competitions, and we met that goal.”
7-7-14-The University of New Mexico School of Engineering is holding its first-ever 5K run to raise funds for an endowment for student scholarships.
The “Run Nerds Run! 5K” will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the University of New Mexico. The route will begin and end at the Centennial Engineering Center. All are open to sign up for the event. Registration is $25 before Aug. 29 and can be done online. The race is also on the calendar of abqroadrunners.com.
The run will raise funds for the Visionaries of Infinite Potential (VIP) endowment. Once endowed, the scholarships will provide tuition assistance to a full-time School of Engineering student with high academic merit and financial need.
7-2-14-In a collaborative effort, researchers at the University of New Mexico have broken new ground in Terahertz imaging through the development of a new metamaterial which allows manipulation of light in the Terahertz region of the electromagnetic spectrum and enables compressive sensing similar to what is possibly being undertaken in the human eye.
Metamaterials are engineered materials that have special properties that are not found in nature. It uses shapes and orientation to manipulate light waves. The metamaterial was grown and fabricated at the Center for High Technology Materials says director Sanjay Krishna.
7-2-14-The University of New Mexico’s latest tool for building and testing small satellites is under construction. Students will spend the rest of the summer completing work to test and calibrate power sources for a Helmholtz Cage they have built at the UNM School of Engineering's Configurable Space Microsystems and Appliciations Center (COSMIAC).
As COSMIAC charts a course through the evolving world of small satellite technology, researchers and students are preparing the infrastructure they need to build and test the sensors that make the satellites work properly. The Helmholtz Cage allows them to cancel the effects of the earth’s magnetic field when they want to test satellite sensors. Since satellites use the magnetic field as a way to orient themselves in space, it is important to build sensors to make the orientation as precise as possible, and to provide a geomagnetic environment similar to what the satellite would experience in space.
September 16, 2014
STC auditorium, UNM Science & Technology Park, Building 800
Speaker: Steven Becerra, director of the Albuquerque South Valley Small Business Development Center and owner of The Becerra Group, LLC. “Small Business Development Centers—The Ultimate Business Resource Partner."
December 12, 2014
Ceremony begins at 10 a.m.
Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque Convention Center downtown
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|6-2-14||Demand now driving engineering internship program|
|6-11-14||Teachers learn solar skills at CHTM|
|6-10-14||ECE professor designs easy music creation software|
|6-12-14||Students get a glimpse at careers at Summer Transportation Institute|
|6-18-14||Conference teaches the sciences of the small|
|6-19-14||Hidden symmetries, cluster synchronication may be keys to better power grids, brain function|
|6-23-14||Two Engineering professors earn distinguished professor rank|
|May 2014 News|
|5-8-14||Prinja appointed interim chair of Nuclear Engineering|
|5-9-14||School of Engineering honors outstanding students, faculty and staff at annual awards ceremony|
|5-12-14||Students in computer science, art collaborate on brainwave project|
|5-16-14||Taha selected as chair of Civil Engineering|
|5-19-14||School of Engineering holds Spring 2014 Convocation|
|5-20-14||Senior design project showers experience on students|
|5-28-14||Student awarded Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship|
|April 2014 News|
|4-2-14||STC spring breakfast seminar series is April 9|
|4-3-14||Chemical and Nuclear Engineering to become two departments|
|4-15-14||Mechanical Engineering honors distinguished alumni, students|
|4-15-14||Datye, graduate students search for ways to make catalytic converters more efficient|
|4-15-14||UNM professor is focused on fate of uranium in water|
|4-17-14||Datye elected as Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America|
|4-18-14||Datye appointed chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering|
|4-21-14||School of Engineering students among winners in business plan contest|
|March 2014 News|
|3-10-14||UNM graduate student works with local engineers to save a bridge|
|3-11-14||UNM engineering programs make U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools list|
|3-11-14||Center for Water and the Environment receives $5 million NSF CREST award|
|3-20-14||Atanassov to receive the 2014 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow Award|
|3-21-14||LoboNet CONNECT links academia with tech community|
|3-27-14||School of Engineering alumnus named director of Air Force research office|
|3-28-14||Formula SAE students inspiring fifth-graders to pursue engineering|
|3-31-14||School of Engineering to honor retiring faculty members|
|February 2014 News|
|2-4-14||UNM hosts statewide robotics competition|
|2-7-14||Open house planned Feb. 21 for ASUNM Solar Decathlon house|
|2-10-14||CS senior earns Finalist award from Computing Research Association|
|2-17-14||Research Experience for Teachers educators learn about solar energy|
|2-18-14||Research scientists, engineers sought to judge projects at symposium|
|2-21-14||Joseph Cecchi named dean of the School of Engineering|
|2-24-14||UNM gains supercomputer from the New Mexico Consortium|
|December 2013 News|
|12-3-13||Sanjay Krishna Named 2014 IEEE Fellow|
|12-3-13||Majeed M. Hayat Named 2014 IEEE Fellow|
|November 2013 News|
|11-1-13||UNM, PNM Work Together on Energy Savings|
|11-12-13||Stuart Rose to Speak at UNM Engineering Fall Graduation Ceremony|
|11-20-13||UNM Celebrates Launch of First Satellite|
|11-22-13||UNM Nuclear Engineering Expert Teaches Course at Sandia|
|October 2013 News|
|10-7-13||Can a Self-Aware Building Save Energy and Make People Happy?|
|10-29-13||Designing, Building a Racecar at UNM Helps Launch
Great Student Careers
|10-30-13||Associate Dean Honored for Service to IEEE Education Society|
|10-30-13||Potential Exists for Widespread Exposure to Harmful Vehicle Emissions|
|September 2013 News|
|9-4-13||UNM Students Participate in US DOE 2013 Solar Decathlon Challenge|
|9-10-13||CS Distinguished Professor on Radio Broadcast|
|9-19-13||UNM School of Engineering Ranked Sixth Best Graduate School|
|9-26-13||Hayat Recognized for Paper that Made the Imaging World Rethink|
|9-30-13||DOE Grants Fuel Nuclear Energy Research at UNM|
|August 2013 News|
|8-1-13||ECE Prof. Edl Schamiloglu Receives Highest Level Distinguished Member Award by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society|
|8-9-13||2013 LOBOMotorSports Wins 12th Place Internationally, Breaks Own Records|
|8-9-13||UNM ECE Professor Receives Prestigious DARPA Young Faculty Award|
|July 2013 News|
|7-8-13||$15 Million Grant Furthers Research on Mental Disorders, Sets Stage for Premier Brain Imaging in New Mexico|
|7-9-13||UNM Mechanical Engineering Student Awarded One of World’s Most Prestigious Fellowships|
|7-16-13||Summer Research Experience for Teachers Helps Students During the School Year|
|7-19-13||UNM Celebrates Former Senator Jeff Bingaman’s Support with Symposium on Energy, Resources, and Policy|
|7-22-13||UNM School of Engineering Announces New Chair for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|June 2013 News|
|6-12-13||Off to the Races: LoboMotorsports Team Goes to World’s Largest Automotive Competition|
|6-19-13||UNM Civil Engineering Professor Timothy Ross Receives Fulbright Award|
|6-20-13||Professor Schamiloglu Awarded his 7th Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Grant|
|May 2013 News|
|5-1-13||NSF Grant Enables Statewide Sustainable Energy Research in New Mexico|
|5-6-13||UNM Engineering Hosts 2013 Annual Awards on Friday, May 3|
|5-9-13||UNM ECE Prof. Meeko Oishi Receives CAREER Award|
|5-13-13||School of Engineering Spring 2013 Convocation Held|
|5-14-13||Engineering Student Adapts, Finds Way to Graduate|
|5-21-13||Northrop Grumman Sponsors Senior Design Project in Adaptive Optics|
|5-21-13||UNM Engineering Student Cofounds Company with A Unique Solution to Recharging Cell Phones|
|April 2013 News|
|4-1-13||Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Sanjay Krishna Receives Awards|
|4-2-13||UNM Engineering Alumnus Jim McNally Elected SPIE Fellow|
|4-8-13||Dr. Bruce Thomson Named the 2013 New Mexico Public Sector Engineer of the Year|
|4-12-13||CE PhD Candidate Hossain Receives Award from NM Engineering Foundation|
|4-15-13||Civil Engineering PhD Candidate Rashadul Islam Receives Award for Engineering Conference Paper|
|4-15-13||UNM Searching for Companies to Mentor Engineering Interns|
|4-15-13||UNM Computer Engineering Senior Sarah Gonzalez Selected as Scholar of the Week by Great Minds in Stem|
|4-30-13||UNM Celebrates Solar Panel Installation on Electrical and Computer Engineering Building|
|4-30-13||CE Professor Mark Stone Receives NSF CAREER Award|
|4-30-13||Matt Raymer: Student Athlete, Excellent Scholar|
|March 2013 News|
|3-1-13||UNM Civil Engineering Celebrates 100th Anniversary with a Reception|
|3-13-13||UNM, Rice Researchers Document the Velocity of Censorship|
|3-18-13||UNM Alumnus Al Nahmad Presents at UNM|
|February 2013 News|
|2-5-13||Professors Ghani and Hayat Receive DoD DTRA Grant to Fund Large-Scale Cyber-Infrastructure Testbed Study of Disaster Recovery Paradigms|
|2-25-13||Huning Family Supports Parkinson’s Disease Research at UNM|
|2-25-13||New Associated General Contractors Endowed Chair at UNM|
|2-25-13||Ninth Annual Computer Science Symposium|
|January 2013 News|
|1-10-13||ECE Faculty Win Prestigious International Award from Qatar Foundation to Support Cloud-Computing Research|
|1-10-13||UNM Partners with Albuquerque Public Schools So Students Can Learn Microsystems Technology|
|1-14-13||Start Up Company Comes to Life in Farris Engineering Building|
|1-23-13||Professors Hayat, Mammoli and Ghani Win $1.05M Grant from DTRA to Support Smart Grid Research|
|December 2012 News|
|12-7-12||Howe Publishes Second Book on Water Treatment Processes|
|12-17-12||School of Engineering Fall 2012 Convocation Held|
|November 2012 News|
|11-13-12||UNM School of Engineering Hosts Successful Open House for Prospective Undergrads|
|11-13-12||Computer Science Professor Stephanie Forrest Delivers UNM’s 57th Annual Research Lecture|
|11-15-12||The Friday Afternoon Breakthrough|
|11-28-12||Brian Burnett to Speak at UNM Engineering Fall Graduation Ceremony|
|11-28-12||Cheryl Brozena Receives Gerald W. May Staff Recognition Award|
|11-28-12||Majeed Hayat Appointed Optical Society of America Fellow|
|11-29-12||UNM Engineering 2012 Regents’ Professor and Regents’ Lecturer Named|
|11-29-12||Luke F. Lester Named 2013 Fellow to Both IEEE and SPIE|
|11-29-12||Vince D. Calhoun Named 2013 Fellow to Both AAAS and IEEE|
|11-29 -12||Julie Coonrod Named Dean of the Office of Graduate Studies|
|October 2012 News|
|10-08-12||Paving for the Future|
|10-08-12||Graduate Student Birk Jones Searches for New Solutions to Old Problem|
|10-11-12||Schamiloglu Presents Lectures as Visiting Scholar in China|
|10-16-12||UNM Partners with Santa Fe Institute on New Project|
|10-30-12||Hydrothermally Stable Oxide Supports Developed by UNM Researchers Will Lead to Improved Technology for Conversion of Biorenewables|
|10-31-12||Mary J. Wolford to Lead UNM School of Engineering Development Office|
September 2012 News
|9-10-12||ECE Professor Schamiloglu Invited to Lecture at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China|
|9-10-12||UNM Collaborates on NSF Nanoscale Manufacturing Research Center|
|9-17-12||UNM Mechanical Engineering Student Donya Ziraksari Receives AIAA Scholarship|
|9-17-12||Students and Companies Benefit from NSF STEP Internships|
|9-26-12||UNM Presents the 57th Annual Research Lecture|
August 2012 News
|8-21-12||Prof. Tom Hayes Receives CAREER Award|
|8-24-12||BME Weekly Seminar Series Starting on Wednesday 8/29/2012|
|8-24-12||UNM Nuclear Engineering Program Awarded Prestigious DOE Grants to Support Students and Improve Infrastructure|
|8-24-12||Bacteria Meets its Match with New Start-Up|
|8-31-12||UNM Engineering Welcomes Seven New Faculty|
|8-31-12||UNM Engineering Career Fair 2012 on September 12th|
|8-31-12||UNM School of Engineering Ranked Fourth Best Graduate School|
July 2012 News
|7-3-12||UNM Team Wins 10th Overall in International Racing Competition|
|7-9-12||UNM Engineering Incoming Freshmen Get a Jump Start with Summer Research|
|7-9-12||Hands-On Learning in Smart Lighting for Pre-College Students at UNM Engineering|
|7-25-12||Incoming UNM Nuclear Engineering Grad Student Receives DOE Fellowship|
|7-25-12||UNM Robotics Team Demonstration of Swing-Free Transportation Published in IEEE Spectrum|
|7-25-12||KRQE features UNM research balloon launch|
|7-25-12||UNM CS Paper Wins International Award|
|7-26-12||ECE Prof. Schamiloglu Presents at Air Force Anniversary Celebration|
June 2012 News
|6-26-12||Schuler Receives Three Year Award to Harvest Energy from Bacterial Metabolism in Wastewater Treatment|
|6-26-12||UNM ME PhD Student Lands Prestigious Summer Internship in France|
|6-14-12||Senior Engineering Project Designed to Assist Workers|
|6-13-12||UNM Engineering Student to Work for NASA|
|6-12-12||Technology Developed by UNM Engineering Faculty Licensed to Start-up P.D. Laboratories|
|6-12-12||Team Led by Professor Edl Schamiloglu Awarded Prestigious MURI Grant|
|6-12-12||UNM Computer Science PhD Student George Bezerra Receives Excellence in Graduate Research Award|
|6-7-12||ECE Student Receives the 2012 ABQ IEEE Outstanding Graduate Engineering Student Award|
|6-7-12||ECE Prof. Jayaweera Appointed As Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions|
|6-7-12||CS Grad Student Awarded IBM PhD Scholarship|
May 2012 News
|5-1-12||UNM Students Build, Launch Balloon into Ionosphere|
|5-3-12||Mechanical Engineering Department Celebrates Students and Alumni|
|5-14-12||ME PhD Mike Anderson Awarded Tom L. Popejoy Dissertation Prize|
|5-18-12||UNM School of Engineering Collaborates on New International Smart Grid Project|
|5-21-12||UNM School of Engineering Spring 2012 Convocation|
|5-31-12||Graduates of 1962 Return for Golden Grads Reunion|
|April 2012 News|
|4-9-12||UNM-Sandia ‘Protocell’ May Unlock Potential of New Cancer Therapies|
|4-16-12||UNM Students Excel at Environmental Design Contest|
|4-16-12||Dr. Steven D. Hersee to Receive the 2012 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow Award|
|4-20-12||2012 STC.UNM Creative Awards Ceremony to Honor UNM Inventors|
|4-24-12||Nanoscience and Nanobiology Lab Puts Students on Front Line of Research|
|4-25-12||Stephanie Forrest Selected as UNM’s Annual Research Lecturer|
|4-26-12||Latest Edition of Dr. Howe’s Water Treatment Textbook Now in Print|
|4-26-12||28 UNM SOE Faculty and Students Receive Patents Last Year|
|4-26-12||School of Engineering Hosts 2012 Annual Awards|
|4-26-12||ACM Honors Stephanie Forrest as a Computing Innovator|
|4-27-12||ECE Students Win Second Place in 2012 UNM Technology Business Plan Competition|
|March 2012 News|
|3-6-12||Turning the Tides: New Mexico-born Materials for Japanese Cars|
|3-6-12||UNM Construction Management Student Patricia Tafoya Wins Regional Award|
|3-6-12||UNM Named One of the Top 10 Schools for Undergraduate Video Game Design|
|3-6-12||School of Engineering Colloquium Series Features Dr. Hiroshisa Tanaka|
|3-6-12||ECE Professor Majeed Hayat named SPIE Fellow|
|3-23-12||NASA Awareness Day at UNM|
|3-26-12||Eva Chi, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, Wins NSF CAREER Award|
|3-30-12||UNM ECE PhD Student Nicola Bezzo to Present at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory|
|February 2012 News|
|2-1-12||School of Engineering Colloquium Series|
|2-13-12||KNME’s ‘Connect’ Travels from Nano’s to Kenya and Beyond|
|2-15-12||Snowmen Appear on SOE Campus|
|2-16-12||UNM Researchers Find Quicker, Less Expensive Way to do High Quality Rendering for Computer Generated Films|
|2-22-12||In Memoriam: Cliff Roudabusch|
|2-22-12||Prof. Luke Lester Named the SPIE 2012 Harold E. Edgerton Award Winner|
|2-24-12||CE Professor Kerry Howe Receives $510K Contract for Water Quality Project|
|January 2012 News|
|1-5-12||UNM School of Engineering Mourns Tragic Loss of Mechanical Engineering Alumnus|
|1-5-12||First American Chemical Society Seminar on UNM Campus|
|1-5-12||UNM Civil Engineering Department Hosts 49th Annual Paving and Transportation Conference|
|1-16-12||UNM SOE Faculty Profiled on KNME|
|1-25-12||Town Hall with US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu|
|1-27-12||UNM Team Selected to Compete in US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2012|
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