Karen Ann Smith, Ph.D.
Director, NMR Facility
Adj. Asst. Prof.
Department of Chemistry
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1096
505-277-4031 (office) 505-277-2609(fax) 505-277-1651 (lab)
(Photo: Ensley Photography, Boone, Ogden, IA)
Current Activities(work related):
This semester, I will (as always) be teaching
Chem 627 (NMR Theory and
- 1995- present NMR Facility Director, University of New Mexico
- 1990- 1995 NMR Spectroscopist,
Chemical Instrumentation Facility, Iowa State University
- 1984- 1990 Res. Chemist and Sr. Res. Chemist
- 1979- 1984 University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, Ph.D., Physical Chemistry
- 1978- 1979 Mass Spectroscopy Technician, Pennsylvania State University
- 1975- 1978 Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA, B.S., Chemistry
Put your unused cpu to work! Seti@home is a worlwide group that processes
radio telescope data on Unix boxes, PCs, and Macs. It runs as a screensaver
or a background job, so it doesn't interfere with the main use of the computer.
The data was collected as a "piggyback" on other time on the telescopes. Come
join over a million other researchers!
Not sure what to do with old journals and magazines?
Bridge to Asia sends books, journals, and magazines to libraries in Asia. In addition
to back issues (and current!) of scientific journals, they take some popular magazines.
We save and send National Geographic, Scientific American, Science, and Smithsonian.
Don't have any magazines to send? Give them a check to help pay the cost (high) of
shipping these materials.
Defend Your Data
The ACLU helps protect
our rights. I don't agree with everything they do, but I agree with
enough to be a "card-carrying member".
Interests, hobbies, etc:
Our pet cats
Reading: Science Fiction, Mysteries, and various
Space Exploration and Advocacy
Science and Technology funding is much less than I think it should be, and
some of that is not put to best use. Bill Stevens has a
Science and Technology Funding
page which talks about what can be done to improve funding.
The Nature Conservancy helps protect endangered
species by saving entire ecosystems (well, at least small parts of entire ecosystems.)
TV? You actually think we watch TV? Well, we do- some. We watch
KNME (pbs) and
We also listen to KUNM the public radio station in the area.
The picture at the top was cropped from a studio portrait of the whole family.
(Thanks to Nena Davis and Ron Adams for scanning in the photos).
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