- Year In Review
For the fifth year, UNM received financial support to offer free university-level courses in earth science, biology and astronomy for K-12 teachers designed to help enhance their science content knowledge and curriculum within their classrooms.
The collaboration – which includes Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and the Albuquerque Public Schools – has led to the formation of the Science Education Institute of the Southwest (SEIS), which supports the teaching and learning of science in New Mexico.
Students from the School of Architecture and Planning's graduate community outreach studio spent a semester developing ideas for ways to improve the liveability and economic viability of Tucumcari, NM. The community will use the students’ plans to develop a request for proposals and then seek capital outlay funds, turning ideas into reality.
Students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department are on the cutting edge of custom chip development. They are working on field programmable gate array (FPGA) chips that can be reprogrammed to change tasks, even if they are out in space orbiting the earth.
The FPGA Mission Assurance Center – directed by Steve Suddarth, a former United States Air Force Colonel and UNM Research Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering – has a $1.6 million grant from Congress to train students and professors and recruit high school students to design the computer chips they need to move into the next generation of electronic technology.