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Campus News
     
Your faculty and staff news since 1965
March 15, 2004
Volume 39, Number 13

KNME-TV event showcases local science museums April 3
School of Engineering will sponsor

The UNM School of Engineering is a major sponsor of the KNME-TV Science Crawl, Saturday, April 3.

The event is designed to make New Mexicans aware of the depth of science and technology resources throughout our state, the impact technology can have on our economy and how individuals can reap the benefits of new jobs in our community.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Explora, Lodestar Astronomy Center and the National Atomic Museum will showcase hands-on events and activities. By purchasing a passport, attendees will have special rates to all three museums.

UNM Mechanical Engineering will display the student-built Formula One race car on Mountain Road, in front of Explora. Staff and faculty from the School of Engineering will have a display booth inside the entrance to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Also, Kevin Malloy, professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been invited to speak at the National Atomic Museum in conjunction with the current “Strange Matter” exhibit.

The KNME-TV Science Crawl is directed toward students, mid-school and up, and their parents. Information will be available to adults who may be considering a new career.

The School of Engineering is also a sponsor of the INNOVATION series, airing Tuesday nights at 8 p.m., April 6 through May 4 on KNME-TV, Channel 5. Each week the program presents cutting-edge technologies with the power to change lives. Upcoming episodes are: “Crash Site Secrets,” “Miracle Cell,” “Light Speed” and “Brain Fingerprinting.”