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DoD Information Day At UNM

DoD Information Day At UNM

The University of New Mexico recently welcomed Dr. Robin Staffin, Director of Basic Research, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), to discuss DoD basic research programs and opportunities for faculty and students. The visit included meetings with University leadership, faculty and students about the on-going relationship between DoD and UNM. Faculty from across campus discussed their active research projects in DoD areas of interest including engineered biology, quantum information science, engineered optical materials, neuroscience, human and social behavior, political science and artificial intelligence/machine learning.

During an interactive information session, Dr. Staffin stressed the importance of basic research, highlighting relevant basic research programs and opportunities at DoD and addressed questions and comments from the audience. Dr. Staffin toured research laboratory facilities at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Center for High Technology Materials. This visit was made possible by the Office of Government and Community Relations (http://govrel.unm.edu) and the Office of the Vice President for Research (http://research.unm.edu). For more information about DoD basic research programs and opportunities, visit: http://www.acq.osd.mil/rd/basic_research/. Check out the photos from Dr. Staffin’s visit: https://www.flickr.com/gp/unmresearch/v3Qo60

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Information Day At UNM

AFSOR Information Day At UNM

On June 6, 2017, The University of New Mexico will welcome Dr. Charles Matson, Chief Scientist, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, a part of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to present “Overview of AFOSR Including Funding Opportunities.”


This information session is free and open to all University Faculty, Staff and Students. The presentation will take place on June 6, 2017 from 11:00AM to noon in Dane Smith Hall, Room 123. View Dr. Matson’s biography here: http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/108838/dr-charles-l-matson/

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Shedding light on mental illness brain patterns

Shedding light on mental illness brain patterns

Vince Calhoun’s warm smile deeply contrasts with the cold plastic machine at the center of his distinguished career. During the last quarter century, his research has focused on creating algorithms used in the fMRI scanner to map electrical currents via blood moving through the human brain. "We need to maximize our ability to see what’s impacted in the brain so we can understand how mental ilnesses work” - Vince Calhoun, executive director, Mind Research Network

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Isaac receives 2nd annual Community Engaged Research Lecturership award

Isaac receives 2nd annual Community Engaged Research Lecturership award

Claudia Isaac, University of New Mexico associate professor in Community & Regional Planning (CRP) in the School of Architecture & Planning, has been selected to receive the 2nd Annual Community Engaged Research Lectureship Award by the Office of the Vice President for Research. As part of the award, Isaac will present a lecture on Thursday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m. in George Pearl Hall’s Garcia Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.


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