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UNM scientist Victor Polyak receives Karst Water Institute Outstanding Scientist Award

UNM scientist Victor Polyak receives Karst Water Institute Outstanding Scientist Award

Victor Polyak, senior research scientist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science (E&PS) at The University of New Mexico, was recently awarded the Karst Water Institute Outstanding Scientist Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding member of the cave and karst field.

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UNM researcher explores influence of ancient humans on mammal body size

UNM researcher explores influence of ancient humans on mammal body size

Researchers have demonstrated that mammal biodiversity loss, a major conservation concern today, is part of a long-term trend lasting at least 125,000 years. As archaic humans, Neanderthals and other hominin species migrated out of Africa, what followed was a wave of size-biased extinction in mammals on all continents that intensified over time.

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UNM students receive DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research program award

UNM students receive DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research program award

Aidan Grummer and Neil McFadden, two graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of New Mexico, were among 60 students selected nationally to receive the prestigious Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program award.

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As a native community faces relocation, UNM designs an off-the-grid solution

As a native community faces relocation, UNM designs an off-the-grid solution

Church Rock, N.M. has been home to the Diné, Navajo people, long before uranium mines appeared during the Cold War and is the site of one of the worst nuclear accidents in recorded U.S. history. On-going and slow-paced uranium mine waste cleanup efforts are forcing nearby families of the Diné Red Water Pond Road Community to seek permanent relocation—which could mean leaving their ancestral lands.

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UNM faculty inventor Sang M. Han to receive the 2018 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow Award

UNM faculty inventor Sang M. Han to receive the 2018 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow Award

Dr. Sang M. Han, Regents’ Professor in the Departments of Chemical & Biological Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering has been chosen to receive the 2018 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow Award in recognition of his achievements as a leading innovator at The University of New Mexico. The STC.UNM (STC) Board of Directors presents this special award each year to a university faculty inventor(s) whose body of technologies have made a significant social and economic impact on society and the marketplace. The award will be presented to Han at STC’s 2018 Innovation Awards Dinner on April 12.

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Focusing on advanced solar could bring jobs for New Mexico

Focusing on advanced solar could bring jobs for New Mexico

A new report shows solar technologies in New Mexico could lead to economic growth and about 6,800 more jobs per year. The New Mexico Jobs Project: A Guide to Creating Jobs in Advanced Solar Technology was created by the American Jobs Project in partnership with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER). It looks at which targeted investments and policies are necessary to drive economic growth in our state.

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