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School of Engineering in pilot program to reward faculty research

School of Engineering in pilot program to reward faculty research

The University of New Mexico School of Engineering is participating in a pilot program that provides faculty with a financial incentive for participating in research. The program, titled the “base plus” compensation model, is open to any faculty member in the School of Engineering who has sufficient external funds available for the salary increase. Beginning with the fiscal year that started July 1, faculty members participating in the program can receive as much as a 10 percent bump to their base salary.

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Researchers at The University of New Mexico uncover remnants of early solar system

Researchers at The University of New Mexico uncover remnants of early solar system

Scientists believe the solar system was formed some 4.6 billion years ago when a cloud of gas and dust collapsed under gravity possibly triggered by a cataclysmic explosion from a nearby massive star or supernova. As this cloud collapsed, it formed a spinning disk with the sun in the center. Since then scientists have been able to establish the formation of the solar system piece by piece. Now, new research has enabled scientists from The University of New Mexico, Arizona State University and NASA's Johnson Space Center to add another piece to that puzzle with the discovery of the oldest-ever dated igneous meteorite.

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For the love of science

For the love of science

With rich and storied histories, it’s no wonder that organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), have been so successful in helping millions of people on the path to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. For Katie Witkiewitz, professor of Psychology at The University of New Mexico and a scientist with UNM’s Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA), the nuances of addiction run deep.

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$6.7 million UNM/AFRL NM agreement focuses on manufacturing techniques of the future

$6.7 million UNM/AFRL NM agreement focuses on manufacturing techniques of the future

The University of New Mexico and the Air Force Research Laboratory are partnering on a major new project that focuses on agile manufacturing for cost-effective and efficient production of small spacecraft and integrated directed-energy systems.

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