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.
For decades, research has produced vast amounts of data on how the brain works – how we think, how we learn, what happens when the brain is injured – and it is moving toward diagnosing mental illnesses that affect millions, like depression or schizophrenia. Advanced technologies that allow the study of brain activity in real time, like functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have certainly helped in this understanding.
Researchers at The University of New Mexico will participate in a $15 million, multi-university collaboration as part of a National Science Foundation program designed with the audacious goal of building the world’s first practical quantum computer.
The Southwest Hispanic Research Institute (SHRI) at The University of New Mexico will be under new leadership when students arrive back on campus for classes. Irene Vásquez, professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies and American Studies, is the new director of SHRI and took up the position at the beginning of August.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $6.4 million grant in new support of the Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in central New Mexico with a research focus on environmental changes in dryland ecotones.
Tonigan named interim director; McCrady steps down to focus on research, student mentoring