The 1960s were a time of social activism, with the idea of “changing the world” a prevalent way of thinking. It was a decade of revolution that shaped many – including Dr. Barbara McCrady, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and the director of The University of New Mexico’s Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions. Now, more than 45 years later, McCrady is being recognized as UNM’s 63rd Annual Research Lecture recipient, one of the highest honors the University bestows on its faculty. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. on April 4.
The University of New Mexico School of Engineering’s department of computer science is leading the transformation to a more diverse landscape for faculty in the field. UNM has significantly more female faculty than average departments across the country, according to data from a national study.
The reservoir was demolished, the rubble was cleared and preliminary foundation work began weeks ago in preparation for a day that was more than two decades in the making at The University of New Mexico – the official groundbreaking of a new facility named, Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science or PAÍS as it’s affectionately called.
It’s a simple idea that many say will revolutionize the way research is conducted at The University of New Mexico: Build a facility to house classrooms, offices and laboratory space for scientists from across campus, not just from a single department.
The University of New Mexico School of Engineering is hosting a day dedicated to Department of Energy national laboratories from around the country.
Officials from the New Mexico national laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory will be in attendance, as well as representatives from the remaining 11 of 17 Department of Energy national laboratories around the country, said Edl Schamiloglu, associate dean for research in the School of Engineering.
Mehran Tehrani, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of New Mexico, has been awarded the 2018 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.