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UNM mechanical engineering students will launch the 47', student-built rocket on May 26.

A group of mechanical engineering students at the University of New Mexico are working to build and launch the world’s largest amateur rocket as part of a first-of-its-kind senior design project. The 400-level, two-semester course is called Rocket Engineering and is taught by Fernando (Doc) Aguilar, a part-time faculty member in UNM’s Mechanical Engineering department.


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.


Breaking Math: inspiring a community to embrace STEM

Their website claims the “Breaking Math” podcast breaks down difficult mathematical concepts for all to understand. But spend just two minutes with hosts Jonathan Baca and Gabriel Hesch, and it’s clear their passion for teaching reaches far beyond the microphone. “I haven’t spoken to any adult who would deny that education is paramount,” Hesch said. “The human struggle is a struggle to understand your environment and once you understand it, that’s power.”


UNM physicist discovers strange forces acting on nanoparticles

The discovery, published in Physical Review Letters, was made by an international team of researchers led by UNM Assistant Professor Alejandro Manjavacas in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Collaborators on the project include Francisco Rodríguez-Fortuño (King’s College London, U.K.), F. Javier García de Abajo (The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain) and Anatoly Zayats (King’s College London, U.K.).


Why an Amazonian tribe has the lowest rate of heart disease of any global population

Time, Newsweek, Health Magazine—and many other international media outlets from the United Kingdom to Australia—are all talking about the recent findings by a group of doctors and anthropologists who have found why a South American population has the lowest rate of heart disease—a disease that is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S.


Finding job opportunities in architecture

A & P is the only professional school in the state of New Mexico that offers masters and bachelors degrees in architecture, community and regional planning and landscape architecture. The school also offers graduate certificates in historic preservation and regionalism, as well as in urban innovation.


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