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NSF awards $6.4 million grant to Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research site

NSF awards $6.4 million grant to Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research site

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.

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Cracking the case: The taste for turtle and the disappearing delicacy

Cracking the case: The taste for turtle and the disappearing delicacy

It was the 1850s and people were hungry. They were moving by the thousands to northern California to strike it rich during the Gold Rush, but their appetite wasn’t just for precious metal, it was for basic food—there wasn’t enough of it to satiate bellies in the booming cities and towns.

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UNM Physics and Astronomy Department hosts Research Experiences for Undergraduates

UNM Physics and Astronomy Department hosts Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Students from all over the country have come to The University of New Mexico as part of the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in the Physics and Astronomy Department.

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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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UNM researchers help redefine Grand Canyon’s rock layers

UNM researchers help redefine Grand Canyon’s rock layers

The Grand Canyon is one of the supreme geologic laboratories on Earth and, after about 140 years of geologic investigation, one might think that its secrets have been mostly resolved. This is especially true of the flat-lying layered rocks that are so visible from both rims within Grand Canyon National Park.

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Helping children with communication disorders find their voice

Helping children with communication disorders find their voice

In the United States, about one in 12 – or eight percent – of children have communication disorders. Researchers at the University of New Mexico and the University of Central Florida were recently awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to study how language therapy, combined with technology, can help kids with severe speech disorders communicate more effectively.

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2018 Women in STEM awards announced

2018 Women in STEM awards announced

Ten scientists at the University of New Mexico were recently selected for the 2018 Women in STEM awards. Their work on eight separate projects includes research on smart grass that could generate energy, the effects of head injuries in professional fighters and better ways to take medicine.

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