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UNM's 1st Research & Discovery Week


Please join the University of New Mexico’s Office of the Vice President for Research in celebrating our vibrant UNM research community during Research & Discovery Week, November 5-11, 2022.

UNM is New Mexico’s premier Research 1 (R1) institution, recognized among elite institutions that maintain a standard of ‘very high research activity’. The research, innovation, and creative activity of our institution contributes critically to our educational mission, creates positive impacts for our community, and positions our students, faculty, and staff as leaders of societal and global change.

Research & Discovery Week features an exciting schedule of events that showcase the excellence and diversity of UNM's research enterprise, promote resources and opportunities available to UNM researchers, and foster the principles of ethical, engaged, collaborative, and fulfilling scholarship. Most importantly, these events also highlight the unique contributions of our faculty, staff, and students to the intellectual capital of our institution and enable our collective ability to positively impact our communities, our state, our nation, and the world.

November 8 ("iN-OV-8") is National STEM/STEAM Day, created to illuminate science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics education as critical investments in our future.

STAY TUNED to this site as our calendar develops! There is something for everyone, including students, faculty, staff, legislators, community partners, and the general public.


Keynote Speakers


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Dr. Corrine Occhino, PhD

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Syracuse University
High Desert Linguistics Society
Keynote:
Friday, November 11. (Hybrid Format)


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Dr. Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, PhD

Retired NASA astronaut and former US Senator from NM
Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Keynote: Apollo and Its Gift to Earth Science
Friday, November 11 at 3:00pm


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Dennis A. Dougherty, PhD

Recipient of the 13th Annual Riley O. Schaeffer Endowed Lectureship
Keynote: Chemistry on the Brain: Understanding the Nicotine Receptor
Friday, November 11 at 4:00pm with reception at 3:15pm


Calendar of Events



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    Workshop: Ethics in Research Workshop, led by Dr. William Gannon (Free; registration required)

    Hosted by the Academic Integrity and Research Ethics Office
    Open to all. Fulfills training requirement for undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and new career investigators supported by NIH, NSF, or NIFA training awards.


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    Research Showcase: LoboEats and the Basic Needs Project (Free and open to all)

    Hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Undergraduate Research, Arts and Design Network, and members of the UNM Basic Needs Project. Hands-on exhibits! Come learn more about the LoboEats app and research that supports the basic needs security of college and university students in NM. Freebies and info on undergraduate research opportunities.

      Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
      Venue: Building 60, ground floor

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    Workshop: Support for Undergraduate Engagement and Assessment in Faculty Research, led by Dr. Tim Schroeder (Open to UNM faculty: registration required)

    Hosted by the Undergraduate Research, Arts and Design Network.
    60-minute interactive workshop, designed for faculty who would like to incorporate undergraduate research into new or existing research grant proposals, including those focused on Broader Impact and Broadening Participation.

      Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
      Venue: Online via Zoom. Link will be sent out via the registration
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    Annual Event: First Annual Women In Technology Event (Free and open to all)

    In Collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research, and UNM Information Technologies. UNM WIT strives to promote a supportive, inclusive environment to advance the professional goals and aspirations of UNM women in technology and is open to all UNM Faculty and Staff.

      Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Venue: Student Union Building [Lobo A and B, third floor]

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    Research Showcase: College of Education and Human Sciences (Free and open to all)

    Hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Undergraduate Research, Arts and Design Network, and the College of Education and Human Sciences.

      Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
      Venue: Student Union Building Atrium [Building 60, ground floor]

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    Shared Knowledge Conference (Free and open to all to attend; free registration required for participants)

    Hosted by the Graduate Studies.
    A yearly event designed to celebrate and showcase UNM graduate students and their research and scholarship. Features a Poster Showcase and finals of the LoboBITES 3min presentations, followed by a reception.

      Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
      Venue: PAIS Building [Building 114]

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    Research Showcase: Lobo Living Room (Free and open to all)

    Hosted by the UNM Alumni Association and the Interdisciplinary Sciences Cooperative
    Tour the new Physics, Astronomy, and Interdisciplinary Sciences building (PAIS) and hear about cutting-edge research by UNM’s Interdisciplinary Sciences Cooperative.

      Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
      Venue: PAIS Building [Building 114]

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    New Mexico Diversity Summit (registration required)

    Please join us in discussions on the topics of equity, inclusion, awareness, understanding and acceptance (Nov 10/11).

      Time: TBD
      Venue: Via Zoom. Link will be sent out with registration
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    Research Showcase: Fossils! (Free and open to all)

    Hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Undergraduate Research, Arts & Design Network, and the UNM Natural History Science Center
    Hands-on exhibits! Come look, touch, and learn about UNM’s fossil collections and how UNM researchers use these collections to study the rich history of the Earth. Freebies and info on undergraduate research opportunities.

      Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
      Venue: Student Union Building Atrium [Building 60, ground floor]

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    New Mexico Diversity Summit (registration required)

    Hosted by the UNM Division for Equity and Inclusion
    Please join us in discussions on the topics of equity, inclusion, awareness, understanding and acceptance (Nov 10/11).

      Time: TBD
      Venue: Virtual. Zoom link

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    Research Talk: Dennis A. Dougherty, PhD. Riley Schaeffer Lecture in Chemistry (free and open to all)

    Hosted by the UNM Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

    “Chemistry on the Brain: Understanding the Nicotine Receptor”, Prof. Dennis A Dougherty, California Institute of Technology (free and open to all) Dr. Dougherty is the recipient of the 13th Annual Riley O. Schaeffer Endowed Lectureship. He will be speaking on the power of chemistry to unravel the structures and functions of the molecules of memory, thought, and sensory perception; of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and schizophrenia. 4pm, with reception at 3:15pm.
      Time: 4:00 pm
      Venue: Clark Hall Rm 101 [Building 22]

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    CTSC BioVenture Partnership Event (free to all, registration required)

    Hosted by the UNM Health Sciences Clinical & Translational Science Center
    BioVenture showcases biotechnology research and innovation from UNM, UNM Health Sciences,and the NM bioscience sector that is boosting the healthcare and economic landscape for New Mexico. Features poster presentations, a faculty Pitch Competition, and information for the public.

      Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Venue: Student Union Building Ballrooms [Building 60, ground floor]

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    Research lecture: Corrine Occhino, PhD (free and open to all)

    Hosted by the High Desert Linguistics Society and the Office of the Vice President for Research
    Dr. Occhino is a linguist studying multimodal embodied language use in signed and spoken languages. Her lecture will be delivered in hybrid format (live and via Zoom) with accessibility options, including American Sign Language and closed captioning transcription.

      Time: Friday, November 11 from 8:45-10:30
      Venue: SUB Lobo A&B or live-streamed. Free registration required

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    Research lecture: Apollo and its Gift to Earth Science: Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, PhD (free and open to all)

    Hosted by the UNM Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
    Dr. Schmitt is a former US senator from New Mexico and a former NASA scientist-astronaut. He is the most recent living person to have walked on the Moon, on Apollo 17.

      Time: 3:00 pm
      Venue: Northrop Hall Rm 122 [Building 24] Location subject to change



Research Excellence



2022 Community Engaged Research Lecturer


Dr. Johnnye Lewis


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2022 Globally Engaged Research Award


Dr. Tobias Fischer


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2022 Faculty-Mentored Research Awards


Professor Achraf Noureddine & Miss Lien Tang

See award details

2022 Advance Women in STEM Recipients


2022 Advance Women in STEM Recipients


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