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About UNM

Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a cultural and creative mecca of the Southwest. UNM researchers, energized and strengthened by a decades-long partnership with the national laboratories, are developing solutions to society’s most pressing challenges in healthcare, national security, alternative energy, and many other key areas, injecting millions of dollars into New Mexico’s economy through technology transfer leading to the creation of new businesses.

About the School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at UNM was founded in 1906, and today is made up of six academic departments, seven research centers, and generates about $35 million in external research funding. The School has research specializations in high-power microwave energy, water resources, biomedical engineering, high-power microwaves, nuclear non-proliferation, nanoscience, agile manufacturing, resilient and sustainable infrastructure, and is home to one of the country’s only academic 3D concrete printers. It has close ties with nearby national laboratories of Sandia, Los Alamos and the Air Force Research Laboratory and is a member of the Sandia Academic Alliance with Georgia Tech, Purdue, University of Teas at Austin and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Known for its diversity, the School of Engineering was one of the first engineering programs in the country to earn the 2019 ASEE Bronze Award for its diversity efforts.