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School of Engineering planning a variety of events during Homecoming week

October 6, 2021 - by Kim Delker

The UNM School of Engineering is planning a variety of events in early November designed to bring attention to new lab spaces and initiatives. Faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend.

On Nov. 1, the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering will hold a reception and ribbon-cutting for the new Media Lab. The event begins at 5 p.m. in the lab in Centennial Engineering Center, third floor. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP here.

Also on Nov. 1, Lobo Living Room, held in conjunction with the UNM Alumni Association, will feature Mark Stone, the Robert Stamm Professor in Advanced Design and Construction Practices. He will present “The world is on fire! Can the American West adapt to a changing climate?” during which he will share his perspectives on how the concepts of resilience and guided transformation can be used to reimagine and recreate a thriving future for our region that weaves energy transitions, sustainable water resources, food security, biodiversity, and equity through innovation, action and policy. These principles are at the heart of the recently launched $15 million National Science Foundation-funded Transformation Network, which Stone is leading. The network will leverage community knowledge to develop resilience in the American Intermountain West. A reception will be held before the event at 5:30 p.m., with the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Engineering Center’s Larrañaga Engineering Auditorium.

On Nov. 3, the School of Engineering will celebrate the official grand opening of the Dana C. Wood FSAE Racing Lab and Garage with an event in the Centennial Courtyard. The event begins at 5 p.m. and will include a variety of presentations, speakers (including President Stokes) and tours of the new lab. In addition, a special announcement will be made about a new endeavor that will positively impact the future of the School of Engineering. Those interested in attending can RSVP here. The event will also be live-streamed at

The School of Engineering is also hosting a tailgate (in conjunction with the UNM Alumni Association) before the Homecoming football game. The festivities begin at 2 p.m., with kickoff at 5 p.m. While supplies last, those who RSVP here will receive tickets to the game.