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Founded in 1906, the University of New Mexico School of Engineering offers outstanding academic programs leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree, Master of Science Degree, and Doctorate Degree.

The University of New Mexico is ranked in the top 100 research universities in the United States and Canada. UNM is the only university in New Mexico that is ranked a “Research University/Very High Research Activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This status confirms a university’s world-class research, academic excellence, an exceptional student body, and the highest levels of innovation, creativity and scholarship.

The combination of an urban location, proximity to national labs, and programs in medicine, law, and engineering truly sets UNM apart.

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Founded in 1906, the University of New Mexico School of Engineering offers outstanding academic programs leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree, Master of Science Degree, and Doctorate Degree.

The University of New Mexico is ranked in the top 100 research universities in the United States and Canada. UNM is the only university in New Mexico that is ranked a “Research University/Very High Research Activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This status confirms a university’s world-class research, academic excellence, an exceptional student body, and the highest levels of innovation, creativity and scholarship.

The combination of an urban location, proximity to national labs, and programs in medicine, law, and engineering truly sets UNM apart.

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    John Russell discusses the learning opportunities provided by the LOBO MotorSports program

    John Russell discusses the learning opportunities provided by the LOBO MotorSports program

    In this month's Viewer Question, Dr. John Russell and his students answer the question, "How does building a race car help UNM engineering students achieve their career goals?"

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    Elizabeth Dirk explains how human bone and heart valves can be grown in the laboratory.

    Elizabeth Dirk explains how human bone and heart valves can be grown in the laboratory.

    Can human bone and heart valves be grown in the laboratory? Dr Elizabeth Dirk explains how medicine is being reinvented through research into self-renewing stem cells that act as a repair system for the human body.

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    Andrew Schuler explains how he is harvesting energy from wastewater

    Andrew Schuler explains how he is harvesting energy from wastewater

    In answer to our viewer question, Dr. Andrew Schuler explains how he is using bacteria to harvest energy from wastewater and developing energy-efficient materials to clean waterways. By engineering microbial fuel cells and biofilms, Andrew's UNM research group has discovered that bacteria can be "put to work" to generate electricity as well as remove toxic chemicals during wastewater treatment.

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    Sanjay Krishna discusses a way to non-invasively detect skin cancer

    Sanjay Krishna discusses a way to non-invasively detect skin cancer

    This month's question is: "Can we non-invasively detect skin cancer?"

    Dr. Krishna's cutting edge research in the development of a new imaging chip for an infrared "Retina" camera may change the way skin cancer is detected.

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    C. Jeffrey Brinker discusses his nanoscale materials research.

    C. Jeffrey Brinker discusses his nanoscale materials research.

    Our all-star line-up features Dr. C. Jeffrey Brinker, UNM Professor in Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. On the cutting edge of materials science, Jeffrey is developing nanoscale materials for curing cancer, microelectronics, and energy harvesting. He and his students are building and engineering nanoscale materials to deliver drugs directly to cancer cells, therefore avoiding the collateral damage associated with traditional chemical therapies. Jeff believes that nanoparticles may change the way personalized medicine is delivered in the very near future.

    A nanometer is defined as one billionth of a meter. That is one times ten to the minus nine meters. - Jeffrey Brinker

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    Eva Chi discusses her work in Alzheimer's research

    Eva Chi discusses her work in Alzheimer's research

    An interview with historian Professor Virginia Scharff who recently wrote The Women Jefferson Loved. Throughout his life, Thomas Jefferson constructed a seemingly impenetrable wall between his public legacy and his private life. Dr. Eva Chi shares her groundbreaking research into finding a cure for Alzheimers as she seeks answers for what causes proteins to go bad in the brain. Recipient of President Obama's Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Dr. Yasamin Mostofi looks to future and answers the question of how we get robots to think for themselves.

    Produced by New Mexico PBS, CONNECT shares the inspired thinking and innovative research of the University of New Mexico. The Producer of CONNECT is Brad Stoddard. The Executive Producer is Michael Kamins. Production support provided by the University of New Mexico. www.newmexicopbs.org

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