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School of Engineering (SoE) and Computing Students - each semester we award a GIFT CERTIFICATE to the UNM Bookstore for the top 5 students who attend the most ESS Center events (and complete the associated feedback form; with a 3 event minimum). This could be YOU. And, add those events to your resume as co-curricular experiences so your future employer knows you took full advantage of your undergraduate experience. Don't wait, join us at our events! 

 

What we offer

ESS Center collaborates with various offices and departments across UNM, as well as community partners in the STEM industry to provide workshops, events, or skills that help build engineering student self-efficacy, preparedness, and success. We believe in supporting student success and retention through a holistic approach to their educational experience. The goal is to better assist students in preparation for their future careers.

ESS Center students and staff members also participate in a variety of annual career conferences, listed below under "Other Events." ESS also provides support to students for travel to these conferences. Find out more here.

 

Event Feedback:

We want to make sure our events and workshops are as beneficial as possible and we are always seeking to improve. Your constructive feedback is greatly appreciated. Fill out our survey/evaluation HERE. Thank you! 

 

Semester Long Programs:

Don't miss out on our great Semester Long Programs: Mentoring. Research. Internships.


Event List 

(NOT RSVP, that is at each event below.) Sign in to an event HERE.

And, check out what the School of Engineering is hosting HERE (including their Engineering in Action series).

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ESS Center/SoE Events
  • FREE Virtual Summer Bridge Sessions
    • All incoming and current SoE students are encouraged to join!
    • The goal of these sessions are to provide students with foundational skills to better support them as they enter their courses. Mastering these skills will equip students to handle challenges they may face in the University setting.
    • When: Daily (M-F), July 26 - August 13, 2021 from 3 - 4:15 PM (or for credit M-F July 26 - August 6 from 10 - 11:15 AM - visit our program page for more information on this option)
    • Where: Virtual via Zoom at  https://unm.zoom.us/j/92410307093
    • More info:
      • FLYER
      • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders. Complete for EACH session you are interested in.
      • Session schedule:
          • ...see July for more...
          • Mon. 8/2. Growth, Development, & Goals. Learn about how to succeed with your goals through personal growth and development. (RSVP)
          • Tues. 8/3.  Time Management. Make sure you start off ahead, come learn how to effectively manage your time. (RSVP)
          • Wed. 8/4.  How to talk to Instructors (Professional Communication). Learn how to make the most of your interactions with your instructors and develop your professional communication skills. (RSVP)
          • Thurs. 8/5. How to Make the Most of Your Learning & Studying. ...the title says it all...(RSVP)
          • Fri. 8/6. Tutoring, Team Work, & Study Groups. Do you dread group work? Come learn how to make it productive and enjoyable. (RSVP)
          • Mon. 8/9. Basic Excel. This workshop covers the basic functionality of Microsoft Excel©. You will be introduced to data entry, manipulation, and creation of graphs. This workshop is not meant to teach you everything there is to know, but make you more comfortable to explore it on your own. (RSVP)
          • Tues. 8/10. Metrics & Scientific Notation. This workshop reviews the basics of conversions between measurement systems and proper scientific notation that is fundamental to accurate problem solving in STEM fields. (RSVP)
          • Wed. 8/11. How to get into a research lab. This interactive workshop will guide you through how to identify what you want to study through locking in an opportunity to do research in that field. (RSVP)
          • Thurs. 8/12. Spatial Reasoning. Learn about what Spatial Reasoning is and how to develop this necessary skill to your success as an Engineering and Computing professional. (RSVP)
          • Fri. 8/13. UNM Resources & Advisement. Learn about all of the amazing things UNM has to offer - many beyond what you found out about at your NSO. And, learn how your advisor is more than just a person to remove your holds. (RSVP)

  • Pre-Semester Prep Workshops (FLYER): These interactive workshops will review all foundational material leading up to the specified course so you are better equipped to hit the ground running. 
    • Partners/Presenters: ESS Center and  CAPS
    • Where: Synchronous In-Person (highly encouraged; in the ESS suit (CEC 2080)) and Virtual via Zoom (https://unm.zoom.us/j/99158374211)
    • RSVP is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders. RSVP for EACH desired session below.
    • Courses/Sessions offered: 
        • Physics 1 Prep - Prepare students for calculus-based Physics 1 (Phys 1310)
          • When: 2 identical sessions offered.
            • Tuesday, August 17, 2021. 10 AM - 12 PM (RSVP)
            • Tuesday, August 17, 2021. 1 - 3 PM (RSVP)
          • Where: Synchronous In-Peronson ( highly encouraged; in the ESS suit (CEC 2080)) and Virtual via Zoom (https://unm.zoom.us/j/99158374211)
          • More info:  FLYER.
        • Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus Prep - Prepare students for Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus (MATH 1230, 1240 & 1250).
        • Calculus 2 Prep - Prepare students for Calculus II (Math 1522)
        • Calculus 1 Prep - Prepare students for Calculus I (Math 1512).
          • When: Mix and match sessions as need be. Do AM (Wed/Thurs) or PM (Wed/Thurs) sessions...or...Wednesday (AM & PM) or Thursday (AM & PM):
              • Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
                • Part 1: 10 AM - 12 PM (RSVP)
                • Part 2: 1 - 3 PM (RSVP)
              • Thursday, August 19, 2021.
                • Part 2: 10 AM - 12 PM (RSVP)
                • Part 1: 1 - 3 PM (RSVP)
              • Where: Synchronous In-Person ( highly encouraged; in the ESS suit (CEC 2080)) and Virtual via Zoom (https://unm.zoom.us/j/99158374211)
              • More info:   FLYER.

            Part 1 will cover:

            • Equations
            • Systems of Equations
            • Solving Inequalities
            • Absolute Value Equations
            • Exponents
            • Logarithms
            • Radicals
            • Rationalizing

            Part 2 will cover:

            • Polynomials
            • Common graphs
            • Graphing
            • Limits
            • The Unit Circle
            • Graphs of Trig Functions
            • Evaluating Trig Functions
            • Trig Identities
            • Solving Trig Equations

  • Lab safety matters! - Join us for a 3 part series that will prepare you for lab work, or make you a more valuable lab mate. Attend, one, two, or all three*. 
    • When: Every other Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
    • Where: Virtual via Zoom (https://unm.zoom.us/j/94545196176)
    • Topics (Attend all 3 and earn a Lab Safety Certificate from UNM's Environmental Health & Safety Department) :
      • 8/31 or 10/12: Part 1 - Hazard Communication in the Laboratory & Hazardous Waste Management
      • 9/14 or  10/26: Part 2 - Hierarchy of Hazard Control & PPE
      • 9/28 or  11/9: Part 3 - Hazard Evaluation and Heuristics
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).
ESS Center/SoE Events  
  • Having Professional Conversations 
    • When: Week of Aug 30 - Sept 3, 2021. Details TBD. 
    • Where: TBD
    • Partners/Presenters: TBD
    • More info: Coming soon.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).

 


  • Interviewing 
    • When: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 . 4 - 5 PM.
    • Where: Synchronous In-Person (highly encouraged; in the ESS suit (CEC 2080)) and Virtual via Zoom (https://unm.zoom.us/j/91793510710)
    • Partners/Presenters: ESS's very own - Nada Abdelhack
    • More info: Coming soon.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).

  • Engineering & Science Job & Internship Fair  
    • When: Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Time 11 am - 2 pm.
    • Where:  Virtual. Register via UNM Handshake Platform
    • Partners/Presenters: Career Services 
    • More info: Coming soon.
    • RSVP via Handshake

 

  • STEM Mixer - Come network with others interested in STEM. This event is open to all UNM students, as well as UNM Staff and faculty, along with NM STEM Professionals.
    • When: Friday, September 10, 2021. 3:30 - 5:30 pm.  
    • Where: Centennial Engineering Center - STAMM Room (1044) & the adjacent courtyard
    • Partners/Presenters: ESS Center 
    • More info:  FLYER.
      • Have THESE Ice Breaker questions ready to help get the conversation flowing. 
      • How to Go From Small talk to Meaningful Conversation…in a comfortable and natural way. Follow your curiosity. Think of dialog as exponential, break past the barrier of “boxes” within 3 layers deep. Don’t bounce from topic to topic, but dive deeper within a single topic. The topic of conversation does not matter, it should be focused on the process of the conversation. And, listen (intentionally)! Not just to words, but actions. Reflect on what others share. And, with this, it is ok to stretch outside your comfort zone.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred (helps us have a good head-count for the food) and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).

 

  • Lab safety matters! - Join us for a 3 part series that will prepare you for lab work, or make you a more valuable lab mate. Attend, one, two, or all three*. 
    • When: Every other Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
    • Where: Virtual via Zoom (https://unm.zoom.us/j/94545196176)
    • Topics (Attend all 3 and earn a Lab Safety Certificate from UNM's Environmental Health & Safety Department):
      • 10/12: Part 1 - Hazard Communication in the Laboratory & Hazardous Waste Management
      • 9/14 or  10/26: Part 2 - Hierarchy of Hazard Control & PPE
      • 9/28 or  11/9: Part 3 - Hazard Evaluation and Heuristics
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).

  • Mock Exams - Similar to Mock Finals. Know how you are doing in your courses classes before it is too late. Courses: TBD ( but previous semesters included Chem 1215 (Gen Chem 1), Math 1250 (Trip/Pre-Calc, but Eng 195, and Math 1230 and 1240 are welcome), Math 1512 (Calc 1), Math 1522 (Calc 2), and Physics 1310 (Calc-based Physics 1)). ESS and CAPS tutors will be available to answer any of your content questions. 

    • When: Thursday & Friday, September 16 & 17, 2021. Register to gain access to a mock exam (Pre-registration [HIGHLY ENCOURAGED] or between 9 AM and 4 PM on Thursday, September 16th). 
    • Where: Physical location - pick up exams/keys and get tutoring support at the ESS suit (CEC 2080)). Additional rooms will be available to take the mock exam.
    • Partners/Presenters: ESSCEPCAPS 
    • More info:  FLYER.
      • Access to Mock Exams - via RSVP (HIGHLY ENCOURAGED) or between 9 AM and 4 PM on Thursday, September 16th ONLY.
      • Access to Exam Keys - Thursday, September 16 between 10 AM and 4 PM or Friday, September 17 between 9 AM and 2 PM. You MUST complete an exit survey and show a completed Mock Exam to receive the exam key.
      • Tutor help - Thursday, February 4 between 2 and 5 PM, Friday, February 5 between 9 AM and 1 PM, or during regular ESS and CAPS tutor hours.
    • RSVP/Pre-Registration is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED, but not required (coming soon). 

 

  • Spatial Visualization Session #1 - Orthographic Views -  Here students learn how to create two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional objects by utilizing orthographic projection techniques. Ina four-station workshop structure, students rotate through different group-oriented activities that call on various learning styles to solidify the concept. 
    • When: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 . 4 - 6 PM.
    • Where: The ESS Computer Pod in the the ESS suit (CEC 2080)
    • More info: 
      • Attend, 1, 2 or all 3 of this 3 session series
        • Session #1: Orthographic Views - September 21
        • Session #2: Isometric Drawing - October 26
        • Session #3: One-Axis Rotations - November 16
      • Priority is given to 1st semester female, Black, or Native American students. Other students are encouraged to RSVP for the waitlist.
    • RSVP is REQUIRED (coming soon).

  • Library Hacks 101 -  Meet your engineering librarian and learn tips on how to use library services, collections, and spaces to make your life as a student easier. Bring your questions! We'll help you get the most out of the library and troubleshoot any snags you have encountered so far. 
    • When: Thursday, September 23, 2021 . 4 - 5 PM.
    • Where: Synchronous In-Person (highly encouraged; in the ESS suit (CEC 2080)) and Virtual via Zoom (link coming soon)
    • Partners/Presenters: The Engineering Librarian - Holly Surbaugh
    • More info: Coming soon.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).

  • Graduation School Preparation 
    • When: Week of Sept 30 - Oct 1, 2021. Details TBD. 
    • Where: TBD
    • Partners/Presenters: TBD
    • More info: Coming soon.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).
ESS Center/SoE Events
  • Presentations, oh my! How to develop and deliver presentations - Join this 3 part series. Attend all or some. 
    • When: Across 3 Tuesdays . 3:30 - 5:30 PM.
    • Where: The larger library classroom in Zimmerman Library (B30, in the basement)
    • Partners/Presenters: UNM Librarians Lori Townsend, Amy Jankowski, and Holly Surbaugh and ESS's very own Yadéeh Sawyer.
    • More info:
      • 10/5. Part 1:  How to develop your oral and poster presentations (RSVP HERE)
      • 10/19. Part 2: Data visualization (RSVP HERE)
      • 11/2 (yup, election day). Part 3: How to prepare and deliver poster and oral presentations (RSVP HERE)
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (see each event).

  • Graduate & Professional School Fair  
    • When: Thursday, October 7, 2021. Time 11 am - 2 pm 
    • Where:  Virtual. Register via UNM Handshake Platform
    • Partners/Presenters: Career Services 
    • More info: Coming soon.
    • RSVP via Handshake

 

  • Manage Your Time - and the effects on stress and test anxiety. 
    • When: October 8, 2021. 3 - 4 PM.
    • Where: Synchronous In-Person (highly encouraged; in the ESS suit (CEC 2080)) and Virtual via Zoom (https://unm.zoom.us/j/91793510710)
    • Partners/PresentersSHAC 
    • More info: FLYER coming soon.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).

  • The School of Engineering Open House - Info sessions, tours, chats, learn about scholarships & financial aid, admissions, degree info, student organizations, messages from department leaders, and more!

  • Lab safety matters! - Join us for a 3 part series that will prepare you for lab work, or make you a more valuable lab mate. Attend, one, two, or all three*. 
    • When: Every other Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
    • Where: Virtual via Zoom (https://unm.zoom.us/j/94545196176)
    • Topics (Attend all 3 and earn a Lab Safety Certificate from UNM's Environmental Health & Safety Department):
      • 10/12: Part 1 - Hazard Communication in the Laboratory & Hazardous Waste Management
      • 10/26: Part 2 - Hierarchy of Hazard Control & PPE
      • 11/9: Part 3 - Hazard Evaluation and Heuristics
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).
 
  • Improve Your Study Skills - Come learn some STUDY HACKS to see how you can turn your current habits into effective studying to conquer your classes and beyond. Topics include Information Recall, Anti-Cramming, and The Test Cycle. Read more at  http://caps.unm.edu/services/workshops/explore.php 
    • WhenWeek of Oct 18 - 22, 2021. Details TBD. 
    • WhereTBD
    • Partners/Presenters: CAPS 
    • More info: FLYER coming soon.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).

 

  • Spatial Visualization Session #2 - Isometric Drawing -  In a series of four group-oriented activities, students learn about isometric drawings and how to use coded plans to envision and draw 3D objects. They practice creating coded plans, building simple cube objects from coded plans, and then sketching the respective isometric views on isometric paper. 
    • When: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 . 4 - 6 PM.
    • Where: The ESS Computer Pod in the the ESS suit (CEC 2080)
    • More info: 
      • Attend, 1, 2 or all 3 of this 3 session series
        • Session #1: Orthographic Views - September 21
        • Session #2: Isometric Drawing - October 26
        • Session #3: One-Axis Rotations - November 16
      • Priority is given to 1st semester female, Black, or Native American students. Other students are encouraged to RSVP for the waitlist.
    • RSVP is REQUIRED (coming soon).

  • The Fundamentals of MATLAB - introductory hands-on workshop. 
      • Learn the importance of MATLAB
      • Comprehend programming etiquette
      • Gain the basics to be independent and create more complex programs
    • When: Thursday, October  28, 2021. 3:30 - 6:00 PM.
    • Where: Synchronous In-Person (highly encouraged; in the ESS suit Computer Lab (CEC 2080)) and Virtual via Zoom (https://unm.zoom.us/j/91793510710)
    • Presenters: Mekiel Olguin 
    • More info: FLYER coming soon.
      • Make sure you have MATLAB on your computer. This is available for free to UNM Students via it.unm.edu/downloads.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).

  • Resume Critique - By a STEM Professional
    • When: Week of Oct 25 - 29, 2021. Details TBD. 
    • WhereTBD 
    • Partners/Presenters: ESS Center 
    • More info:   FLYER coming soon.
    • RSVP is REQUIRED - more info coming soon.
ESS Center/SoE Events
  • Presentations, oh my! How to develop and deliver presentations - Join this 3 part series. Attend all or some. 

   

  • Nutrition Education & Meal Prep 
    • When: Friday, November 5, 2021. 12 - 1 PM. 
    • Where: In-Person in the ESS suit (CEC 2080)
    • Partners/Presenters: SHAC
    • More info: Coming soon.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).

 

  • Lab safety matters! - Join us for a 3 part series that will prepare you for lab work, or make you a more valuable lab mate. Attend, one, two, or all three*. 
    • When: Every other Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
    • Where: Virtual via Zoom (https://unm.zoom.us/j/94545196176)
    • Topics (Attend all 3 and earn a Lab Safety Certificate from UNM's Environmental Health & Safety Department):
      • 11/9: Part 3 - Hazard Evaluation and Heuristics
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).

  

  • Study Abroad 
    • When: November 11, 2021. 4:30 - 5:30 PM. 
    • Where: Synchronous In-Person (highly encouraged; in the ESS suit (CEC 2080)) and Virtual via Zoom (https://unm.zoom.us/j/91793510710)
    • Partners/Presenters: The Global Education Office/Education Abroad
    • More info: Coming soon.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).

 

  • Spatial Visualization Session #3 - One-Axis Rotations -  In this workshop, students learn about one-axis rotations with a focus on how to rotate objects physically and mentally. They begin by building an object with cube blocks, defining a one-axis rotation, and then drawing the isometric views of the object before and after the rotation. 
    • When: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 . 4 - 6 PM.
    • Where: The ESS Computer Pod in the the ESS suit (CEC 2080)
    • More info: 
      • Attend, 1, 2 or all 3 of this 3 session series
        • Session #1: Orthographic Views - September 21
        • Session #2: Isometric Drawing - October 26
        • Session #3: One-Axis Rotations - November 16
      • Priority is given to 1st semester female, Black, or Native American students. Other students are encouraged to RSVP for the waitlist.
    • RSVP is REQUIRED (coming soon).

  • Financial Fundamentals - Learn how to create and stick to a budget, overcome common money pitfalls, eliminate student debt fast, and set yourself up for financial success
    • When: Thursday, November 18, 2021. 3 - 4 PM 
    • Where: Synchronous In-Person (highly encouraged; in the ESS suit (CEC 2080)) and Virtual via Zoom (https://unm.zoom.us/j/91793510710)
    • Partners/Presenters: The Center for Financial Capability
    • More info: Coming soon.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).

 

  • Leadership in Engineering 
    • When: Week of Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2021. Details TBD. 
    • Where: TBD
    • Partners/Presenters: TBD
    • More info: Coming soon.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (c oming soon).
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ESS Center/SoE Events
  • STEM Celebration
    • When: Friday, December 10. 3:30 - 5:30 PM. 
    • Where:  Centennial Engineering Center - STAMM Room (1044) & the adjacent courtyard
      • HERE are some great questions you can ask to get a conversation started.
    • Partners/Presenters: ESS Center 
    • More info:  FLYER coming soon.
      • Have THESE Ice Breaker questions ready to help get the conversation flowing. 
      • How to Go From Small talk to Meaningful Conversation…in a comfortable and natural way. Follow your curiosity. Think of dialog as exponential, break past the barrier of “boxes” within 3 layers deep. Don’t bounce from topic to topic, but dive deeper within a single topic. The topic of conversation does not matter, it should be focused on the process of the conversation. And, listen (intentionally)! Not just to words, but actions. Reflect on what others share. And, with this, it is ok to stretch outside your comfort zone.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred (helps us have a good head-count for the food) and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders (coming soon).
ESS Center/SoE Events
  • Semester Long Programs:  Get a STEM Professional as a Mentor. Be a Peer-Mentor. Gain Research Experience.
    • Spring 2020 Deadlines: February 5.  
    • More info: Find out more and apply HERE.

 

  • Pre-Semester Prep Workshops ( FLYER): These interactive workshops will review all foundational material leading up to the specified course so you are better equipped to hit the ground running. Partners/Presenters: ESS Center and  CAPS
    • Calculus 1 Prep - Prepare students for Calculus I (Math 1512).
      • When: Mix and match sessions as need be:
          • Monday, January 11, 2021.
            • Part 1: 10 AM - 12 PM (RSVP is preferred but not required -  HERE)
            • Part 2: 1 - 3 PM (RSVP is preferred but not required -  HERE)
          • Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
            • Part 2: 10 AM - 12 PM (RSVP is preferred but not required -  HERE)
            • Part 1: 1 - 3 PM (RSVP is preferred but not required -  HERE)

        Part 1 will cover:

        • Equations
        • Systems of Equations
        • Solving Inequalities
        • Absolute Value Equations
        • Exponents
        • Logarithms
        • Radicals
        • Rationalizing

        Part 2 will cover:

        • Polynomials
        • Common graphs
        • Graphing
        • Limits
        • The Unit Circle
        • Graphs of Trig Functions
        • Evaluating Trig Functions
        • Trig Identities
        • Solving Trig Equations
      • Where: Virtual via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/92671647249)
      • More info:  FLYER.
      • RSVP is preferred but not required (for each session above).

    • Physics 1 Prep - Prepare students for calculus-based Physics 1 (Phys 1310)

    • Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus Prep - Prepare students for Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus (MATH 1230, 1240 & 1250).

    • Calculus 2 Prep - Prepare students for Calculus II (Math 1522)

 

  • Find Your Pack: Engineering & Computing Student Organization Day - Come visit the School of Engineering student organizations and see what they have to offer you!

 

  • Lab safety matters! - Join us for a 3 part series that will prepare you for lab work, or make you a more valuable lab mate. Attend, one, two, or all three*. 
    • When: Every other Tuesday from 2 - 3 PM.
    • Where: Virtual via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/94545196176)
    • Topics (Attend all 3 and earn a Lab Safety Certificate from Environmental Health & Safety) :
      • 1/26: Hazard Communication in the Laboratory & Hazardous Waste Management ( RSVP)
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required ( above for each session). 

  • Electrical & Computer Engineering Night - This is a great opportunity to network with peer student researchers and faculty in the department.

  • How to Get Into a Research Lab - This interactive workshop will guide you through how to identify what you want to study through locking in an opportunity to do research in that field.

 

  • Info Session: Cyber-Physical Systems Summer Intensive Research Internship - Creating technology to help people.
ESS Center/SoE Events
  • Semester Long Programs:  Get a STEM Professional as a Mentor. Be a Mentor. Gain Research Experience.
    • Spring 2020 Deadlines: February 5.  
    • More info: Find out more and apply HERE.

 

  • Chemical & Biological Engineering Night - This is a great opportunity to network with peer student researchers and faculty in the department.

 

  • Info Session: Cyber-Physical Systems Summer Intensive Research Internship - Creating technology to help people.

  • Gear Up & Let's Chat - Come and chat, ask questions, or just say hi. We are here for you.

  

  • Mock Exams - Similar to Mock Finals. Know how you are doing in your courses classes before it is too late. This is a general knowledge check, so some content of the Mock Exam may be information you have yet to cover in your course. Courses served are CHEM 1215 (Gen Chem 1), MATH 1250 (Trig/Pre-Calc with Dr. Ifzarene, but all Tri & Pre-Calc students are welcome), MATH 1512 (Calc 1) and MATH 1522 (Calc 2), and PHYS 1310 (Calc-based Physics 1 based on Dr. Goldflam's course, but all are welcome). ESS and CAPS tutors will be available to answer any of your content questions.
    • When: Thursday & Friday, February 4 & 5, 2021.
    • Where: Virtual. Register HERE to gain access to a mock exam ( Pre-registration [HIGHLY ENCOURAGED] or between 9 AM and 4 PM on Thursday, February 4th). 
    • Partners/Presenters: ESSCEPCAPS 
    • More info:  FLYER.
      • Access to Mock Exams - via RSVP (HIGHLY ENCOURAGED) or between 9 AM and 4 PM on Thursday, February 4th.
      • Access to Exam Keys - Thursday, February 4 between 10 AM and 4 PM or Friday, February 5 between 9 AM and 2 PM. You MUST complete an exit survey and show a completed Mock Exam to receive the exam key.
      • Tutor help - via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/94738567893) Thursday, February 4 between 2 and 5 PM, Friday, February 5 between 9 AM and 1 PM, or during regular ESS and CAPS tutor hours.
    • RSVP is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED, but not required ( HERE).

 

 

  • Lab safety matters! - Join us for a 3 part series that will prepare you for lab work, or make you a more valuable lab mate. Attend, one, two, or all three*. 
    • When: Every other Tuesday from 2 - 3 PM.
    • Where: Virtual via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/94545196176)
    • Topics (Attend all 3 and earn a Lab Safety Certificate from Environmental Health & Safety) :
      • 2/9: Hierarchy of Hazard Control & PPE ( RSVP)
      • 2/23: Hazard Evaluation and Heuristics - ( RSVP)
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required ( above for each session). 

  • Computer Science Night - This is a great opportunity to network with peer student researchers and faculty in the department.

  • STEM Mixer - Come network with others interested in STEM. This event is open to all UNM students, as well as UNM Staff and faculty, along with NM STEM Professionals.
    • When: Friday, February 12, 2021. 3:30 - 5:30 PM.  
    • Where:  Zoom with Breakout rooms based on field of interest. https://unm.zoom.us/j/95952027972 
    • Partners/Presenters: ESS Center 
    • More info:  FLYER.
      • Have THESE Ice Breaker questions ready to help get the conversation flowing. 
      • How to Go From Small talk to Meaningful Conversation…in a comfortable and natural way. Follow your curiosity. Think of dialog as exponential, break past the barrier of “boxes” within 3 layers deep. Don’t bounce from topic to topic, but dive deeper within a single topic. The topic of conversation does not matter, it should be focused on the process of the conversation. And, listen (intentionally)! Not just to words, but actions. Reflect on what others share. And, with this, it is ok to stretch outside your comfort zone.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required ( HERE).

 

  • History and Careers within Engineering & Computing - Come learn about the significant points in history and what careers are out there for you through a Showcase of research in each field. ( Presenter lists are updated as they are confirmed.)
    • Where: via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/92334286337
    • When: February 19, 22 - 26, 2021. 4 - 5 PM daily.
      • Fri, 2/19: Computer Science
        • History presented by Dr. Dave Ackley, UNM Emeritus Associate Professor (see the video HERE)
        •  Showcases:
          • Jake Hollowell (UNM Alumni), Perspecta
          • Dr. Janeth Peña, Sandia BioTech
          • Brandon Stringham, UNM Undergrad
      • Mon, 2/22: Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
        • History presented by Dr. Koushik Ghosh, Sandia National Labs
        • Showcases:
          • Dr. Rosalie Multari, Creative LIBS Solutions
          • Dr. Christina Salas, UNM School of Engineering & UNM Health Science Center - Orthopedics
          • Dr. Paul Clem, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories
      • Tues, 2/23: Civil, Environmental, & Construction Engineering
        • History presented by Trevor Amestoy, UNM Undergrad
        •  Showcases:
          • Saif Ismail, UNM & the City of Albuquerque
          • Bernadette Parra-Brito, 
            National Nuclear Security Administration -  Dept. of Energy
          • Rebecca Fink, PE, President/C.E.O. of Smith Engineering
      • Wed, 2/24: Electrical and Computer Engineering
        • History presented by Jake Hollowell (UNM Alumni), Perspecta
        •  Showcases:
          • Dr. Tito Busani, UNM
          • Dr. John Tam, Air Force Research Labs
          • Christopher Dankocsik, UNM Undergrad
      • Thurs, 2/25: Mechanical Engineering
        • History presented by Hiral Gandhi, Sandia National Labs
        •  Showcases:
          • Dr. Daniel Banuti, UNM
          • Eric Benfield, UNM LOBOmotorsport Project Manager
          • Rich Hammer, FAA
      • Fri, 2/26: Nuclear Engineering
        • History presented by Madeline Whitacre, Los Alamos National Labs
        • Showcases:
          • Melissa Moreno, UNM Graduate Student
          • Madeline Whitacre, Los Alamos National Labs
          • Chuck Finley, NASA/Air (Space) Force Research Labs
    • Partners/Presenters: various
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required ( HERE).

 

  • ACED Tech Skills Sessions: Project Management - Advisory Council for Engineering Development (ACED) was created to help UNM students gain quality, industry-level soft skills training and vital work skills that were not observed to be formally taught in the current UNM SoE curriculum. Read more at  our ACED web page
    • When: Saturday, February 27. 9-11 AM.
    • Where: via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/97377022577) .
    • Partners/Presenters: UNM Mech E Alumna Donya Ziraksari 
    • More info about ACED: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required ( HERE).
ESS Center/SoE Events
  • Gear Up & Let's Chat - Come and chat, ask questions, or just say hi. We are here for you.

 

  • Manage Your Time - and the effects on stress and test anxiety. 

 

  • Lab safety matters! - Join us for a 3 part series that will prepare you for lab work, or make you a more valuable lab mate. Attend, one, two, or all three*. 
    • When: Every other Tuesday from 2 - 3 PM.
    • Where: Virtual via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/94545196176)
    • Topics (Attend all 3 and earn a Lab Safety Certificate from Environmental Health & Safety) :
      • 3/9: Hazard Communication in the Laboratory & Hazardous Waste Management ( HERE)
      • 3/23: Hierarchy of Hazard Control & PPE ( RSVP)
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required ( above for each session). 

   

  • Good vs Bad Poster & Oral Presentations - Come to this interactive presentation on how to improve both your oral and poster presentations. 
    • When: Thursday, March 11, 2021. 3 - 5 PM.
      • Can’t make the entire session? No problem. Attend what you can – leave early or come late.
    • Where: via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/96688066211)
    • Partners/Presenters: Yadéeh Sawyer, PhD - ESS staff 
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required ( HERE).

  • ACED Tech Skills Sessions: Bid Evaluation and Value Engineering - Advisory Council for Engineering Development (ACED) was created to help UNM students gain quality, industry-level soft skills training and vital work skills that were not observed to be formally taught in the current UNM SoE curriculum. Read more at  our ACED web page
ESS Center/SoE Events
  • Basic Excel - This workshop covers the basic functionality of Microsoft Excel©. You will be introduced to data entry, manipulation, and creation of graphs. This workshop is not meant to teach you everything there is to know, but make you more comfortable to explore it on your own.
    • When: Thursday, April 1, 2021. 3 - 5 PM.
    • Where: via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/97327108370
    • Presenters: Yadéeh Sawyer, PhD - ESS Staff
    • More info: FLYER.
      • See Past Events below for supportive documents
    • RSVP is preferred but not required ( HERE).

 

  • Impostor Syndrome - This interactive session will help you see yourself as a competent and capable STEM student/professional! We all experience it, but we don't talk about it. This interactive workshop breaks down the silence around questioning your own abilities, intelligence, or place in STEM. It also provides research based context and tips for working through your sense of not belonging and feelings of isolation to find a sense of community and empowerment.

  • Lab safety matters! - Join us for a 3 part series that will prepare you for lab work, or make you a more valuable lab mate. Attend, one, two, or all three*. 
    • When: Every other Tuesday from 2 - 3 PM.
    • Where: Virtual via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/94545196176)
    • Topics (Attend all 3 and earn a Lab Safety Certificate from Environmental Health & Safety) :
      • 4/6: Hazard Evaluation and Heuristics ( HERE)
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required ( above for each session). 

  • Gear Up & Let's Chat - Come and chat, ask questions, or just say hi. We are here for you.

  • So, What's Next? - Start-ups, patents, and publications, followed by companies, application issues, and NM job growth. 

 

  • UROC (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Conference) - see what undergrads are researching here on campus. 
    • When: April 15, 2021. 9 AM - 5 PM.
    • Where: via uresearch.unm.edu for the presentations and HERE for the evaluations to win a gift certificate!
    • Partners/Presenters: Honors College - UROC
    • More info: HERE. and FLYER. Complete a poster or oral presentation evaluation and be eligible for a GIFT CERTIFICATE ( HERE)! 
    • No RSVP needed, but if you do, we will send you an email reminder so you don't forget ( HERE). 

  

 

  • Dealing with Disappointment - in ourselves, our expectations, and others

 

  • ACED Tech Skills Sessions: Managing Virtual Teams - Advisory Council for Engineering Development (ACED) was created to help UNM students gain quality, industry-level soft skills training and vital work skills that were not observed to be formally taught in the current UNM SoE curriculum. Read more at  our ACED web page
    • When: Saturday, April 24. 9-11 AM.
    • Where: via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/97377022577) .
    • Partners/Presenters: UNM Mech E alumna Tennille Bernard
    • More info about ACED: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required ( HERE).

  


  • Standardized Exams - Tips & Tricks
    • When: Thursday, April 29, 2021. 4 - 6 PM.
    • Where: via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/98150948556). 
    • Partners/Presenters: UNM Continuing Education
    • More info: FLYER
      • When you hear the words “standardized test” do your palms start to sweat, your heart races or does some other fight-or-fight response take over? We get it. It’s true that taking a standardized school admission test meant to measure your skills or ability can be a little intimidating—but it doesn't have to be. By changing the way you think and prepare for a standardized school admissions test, you can turn the stressful process into a simple one.
      • Join expert Sophie Martin in a free seminar on standardized test taking tips and tricks. Sophie has led thousands of students to success in GMAT, GRE, LSAT and other entrance exams. From pre-tests to study plans to managing stress to exam day, this class takes future examinees through the key strategies they need to prep smart.
      • Additional information is available at the Registration link. 
    • RSVP/Registration is HIGHLY encouraged ( HERE)
ESS Center/SoE Events
  • Gear Up & Let's Chat - Come and chat, ask questions, or just say hi. We are here for you.
    • When: Wednesday, May 6, 2021. 8:45 - 9:45 AM - for you early birds.
    • Where: Via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/95422186151
    • Presenters: ESS Staff/Team
    • More info: FLYER.
    • No RSVP needed, but if you do, we will send you an email reminder so you don't forget ( coming soon).

  • Good luck wrapping up the semester.

ESS Center/SoE Events
  • ACED Tech Skills Sessions: Engineering Degrees and Career Possibilities - Advisory Council for Engineering Development (ACED) was created to help UNM students gain quality, industry-level soft skills training and vital work skills that were not observed to be formally taught in the current UNM SoE curriculum. Read more at  our ACED web page
    • When: June 19, 2021. 9 - 11 AM.
    • Where: via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/97377022577)
    • Partners/Presenters: UNM Engineering alumna Donya Ziraksari and Tennille Bernard
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders ( HERE).

  • MATLAB Introduction - Introductory hands-on workshop. 
    MATLAB is a high-performance language utilized for technical and scientific computations. With a user-friendly interface, one can apply such a tool to their disposal to accomplish any sort of data analysis, calculation, and algorithm development. Whether it comes to an arduous or strenuous mathematical problem to the statistical extrapolation of graphical information, MATLAB will benefit the user in terms of efficiency and trumps results over efforts anytime. In this 45 minute presentation, one will learn what MATLAB is and how feasible it is to accomplish challenging calculation tasks.
    • When: Thursday, June 25, 2020. 10 - 10:45 AM
    • Where: Zoom Webinar: https://unm.zoom.us/j/92996122060
    • Presenters: Michael Tanguay - Nuclear Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science 
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders ( HERE).
ESS Center/SoE Events
  • ACED Tech Skills Sessions: LinkedIn/SocialMedia/Networking - Advisory Council for Engineering Development (ACED) was created to help UNM students gain quality, industry-level soft skills training and vital work skills that were not observed to be formally taught in the current UNM SoE curriculum. Read more at  our ACED web page
    • When: July 24, 2021. 9 - 11 AM.
    • Where: via Zoom ( https://unm.zoom.us/j/97377022577)
    • Partners/Presenters: UNM Engineering alumna Donya Ziraksari and Tennille Bernard
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders ( HERE).

  • FREE Virtual Summer Bridge Sessions
    • All incoming and current SoE students are encouraged to join!
    • The goal of these sessions are to provide students with foundational skills to better support them as they enter their courses. Mastering these skills will equip students to handle challenges they may face in the University setting.
    • When: Daily (M-F), July 26 - August 13, 2021 from 3 - 4:15 PM (or for credit M-F July 26 - August 6 from 10 - 11:15 AM - visit our program page for more information on this option)
    • Where: Virtual via Zoom at  https://unm.zoom.us/j/92410307093
    • More info:
      • FLYER
      • RSVP is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders. Complete for EACH session you are interested in.
      • Session schedule:
        • Mon. 7/26. Engineering & Computing in the Real World. Learn more about what you can ACTUALLY study and do with your Engineering and Computing degree. ( RSVP)
        • Tues. 7/27. Career Pathways & the Scientific Method. Learn more about what your educational and career pathways can be and brush up on the scientific method, a critical skill for success in Engineering & Computing. ( RSVP)
        • Wed. 7/28. Intro to MATLAB. MATLAB is a high-performance language utilized for technical and scientific computations. With a user-friendly interface, one can apply such a tool to their disposal to accomplish any sort of data analysis, calculation, and algorithm development. Whether it comes to an arduous or strenuous mathematical problem to the statistical extrapolation of graphical information, MATLAB will benefit the user in terms of efficiency and trumps results over efforts anytime. In this 45 minute presentation, one will learn what MATLAB is and how feasible it is to accomplish challenging calculation tasks. ( RSVP)
        • Thurs. 7/29. Technical/Scientific Reading & Writing (including Citations). Learn more about how to effectively read a scientific paper and how to translate that skill into your own writing. This session highlights how to effectively read, understand, & critique primary peer reviewed scientific articles and teaches techniques on how to best incorporate scientific literature into their own writing, including common errors, as well as working with others, and citation managers. ( RSVP)
        • Fri. 7/30. Critical Thinking & Pop-Science. Take your critical thinking skills to the next level - apply them to what you see all over social media and the Internet. This workshop discusses how to recognize and cultivate clear, logic-based analyses of controversial scientific topics in the context of modern political and popular culture. ( RSVP)
        • ...see August for more...

ESS Center/SoE Events
If you are interested in a full version of the presentation with the script (as available), please reach email ess@unm.edu with the request.

  • NM Space Grant - Scholarships and Fellowships - Friday, November 22, 2019. Time 2 - 3 pm.
  • Basic Excel
  • How to Get Into a Research Lab as an Undergraduate (PDF; YouTube video)
  • Pre-Semester Prep workshops
      • Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus (MATH 1230, 1240, & 1250). Presentation ( PDF)
      • Calculus 1 (MATH 1512)
        • Part 1 Presentation ( PDF)
        • Part 2 Presentation ( PDF)
      • Calculus 2 (MATH 1522). Presentation ( PDF)
      • Calculus-Based Physics 1 (PHYS 1310). Presentation ( PDF)
  • History and Careers within Engineering & Computing - Come learn about the significant points in history and what careers are out there for you through a Showcase of research in each field. ( Presenter lists are updated as they are confirmed.)
    • Computer Science History presented by Dr. Dave Ackley, UNM Emeritus Associate Professor (see the video HERE)
    • Civil, Environmental, & Construction Engineering History presented byTrevor Amestoy, UNM Undergrad (see the video HERE)
  • Lab safety matters! - This 3 part series prepares you for lab work, or make you a more valuable lab mate. Provided by UNM's Environmental Health & Safety department. 
    • Part 1: Hazard Communication & Hazardous Waste Management ( PDF)
    • Part 2: Hierarchy of Controls & Basics of PPE ( PDF)
    • Part 3: Hazard Evaluation and Heuristics ( PDF)

Use our succESS app to RSVP and receive 1 week and day before reminders, but also check out our Outlook Calendar: