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All of our events are  FREE

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Please reach out to Yadéeh Sawyer at yadeeh@unm.edu for an accommodation needs for any of our events.

  See the bottom of the page for an embedded Outlook Calendar of events, including instructions on how to add our event calendar to your devices.  

 

 

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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 (earn a bonus point by completing the associated feedback form). 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! 

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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.

Additionally, ESS Center students and staff members also participate in a variety of annual career conferences, and 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, or, if the succESS app is not functioning properly, you can use THIS link.)Sign in to an event HERE.

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

See the bottom of the page for an embedded Outlook Calendar of events


K-12 STEM Events at UNM - check out our K-12 Opportunities pages.
UNM & Community Events - check out our weekly email which we send out via our UNM_STEM-L listserv.

You are WELCOME to ALL events.

You are WELCOME to ALL events.
  • Mentoring. Internships. Research.
    • What:  Semester Long Programs
    • Fall 2022 Deadlines: September 5.  
    • More info: 
      • FLYER
      • Mentoring: Be a peer-mentor. Get a STEM professional as a mentor. MORE INFO.
      • Internships. MORE INFO.
      • Research: Student Research Experience Program. EPICS @ UNM. MORE INFO.

 

  • Engineering Your Bridge to Success: Summer Bridge Program ( FLYER) : Nervous about starting at a University setting in the Fall? Want to feel confident entering your University courses? Then this opportunity is for you.  
    • What:  Summer Bridge Program
    • Partners/Presenters: ESS Center's very own Yadéeh Sawyer and Nada Abdelhack
    • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite - CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom). All sessions start at 10 am MST and typically go until 11:15 am, with a few sessions lasting longer. See specific session information below.
    • More info:
      • Read all about it on the Engineering Your Bridge to Success webpage. The goal of these workshops are to provide students with foundational skills to better support them as they enter their first semester at UNM. Mastering these skills will equip students to handle challenges they may face upon entering the University setting.
      • See July for additional sessions.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders. RSVP for EACH desired session below.
    • Sessions offered (see July for additional sessions):
    • Our intent for this session is to teach you practical approaches you can take to make any change, growth, or accomplishment through goal setting. And, to give you an intro to understanding how to accomplish your goals by meeting your basic needs and understanding your personality types to better customize your action plans to achieve those goals.
      • When: Monday, August 1, 2022. 10 - 11:15 AM.
      • RSVP (HERE)
    • Our intent for this session is to help you in all aspects of your life by giving you practical skills to make your time management more effective. There will be quite a few places for open discussion and sharing. There is no pressure to do so, but we encourage you to. As you share, others will relate and that open discussion can help give you other ideas, too.
      • When: Tuesday, August 2, 2022. 10 - 11:15 AM.
      • RSVP (HERE)
    • Our intent for this session is to address how to talk to instructors, make the most out of those interactions, and generally professional communications, to make it less intimidating.
      • When: Wednesday, August 3, 2022. 10 - 11:15 AM.
      • RSVP (HERE)
    • Our intent for this session is to make adjusting to the University classroom setting and expectations a little easier.
      • When: Thursday, August 4, 2022. 10 - 11:15 AM.
      • RSVP  (HERE)
    • Our intent for this session is to help make your desire to go to tutoring increase, shift your reaction to the idea of a group project into a positive one, and motivate you to join or form a study group.
      • When: Friday, August 5, 2022. 10 - 11:15 AM.
      • RSVP (HERE)
    • Our intent for this session is to help make you more comfortable with Microsoft Excel© by introducing you to some basic functions that you can explore more in depth on your own, but not the only way to do things. We will cover the basics of entering data, all the way through graphing and equations, with many shortcuts and tips along the way.
      • When: Monday, August 8, 2022. 10 AM - 12 PM.
      • More info: If you plan to use your own computer, it is easiest if you have the most recent version of Excel on your device (NOT the web-based software). It is FREE to UNM students and available HERE.
      • RSVP (HERE)
    • Our intent for this session is review or introduce concepts of metrics, conversion between systems, as well as within like systems, and address scientific notation and significant figures. All which are fundamental to accurate problem solving in STEM fields.
      • When: Tuesday, August 9, 2022. 10 - 11:15 AM.
      • RSVP (HERE)
    • Our intent for this session is to give you a good understanding of the multitude of ways to get into a research lab as an undergraduate from how to get started to building bridges and landing that position.  As well as the importance of ethical practices within your research experience, but also your undergraduate journey, and especially in your professional career.
      • When: Wednesday, August 10, 2022. 10 - 11:15 AM.
      • RSVP (HERE)
    • Our intent for this session is to introduce you to and remind you of all 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.
      • When: Thursday, August 11, 2022. 10 - 11:15 AM.
      • RSVP (HERE)
    • 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: Friday, August 12, 2022. 10 - 11:15 AM.
      • RSVP (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. 
    • What:  Pre-Semester Prep Series
    • +Attend our Physics 1, Pre-Calc/Trig, Calc 1, or Calc 2 sessions and provide feedback for access to a general knowledge exam to even better prepare you for the first exam (and potentially beyond) within your course.
    • Partners/Presenters: ESS Center and  CAPS
    • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite - CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • 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:
    • Prepare students for Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus (ENG 120, MATH 1230, 1240 & 1250).
      • When: Monday, August 15, 2022. 10 AM - 12 PM.
      • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
      • More info: 
        • FLYER.
        • Provide feedback and gain access to a general knowledge exam to even better prepare you for the 1st exam (and potentially beyond) in your course.
        • Topics covered:
          • Solving linear equations, system of linear equations, and inequalities
          • Linear functions, their graphs, and their interpretation as a rate of change
          • Piecewise functions, algebra of functions, function composition, difference quotient of functions
          • Quadratic functions
          • Polynomial functions, rational functions, and inequalities involving them
          • Long and synthetic division of polynomials
          • Inverse functions, and the criteria necessary for a function to have an inverse
          • Exponential functions and their properties
          • Log functions and their properties
      • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.
    • Prepare students for Calculus I (Math 1512).
        • When: Tuesday, August 16, 2022. 10 AM - 12 PM.
        • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
        • More info:  
          • FLYER.
          • Provide feedback and gain access to a general knowledge exam to even better prepare you for the 1st exam (and potentially beyond) in your course.
          • Topics covered:
            • Ellipses
            • Hyperbolas
            • System of non-linear equations
            • Unit circle, trig functions, and their graphs
            • Inverse trig functions and their graphs
            • Law of sines and cosines
            • Trig identities, addition/subtraction formulas, double/half angle formulas
            • Solving trig equations
            • Parametric equations, complex numbers, polar form
            • Vectors, dot product
        • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.
    • Prepare students for Calculus II (Math 1522)
      • When: Wednesday, August 17, 2022. 10 AM - 12 PM.
      • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
      • More info: 
        • FLYER.
        • Provide feedback and gain access to a general knowledge exam to even better prepare you for the 1st exam (and potentially beyond) in your course.
        • Topics covered:
          • Numerical and graphical explanation of limit
          • Formal definition of limit, limit properties, limit at infinity, L'Hopital's Rule
          • Using limits to determine vertical, horizontal, and slant asymptotes of rational functions
          • Determining whether a function is continuous
          • Definition of derivative, linear properties of the derivative
          • Product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule
          • Derivative of trig and exponential functions
          • Derivative as a rate of change, implicit differentiation
          • Related rates
          • Maxima and minima, Mean Value Theorem
          • Using the 1st and 2nd derivatives to graph the original function
          • Optimization, Extreme Value Theorem, linear approximation using differentials
          • Reimann sums, definite integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus 1 and 2
          • Properties of integrals, substitution
          • Area between curves, volume of solids of revolution, length of curves
      • RSVP(HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.
    • Prepare students for Calculus III (Math 2531)
      • When: Thursday, August 17, 2022. 10 AM - 12 PM.
      • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
      • More info:
        • FLYER.
        • Topics covered:
          • Inverse function theorem
          • Derivative of exponential, log, inverse trig, and hyperbolic functions
          • Integration by parts
          • Solving trig integrals using appropriate trig identities
          • Trig substitution, partial fraction decomposition
          • Midpoint, trapezoid, and Simpson's rule
          • Improper integrals
          • Ordinary partial differential equations, separation of variables
          • Limits of sequences and series
          • Divergence, integral, comparison, and limit comparison tests
          • Alternating series, absolute convergence, ratio, and root tests
          • Power and Taylor series, properties of power series, radius and interval of convergence
          • Taylor's Inequality, error approximation
          • Complex numbers, Euler's formula, polar form
      • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders
    • Prepare students for calculus-based Physics 1 (Phys 1310)
      • When: Friday, August 16, 2022. 10 AM - 12 PM.
      • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
      • More info: 
        • FLYER.
        • Provide feedback and gain access to a general knowledge exam to even better prepare you for the 1st exam (and potentially beyond) in your course.
      • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.
    • Prepare students for General Chemistry 1 (Chem 1215)
      • When: Friday, August 16, 2022. 1 - 3 PM.
      • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite - CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
      • More info:  FLYER.
      • RSVP (HEREis preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.
  The Fall 2022 Semester starts Monday, August 22, 2022.

  • 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*. 
    • What: Lab Safety Series
    • 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 Environmental Health & Safety) :
      • 8/30/22: Part 1 - Hazard Communication & Hazard Evaluation (RSVP HERE)
      • See September, October, and November for additional parts and additional offerings of Part 1.
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders ( above for each session). 
You are WELCOME to ALL events.
September is Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month and September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month
ESS Center/SoE Events   
  • Mentoring. Internships. Research.
    • What:  Semester Long Programs
    • Fall 2022 Deadlines: September 5.  
    • More info: 
      • FLYER
      • Mentoring: Be a peer-mentor. Get a STEM professional as a mentor. MORE INFO.
        • Program orientation session required for both opportunities.
      • Internships. MORE INFO.
      • Research: Student Research Experience Program. EPICS @ UNM. MORE INFO.
        • Program orientation session required for the Student Research Experience.

  • Professional Development Opportunity: Artificial Intelligence & Careers in Tech.
    • What:  Semester Long Programs
    • Fall 2022 Deadlines: EXTENDED DEADLINE: September 13, 2022.  
    • More info: 
      • FLYER
      • University of New Mexico and nonprofit AI4ALL have partnered to off students the opportunity to apply to the College Pathways Discover AI program
      • HOW: APPLY HERE
      • WHAT: 
        • Discover AI is a virtual program in partnership with your school that provides students with a project-based introduction to computer science, machine learning, data, artificial intelligence and tech careers through the lens of societal and ethics impact. In addition, students get access to AI industry leaders and are guided through a roadmap with the goal of cultivating a future career in the AI industry.
        • What are both the positive and negative implications of AI technology on society? How can (and does) AI affect communities in today’s world?  Through research, discussions, and reflection, you will explore the intersectionality of AI with other fields and articulate your own mindful perspective of AI. The program is facilitated at no cost to students.
        • Students that complete the program will emerge with actionable next steps in pursuing an academic or career path in AI - and the opportunity to continue in the following semester to our second program, Apply AI and direct mentorship from industry leaders in the AI and tech industry from companies like  Google, Capital One, Facebook, Slalom Consulting, Accenture, Pearson and more. At the end of the  Discover AI program, participants receive an AI4ALL Discover AI certificate of completion.
      • WHO: 
        • If you’re a Computer Science major, the program is a great supplement to your existing course work.
        • If your major is NOT Computer Science, we welcome you as well! If accepted, you will have the opportunity to learn more about artificial intelligence in a safe and thoughtful environment that offers you the opportunity to consider AI as a future career option and as a presence in your major industry/discipline
        • AI4ALL programs are designed to bring together and highlight voices that have been historically excluded, and that will lead and shape the future of AI.  
        • Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors
        • All coding and/or Computer Science/AI levels (including everything from no experience to advanced)
      • WHEN: Launch is in September with Synchronous & Asynchronous Instruction. Please review the program's application for more details.
      • INFO SESSIONS: The dates and times are listed in the RSVP link. Sessions are a 30-min intro to the program & a space for interested students to ask questions. The sessions are open to all partner schools & we present the same content at all meetings. RSVP Here.

  • Intel Information Session   
    • What: Career and Professional Development Event
    • When: Wednesday, September 7, 2022. 10:30 AM - 3 PM.
    • Where: UNM Centennial Engineering Center, 1st floor.
    • More info:  FLYER
    • RSVP (HERE) is not required but will get you week before and day before email reminders.

  • I am Engineering and Computer Science & Find Your Pack - Come let us know what it means to be an engineer or computer scientists, network with others with similar interested, and see what the the School of Engineering student organizations have to offer you!
    • What: 1st & 2nd Year Student Event Series
    • When: Friday, September 9, 2022. 1 - 4:30 PM.
    • Where: Centennial Engineering Center - STAMM Room (1044)
    • Presenter: ESS's very own  Yadéeh Sawyer - Retention & Engagement Specialist and coordinator of the ESS Mentoring & Research Programs.
    • More info:
      • FLYER.
      • We believe that all members of the Engineering and Computing community should feel confident expressing "I am an Engineer/Computer Scientist." Whether you are an undergraduate who has just decided to join the major, or a senior researcher, you promote knowledge of engineering and computing concepts to the greater public and are a valuable asset to the the School of Engineering. Your outside interests help make you who you are and contribute to your success. Read about some examples with our Student Showcases.
      • Create products that represent them as an Engineer or Computer Scientists either on-site or bring something with you to add to the display.
        • We will have post-it notes, paper, colored pencils, markers, large rolls of paper for larger images, and even playdough or modeling clay for sculpting.
        • Can't make the event or want to see what others created? We will have the products displayed in the ESS hallway (CENT 2080).
    • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.

  • 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*. 
    • What: Lab Safety Series
    • 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 Environmental Health & Safety) :
      • 9/13/22 : Part 2 - Hierarchy of Controls & Basics of PPE (RSVP HERE)
      • 9/27/22: Part 3 - Chemical Waste Management (RSVP HERE)
      • See August, October, and November for additional parts and additional offerings of Part 2 & 3.
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders (above for each session). 

  • STEM Mixer & Industry Networking Social - Come network with others interested in STEM, including STEM Professionals and Mentors, as well as Industry Representatives. This event is open to all UNM students, as well as UNM staff and faculty, along with NM STEM Professionals. This is an opportunity to network with our STEM Mentors, Professionals, and Industry Partners in a dynamic and relaxed ambiance.
    • What: Career and Professional Development Event
    • When: Tuesday, September 13, 2022. 4:30 - 8 PM.
      • 4:30 - 6 PM will focus on Mixing with STEM Professionals and Mentors (light snacks provided)
      • 6 - 8 PM will expand to include Industry Networking with representatives from various local companies (hors d'oeuvres served)
        • If you are a company representative interested in participating in this event, please reach out to Nada Abdelhack at esscareers@unm.edu
    • Where: Centennial Engineering Center - STAMM Room (1044) & the adjacent courtyard
    • More info:
      • FLYER.
      • An evening of career networking and hors d'oeuvres!
      • Business casual dress is encouraged and don't forget to bring your Resumes.
      • Have THESE  Conversation Starter 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.
      • For off campus attendees who need parking options:THIS is where the event will take place and THIS is a map of the pay stations around campus.
    • Attendee RSVP (HERE) is HIGHLY encouraged (helps us have a good head-count for the food) but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.
    • Industry/Company RSVP is REQUIRED (HERE).

  

  • Rocket League on Twitch  - Join the ESS Center and the  UNM Esports Club to answer your questions about UNM Engineering & Computing.
    • What: 1st & 2nd Year Student Event Series
    • When: Wednesday, September 21, 2022. 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

  • Graduate School Preparation & Funding -  Getting in, surviving & thriving and being successful within Graduate School  
    • What: Career and Professional Development Event
    • When: Thursday, September 22, 2022. 5 - 6:15 PM. 
    • Where: Synchronous in-person (STAMM Room - CENT 1044) and virtual via Zoom (https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • Partners/Presenters: Dr. Kenneth Armijo of Sandia National Labs.
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.

  • What is the Conference?-  Are you a new researcher looking to present on your research, but need some help understanding conferences? Attend this workshop to learn about the structure of conferences the expectations for turning your paper into an effective presentation. We will discuss expectations for conference panels, managing technology and other issues, and strategies for engaging with comments and critiques during the event, among other things. The workshop will emphasize practical tips and we encourage you to bring your questions and concerns! Following the presentation, students will have the opportunity to put tips into practice in a workshop setting driven by individual interest, which can include: editing, seeking feedback on, and sharing ideas or concerns about presentations with the help of instructors and peer attendees. 
    • What: Making Better Presentations Series
    • When: Monday, September 26, 2022, 12 - 1:30 PM.
    • Where: Virtual via Zoom (https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • Partners/Presenters: Jairo Marshall with the GRC.
    • More info: 
      • FLYER.
      • Check October below for additional topics in this series.
    • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.

  • Orthographic Views- In this workshop, 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. 
    • What: Spatial Visualization Series
    • When: Tuesday, September 27, 2022. 5 - 6 PM.
    • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite Computer Pod -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom (https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • More info: 
      • FLYER.
      • See October & November for additional topics in this series.
    • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders

  • 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 
    • What: 1st & 2nd Year Student Event Series
    • When: Wednesday, September 28, 2022. 3 - 5 PM.
    • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite - CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • Partners/Presenters: CAPS 
    • More info: FLYER.
      • Approximate times of information presented:
        • 3 - 3:30. Anti-Cramming
        • 3:30 - 4. Information Recall
        • 4 - 4:30. The Test Cycle
        • 4:30 - 5. Study Plan
    • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.
You are WELCOME to ALL events.
September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, and October 11 is LGBTQ+ National Coming Out Day
ESS Center/SoE Events   
  • School of Engineering Open House  - If you are a current or potential School of Engineering student interested in any engineering or computing fields, we hope you join us! Learn about our degree programs, get lab tours, connect with student organizations, and see what scholarship and financial aid is out there for you.
    • When: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10 - 2 PM
    • Where: Centennial Engineering Center on the UNM Main Campus
    • More info: 
    • RSVP (HERE) is not required but is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders.

  • Designing & Developing Presentations - Attend this workshop to learn actionable strategies to maximize the impact of your presentations. The event will begin with a talk focused on how to present your research in context, create engaging visual slide or poster components to enhance your message, and tools that can help. Following the presentation, students will have the opportunity to put tips into practice in a workshop setting driven by individual interest, which can include: editing, seeking feedback on, and sharing ideas about presentation drafts with the help of instructors and peer attendees. Attendees are encouraged to bring personal laptops and presentation materials for hands-on editing and/or practice. Laptops are also available for checkout at the library circulation desk. 

  • Manage Your Time - and the effects on stress and test anxiety. 
    • What: 1st & 2nd Year Student Event Series
    • When: Monday, October 3, 2022. 3 - 4 PM.
    • Where: Virtual via Zoom only (https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • Partners/PresentersSHAC 
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP (HERE) is not required but is preferred and is a great way to get a 1 week before and the day before reminders.


  • Data Visualization  - Are you looking for creative and effective ways to share or visualize data? Attend this workshop to learn about the basic principles of presenting data in slide or poster presentations, effective strategies to visualize your data for comprehension and impact, and tools that can help. Following the presentation, students will have the opportunity to put tips into practice in a workshop setting driven by individual interest, which can include: editing and seeking feedback on data visualization drafts, sharing ideas, and testing out data visualization tools with the help of instructors and peer attendees. Attendees are encouraged to bring personal laptops and presentation materials for hands-on editing and/or practice. Laptops are also available for checkout at the library circulation desk.

  • 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*. 
    • What: Lab Safety Series
    • 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 Environmental Health & Safety) :
      • 10/11/22: Part 1 - Hazard Communication & Hazard Evaluation (RSVP HERE)
      • 10/25/22: Part 2 - Hierarchy of Controls & Basics of PPE (RSVP HERE)
      • See August, September, and November for additional parts and additional offerings of Part 1 & 2.
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders (above for each session). 

  • Delivering Presentations- Do you get nervous about presenting or do you want to know how to prepare to effectively deliver your oral or poster presentation? Attend this interactive workshop to learn about what it takes to orally deliver both oral and poster presentations effectively and with confidence. This session will help presenters in the personal preparation, comfort with presenting, and the constructive feedback process. 
 
  • Isometric Drawing - In this workshop, 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. 
    • What: Spatial Visualization Series
    • When: Tuesday, October 18, 2022. 5 - 6 PM.
    • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite Computer Pod -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • More info: 
      • FLYER.
      • See September & November for additional topics in this series.
    • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders
 
  • Landing an Internship  - Want to know the best time and strategies for landing your dream internship to kick-start your career? Come learn how.
    • What: Career and Professional Development Event
    • When: Wednesday, October 19, 2022. 3 - 4 PM.
    • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • Presenter: ESS's very own Nada Abdelhack - Job & Internship Coordinator
    • More info:  FLYER.
    • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders

 

  • Resume Critique & Mock Interviews - with a STEM Professional
    • What: Career and Professional Development Event
    • When: Monday, October 24, 2022
      • Between 4 and 7 pm 
      • 20 minute time slots 
    • Where: In-Person with check-in at the ESS suite (CENT 2080; parking information for reviewers and interviewers will be provided in the time slot notification email)
    • More info: 
      • FLYER.
      • Students:
        • Please arrive 5 minutes before your confirmed appointment time. Late arrivals will lose their spot and be treated as walk-ins.
        • Common courtesy is a MUST. Make sure to thank your reviewer/interviewer.
        • Resumes Critique: 
          • You MUST bring your own resume to be reviewed by a STEM Professional to the event. If you need to print it on-site, please arrive at least 10 minutes early. 
        • Mock Interviews: 
          • Treat this as a real interview to maximize this experience.
          • Dress appropriately. Business to business-casual is recommended. 
          • Review the mock job posting scenario prior to arrival (HERE)
      • Resume Reviewers:
        • Students will provide their resume upon arrival.
        • Provide feedback on both first impressions and a deeper dive as time permits.
      • Mock Interviewers:
        • Interviewers will receive 1 copy of the scenario (HERE) and appropriate mock interview questions for EACH student.
        • The interview sheet should be given to students at the close of the mock interview.
      • Timeline: 
        • RSVP deadline: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 9 AM.
        • Time slot notification: Monday, October 17, 2022. Close of Business.
        • Confirmation/acceptance of assigned time slot: Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 9 AM.
    • RSVP (HERE) to lock in your spot. Walk-ins are not guaranteed, but accepted.
      • Due to the structure of this event, ESS will do our best to accommodate all submissions.

  • ACED Tech Skills Sessions:  Title: My Educational and Career Path  - 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
    • What:  Career and Professional Development Event
    • When: Saturday, October 29, 2022. 9 - 11 AM MST
    • Where: Zoom https://unm.zoom.us/j/97377022577 
    • Partners/Presenters: UNM Engineering alumnus 
    • More info about ACED: FLYER.
You are WELCOME to ALL events.
The first full week of November is First Generation Week and the Month of November is Native American Heritage Month
ESS Center/SoE Events   
  • CAD Basics - an introductory hands-on workshop. Learn the essentials and standard practices for optimal organization and functionality of CAD modeling within Autodesk Fusion 360. These skills are transferable to other CAD software. 
    • What: 1st & 2nd Year Student Event Series
    • When: Tuesday, November 1, 2022. 4 - 7 PM.
    • Where: ESS suite Computer Lab - CENT 2080
    • Presenters: Adan Martinez
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.

  • Google Information Session   
    • What: Career and Professional Development Event
    • When: Friday, November 4, 2022. 12 - 2 PM.
    • Where: UNM Centennial Engineering Center STAMM (1044) Room.
    • More info:  Learn about internships and future career opportunities
    • RSVP (HERE) is not required but will get you week before and day before email reminders.

  • 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*. 
    • What: Lab Safety Series
    • 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 Environmental Health & Safety) :
      • 11/8/22: Part 3 - Chemical Waste Management (HERE)
      • See August, September, and October for additional parts and additional offerings of Part 3.
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders (above for each session). 

  • Curia Global Tabling Event   
    • What: Career and Professional Development Event
    • When: Wednesday, November 9, 2022. 10 AM - 2 PM.
    • Where: UNM Centennial Engineering Center 1st Floor.
    • More info:  Curia Global is recruiting new talent and will be holding a tabling event.  ME, ChemE, BME, and CS majors are encouraged to stop by and talk to them about internship and career opportunities they have available.  Bring your resumés. 
    • RSVP (HERE) is not required but will get you week before and day before email reminders.

  • Coffee Hour with Faculty - calling all students - come chat with faculty in an informal setting to pick their brains about all things Engineering and Computing.  
    • What: 1st & 2nd Year Student Event Series
    • When: Thursday, November 10, 2022. 3 - 5 PM
    • WhereCentennial Engineering Center - STAMM Room (1044)
    • More info: 
      • FLYER.
      • Tea & coffee provided.
    • RSVP (HERE) is HIGHLY encouraged (helps us have a good head-count for the tea/coffee) but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.

  • 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. 
    • What: Spatial Visualization Series
    • When: Tuesday, November 15, 2022. 5 - 6 PM.
    • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite Computer Pod -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • More info: 
      • FLYER.
      • See September & October for additional topics in this series.
    • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.

 

  • Leadership in Engineering  
    • What: Career and Professional Development Event
    • When: Wednesday, November 16, 2022. 5 - 6 PM.
    • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • Partners/Presenters: Lilian Casias, PhD Electrical engineering from UNM and Senior Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories
      • In 1996, Lilian’s parents moved to the United States from Mexico to seek a better future. They lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Lilian attended elementary, middle and high school, while her father worked as an electrician and mother as a baker. From a young age, she would spend time with her father after school watching him work, she became fascinated by electrical systems. During high school, this interest blossomed when members of the Hispanic Engineering and Science Organization (HESO) at The University of New Mexico (UNM) spent time with her class to mentor students and encourage them to pursue careers in engineering. This experience had an enormous impact on her and led to her entrance to UNM and majoring in electrical engineering. Lilian graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2008 while also actively participating in organizations such as Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honor Society), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), Phi Eta Sigma (National Honor Society), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Lilian was president of HESO (which is a joint SHPE and MAES organizations) for 2 years during her undergraduate studies and was the outreach coordinator for another 2 years. 

        Lilian graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) with a focus in optoelectronics in the spring of 2015. In graduate school she found her true calling and completed a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering in May of 2019 with a GPA of 3.9. In her graduate studies, she worked at UNM’s Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM), at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) where she has been involved in the study of novel infrared sensor materials. Her research led to a dissertation topic on the Transport of Mid-Wavelength Infrared (MWIR) n-type and p-type InAs and InAs/InAsSb Type-II Strained Layered Superlattices (T2SLs). Due to its important application to MWIR imaging technology for defense applications, this topic is of interest to leading experts in this field at Sandia National Labs, U. S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) and Army Research Office (ARO). Therefore, having the opportunity to use her research to make an impact in national security while polishing her leadership skills has been invaluable. Lilian is currently working as a senior engineer at Sandia National Laboratories where she is leading a few remote sensing projects and hopes to keep mentoring students through Engineering Student Services (ESS) and National Science Foundation (NSF).
    • More info: 
      • FLYER.
      • With an interactive presentation/conversation, Lilian will review the skills of an effective engineering leader with the audience throughout the session and will not dive into the specific details of program management but rather cover the broader skillset that can be applied to your engineering career. The skills addressed are:
        • Problem-solving
        • Collaboration/Teams
        • Diligence
        • Strategy
        • Communication
        • Emotional Intelligence
        • Creativity
        • Curiosity
        • Flexibility
    • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.

  • 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
Good luck wrapping up the semester.
  • ACED Tech Skills Sessions. Title: Fundamentals of 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
    • What:  Career and Professional Development Event
    • When: Saturday, December 3, 2022. 9 - 11 AM MST
    • Where: Zoom https://unm.zoom.us/j/97377022577 
    • Partners/Presenters: Melvin Berrios and Alejandro Garcia Quintana
    • More info about ACED: FLYER.

  • Info Session: AI4All - Discover AI. A Professional Development Opportunity: Artificial Intelligence & Careers in Tech.
    • What:  Semester Long Programs
    • When: Thursday, December 8, 2022. 12 - 1:30 PM. LUNCH PROVIDED.
    • Where: CENT 1044 (STAMM; UNM Building #112)
    • Spring 2023 Deadlines: February 10, 2023.  
    • More info: 
    • RSVP (HERE) is preferred (helps us have a good head-count for the food) but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.
You are WELCOME to ALL events.
  • Mentoring. Internships. Research.
    • What:  Semester Long Programs
    • Spring 2022 Deadlines: February 5.  
    • More info: 
      • FLYER
      • Mentoring: Be a peer-mentor. Get a STEM professional as a mentor. MORE INFO.
      • Internships. MORE INFO.
      • Research: Student Research Experience Program. EPICS @ UNM. MORE INFO.

  • 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. 
    • What:  Pre-Semester Prep Series
    • +Attend our Physics 1, Pre-Calc/Trig, Calc 1, or Calc 2 sessions and provide feedback for access to a general knowledge exam to even better prepare you for the first exam (and potentially beyond) within your course.
    • Partners/Presenters: ESS Center and  CAPS
    • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite - CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • 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:
    • Prepare students for Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus (ENG 120, MATH 1230, 1240 & 1250).
      • When: Monday, January 9, 2023. 10 AM - 12 PM.
      • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
      • More info: 
        • FLYER.
        • Provide feedback and gain access to a general knowledge exam to even better prepare you for the 1st exam (and potentially beyond) in your course.
        • Topics covered:
          • Solving linear equations, system of linear equations, and inequalities
          • Linear functions, their graphs, and their interpretation as a rate of change
          • Piecewise functions, algebra of functions, function composition, difference quotient of functions
          • Quadratic functions
          • Polynomial functions, rational functions, and inequalities involving them
          • Long and synthetic division of polynomials
          • Inverse functions, and the criteria necessary for a function to have an inverse
          • Exponential functions and their properties
          • Log functions and their properties
      • RSVP (coming soon) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.
    • Prepare students for Calculus I (Math 1512).
        • When: Tuesday, January 10, 2023. 10 AM - 12 PM.
        • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
        • More info:  
          • FLYER.
          • Provide feedback and gain access to a general knowledge exam to even better prepare you for the 1st exam (and potentially beyond) in your course.
          • Topics covered:
            • Ellipses
            • Hyperbolas
            • System of non-linear equations
            • Unit circle, trig functions, and their graphs
            • Inverse trig functions and their graphs
            • Law of sines and cosines
            • Trig identities, addition/subtraction formulas, double/half angle formulas
            • Solving trig equations
            • Parametric equations, complex numbers, polar form
            • Vectors, dot product
        • RSVP (coming soon) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.
    • Prepare students for Calculus II (Math 1522)
      • When: Wednesday, January 11, 2023. 10 AM - 12 PM.
      • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
      • More info: 
        • FLYER.
        • Provide feedback and gain access to a general knowledge exam to even better prepare you for the 1st exam (and potentially beyond) in your course.
        • Topics covered:
          • Numerical and graphical explanation of limit
          • Formal definition of limit, limit properties, limit at infinity, L'Hopital's Rule
          • Using limits to determine vertical, horizontal, and slant asymptotes of rational functions
          • Determining whether a function is continuous
          • Definition of derivative, linear properties of the derivative
          • Product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule
          • Derivative of trig and exponential functions
          • Derivative as a rate of change, implicit differentiation
          • Related rates
          • Maxima and minima, Mean Value Theorem
          • Using the 1st and 2nd derivatives to graph the original function
          • Optimization, Extreme Value Theorem, linear approximation using differentials
          • Reimann sums, definite integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus 1 and 2
          • Properties of integrals, substitution
          • Area between curves, volume of solids of revolution, length of curves
      • RSVP(coming soon) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.
    • Prepare students for Calculus III (Math 2531)
      • When: Thursday, January 12, 2023. 10 AM - 12 PM.
      • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
      • More info:
        • FLYER.
        • Topics covered:
          • Inverse function theorem
          • Derivative of exponential, log, inverse trig, and hyperbolic functions
          • Integration by parts
          • Solving trig integrals using appropriate trig identities
          • Trig substitution, partial fraction decomposition
          • Midpoint, trapezoid, and Simpson's rule
          • Improper integrals
          • Ordinary partial differential equations, separation of variables
          • Limits of sequences and series
          • Divergence, integral, comparison, and limit comparison tests
          • Alternating series, absolute convergence, ratio, and root tests
          • Power and Taylor series, properties of power series, radius and interval of convergence
          • Taylor's Inequality, error approximation
          • Complex numbers, Euler's formula, polar form
      • RSVP (coming soon) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders
    • Prepare students for calculus-based Physics 1 (Phys 1310)
      • When: Friday, January 13, 2023. 10 AM - 12 PM.
      • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
      • More info: 
        • FLYER.
        • Provide feedback and gain access to a general knowledge exam to even better prepare you for the 1st exam (and potentially beyond) in your course.
      • RSVP (coming soon) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.
    • Prepare students for General Chemistry 1 (Chem 1215)
      • When: Friday, January 13, 2023. 1 - 3 PM.
      • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite - CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
      • More info:  FLYER.
      • RSVP (coming soon) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.

  The Spring 2023 Semester starts Monday, January 16, 2023.

  • 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*. 
    • What: Lab Safety Series
    • 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 Environmental Health & Safety) :
      • 1/24/23: Part 1 - Hazard Communication & Hazard Evaluation (RSVP coming soon)
      • See February, March, and April for additional parts and additional offerings of Part 1.
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders (above for each session). 
  • Info Session: AI4All - Discover AI. A Professional Development Opportunity: Artificial Intelligence & Careers in Tech.
    • What:  Semester Long Programs
    • When: Friday, January 27, 2023. 12 - 1:30 PM. LUNCH PROVIDED.
    • Where: CENT 1044 (STAMM; UNM Building #112)
    • Spring 2023 Deadlines: February 10, 2023.  
    • More info: 
    • RSVP (HERE) is preferred (helps us have a good head-count for the food) but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.
You are WELCOME to ALL events.
February is Black History Month, and February 21 - 27, 2022 is National Eating Disorder Week
  • Mentoring. Internships. Research.
    • What:  Semester Long Programs
    • Spring 2022 Deadlines: February 5.  
    • More info: 
      • FLYER
      • Mentoring: Be a peer-mentor. Get a STEM professional as a mentor. MORE INFO.
      • Internships. MORE INFO.
      • Research: Student Research Experience Program. EPICS @ UNM. MORE INFO.

 

  • 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*. 
    • What: Lab Safety Series
    • 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 Environmental Health & Safety) :
      • 2/7/23: Part 2 - Hierarchy of Controls & Basics of PPE (RSVP coming soon)
      • 2/21/23: Part 3 - Chemical Waste Management (RSVP coming soon)
      • See January, March, and April for additional parts and additional offerings of Part 2 & 3.
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders (above for each session). 

  • STEM Mixer & Find Your Pack - Come network with others interested in STEM, including the School of Engineering student organizations (see what they have to offer you!). This event is open to all UNM students, as well as UNM Staff and faculty, along with NM STEM Professionals.
    • What: Career and Professional Development Event
    • When: Friday, February 10, 2023. 3:30 - 5:30 pm.  
    • Where: Centennial Engineering Center - STAMM Room (1044) & the adjacent courtyard or classrooms ( pending weather)
    • Partners/Presenters: ESS Center 
    • More info:FLYER.
      • Have THESE  Conversation Starter 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.
      • For off campus attendees who need parking options:THIS is where the event will take place and THIS is a map of the pay stations around campus.
    • RSVP (coming soon) is preferred (helps us have a good head-count for the food) but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.

 

  • AI4All - Discover AI. A Professional Development Opportunity: Artificial Intelligence & Careers in Tech.
    • What:  Semester Long Programs
    • Spring 2023 Deadlines: February 10, 2023.  
    • More info: 
      • FLYER
      • University of New Mexico and nonprofit AI4ALL have partnered to off students the opportunity to apply to the College Pathways Discover AI program
      • HOW: APPLY HERE
      • WHAT: 
        • Discover AI is a virtual program in partnership with your school that provides students with a project-based introduction to computer science, machine learning, data, artificial intelligence and tech careers through the lens of societal and ethics impact. In addition, students get access to AI industry leaders and are guided through a roadmap with the goal of cultivating a future career in the AI industry.
        • What are both the positive and negative implications of AI technology on society? How can (and does) AI affect communities in today’s world?  Through research, discussions, and reflection, you will explore the intersectionality of AI with other fields and articulate your own mindful perspective of AI. The program is facilitated at no cost to students.
        • Students that complete the program will emerge with actionable next steps in pursuing an academic or career path in AI - and the opportunity to continue in the following semester to our second program, Apply AI and direct mentorship from industry leaders in the AI and tech industry from companies like  Google, Capital One, Facebook, Slalom Consulting, Accenture, Pearson and more. At the end of the  Discover AI program, participants receive an AI4ALL Discover AI certificate of completion.
      • WHO: 
        • If you’re a Computer Science major, the program is a great supplement to your existing course work.
        • If your major is NOT Computer Science, we welcome you as well! If accepted, you will have the opportunity to learn more about artificial intelligence in a safe and thoughtful environment that offers you the opportunity to consider AI as a future career option and as a presence in your major industry/discipline
        • AI4ALL programs are designed to bring together and highlight voices that have been historically excluded, and that will lead and shape the future of AI.  
        • Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors
        • All coding and/or Computer Science/AI levels (including everything from no experience to advanced)
      • WHEN: Includes both synchronous (Tue. 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m MT. weekly) and asynchronous instruction. Launch is in February 21, 2023. Please review the program's application for more details.
      • INFO SESSIONS: The dates and times are listed in the RSVP link. Sessions are a 30-min intro to the program & a space for interested students to ask questions. The sessions are open to all partner schools & we present the same content at all meetings. RSVP Here.

  • Recap of Spatial Visualization Sessions 1 - 3
    • No need to have attended before, that's why we have this recap session!
      • Orthographic Views- In this workshop, 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. 
      •  Isometric Drawing - In this workshop, 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.
      • 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. 
    • What: Spatial Visualization Series
    • When: Wednesday, February 22, 2023. 12 - 1 PM.
    • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite Computer Pod -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • More info: 
      • FLYER.
      • See March and April for additional topics in this series.
    • RSVP (coming soon) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders
You are WELCOME to ALL events.
  • What is the Conference?-  Are you a new researcher looking to present on your research, but need some help understanding conferences? Attend this workshop to learn about the structure of conferences the expectations for turning your paper into an effective presentation. We will discuss expectations for conference panels, managing technology and other issues, and strategies for engaging with comments and critiques during the event, among other things. The workshop will emphasize practical tips and we encourage you to bring your questions and concerns! Following the presentation, students will have the opportunity to put tips into practice in a workshop setting driven by individual interest, which can include: editing, seeking feedback on, and sharing ideas or concerns about presentations with the help of instructors and peer attendees. 
    • What: Making Better Presentations Series
    • When: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 12:30 - 1:45 PM.
    • Where: Virtual via Zoom (https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • Partners/Presenters: Jairo Marshall with the GRC.
    • More info: 
      • FLYER.
      • Check April and later in March below for additional topics in this series.
    • RSVP (HERE) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.

 

  • 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*. 
    • What: Lab Safety Series
    • 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 Environmental Health & Safety) :
      • 3/7/23: Part 1 - Hazard Communication & Hazard Evaluation (RSVP coming soon)
      • 3/21/23: Part 2 - Hierarchy of Controls & Basics of PPE (RSVP coming soon)
      • See January, March, and April for additional parts and additional offerings of Part 1 & 2.
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders (above for each session). 

  • Two-Axis Rotations & Inclined Planes & Curved Surfaces 
    • In this workshop, students will:
      • learn about two-axis rotations with a specific emphasis on how to rotate objects both physically and mentally about two axes. A two-axis rotation is a rotation of an object about a combination of x, y or z-axes, as opposed to a single-axis rotation, which is about a single x, y or z-axis. This workshop follows the same format as that of the one-axis rotation workshop. Students practice drawing two-axis rotations through an exercise using cube blocks to create shapes, and then drawing on isometric paper the shapes from various x-, y- and z-axis rotation perspectives. Then they individually apply the same rotation concepts in a workbook exercise. They also pair up with a partner to test their exclusively mental spatial visualization abilities at a station with no rotating built objects. Lastly, students further solidify two-axis rotation concepts via computer software exercises. 
      • focus on expanding and applying the knowledge learned in workshops 1-4 to shapes with inclined planes and curved surfaces. A full explanation of how orthographic and isometric views apply to such shapes is provided. Students then practice by building shapes with an inclined plane or curved surface and drawing the isometric views. Then they individually answer workbook problems. They also practice creating orthographic views for inclined planes and curved surfaces in an interactive Orthographic Telephone exercise. For additional explanation of these concepts, students also read and complete a software exercise.
    • What: Spatial Visualization Series
    • When: Wednesday, February 22, 2023. 12 - 1 PM.
    • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite Computer Pod -  CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • More info: 
      • FLYER.
      • See February and April for additional topics in this series.
    • RSVP (coming soon) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders

  • Designing & Developing Presentations - Attend this workshop to learn actionable strategies to maximize the impact of your presentations. The event will begin with a talk focused on how to present your research in context, create engaging visual slide or poster components to enhance your message, and tools that can help. Following the presentation, students will have the opportunity to put tips into practice in a workshop setting driven by individual interest, which can include: editing, seeking feedback on, and sharing ideas about presentation drafts with the help of instructors and peer attendees. Attendees are encouraged to bring personal laptops and presentation materials for hands-on editing and/or practice. Laptops are also available for checkout at the library circulation desk. 
You are WELCOME to ALL events.
  • Data Visualization  - Are you looking for creative and effective ways to share or visualize data? Attend this workshop to learn about the basic principles of presenting data in slide or poster presentations, effective strategies to visualize your data for comprehension and impact, and tools that can help. Following the presentation, students will have the opportunity to put tips into practice in a workshop setting driven by individual interest, which can include: editing and seeking feedback on data visualization drafts, sharing ideas, and testing out data visualization tools with the help of instructors and peer attendees. Attendees are encouraged to bring personal laptops and presentation materials for hands-on editing and/or practice. Laptops are also available for checkout at the library circulation desk.

  • 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*. 
    • What: Lab Safety Series
    • 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 Environmental Health & Safety) :
      • 4/4/23: Part 3 - Chemical Waste Management (RSVP coming soon)
      • See January, February, and March for additional parts and additional offerings of Part 3.
    • Partners/Presenters: Environmental Health & Safety
    • More info: FLYER.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders (above for each session). 

 

  • Delivering Presentations- Do you get nervous about presenting or do you want to know how to prepare to effectively deliver your oral or poster presentation? Attend this interactive workshop to learn about what it takes to orally deliver both oral and poster presentations effectively and with confidence. This session will help presenters in the personal preparation, comfort with presenting, and the constructive feedback process. 

  • Reflection Symmetry & Write a Rule
    • In this workshop, students will:
      • explore the spatial visualization techniques of reflection and symmetry. This workshop serves as an add-on to the (previous) Inclined Planes and Curved Surfaces Workshop with the goal to advance students’ learned spatial visualization skills. It begins with an explanation of both reflection and symmetry. Then students explore reflections by building objects from cube blocks, defining a reflection plane, and drawing the object before and after a reflection. Then they individually practice reflection and symmetry workbook problems. They also have the opportunity to ask the instructor questions in an open-ended help station called “Meet the Expert.”
      • learn a new spatial visualization test-taking technique called “write a rule” and apply it, along with their pre-requisite knowledge gained during the previous workshops/lessons in this series ( not required, but beneficial), to practice answering test problems. The write a rule technique is a process in which the rotation of one object is simply defined in order to determine the position of a second object after the same rotation. It is a method used to simplify spatial visualization problem solving and has been proven to be effective for many students. Students practice the technique on the first eight rotating cube problems of the provided practice test. Then they apply it to workbook problems. After conducting this lesson/workshop, the instructor may want to administer a spatial visualization test such as the Purdue Spatial Visualization Test: Rotations (PSVT:R) to measure student knowledge and skills. In this workshop, students explore the spatial visualization techniques of reflection and symmetry. This workshop serves as an add-on to the (previous) Inclined Planes and Curved Surfaces Workshop with the goal to advance students’ learned spatial visualization skills. It begins with an explanation of both reflection and symmetry. Then students explore reflections by building objects from cube blocks, defining a reflection plane, and drawing the object before and after a reflection. Then they individually practice reflection and symmetry workbook problems. They also have the opportunity to ask the instructor questions in an open-ended help station called “Meet the Expert.”
    • What: Spatial Visualization Series
    • When: Wednesday, April 19, 2023. 12 - 1 PM.
    • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite Computer Pod - CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom)
    • More info: 
      • FLYER.
      • See February and March for additional topics in this series.
    • RSVP (coming soon) is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders.

  • UROC (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Conference) - see what undergrads are researching here on campus. 
    • What: 1st & 2nd Year Student Event Series
    • When: Friday, April 21, 2023. 9 AM - 5 PM.
    • Where: UNM SUB Ballroom. 
    • Partners/Presenters: UROC committee under the guidance of URAD
    • More info:
      • Conference website (HERE)
      • 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 both 1 week and the day before (coming soon). 
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You are WELCOME to ALL events.
  • Engineering Your Bridge to Success: Summer Bridge Program ( FLYER) : Nervous about starting at a University setting in the Fall? Want to feel confident entering your University courses? Then this opportunity is for you.  
    • What:  Summer Bridge Program
    • Partners/Presenters: ESS Center's very own Yadéeh Sawyer and Nada Abdelhack
    • Where: Synchronous in-person (in the ESS suite - CENT 2080) and virtual via Zoom ( https://goto.unm.edu/esszoom). All sessions start at 10 am MST and typically go until 11:15 am, with a few sessions lasting longer. See specific session information below.
    • More info:
      • Read all about it on the Engineering Your Bridge to Success webpage. The goal of these workshops are to provide students with foundational skills to better support them as they enter their first semester at UNM. Mastering these skills will equip students to handle challenges they may face upon entering the University setting.
      • See August for additional sessions.
    • RSVP is preferred but not required. RSVP will get you week before and day before email reminders. RSVP for EACH desired session below.
    • Sessions offered (see August for additional sessions):
      • Our intent for this session is to give you an idea of who we are and introduce you a bit more to what Engineering is! Followed by Spatial Reasoning, also thought of as Visual Thinking, ito expose you to the concept of spatial reasoning, the importance of it, and how to develop your spatial reasoning skills to make your journey as an engineer or computer scientist just a little easier. 
        • When: Monday, July 25, 2022. 10 - 11:15 AM.
        • RSVP ( HERE)
      • Our intent for this session is to give you an overview of the various academic pathways you can take to get into the working world, what sectors you can work in for your career, and the supportive skills it takes to be successful, including understanding the scientific method.
        • When: Tuesday, July 26, 2022. 10 - 11:15 AM.
        • RSVP ( HERE)
      • Welcome to STEM! It’s a BIG world with MANY problems to define and solve by people just like you … but what kind of person are you and what part of this BIG world will you take on? STEM is a BROAD acronym composed of four independently BROAD fields. The differences, which may remain subtle to the rest of the world, need to be well understood by you and the fellow members of your STEM community. This Toolkit is set up to welcome you to the community and introduce some of the most fascinating and important challenges facing the community today, but most importantly, this Toolkit is designed to help you find YOUR place in the STEM community.
        • When: Wednesday, July 27, 2022. 10 - 11:15 AM.
        • More info:
          • In-person participation is HIGHLY encouraged based on the structure of this session.
          • Please bring your own personal computer for the hands-on exploratory component of this session. If you do not have a computer, no worries, come anyhow.
        • RSVP ( HERE)
      • Our intent for this session is to help give you a better understanding of how to tackle both technical reading and writing, including citations. This goes beyond things like instruction manuals, as you will see. 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. 
        • When: Thursday, July 28, 2022. 10 - 11:30 AM.
        • RSVP ( HERE)
      • This session isn’t just about how to think critically, but just as importantly, how it relates to pop science. Our intent for today is to help you thinking critically about information you come across will help you better understand the information. As Engineers and computer scientists, you have to make sure you are helping others understand what is credible and what is not. 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. 
        • When: Friday, July 29, 2022. 10 - 11:15 AM.
        • RSVP ( HERE)
 

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
  • 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:

 

How to add the ESS Center Events calendar to your personal calendar:

Using Outlook Calendar:
  1. Sign in to Outlook and navigate to the Calendar.
  2. In the navigation pane, select 'Import Calendar', then select 'From web'.
  3. Under 'Link to the calendar' copy and paste the following link:   https://outlook.office365.com/calendar/published/040c3a482f9a4d108d422f87b805c310@unm.edu/3619c7d65f4840aeab9580e11f4a504813881786908906444238/calendar.html
  4. Under 'Calendar name' type 'ESS Events' or a name of your choice.
  5. Select 'Import'
  Using Google Calendar:
  1. Sign in to Google and navigate to Google Calendar.
  2. On the left-side panel select '+' (next to 'Other calendars'), then select 'Subscribe to calendar'.
  3. In the left-side panel select 'From URL'
  4. Copy and paste the following link into the 'URL of calendar':   https://outlook.office365.com/calendar/published/040c3a482f9a4d108d422f87b805c310@unm.edu/3619c7d65f4840aeab9580e11f4a504813881786908906444238/calendar.html
  5. Select 'Add calendar'
  6. You can edit the settings of the calendar to change its name and appearance.
  Using Apple iCal:
  1.  Open the Calendar app and choose 'File > New Calendar Subscription'.
  2.  Copy and paste the following link as the calendar's web address:  https://outlook.office365.com/calendar/published/040c3a482f9a4d108d422f87b805c310@unm.edu/3619c7d65f4840aeab9580e11f4a504813881786908906444238/calendar.html
  3.  Select 'Subscribe'
  4.  Enter 'ESS Events' in the Name field and set the Auto-refresh rate to 'Hourly' (or more often).
  5.  Select 'OK'