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STC and innovationAcademy Host Event for Students Seeking Internships

STC and the UNM innovationAcademy co-hosted their first Internship Fair on March 26th at the STC Cecchi VentureLab in the UNM Science & Technology Park on south campus.  The fair is part of the Academy’s effort to provide work experience for Academy students with start-up companies from several local incubators and local companies interested in hiring interns.  Students in the program are eligible to earn three innovationAcademy credits.  To read …Read More

Student Internships in Technology Transfer

STC provides paid student internships to current University of New Mexico students interested in technology transfer. See open positions at https://stc.unm.edu/about/careers/. Benefits of the Student Internship Program The student internship at STC.UNM provides a combination of experiences including learning about the field of technology transfer (intellectual property and commercialization). STC student interns have the opportunity to work with STC staff, attend STC educational seminars including presentations from visiting patent attorneys …Read More

UNM Lobo Rainforest Building and CNM FUSE Makerspace Generating Entrepreneurial Activity Downtown

The recent openings of the UNM Lobo Rainforest Building in August, and the CNM FUSE Makerspace in September are already generating lots of interest and activity from the entrepreneurial community. To read more about programs and events taking place at these two new facilities at the Innovate ABQ core site in downtown Albuquerque, see Kevin Robinson-Avila’s October 9, 2017 article, “From dream to reality,” from the Albuquerque Journal’s Business Outlook, …Read More

UNM Innovation Academy and STC Co-Host Student Internship Fair

The UNM Innovation Academy held its second internship fair for UNM students on August 30th from 4-6 pm at the STC Cecchi VentureLab.  The free event, co-hosted by STC, was open to any UNM student interested in  meeting with startup and entrepreneur-friendly companies looking for interns.  Several STC start-ups, new companies from the ABQid and SFid accelerators, and other companies interested in hiring interns were present to meet with approximately …Read More

New Introductory Class on Entrepreneurship Reflects Student Interest in Creating New Businesses

The University of New Mexico is seeing a surge of student interest in courses and activities associated with entrepreneurship.  The UNM Anderson School of Management is launching an introductory course on entrepreneurship this fall and the UNM Innovation Academy predicts it will see a jump in enrollment from students.  To read more, see Kevin Robinson-Avila’s July 21, 2016 article, “Students flocking to entrepreneurial classes,” from the Albuquerque Journal, reprinted below. …Read More

UNM Teams Up with Lab, Industry, and Academic Partners to Bid on Sandia Management

The University of New Mexico recently announced it has signed a formal agreement with Battelle Memorial Institute, the Boeing Company, the Texas A&M University System and the University of Texas System to bid on the contract to manage Sandia National Laboratories.  The National Nuclear Security Administration  has opened bidding for the Sandia contract and is scheduled to make a decision by the end of the year.  The partners would work …Read More

Gabriel P. López, Ph.D. — 2016 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow

We honor Dr. Gabriel P. López as the 2016 STC. UNM Innovation Fellow for his achievements as a prolific and creative inventor. His inventions, micro- and nano-biomaterials and devices, are created at micro- and nanometer dimensions.  To help you imagine the scale of his work, the space between the title and the subtitle above is approximately one centimeter.   If one centimeter equals 10 millimeters and one millimeter equals 1,000 micrometers—imagine …Read More

UNM Brings the Innovate ABQ Rainforest Model to Japan

UNM President Frank and his economic-development team recently returned from a trip to Japan where the UNM delegation met with several Japanese universities to formalize agreements for research, commercialization and student exchange programs. The UNM group also participated in two symposia that showcased the technology-transfer program at STC and told the story of how UNM spearheaded the beginnings of an innovation ecosystem in Albuquerque and New Mexico by adopting the …Read More

Tribal Energy Program Training Engineers to Bring Renewable Energy Technologies to Tribal Lands

Albuquerque, NM—November 30, 2015.  As Chair of the STC Board of Directors, Sandra Begay-Campbell leads one of the most innovative university technology transfer programs in the nation.  As an experienced engineer and member of the technical staff at Sandia National Labs, she has created and leads a unique internship program for Native American college students that gives them hands-on experience in understanding how renewable energy technologies can transform the lives …Read More

UNM Innovation Academy Launch Attracts High Response from Students

A new program at the University of New Mexico designed to help students acquire not only knowledge in core subjects but also learn particular skills in order to be successful in the workforce has gotten off to a strong start.   The Innovation Academy, under the helm of Executive Director Dr. Robert delCampo, currently has approximately 1,400 students taking classes and 200 enrolled as scholars in the program.  See Kevin Robinson-Avila’s …Read More