Student Research Day at the University of New Mexico

Student Research Day
Student Research Day will be held on April 16th at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building.
Student Research Day is a student run and organized event oriented towards providing a rare opportunity for our graduate students to present their innovative work to the general public.  This is an opportunity for students to interact with the local community to create lasting connections and collaborations. There will be a scientific conference style 15 minute presentation and poster session, and more entrepreneurially focused five minute talks.
Gary Oppedahl, serial entrepreneur and Director of Albuquerque’s Economic Development Department, will give a keynote speech at 1 PM, as well as several local scientists from Sandia National Laboratories and the Air Force Research Laboratory to introduce topic sessions for oral presentations. Dr. Ronen Polsky from Sandia will lead off with a presentation on Transdermal Microneedle Sensors, and Dr. Kyle Hornton from AFRL concluding the morning session. The poster session will follow after, allowing small group interaction with students, as well as a catered lunch. Dr. Eric Spoerke and Dr. Gabe Montano will follow Director Oppedahl in our afternoon session. The evening will conclude with lightning talks and a catered banquet.
The Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Student Associations are organizing Student Research Day this year, and are sponsored by four departments at the University of New Mexico, including the Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering (NSME), Biomedical Engineering (BME), Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), and Chemical and Chemical Biology (CCB). They are providing our judges, as well as helping fund food and free parking.
The event will take place at the UNM Student Union Building (SUB), 3rd floor, in the following meeting rooms: Acoma A & B for the poster session, and Fiesta A & B for our oral presentations.  The SUB is located in quadrant M16 as building 60.  Parking will be provided in lot A which is located in quadrant O17.
Please RSVP here to attend
Take this opportunity to enjoy the food and bar, take in the current research, and network with the local science and business community. If you are planning to attend either lunch and/or dinner we would like for you to RSVP at the following link.
Parking Map

2016-04-03T18:39:11+00:00April 16th, 2016|

New Mexico Tech First Annual Inventors and Entrepreneurs Conference

NM Mining


On April 15th and 16th New Mexico Tech  is hosting the first ever

Inventors & Entrepreneurs Workshop on campus in Socorro, NM

Come meet: the world famous Marty Cooper inventor of the Cell Phone; Bill Seidel, CEO of America Invents; Nola Masterson, CEO of Science Futures, Inc.; Bob Parker, holder of 80 patents from the Mood Ring to the Duracell Battery Tester; Lionel Leventhal, one of NYC major technology investors; Frank Etscorn, inventor of the Nicotine Patch, and many more

“From Your Mind to the Market”

Business Start-up Workshop

Sponsored by: US Patent & Trademark Office, Peacock Myers, PC, Inventors Digest, Technology Ventures Corporation, Innovate Product Design, Licensing Executives Society, plus more

Special sessions on Starting a Business, Building a Team, Funding a Start-up, etc.

A hands-on program to turn your big idea into a successful product.

This is the first annual event to stimulate invention and innovation and inspire attendees.

You will leave with new knowledge from those who have done it, plus a tote bag full of info.


Dr. Daniel Lopez, President, New Mexico Tech

Deborah Peacock, Chair, New Mexico Tech Board of Regents

Andy Lim, Founder, LAVU, Albuquerque, NM

Bill Seidel, America Invents, Sebastopol, CA

Martin Cooper, Cell Phone Inventor

Larry Udell, Licensing Executives Society and New Mexico Tech


Deborah Peacock, Chair, New Mexico Tech Board of Regents

John Chavez, President, New Mexico Angels, Albuquerque, NM

Craig Kenesky, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, New York, NY

David Pesiri, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Los Alamos, NM

John Hood, Zephyr Holdings, Albuquerque, NM

Lionel Leventhal, HoulihanLokey, New York, NY

David Hartford, Aeris Capital, Palo Alto, CA

Nola Masterson, Science Futures, Palo Alto, CA

Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures, Palo Alto, CA

Andres Salazar, Technology Ventures Corporation, Albuquerque, NM

Tom Stephenson, Verge Fund, Albuquerque, NM

Mitchell Kirschner, MIK Development, Inc., New York, NY

Stuart Rose, New Mexico Bioscience Center, Albuquerque, NM

Bill Seidel, CEO of America Invents, Inc., Sebastopol, CA

Kathy Hansen, Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM


Similar to the popular Shark Tank television show, New Mexico Tech’s own Wolves’ Den will feature inventors presenting their ideas to a panel of successful, experienced investors and entrepreneurs. Presenters will be selected based on invention summaries submitted to a NMT committee. The basis for the Wolves’ Den is intellectual property (IP). All presenting inventors will be showcasing commercialization ideas that are built around IP that is either protected or protectable.
IP may be protected in many ways, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. There is no restriction on the type of protection – or potential protection – but all Wolves’ Den presentations will be IP based.
Wolves’ Den presenters will be competing for funding and/or legal in-kind services that may be used to advance their innovation to commercialization.
The Wolves’ Den panel is set to consist of six members who are prominent investors and early- stage commercialization experts who come from New Mexico, New York City, and Palo Also, CA.
Inventors attending the workshop cannot bring their prototypes, etc. to the event unless they have been chosen as a Wolves Den presenter.

2016-02-18T15:38:35+00:00April 15th, 2016|

Startup Weekend Weekend

Startup Weekend Albuquerque is here, but the past several days seem to suggest that it’s Startup Weekend all the time, at least somewhere in New Mexico. 

Just this week, there was the Arrowhead Innovation Network reception in Las Cruces, a great meeting of tech and startup groups behind this September’s ABQ Tech Fiesta, and last night we saw great sessions from both OpenHack ABQ and Coronado Ventures Forum’s event on Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship. And that’s just scratching the surface.

Albuquerque and the state as a whole do face challenges, but for those that think there isn’t startup activity around, they should really open their eyes and participate.

You’ll see a great roster of talent and organizations that support a more vibrant tech innovation scene at the Startup Weekend Albuquerque main site – and you might even consider joining us.  We’re proud to continue to work with great partner organizations and talented individuals to create opportunities for tech business to connect and grow.


2013-06-21T03:26:43+00:00June 21st, 2013|