Faculty Research & Creative Activities Fair

Seventeenth Annual URC Faculty Research and Creative Activities Fair

The University Research Council (URC) would like to announce the “Seventeenth Annual URC Faculty Research and Creative Activities Fair” to be held during NMSU Research Week on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Domenici Hall. Hors d’Oeuvres will be served at noon.

The URC fair will start at 12:00 p.m. with the poster session judging. Our Keynote Speaker, Dr. David Newell, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will follow the poster sessions along with talks by the URC Distinguished Career Award and the URC Early Career Award recipients (please see agenda).  We hope you will attend the talks and that you will encourage your students to attend.  This URC Research & Creative Activities Fair will serve as a forum for educating NMSU faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding community about the faculty/staff-led research and creative activities at NMSU.  We hope it will also serve as a catalyst for increasing collaborative efforts on campus and provide a recruitment opportunity for faculty as they interact with students at various levels in their training. For those interested in showcasing their research at this event, please see instructions for submitting a poster/presentation below.

*****Call for Posters/Presentations*****

You are invited to present a poster/presentation that you have already presented at another conference or to present new work. To participate please complete the registration form and return by email to:

Cortney Castle-Chavez, Executive Assistant, Vice President for Research
(575) 646-3425

Deadline to submit your registration form is March 23, 2018.

The poster session will be held in the Domenici Atrium.  Poster dimensions should not exceed 40 in width and 42 in height.  Faculty presenters (or a representative) will need to be present at their poster/presentation from 12:00 to 1:00 PM on April 4, 2018, to answer questions related to their research or creative activity.  The judging team will consist of URC members. Monetary prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize.


Speaker Bios:

David Newell, PhD, Keynote Speaker
Physicist, 2017 American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MA
Title of Talk: “A New Measurement System for a New Millennium”


  Tim Wright, PhD, URC Distinguished Career Award
Professor, Biology Department, NMSU
Title of Talk: “Recent Advances in a Complex Topic: How and Why Do Birds Learn Vocalizations?”


  Catherine Brewer, URC Early Career Award
Assistant Professor, Chemical & Materials Engineering
Title of Talk: “Making the Most of Biomass Resources in New Mexico”


  Kenneth (KC) Carroll, URC Early Career Award
Associate Professor, Plant & Environmental Sciences Department and Water Science & Management Graduate Program
Title of Talk: “Multidisciplinary Science & Engineering in the Subsurface”