Out of the Box

February 22, 2019. 9:00 am in SUB Ballroom C


The University of New Mexico is dedicated to improving lives in New Mexico. To help meet this goal, UNM has identified three Grand Challenges that will build upon the expertise, commitment and focus of our faculty and staff to address three of the state’s most important issues. These research projects will leverage partnerships with other researchers, communities and stakeholders around the state to focus on Sustainable Water Resources, Substance Use Disorders, and Successful Aging.

New Mexico’s Grand Challenges affect us all. From our smallest communities to our largest cities, from all four corners and every place in between, we all feel the need to develop sustainable water resources, reduce the prevalence of substance use disorders, and ensure high quality of life for our aging friends and family members.

Join us as we refine our approaches for tackling these three great challenges. On February 22, 2019 at 9:00 am (in the UNM SUB Ballroom C) you are invited to help us discuss and hone our Grand Challenges research and education plans. During this 90 minute interactive event, team leaders for each of the Challenges will present their goals, teams and plans, and will respond to audience questions. We will also utilize small group discussions to provide additional insights to the teams and the University regarding research suggestions, new partnerships to foster, and methods for leveraging these Challenges to enrich undergraduate and graduate learning at UNM.

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