Higher Education

Education Reporter Previews 2021 Legislative Session

State lawmakers kicked off the 2021 New Mexico legislative session Tuesday, Jan. 19. KUNM’s Nash Jones spoke with James Barron, education reporter with the Santa Fe New Mexican, to help get the lay of the land.

NMSU hosted virtual robotics competition, winning teams advance to regional event

More than 80 middle- and high-school students from across New Mexico and El Paso, Texas, gathered virtually for the 2020 NM Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology Robotics competition Nov. 21. While the COVID-19 pandemic affected the BEST competition, the 20-year event, hosted by New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering,

New Mexico universities use wastewater samples to detect COVID-19 early

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Could what goes down the drain be the key to early detection of COVID-19? Some wastewater researchers think so. More states are starting to test wastewater and sewage for the virus—a method that dates back to polio research. Now, student researchers  at NMSU are trying it out on

UNMH employees protest lack of PPE

Spaced apart following social distancing guidelines, University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) employees and allies waved signs and chanted as passing cars honked in a show of support on April 15.