Discipline: Technology & Engineering
Subcategory: STEM Research
Kerry Howe - University of New Mexico
The CREST Center for Water and the Environment has been leading a transformation in water-related research at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. The research activity in the center is organized around four topics: watershed processes, water treatment technologies, water/energy interactions, and research integration. The center is currently nearing the end of Phase I funding from NSF, and has provided research funding for over 90 participants who generated more than 140 publications, presentations, and theses, and conducted outreach about STEM to thousands of participants during visits to local K-12 schools, public events, and professional conferences using custom-designed outreach activities built by our students. The CWE has also developed and taught a dual-credit (i.e., simultaneous school and college credit) class about water resources and careers in STEM at a local school with high Hispanic attendance, and has sponsored an annual water conference that gathers and connects regional leaders and newcomers. This poster will give an update on the current research and outreach activities in the center, as well as plans for the future.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): HRD-1345169 (CREST Center for Water and the Environment)
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,