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IEEE ComSoc Summer School Venue

University of New Mexico (ECE Department) Building ExteriorThe 2017 ComSoc Summer School was held at the University of New Mexico (ECE department).

UNM and the School of Engineering

The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public research university located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is New Mexico's flagship research institution, the largest post-secondary institution in the state in total enrollment across all campuses and one of the state's largest employers. Founded in 1889, UNM offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degree programs in a wide variety of fields.

The University of New Mexico is the only university in the state ranked a “Research University/Very High Research Activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This status confirms a university’s world-class research, academic excellence, exceptional student body, and highest levels of innovation, creativity and scholarship. The School of Engineering has a wide variety of research interests that involve students as well as our state-of-the-art facilities on the UNM campus and with our nearby partners at Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Air Force Research Laboratory, as well as industries and universities worldwide. Research is a fundamental and enabling element that is integrated into virtually every program in the UNM School of Engineering and is the basis for most master’s and Ph.D. degrees.

The School participates in cutting-edge research collaborations with universities worldwide, industry, and the national laboratories. Intellectual property and start-ups developed by faculty and students contribute to the region’s economic development. Faculty and students in the School have been actively involved in generating intellectual property, issuing 220 patents and creating 44 startups just in the last decade.

Albuquerque History

Native Americans have lived in New Mexico for thousands of years and contributed greatly to its cultural values. The city of Albuquerque was officially founded in 1706 and since then, the city has grown into a multi-cultural metropolis of a half-million people.

Today, Albuquerque is a major Southwestern city with a diverse population and some of the nation’s leading high-tech research facilities including Sandia National Laboratory, Intel and University of New Mexico. The New Mexico’s landscape is as diverse as its people: You can ski in the morning and play golf in the afternoon. Then go out to dinner and follow that with a Broadway Show at UNM’s Popejoy Hall!

Clear blue skies, calm winds and mild temperatures are the norm in Albuquerque, encouraging year-round hot air ballooning. Historic, bright, buzzing neon signs still glow on old Route 66 (now Central Avenue) that pass by The University of New Mexico. With one foot in the past, one foot in the present and both eyes on the future, Albuquerque is a great place to spend your academic years!