After the demonstrations, Paula Jaramillo meets with Dr. Oldham for advice on course work as she is considering enrolling in one of these programs at UNM-LA. Photo by Mary Martucci/UNM-LA
Monday, UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) held an open house to introduce high school and college students to the Electro-Mechanical and Environmental Technology programs. This was the second event in a series of workshops to heighten awareness of in-demand career opportunities available in the northern New Mexico region. Program and career information related to these degrees, including curriculum plans and course schedules were available for interested students.
The afternoon included a tour of the science lab with a demonstration of environmental technology (a working model windmill and a solar panel), followed by a tour of the fabrication lab with electro-mechanical demonstrations. Dr. Justin Oldham, a UNM-LA physics and environmental technology instructor, lead the recruitment effort for environmental technology and provided the science demonstrations. Raymond “Skip” Canfield, an Applied Science Instructor, along with two Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) interns, provided welding and plasma cutting demonstrations in the UNM-LA fabrication lab.
Department Chairs for each area, Dr. Irina Alvestad and Dr. Mary Martucci, answered students’ questions regarding these degree programs. Grace Willerton, UNM-LA Academic and Career Advisor, also attended to provide additional information. Funding for the CIC program and for revitalizing the Electro-Mechanical and Environmental Technology programs was provided by a grant from the LANS Community Partnerships Office.
UNM-LA student Carina Echave took advantage of the event to learn more about the various degrees available in Applied Science. She also had the opportunity to tryout the oscilloscope in the science lab. Photo by Mary Martucci/UNM-LA
From left, Academic and Career Advisor Grace Willerton, Department Chair of Engineering & Applied Science and Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. Irina Alvestad, Welding Instructor in Applied Science Skip Canfield, Science Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Science Dr. Mary Martucci and Physics Instructor Dr. Justin Oldham. Courtesy/UNM-LA