By Bernadette Lauritzen
The professors of UNM-LA welcome the public to take part in their “UNM-LA on Display” event Nov. 15.
The community is invited to attend two sessions at the UNM-LA campus, next Thursday to view the showcase of student projects from the current semester.
The sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m. providing the viewing public with a chance to query current students about their projects.
The community will see how students utilized their education and applied it to real life applications, while noshing on some tasty treats.
Professor Dawn Venhaus said she is excited to see her students taking part in the community event, using information from the current semester to participate.
“I love teaching at UNM-LA because I get to work with such diverse and dedicated students,”said Venhaus, chair of the Department of Science and Engineering.
“I have a team of students who are applying what we have learned about density to a real world application of cooking,” she said. “They measured the density of liquids in the lab, and then used that information to make a layered punch.”
“The UNM-LA on Display event is meant to showcase the type of learning projects our students work through during the semester,” Dr. Irina Alvestad said.
Alvestad is the chair of the Department of Applied Sciences, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and the Program Manager for Applied Technologies.
“We want to use this opportunity to communicate and demonstrate to the community that our students learn by doing interesting and sometimes challenging projects,” Alvestad said.
A variety of projects from art, biology, robotics, ceramics and math will be on display offering students and their families an excellent opportunity to sample the college experience, close to home.
For information, call 662-5919 or visit the UNM-LA website at www.la.unm.edu.