Learn about the depth of research work being done at UNM during the Spring 2017 Shared Knowledge Conference (SKC).


The conference, organized by Graduate Studies, will be held on April 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in SUB Ballroom C. It provides an opportunity for the campus community to see the diversity of programs and recognize students’ research excellence.

This year, organizers revamped the event to include two separate types of showcases. One event, “LoboBITES”, is a competition where graduate students will present their thesis in just three minutes. They will be scored by a panel of non-academic judges, including members of the local media: Jorge Torres, KOB-TV 4; Erica Zucco, KOB-TV 4; Dean Staley, KRQE-TV 13; Todd Kurtz, KOAT-TV 7; Kevin Robinson-Avila, Albuquerque Journal. Winners can receive up to $1000.

The second event will be alternating with the LoboBITES competition. Students selected by their graduate program will display research posters. This will include graduate students from all graduate programs and undergraduates from selected programs. Presenters are nominated by their academic departments.

The SKC Conference is sponsored by Graduate Studies, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Honors College. It’s free to attend and open to the UNM community and beyond; but presenters must be UNM students. 


Tentative schedule:

9 a.m.– Poster Session 1

10 a.m. -  LoboBites Heat 1

11:15 a.m. -  Poster Session 2

12:15 p.m. -  LoboBites Heat 2

1:30 p.m. -  Poster Session 3

2:30 p.m. -  LoboBites Heat 3 

3:45 p.m. - LoboBites Final and Award Presentation (by President and Provost)