This month, KNME's "Connect" features Jeffrey Brinker, UNM professor in Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. On the cutting edge of materials science, Brinker is developing nanoscale materials for curing cancer, microelectronics and energy harvesting. Connect airs Thursday, Feb.16 at 7 p.m. on KNME 5.1 and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. on KNMD 9.1.

UNM nursing student Antoinette Russell volunteered to provide medical services to 2500 Africans near the village of Oyugis, Kenya. She worked in a community-organized clinic started by the Wa Wa Ti women's group in response to the deaths of their husbands and children due to HIV/AIDS. Russell shares her experiences, and describes how the simplest things made a great difference in the lives of the villagers.

And this month's viewer question: How do we know a meteorite is from Mars? is answered by Carl Agee, professor in the UNM Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Agee shares something truly rare to our world, a newly acquired Martian meteorite.

Guests
• C. Jeffrey Brinker, professor, UNM, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
• Antoinette Russell, Level IV nursing student, UNM
• Carl B. Agee, director and curator, Institute of Meteoritics, and professor, UNM Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Host
• Augusta Meyers

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"Connect" is produced by Brad Stoddard and executive producer, Michael Kamins. Production support provided by UNM.

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