UNM student Steven Candaleria in the School of Engineering Plasma Lab.

The UNM School of Engineering is showcasing career-launching academic programs and innovative research at an open house for prospective undergraduate students on UNM's main campus on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm at Centennial Engineering Center, 210 University Blvd NE. High school students, transfer students and current UNM students and their families are invited to learn about innovative degree programs in a variety of fields within engineering and computer science.

Engineering and computer science continue to dominate the list of top-paying majors, with average starting salaries over $60,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts the employment outlook for engineers to expand 11 percent by 2018.

Open House attendees can visit state-of-the-art labs, see a variety of student projects, learn about student organizations, and meet faculty, staff, and students. An informational presentation will be given on degrees and programs, student services, financial aid, and scholarships. Refreshments will be provided. Reservations are not necessary.

The Centennial Engineering Center is at 210 University Boulevard (corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and University). Parking is free at UNM on Saturday except in reserved spaces, handicap zones and restricted areas. Paid parking is available in the Cornell Parking Structure on Redondo just east of Stanford.

About the UNM School of Engineering
The UNM School of Engineering is the top choice for engineering and computer science in New Mexico. The School has five academic departments and offers 9 accredited undergraduate degree programs, 12 master's degree programs, and Ph.D. programs in 9 fields. The School's sixth department, Engineering Student Services, coordinates a general engineering program, academic advisement, scholarship support, and other programs.

The School's research expertise includes renewable energy, intelligent transportation systems, computer networks, medical diagnostics, nanomaterials, robotics, nuclear nonproliferation, artificial intelligence, and sustainable infrastructure.

UNM School of Engineering Quick Facts

Undergraduate: 1,179 (35 percent Hispanic )
Graduate: 620 (14 percent Hispanic)

Enrollment and Retention Rate
Enrollment in engineering and computer science has increased steadily in the last 5 years
The School of Engineering retention rate is ~90 percent and 6-yr. graduation rate is ~70 percent

Number of Faculty
Tenured and tenure-track faculty: 100
Visiting and research faculty: 47

Degree Programs Offered
Undergraduate degree programs: 9
Masters programs: 12
Ph.D. fields: 9

Total annual expenditures: $31.73 million
Annual expenditures per faculty: $300,000

SOE Innovations since 1995
Patents issued: 203
Start-up companies: 23

About The University of New Mexico
- Ranked in the top 100 research universities in the US and Canada
- The only minority-majority flagship in the country
- The only university in New Mexico ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as Research University–Very High research activity (VHRU)
- One of only two Hispanic-serving institutions in the country that is also a Carnegie VHRU