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Nominate a fellow classmate, colleague, or friend for this award to honor special members of our School of Engineering family.
The 2015 School of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest recognition of outstanding lifetime achievement for School of Engineering alumni. Please use our online form to submit your nomination. The review process is competitive among all nominations.
Our records indicate that the following individuals are past recipients of the School of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award. If we have inadvertently missed or omitted an award please let us know immediately at (505) 277-0664.
THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS: MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015.
The award celebration will take place in Albuquerque on October 15, 2015.
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7-13-15-The nation’s largest national laboratory and New Mexico’s flagship university on Monday expanded their commitment to work together to help redefine the future of science and engineering for national security, partner on research and jointly recruit top researchers.
Sandia National Laboratories President and Director Paul Hommert and University of New Mexico Provost Chaouki Abdallah signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a Strategic Alliance at UNM’s Centennial Engineering Center.
“With this MOU, Sandia and UNM commit to a deeper relationship to strengthen both organizations by exchanging personnel, developing innovative joint research programs and educating the next generation of national security leaders,” Hommert said.
UNM President Robert G. Frank said, “In research, as in real estate, location is key! Not many research universities have a national lab as their neighbor, but we do,” said “This agreement with Sandia Labs strengthens that close working partnership and pools our intellectual resources.”
12-16-14-Robert J. Stamm, a successful local civil engineer and strong supporter of the University of New Mexico School of Engineering, died Sunday, Dec. 14, in Albuquerque. He was 93.
Stamm was an Albuquerque native and received a bachelor of science degree in from the Department of Civil Engineering in 1942. In 1946, Bob was hired by the construction contracting firm of O.G. Bradbury, just after he had completed a tour of duty as an engineering officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His active duty service included training at the U.S. Naval Academy in naval architecture. He retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves with the rank of commander.
Through the years, the firm of Bradbury Stamm Construction Company became a major force in New Mexico’s construction industry. Once called O.G. Bradbury Contractor, in 1958, the firm changed its name to Bradbury & Stamm Construction Co. Inc. (dropping the “&” in 1997), with Stamm as its vice president. In 1974, Stamm became president, chairman of the board and chief operating officer of the company. He retired in 1999 as chairman emeritus. Today, Bradbury Stamm is the largest general contractor in New Mexico, with nearly $120 million in New Mexico contract gross billings in 2013, according to Albuquerque Business First’s list of general contractors.
**UPDATE: Thanks to the generous gifts by many alumni and friends this fund became endowed!
Mechanical Engineering Professor Richard Dove was well-known for his
leadership in the School of Engineering, but he was also highly regarded for his teaching roles in the classroom and in the laboratory, always putting the education of his students first.
Dove died in 2011. To honor his legacy, the former students and faculty
colleagues of Dove are establishing an endowed graduate fellowship in his name. Jack Little, a 1958 ME graduate from Farmington, New Mexico, is leading the effort.
“Honoring a great teacher is a very worthwhile cause,” Little said. Dove was a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1952 to 1975, serving as department chair 1964-68 and then as dean of the School of Engineering from 1968-1974. Dove focused his research on experimental stress analysis. In addition to directing numerous research projects, he was director of the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Research Laboratory.
Little took several classes with Dove, and he remembers him and the impact he made on his life through the years. To initiate the establishment of a graduate fellowship in Dove’s name, Little made an initial gift, and he has been working with other members of his class to fully endow the fund with at least $25,000.
The UNM Foundation is assisting him in this endeavor by reaching out to Dove’s former colleagues in Mechanical Engineering, Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory, as well as his former students.
Every year in March, the School of Engineering celebrates the establishment of new memorial endowments at an evening reception. Each individual who is memorialized is remembered through a biography presented by the department chair. It is our goal to fully endow the Dove Fellowship and celebrate this accomplishment on March 6, 2015.
To help make this dream a reality, please send your check made out to the
UNM Foundation, with fund #610195 on the memo line, to:
The UNM Foundation
700 Lomas Blvd. NE
#2 Woodward Ctr.
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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In 1960 close to seventy Sandia National Lab employees came to UNM Engineering to obtain their masters degree. The Technical Development Program, TDP, allowed them to work a half day at Sandia and a half day at UNM. Read about our Engineering Golden Graduates who were a part of this program.
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