Affiliated Research Centers

The mission of the Arts, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory at the University of New Mexico is to bring together people with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints in order to forge new paths of inquiry and expression across the humanities and sciences. ARTS Lab drives and supports innovative transdisciplinary research relating to new trends and opportunities in media production, gaming, computer graphics and interactive applications.

The UNM Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC) is the University of New Mexico’s campus supercomputing center. As a Strategic Research Emphasis Center of the University, reporting to the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Center currently serves more than 150 faculty and student researchers, spanning 20 departments and five Colleges, and representing diverse programs and Centers.

The objectives of UNM's Center for High Technology Materials are: to foster research and education in the fields of optoelectronics, microelectronics, and nanotechnology, to enhance collaborations between UNM, federal laboratories and industry, and to promote economic development in the State of New Mexico.

COSMIAC was initially created as the charter program of the Phillips Technology Institute (PTi) of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) at Kirtland AFB, NM. The founding organizational members that created this Center were the Air Force Research Laboratory, the University of New Mexico, Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Xilinx Corporation. The Center was established in 2008 under the guidance and leadership of Dr. Steve Suddarth.

COSMIAC’s role is to promote aerospace innovation through the reliable and responsible use of configurable technology in military and aerospace systems by serving the interests of industry, government and academia. COSMIAC’s three primary thrusts include R&D, workforce development and outreach.

For additional information regarding COSMIAC, please contact Craig Kief ( ) Dr. Jim Aarestad (   ) or Dr. Edl Schamiloglu ( .)

ISTEC’s mission is to foster sustainable socio-economic development in Ibero-America by carrying out programs focused on: Advancing the state of higher education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), generating and disseminating knowledge and information, establishing cost-effective vehicles for technology transfer, encouraging joint international research and development, fostering an environment for entrepreneurship and collaboration, and promoting leadership models that adhere to the principles of responsibility and accountability.

The mission of the IEEE Albuquerque Section is to serve our members in everything IEEE related. We provide information about IEEE services, events, and memberships. Also, we promote membership, membership promotions, and member recognition. We award prizes to the best and brightest in our profession and are proud to sponsor events like talks and student competitions.

Director: Thomas Preston Caudell

The SUMMA Foundation was founded in 1973 and registered with the IRS as a philanthropic organization to promote scientific and educational activities in the field of electromagnetics.