Building the UNM Computer Science Community

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$1,583
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Project ends on September 30, at 11:12 AM MDT
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Building the UNM Computer Science Community

UNM was one of the first campuses in New Mexico to establish a Department of Computer Science. Five decades later, CS @ UNM continues to be at the front of innovation in Computer Science and consistently provides a diverse, interdisciplinary education. 

To continue our tradition of excellence, we need your support! By making a gift to CS @ UNM, you'll enable us to enhance the student experience, provide scholarships, attract and retain motivated, diverse students, and keep up with the everchanging technology. 

Let’s get honest, the pandemic impacted all aspects of education.  Classes went online, students worked on group projects online, and tutoring and office hours with faculty were zoom-based.  This means that one of the critical paradigms of education, community, was torn apart. In the transition back to in person, CS @ UNM wants to build a community that enhances student success and aims at improving student retention.  However, providing students spaces to innovate, food for thought, and scholarships to alleviate urgent needs requires funding.

While the UNM CS Department is relatively small, our footprint is significant. We cover several key areas in computer science including high-performance computing, intelligent systems,  computational medicine, DNA computing, biologically-inspired computation, formal methods and automated reasoning  and computational immunology. We partner with local industry leaders like the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, the Air Force Research Lab, and the Santa Fe Institute along with national industry leaders.  

One of our main focuses this year is to improve our Artificial Intelligence (AI) Innovation Space. The AI Innovation Space is a spot for students and faculty to collaborate to come up with cutting-edge solutions to current needs. It will provide space to build, design, and implement AI-based CS solutions. While either working in small groups or as a larger team, the space will support flexible reconfiguration enabling all types of teamwork projects.

By making your gift today, you'll be directly impacting the life of a CS student. Your gift at any level reinforces the community we have with our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and industry. Make your gift now

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$10

$10 Monthly Subscription

By making a $10 monthly recurring gift, you'll enable us to support study sessions for our students. Your yearly impact totals $120! Please be sure to click "recurring" on the next page to begin your subscription. All gifts of $10 or more monthly will receive regular CS email updates.

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$20

$20 Monthly Subscription

By making a $20 monthly recurring gift, you'll enable us to support lunches and other networking opportunities for our students. Your yearly impact totals $240! Please be sure to click "recurring" on the next page to begin your subscription. All gifts of $20 or more monthly will receive regular CS email updates.

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$25

Give Now

Your gift at any amount makes an immediate impact on our students. Your support is appreciated and vital to our success.

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$75

$75

Your gift of $75 supports student books and tech needs. To show our thanks for your gift of $75, we'll send you the update emails and a car decal to showcase your UNM pride.

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$250

$250

Your gift of $250 helps the CS department cover costs of our honor cords. Help our students stand out at Commencement by making your gift today. All gifts of $250 or more will get a CS t-shirt to show your UNM pride!

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$500

$500

Gifts of $500 or more helps with providing materials for our CS AI Innovation Space. Your support enables us to upgrade our technology and equipment, build out the space from flooring to furniture, and ensure proper safety equipment. All gifts of $500 or more will receive a t-shirt and an invitation for a private, customized tour of CS labs.

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$1,000

$1,000

In addition to the t-shirt and tour, donors who give $1,000 or more will be featured on a plaque in the CS AL Innovation space as a thank you to our most loyal supporters.

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