The New Mexico Shared Knowledge Conference was a student planned and organized state-wide event hosted by the University of New Mexico for students, faculty, staff, and community members to learn about and share research, develop professional skills, discuss opportunities and resources, exchange ideas, and be inspired and challenged to celebrate creative scholarship in New Mexico.
We will reviewed submissions during spring break week. Student work was the highlight of the conference. However, community members, professionals and faculty members were also invited to participate in a variety of ways.
The conference provided an opportunity for graduate/professional and undergraduate students to present their research and gain presentation experience, to serve as role models for other students, and to participate in workshops and panels that help them plan their academic and professional careers. The event also served as a vehicle for student and faculty networking and as a forum for students, instructors, and industry professionals to share information, ideas, experiences, and advice.
Faculty found several opportunities to participate from joint student/faculty presentations to serving on judge panels. The conference provided a space for faculty to share major research projects they are leading, as well as venues for faculty to be introduced to the work students and community members are undergoing that can be directly related to their own work.
Nonprofit professionals, state agencies, and community scholars/researchers were invited to play the all-important role of connecting the work done in the academic arena to the issues the wider New Mexico community face on a daily basis.