About The Interdisciplinary Science Cooperative

In the heart of the desert, New Mexico's only Carnegie-designated R1 research institution is redefining the collaborative research experience.

Launched in 2019 in the brand new state-of-the-art Physics & Astronomy Interdisciplinary Science (PAÍS) facility, the University of New Mexico (UNM) Interdisciplinary Science Cooperative (IS Co-op) is dedicated to fostering relationships across disciplines throughout campus and beyond in order to strengthen our research and educational outcomes.

Within the Co-op, we are proud to have seven Centers and Core Laboratories that work with a diverse community of individual principal investigators, centers, and labs throughout the world in order to broaden their research outcomes. The IS Co-op is dedicated to supporting their efforts by providing them with the resources necessary to develop fresh, bold ideas that inspire and expand upon their research.

From various collaborative spaces designed to inspire teamwork, to events and project support designed to promote and engage new ideas, the IS Co-op is creating a foundation of success for the University - and beyond. The work being done here stands to significantly impact the state of New Mexico: the individuals leading our labs are providing our students an education that is on par with other top Universities throughout the country and those students are leaving equipped to invent the technologies, start the companies, and solve the problems of tomorrow.

We are incredibly excited to share this new space and this new way of thinking about research and research training with our students, faculty, and extended community and look forward to future collaborations that not only advance UNM’s standing as an R1 research institution but make positive impacts on our community as a whole.

We invite you to join us in this exciting interdisciplinary collaborative by becoming a member, participating in one of our events, and learning more about our seven core laboratories and Centers to make your own potential connections.