VIRTUAL RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY & TOUR

OCTOBER 2, 2020 - NOVEMBER 8, 2020
(ENDING WITH NATIONAL STEM DAY)

Welcome to the celebration of an effort that began 20 years ago  when the department of Physics & Astronomy (P&A) began advocating for a new building that not only met their research and educational needs but could also serve as a beacon for the University’s research capacity as a whole. The Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science (PAÍS) building is not only the realization of this dream but the largest investment in science in the state of New Mexico’s history, thanks to a GO bond passed by its residents in 2016.

Sitting at the Yale entrance of UNM, PAÍS is a state-of-the-art, collaborative facility standing ready to welcome not only students, faculty, and staff but the University as a whole.  Since we are currently unable to invite the public inside to experience this amazing new facility in person, we have developed a virtual ceremony and building tour as both a thank you to those who brought this effort to fruition and in anticipation of the day we are able to bring our external community inside.

Through this video tour, we invite you to learn more about the history of this building and the work being done in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. We would also like to introduce you to UNM’s brand new initiative, called the  Interdisciplinary Science Cooperative (The Co-op) . The Co-op is dedicated to one goal: fostering research across disciplines throughout campus and beyond. The work being done here stands to significantly impact the state of New Mexico due to the individuals leading our labs who are providing students an education that is on par with other top Universities throughout the country. Those students are leaving equipped to invent the technologies, start the companies, and solve the problems of tomorrow.

At PAÍS, The Co-op is truly the hub of interdisciplinary research at UNM. 

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SCAVENGER HUNT

Once you have made your way through each floor of the building via the videos, we invite you to participate in our virtual  scavenger hunt. If you are one of the first 10 people to complete it, we will send you a set of limited edition PAÍS earbuds with an attached microphone to watch them again – or to use at your next virtual meeting. Winners will be notified after November 8th.

The Opening Ceremony

 Third Floor

 

Second Floor

          

First Floor

 

Basement

     

Donor Wall

Donor wall

A donor wall is being installed in PAÍS to recognize the generous community who contributed to the programs that are being developed as a result of the creation of this facility.

If you would like to learn more about the giving options that are available and how you can help us take advantage of the research and educational opportunities that we now have the potential to provide our students and faculty, please contact Yolanda.Dominguez@unmfund.orgor go to artsci.unm.edu/give.

 

UNM News Coverage

THANK YOU

PAÍS could not have been
possible without the support
of the following people

UNM ADMINISTRATION

Garnett S. Stokes
David Harris
Teresa Costantinidis
Mark Peceny
Tom Turner

UNM BOARD OF REGENTS

Marron Lee
Robert L. Schwartz

NEW MEXICO LEGISLATURE

Senator Jacob Candelaria
Senator Linda Lopez
Former Senator Cisco McSorely
Senator Gerald Ortiz y Piño
Senator Benny Shendo
Senator Mimi Stewart
Former Senator Lisa Torraco
Former Representative Tom Anderson
Representative Miguel Garcia
Representative Jason Harper
Representative Georgene Louis
Representative Antonio Maestas
Former Representative Rick Miera
Former Representative Ed Sandoval
Former Representative Jim Smith
Representative Liz Thompson
Representative Christine Trujillo

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Lisa Marbury
Chris Vallejos 

UNM PLANNING, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

Christopher Carian
Amy Coburn
Maria Dion
Mark Lucero
Mike Reid
Kim Sylvester

BRADBURY STAMM CONSTRUCTION

Jim Lloyd
Tony Mendiola
Justin Santibanez
Jori Smith
Joshua Uzueta

UNM FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Hans Barsun
Phred Dixon
Dave Gauthier
Chris Grotbeck
Mike McCord
Will Monette
David Penasa
Tom Tafoya
Thomas WrIght

UNM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Steve Benjamin
Daniel Garcia
Mateo Garduno
Tim Johnson
Manuel Machuca
Frank McQuerry
Jacob Pando
Doug Ray
Sean Smock

UNM SAFETY & RISK SERVICES

Casey Hall
Zachary Peterson
Melissa Terry

DEPT. OF PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY

Bernd Bassalleck
Steven Bishop
Ivan Deutsch
Doug Fields
Daniel Finley
Gary Harrison
Mike Hasselbeck
Julie Morrison
Steve Portillo
Rich Rand
Wolfgang Rudolph

VAN H. GILBERT ARCHITECT, P.C.

Michael Borowski
Van H. Gilbert
Susan Lloyd

EYP ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING, P.C.

Fadi Bark
Kip Ellis
Matthew Fickett
Sarah Fox
Andrew London
John Marco
Linda Rodts
Jeff Schantz
Leslie Sims

CHAVEZ- GRIEVES CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC

George H. Bradley, PE  
Sam Sweetland, PE 
Daylene Horn 
Brian Zack Project

ISAACSON & ARFMAN, INC

Fred C. Arfman
Bryan Bobrick
Asa Nilsson-Weber

MRWM LANDSCAPE ENGINEERS

Aaron Zahm

INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE COOPERATIVE

Adrian Brearley
Jonathon Brearley
Ivan Deutsch
Jeremy Edwards
Chris Lippitt
Jeffrey Rack
Zachary Sharp
Melissa Emery Thompson

DESIGN CONCERN US

Jamie Jett Walker

 

DONORS

Bernd Bassalleck
Bradbury Stamm Construction
Anthony J. Colucci
Yolanda R. Dominguez
Robert V. Duncan
Stephen Fredrick Elston
Justin A. Esquibel
Edward R. Flynn
Carl G. Murphy
Margaret Andrea Ortega
Mark J. Peceny
Charles C. Rayburn
Alyce Jean Richardson
Terry D. Richardson
Wolfgang Rudolph
William Sadler Sheers
Annette L. Sobel
Gregory B. Taylor
UNM Physics & Astronomy Staff
Susan M. Wilkerson

ARTS & SCIENCES DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Yolanda Domínguez
Diana Martínez
Jennifer Benítez

VOTERS OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO

UNM STUDENT BODY