Who We Are

The Consortium of the Americas for Interdisciplinary Science is a Center of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of New Mexico (UNM) established to encourage collaborations between Latin America and UNM in interdisciplinary science. The Consortium has the strong participation of scientists and administrators from several Latin American institutions of research and higher learning, and the National Laboratories in New Mexico. The focus of research investigations is in four specific directions which are timely and of crucial importance to advances in science and technology: mathematical biology and ecology, computationally complex systems, novel materials, and nanoscience.

What We Do

The Consortium engages in activities whose aims include the following:

· to attract to one place, the UNM campus, through periodic visits, the excellent talent that exists in the participating institutions in the above areas of interdisciplinary science;
· to provide facilities for the visitors to conduct research in a stimulating atmosphere and to profit intellectually from one another in research and educational efforts;
· to help organize international workshops in the state of New Mexico as well as in Latin America to facilitate collaborative exchange of ideas.

Additional undertakings of the Consortium include a program of Junior Fellows of the Consortium who are Latin American students who come to UNM to pursue their scientific studies, and facilitation of an international research experience for young researchers from the USA who wish to spend time in Latin America.