MEDIA ADVISORY: Partnering for Progress

NM Researchers Forge New Collaborations

07 NOVEMBER 2013, ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.
Summary
U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are scheduled to join leaders from the state’s research universities, national laboratories and military installations on Friday for the inaugural meeting of the New Mexico Collaborative Research and Development Council.

ALBUQUERQUE - U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are scheduled to join leaders from the state’s research universities, national laboratories and military installations on Friday for the inaugural meeting of the New Mexico Collaborative Research and Development Council.

New Mexico has a proud history of scientific discovery, innovation and technology that has long served as an engine for economic growth. The council – whose members include some of the nation’s leading scientific minds from some of nation’s most prestigious research institutions – will facilitate research collaborations and strategic partnerships that will allow this culture of innovation and discovery to thrive in New Mexico, even during times of fiscal uncertainty.

WHAT: Inaugural meeting of the New Mexico Collaborative Research and Development Council.

WHEN: 9:30 - 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

WHERE: University of New Mexico Student Union Building, Ballroom C

WHO:

·U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.

·U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.

·University of New Mexico President Robert G. Frank

·New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers

·New Mexico Tech President Daniel Lopez

·Sandia National Laboratories Director Paul Hommert

·Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan

·Col. Andrew Croft ­– Commander at Holloman Air Force Base and representatives from the 96th Test Group, White Sands Missile Range, Kirtland Air Force Base and Air Force Research Lab.

MEDIA ACCESS: Media representatives are invited to attend the morning session, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Meeting participants will be available for media interviews at approximately 11 a.m. Research and laboratory B-roll is available upon request.

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