From the Editor:
The New Mexico Journal of Science is a publication of the New Mexico Academy of Science. Each issue of the Journal, which has been published since 1906, contains research papers and articles deemed of interest to the scientists, educators, and citizens of New Mexico. Some volumes address scienti c topics of social or economic interest to the state, while others emphasize scienti c research in areas where New Mexico is particularly active.
The Academy oversees a New Mexico Junior Academy of Science program that sponsors an annual statewide scienti c paper competition for students in New Mexico’s high schools. is volume of the Journal contains a selection of research papers from that competition.
The New Mexico Academy of Science Research Symposium was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on November 5, 2016. Oral and poster presentations at the Symposium described scienti c research being conducted by undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty at New Mexico’s colleges and universities, and the abstracts of those presentations are once again included in this year’s Journal. e New Mexico Academy of Science also presented its annual Outstanding Science Teacher Awards at the meeting. We wish to acknowledge the organizations which co-sponsored the 2016 Research Symposium: the New Mexico Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NM EPSCoR), and the University of New Mexico’s Center for Water and the Environment.
Please have a look at our 2016 NM Journal of Science.
New Mexico Academy of Science