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Press Release


April 20, 2001

ALBUQUERQUE – Dr. Steve Walsh, a professor at The University of New Mexico’s Anderson Schools of Management, has been elected President of the Micro and Nano Technology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF). Walsh has been a professor in The Anderson Schools’ Management of Technology program since 1998 and teaches courses such as “Technological Commercialization & the Global Environment” and “Technological Entrepreneurship.”

MANCEF was formed in December 2000 to promote the exchange of knowledge and disseminate information that can accelerate the emergence of an effective economic base for the future development of micro- and nano-technology-based industries

“This is particularly important to the economic development of New Mexico,” said Walsh. “We have a unique opportunity to enhance this region because of the disruptive technologies coming out of the laboratories here.”

In addition to promoting micro- and nano-technology industries, MANCEF was founded to produce conferences, educational training sessions, seminars and internet-based electronic forums focusing on micro- and nano-technology. For more information on MANCEF and its activities, contact Walsh at 277-8868 or via email at


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.