How to Stay Motivated During the Last Weeks of School

We all know that the spring semester is the worst. You start off strong then spring break comes around and all your motivation to finish the semester flies out the door. Your grades might start to slip, you might want to lay in bed and watch Shameless instead of working on your assignments. BUT DON’T … More How to Stay Motivated During the Last Weeks of School

UNIT CONVERSIONS

By: Cody Moezzi and Madelyn Lucas Let’s briefly imagine that you’re on an engineering team whose space orbit is 100 km closer to crashing into earth’s atmosphere, endangering lives, and costing NASA 125 million dollars. Except, we aren’t pretending here. This is the true story of a 1999 space orbit failure. As a biochemistry major, … More UNIT CONVERSIONS

Does Eating Turkey Really Make Us Sleepy?

Why Do We Feel Fatigued After the Thanksgiving Feast? Source: PopSci  There’s an old wives’ tale roaming around that I always hear during Thanksgiving: eating turkey makes us feel sleepy because it contains Tryptophan.  This is largely a false statement, and as Dr. Helmenstine points out, we would feel the lethargy after the Thanksgiving feast even … More Does Eating Turkey Really Make Us Sleepy?

How to Use LoboTrax

by KC Hodge and Crystal Bustamante, CAPS Student Manager of Training and Student Manager of Resource Representatives Registration for next semester courses are just around the corner! The first thing you need to know about registering for classes here at UNM is how to understand your LoboTrax audit. If you’re new to UNM, just declared … More How to Use LoboTrax

Graphing Rational Functions and Finding Asymptotes Within the Function

by Gabriella Dalton, Algebra and Calculus CAPS Tutor A rational function is a fraction of polynomials. That is, if g(x) and p(x) are polynomials, then g(x)/p(x) is a rational function. The numerator is g(x) and the denominator is p(x). Examples: All of these examples are rational functions and for each example there are different methods to … More Graphing Rational Functions and Finding Asymptotes Within the Function