Dr. Hannah Mattson Awarded 2019 Women in STEM Award from Advance at UNM

Departmental News

Posted:  May 09, 2019 - 12:00am

Dr. Hannah Mattson has been awarded a 2019 Women in STEM Award from UNM ADVANCE for her research on Cibola ceramic production in the Chaco world. Her proposal, “Tracing the Movement of Early Pueblo Pottery across the Southern San Juan Basin: Preliminary Compositional Analysis of Cibola Ceramics from Chaco Canyon,” is a new research project on the trade of pottery vessels between Chaco Canyon and the southern San Juan Basin between the 10th and 12th centuries. “As a new assistant professor, I am grateful for the support to explore new and exciting avenues of research in my field and expand my current skill set,” Dr. Mattson said. “I will use chemical compositional data from both ceramic artifacts and clay deposits to identify which settlements produced pottery exported to the canyon. One of the exciting aspects of this project is that it’s local—it will help us to better understand the socioeconomic organization and integration of New Mexico’s past communities.”

The Women in STEM awards are hosted by Advance at UNM in cooperation with the Office of Academic Affairs. Advance is a five-year National Science Foundation grant to recruit, retain and promote women and minority STEM faculty. Funding for the award is supported by an anonymous gift made to UNM to
support research by, and professorships for, women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and math. Income from the gift will be used to help UNM women tenure-track and tenured assistant and associate STEM professors to establish new lines of research and to develop research collaborations. Read more about this award at Advance at UNM.