Mission & Vision



We envision New Mexico as a state that has achieved energy self-sufficiency in a sustainable manner through its research and development enterprise, that has a strong STEM pipeline between community colleges and the research universities, and that supports a culture of entrepreneurship that promotes innovation and new business and economic development.


The project mission is two-fold: (1) develop the research infrastructure that will enable New Mexico to address fundamental basic and applied research questions related to improving energy extraction efficiencies (i.e., solar, geothermal, and bioalgal fuels) and promoting sustainable resource development (i.e., uranium, geothermal, and the social/natural science nexus); and (2) develop the human resources necessary to improve the state’s research competitiveness in sustainable energy development, STEM education, and workforce and economic development capacity.