Energize New Mexico

Year 4 Annual Report

June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017


Welcome to the Energize New Mexico Year 4 Annual Report, a digital interactive site housing our accomplishments and milestones from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017.

Each Energize New Mexico component team achieved at least 95% of their Year 4 goals set forth in the Strategic Plan, and several teams are ahead of schedule. At the end of Year 4, NSF EPSCoR funds have been leveraged 2 to 1—Participants have now secured over $44 million in extramural funding, ensuring sustainability and expanded reach of many Energize New Mexico elements.

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The New Mexico Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NM EPSCoR) is a multi-faceted, multi-institutional program aimed at improving the research, human resources, and cyberinfrastructure required for New Mexico to achieve its energy, education, and workforce development potential.

Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), NM EPSCoR was established in 2001, and the current grant (Energize New Mexico) began in 2013. In that short time, NSF NM EPSCoR has contributed over $120 million to New Mexico in direct EPSCoR awards and co-funded awards. In 2014, NM EPSCoR was the largest NSF-funded project in the state.


Collaboration is at the heart of Energize New Mexico. The project supports partnerships among institutions, with national laboratories and private industry, and among multiple disciplines. In Year 4, 17 organizations were involved in the project as participating institutions, including Sandia National Laboratories, Explora Science Center, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. 72 organizations were involved as collaborators, including 12 private industries. In addition, over 8,200 individuals (40% of whom were underrepresented minorities) have been engaged in workforce development and outreach activities in Year 4.