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01 February

Category:

Bioalgal Energy, Climate Change, Research, Sustainability

Author:

Natalie Willoughby

Dr. David Hanson, Bioalgal Energy co-lead for Energize New Mexico recently received two grants that fund collaborative efforts in energy and biology. These two grants alone will bring $1.2 million over 3 years into Dave's lab specifically, and a total of $3 million into New Mexico. Both grants were facilitated by EPSCoR.

Author: 
Natalie Willoughby

Dr. José Cerrato (pictured above, center-right, receiving his Faculty of Color Award), co-lead of the Uranium Transport and Site Remediation team and Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico, has received numerous awards in the last year in recognition of his outstanding research and commitment to science.

Author: 
Katie Zemlick

The Externship Program is a research exchange program that allows New Mexico graduate students (with an existing assistantship) to spend a semester or summer doing research at a partnering New Mexico university or research facility. This report is from University of New Mexico student Katie Zemlick about her time as an extern at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Author: 
Natalie Willoughby

If you are a research scientist or a graduate student, funding is probably often at the top of the list of your concerns. In the clean energy research sector, it's often difficult to find funding outside of government sources. But fear not! A new initiative promises to bring over $1 billion to clean energy projects. Microsoft Founder Bill Gates hopes to change that with his recently announced investor-led fund called Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV).

Author: 
Natalie Willoughby

Our very own Diversity Coordinator, Chelsea Chee, was a guest on a recent episode of Native America Calling. She was joined by Sandra Begay and Sarah Echohawk to discuss STEM education, STEM careers, and the importance of the presence of Native students in STEM for the future. Keep reading to hear the show!