NM EPSCoR Education, Outreach & Diversity
Diversity Innovation Working Groups are similar to D-IWGs (below) but focus on challenges associated with engaging and retaining women, members of under-represented groups, and first-generation college students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in New Mexico. The next call for D-IWGs will open February 1, 2017.
Additional Document(s): 2017 D-IWG Solicitation Information
Led by Santa Fe Community College, the FLPDI will develop an institute for STEM faculty from NM community and Tribal colleges and non-research universities to improve undergraduate STEM instruction for diverse student populations.
Now accepting proposals for I-IWGs. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis
Interdisciplinary Innovation Working Groups (I-IWG) provide a venue for researchers, educators, and nationally recognized experts to address grand challenges that require an interdisciplinary approach to transform science. IWG support (up to $7500) is aimed at working groups that emphasize the collaborative development and testing of important ideas and theories, cutting-edge analysis of recent or existing data and information, the use of sound science policy and management decisions, and investigation of social issues that pertain to energy development that minimizes impacts on water and the environment. Proposals are solicited at least annually and can be submitted by any individual from a New Mexico academic institution or national laboratory.
Participants in this three-day workshop will gain skills and practice in group facilitation and leadership, communicating their research to the media, project management and proposal writing tips, and other career-building resources appropriate for those in post doctoral positions. The workshop will be offered twice: January 2015 and January 2017.