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.
Phone: 505.814.7500 ext. 6001
Additional Document(s): 2017 D-IWG Solicitation Information
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.
Additional Document(s): 2016 I-IWG RFP
Natives in STEM is a new collaborative project between NM EPSCoR and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. The project aims to increase Native American identity and sense of belonging in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by creating and sharing positive images and stories of Native STEM professionals. Images will be presented as posters and stories will be shared through the NativesInSTEM.org website.
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.