Postdoctoral scholars (postdocs) are critical, but often neglected, contributors to research in the United States. They may be thrust into roles that they feel ill-prepared for, citing a lack of training and mentorship, particularly as relates to professional skills. Postdoc mentors, in turn, are also frustrated by the limited resources available to help them adequately support postdocs in their departments.
On August 8th, 2023, community leaders from around the state gathered at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque for a two-day Town Hall tackling issues of energy equity in New Mexico. The Town Hall was a capstone event for NM EPSCoR’s project—NM SMART Grid Center— a five-year, $24 million, NSF-funded project focused on research and workforce training for next-generation electric power production and delivery.
We are delighted to announce the 2023 NM EPSCoR Mentor Award winners—Sihua Shao (NMT), Abdullah Mueen (UNM), and Son Cao Tran (NMSU).
  Often there are simply too many accomplishments to fit into our tiny kudos section. This month, we've compiled a list of kudos-worthy accomplishments by NM EPSCoR faculty that we missed the first go round. Have something we missed in our previous newsletters and below? Reach out to Brittney ( to have it included in the next newsletter kudos section.
Every year the NM SMART Grid Center submits three project highlights to the National Science Foundation. This year's highlights showcase the grand opening of Explora's XStudio, electricity theft detection research by NMT, and seed award work by Dr. Jamal Mamkhezri at NMSU. Read our short (250 words or less) summary of each...   INSPIRING A SMARTER FUTURE Amon Haruta, Explora