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.
Event Category: NM EPSCoR Impacts
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 (email@example.com) 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
Access to safe and affordable energy matters to all New Mexicans. It impacts our economic well-being, health, and the health of our state into future generations. Several Community Conversations will be taking place across regions throughout NM from April through July. Following the regional conversations a statewide Town Hall will be held August 8th and 9th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Interested parties can find the most up-to-date information at www.NMenergyequity.org
We are delighted to announce the 2022 NM EPSCoR Mentor Award winners—Dr. Manel Martínez-Ramón and Dr. Jun Zheng. Both were nominated by mentees and demonstrated characteristics of exceptional mentors, including strong professional and interpersonal relationships; working to advance their mentees’ academic, research, and professional goals; and creating inclusive environments for diverse students.
The National Science Foundation has awarded researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) and the University of Delaware (UD) an EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) Track 2 grant for $4 million to advance quantum photonic technology research and to establish a quantum science and engineering graduate program at UNM.
New Mexico EPSCoR and UNM collaborating on a $10 Million Award to Advance Native American STEM Education
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM), New Mexico Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NM EPSCoR), and partner institutions from five states in the western half of the U.S. (Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming) $10 million to address the under-representation of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines and workforce.