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EPSCoR in the Time of COVID-19

Author
William Michener

All of our lives have changed in response to the latest pandemic. With respect to EPSCoR, most of us are working from home and are learning how to social-distance, video-conference with colleagues, and use Slack and other tools to maintain some semblance of normality in our workday. Upcoming EPSCoR meetings such as the All Hands Meeting, NSF Reverse Site Visit and, most likely, the New Mexico EPSCoR State Committee Meeting will become virtual—i.e., Zoom conference calls. In short, our way of life has changed, seemingly overnight and we do not yet see the light at the end of the tunnel.

National Science Foundation Funding Forecast Brittney Van D… Mon, 02/24/2020 - 01:52
Author
Brittney Van Der Werff

In summer 2018, the National Science Foundation (NSF) called upon the scientific community, nonprofits, industry members, and general public to participate in the NSF 2026 Idea Machine competition, a contest designed to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering.

New DOE EPSCoR Solicitation: Pre-Application Deadline 1/16/20 Brittney Van D… Tue, 12/17/2019 - 01:25
Author
Brittney Van Der Werff

DOE EPSCoR has released a new solicitation on "Building EPSCoR-State/DOE-National Laboratory Partnerships."

 

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New Mexico Research Symposium Highlights Sara Pichette Mon, 11/18/2019 - 02:57
Author
Sara Pichette

What do you get when you combine 19 education institutions, nearly 50 posters, and 150 attendees? The 2019 New Mexico Research Symposium hosted in collaboration with the New Mexico Academy of Science (NMAS)!

Give me a Minute: Forecasting Solar Power Generation at the Minute Level

Author
Brittney Van Der Werff

Ever wonder what other team members of the NM SMART Grid Center are doing? You should.

Take the work of Computer Science Assistant Professor Abdullah Mueen, Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Manel Martínez-Ramón, and their graduate students. Recently they developed techniques to forecast solar panel power generation in near real-time and with greater accuracy.

NM EPSCoR Impacts Series: Energize NM Brittney Van D… Tue, 04/16/2019 - 02:18
Author
Brittney Van Der Werff

In the world of academia, the proof is in the publications, not the pudding – unless, of course, the publication is on pudding.

In the first year of New Mexico's last NSF EPSCoR project, the Energize New Mexico team produced 18 peer-reviewed publications. As time passed, these numbers predictably increased, with 27 in year three and 49 in year five. Now the grant is over, but papers are still being published. 

2019 New Mexico Legislative Roundup – Sustainable Energy Anne Jakle Fri, 03/29/2019 - 12:51
Author
Anne Jakle

Clean and sustainable energy was a hot topic at the 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session. At least four bills and two memorials that passed are relevant to the NM SMART Grid Center research and associated education and workforce development components.

DOE Announces Electricity Industry Technology and Practices Innovation Challenge Natalie Rogers Wed, 02/27/2019 - 10:30
Author
Natalie Rogers

Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity (OE), Bruce J. Walker, announced the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) “Electricity Industry Technology and Practices Innovation Challenge.” This contest is designed to tap into American ingenuity for ideas on how to modify or replace existing processes and procedures, the use of technology, and traditional energy industry practices to improve grid operations, with the goal of making the nation’s Bulk Power System stronger and more resilient.

Eshani Hettiarachchi Published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters Natalie Rogers Tue, 12/18/2018 - 01:50
Author
Natalie Rogers

Eshani Hettiarachchi, New Mexico Tech graduate student and Uranium component team member for the Energize New Mexico grant, recently published her research on uranium-contaminated dust and its health implications in the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal, Environmental Science & Technology Letters.