I will be retiring from EPSCoR and UNM on March 1st. Now is a good time to take a brief look back over the past roughly 15 years that I have served as Director of New Mexico EPSCoR and the 21 years that I have been at UNM. I joined UNM in 2000, the year that coincided with New Mexico officially becoming an EPSCoR state.
Team members from New Mexico EPSCoR's NM SMART Grid Center have earned the distinction of being among the top 2% of scientists worldwide as measured by the impact of their research publications.
This year’s Research Symposium was held virtually from November 8 to 12, 2021. The program was topical and hosted a variety of speakers, posters, and awards honoring science, STEM, and research contributions in New Mexico through a space lens.
Tohid Khalili is a PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico, and an exceptional example of success in higher education STEM. He participates in NM SMART Grid Center research under the direction of UNM faculty member Dr. Ali Bidram. In Summer 2021, he was supported as an extern with the City of Albuquerque.
Presenter: Anne Jakle, Associate Director, NM EPSCoR
Presenter: Dr. Sihua Shao, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, NMT, Electrical Engineering
Presenter: Dr. Fengyu Wang, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NMSU
Presenter: Dr. Leo Yazhou Jiang is an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at Clarkson University
Every year the New Mexico SMART Grid Center submits three highlights from the previous project year to the National Science Foundation. This year's highlights recognize "DC Street" at NMSU, seed award results from NMT, and the Explora Science Communication Fellowship program. Below are overviews of what these outstanding project team members are working on - summarized in 250 words or less.
IT'S GOOD TO BE DIRECT
Olga Lavrova, New Mexico State University