Event Category: Social Science

New Mexico Postdocs Hone Communication Skills at Science Communication Workshop

Author
Brittney Van Der Werff

 

A recent NSF EPSCoR-funded project highlighted a surprising gap between the goals and preparation of postdoctoral researchers. The study found that nearly seven out of ten postdocs considered explaining science to the public a key part of their future careers. Yet, a staggering six in ten reported little to no training in this vital skill.

2023 New Mexico Journal of Science

Author
Brittney Van Der Werff

The 2023 New Mexico Journal of Science, published by the New Mexico Academy of Science and New Mexico EPSCoR, is now available for public viewing. This year's Journal includes poster and oral session abstracts from the 2023 New Mexico Research Symposium. Also included are four papers authored by New Mexico researchers investigating topics ranging from ocean litter to the use of local honey to treat antibiotic resistant infections.

NM EPSCoR Faculty Kudos

Author
Brittney Van Der Werff

 

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 (bvdw@epscor.unm.edu) to have it included in the next newsletter kudos section.

2023 NSF and NASA EPSCoR Research Fellowships: What You Need to Know

Author
Brittney Van Der Werff

What is the goal? 

To provide opportunities for non-tenured AND tenured investigators to develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the Nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers. Only investigators from research universities and primarily undergraduate institutions in EPSCoR states (including NM) are eligible to apply.
 

What’s new in 2023?

Changes impacting both Tracks:

NM SMART Grid Center Project Highlights from Year 3

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

Mara Yarbrough's 2020 NM SMART Grid Center Externship Experience with EMNRD

Author
Brittney Van Der Werff

Our second NM SMART Grid Center 2020 extern, Mara Yarbrough, just completed her 10-week externship with the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) researching practical policies state governments can implement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. She shared her thoughts with us on the experience in this brief reflection. Enjoy!

Five New Faculty Join the NM SMART Grid Center Team

Author
Brittney Van Der Werff

The NM SMART Grid Center warmly welcomes five new faculty members to the project team this Fall. Included in this esteemed cohort of STEM professionals are Dr. Yuting Yang and Dr. Claus Danielson at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Dr. Sihua Shao at New Mexico Institute for Mining and Technology (NMT), and Dr. Fengyu Wang and Dr. Hamed Nademi at New Mexico State University (NMSU).