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NM EPSCoR Researchers Pen Open Letter to the Next Governor New Mexico

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Natalie Rogers

Four research scientists, all of whom have been part of New Mexico EPSCoR projects in the past, penned an open letter to the next governor of New Mexico. Laura Crossey, Dan Cadol, Sam Fernald, and Cliff Dahm wrote about the importance of higher education research for the NM Political Report. The letter was published before the 2018 Midterm Elections on November 2nd.

Hanson & Timlin Receive Grant for Bio-Based Research

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Natalie Rogers
Bioalgal Team co-lead David Hanson (UNM) and Team member Jerilyn Timlin (SNL) recently received a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) for a new initiative to advance fundamental bioenergy science. Their project, "Hyperspectral Light Sheet Raman Imaging of Leaf Metabolism," is lead by P.I. and UNM Physics professor Keith Lidke, and will build on research, infrastructure, and relationships established through the NM EPSCoR Energize New Mexico grant.
Sumant Avasarala Published in Environmental Science & Technology Natalie Rogers Tue, 10/24/2017 - 04:00
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Natalie Rogers
Energize New Mexico PhD student Sumant Avasarala recently had his research for the Uranium Transport & Site Remediation team published in Environmental Science and Technology, an academic journal from the American Chemical Society. Sumant is working for his PhD under Dr. José Cerrato and Dr. Ricardo Gonzáles-Pinzón. The article, "Reactive Transport of U and V from Abandoned Uranium Mine Wastes," focuses on research pertaining to how uranium (U) and vanadium (V) interacts with the environment around the abandoned Blue Gap/Tachee Claim uranium mine on the Navajo Nation.
Linnea Ista Featured on Craft Over Craft Video Natalie Rogers Sun, 04/30/2017 - 12:00
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Natalie Rogers
Bioalgal Energy team member and UNM faculty Linnea Ista was recently featured on Innovation Central ABQ's "Craft Over Craft," a video series that pairs Albuquerque experts with local beer. Linnea talks about her research into algae and its possibilities. View the video below!
Dave Hanson Awarded Grants with ARPA-E and NSF Natalie Rogers Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:14
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Natalie Rogers

Dr. David Hanson, Bioalgal Energy co-lead for Energize New Mexico recently received two grants that fund collaborative efforts in energy and biology. These two grants alone will bring $1.2 million over 3 years into Dave's lab specifically, and a total of $3 million into New Mexico. Both grants were facilitated by EPSCoR.

Externship Report: Katie Zemlick Natalie Rogers Tue, 12/20/2016 - 12:15
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Katie Zemlick
The Externship Program is a research exchange program that allows New Mexico graduate students (with an existing assistantship) to spend a semester or summer doing research at a partnering New Mexico university or research facility. This report is from University of New Mexico student Katie Zemlick about her time as an extern at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Bill Gates Announces $1 Billion Initiative for Clean Energy Projects Natalie Rogers Fri, 12/16/2016 - 04:22
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Natalie Rogers

If you are a research scientist or a graduate student, funding is probably often at the top of the list of your concerns. In the clean energy research sector, it's often difficult to find funding outside of government sources. But fear not! A new initiative promises to bring over $1 billion to clean energy projects. Microsoft Founder Bill Gates hopes to change that with his recently announced investor-led fund called Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV).

NM ISE Net Joins Forces with NM PED Natalie Rogers Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:23
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Selena Connealy

The New Mexico Informal Science Education Network (NM ISE Net) has joined forces with the New Mexico Public Education Department (NM PED) to support K-12 science teacher professional learning across the state. For the second year, NM ISE Net educators participated in a week-long facilitator training in preparation for summer teacher institutes in Albuquerque and Las Cruces.