Event Category: Workforce Development

NM EPSCoR Faculty Kudos Brittney Van D…
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.

NM SMART Grid Center Year 5 Highlights

Brittney Van Der Werff

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...


Amon Haruta, Explora 

CISE Career Proposal Writing Workshop

The NSF CISE CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop is a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate. The purpose of the workshop is to provide guidance and support to early-career faculty members who are planning to apply for the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award.

2023 New Mexico Federal Business Opportunities Forum

Register today for the 2023 ETEBA New Mexico Federal Business Opportunities Forum. The forum will be hosted in beautiful Santa Fe, NM on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort. The program will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the latest upcoming federal opportunities and projects in the New Mexico region and beyond, interact with leadership, and will provide ample opportunity to network with potential business partners.


Are you a graduate student curious about a career at a federal agency?

Join us to meet agency ecologists from around the nation and learn about their career paths, backgrounds, job responsibilities, benefits and challenges, and ‘a day in their life.’

Bring your questions and join a lively discussion.

Virtual Career Fair for New Graduates

Are you a recent graduate looking to start a career in the federal government? Learn about joining the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) through the Pathways Program and become a Clean Energy Champion. This program helps individuals who have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program within the past two years launch their federal careers.

Explora Opens XStudio Teen Center

Brittney Van Der Werff

On February 11th, Explora opened X Studio, a teen center in Albuquerque that is sure to be a hit with youth. The new 8,000-square-foot facility features an exhibit co-developed with the NM SMART Grid Center that focuses on energy generation and distribution while showcasing grid resilience careers for teens to consider as they continue on to college or trades school. As with the other exhibits featured in the STEM in the Burque exhibition space, one goal of the NM SMART Grid exhibit is to inspire teens to pursue careers in STEM fields.

Department of Energy SBIR Proposal Requirements

The Department of Energy (DOE) releases topics through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to provide non-dilutive funding for new entrepreneurs.

The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) have released several topics during this topic release to address energy needs in the solar and water power sectors.

This virtual webinar will cover: