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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...   INSPIRING A SMARTER FUTURE  Amon Haruta, Explora 
  Access to safe and affordable energy matters to all New Mexicans. It impacts our economic well-being, health, and the health of our state into future generations. Several Community Conversations will be taking place across regions throughout NM from April through July. Following the regional conversations a statewide Town Hall will be held August 8th and 9th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Interested parties can find the most up-to-date information at www.NMenergyequity.org
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New Mexico EPSCoR and NM-INBRE (New Mexico Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) just got back from the 2023 EPSCoR/IDeA Coalition and Foundation Annual Meeting in DC, where they networked, spoke to elected representatives, and got more steps in two days than most people do in a month! 
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.
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: