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:
Hey, New Mexico students! Don’t have time to go looking for summer internships? No problem, we’ve done it for you.   Undergraduates STEM Advancement Program (STEMAP) by NM SMART Grid Center Who: Undergraduates students from New Mexico regional universities, community colleges and tribal colleges. Students from UNM, NMT, and NMSU main campus are not eligible.
  Check out the event photo highlight reel on our Youtube channel by clicking here.
NM EPSCoR works to support the next generation of STEM professionals in New Mexico. In the current award, the NM SMART Grid Center, we are pairing project students with New Mexico organizations through our Externship program.