NM EPSCoR SMART Grid Center Webinar Series

This series is for all project team members and will provide a forum to present research results, increase interdisciplinary and cross-cutting collaborations, and learn more about outside projects related to microgrids, commercialization, and other topics of interest to our project.

Webinar Series Facts

  • Webinars will occur monthly from Noon–1PM MT on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
  • Webinars can be accessed via Zoom.
  • Webinars will be recorded and posted on this website afterward.

Please contact us to suggest topics or speakers.



Past Webinars

Claus Danielson March 2021 Webinar Event

Exploiting Symmetry in Large-Scale Optimization and Control

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 24, 2021/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: Dr. Claus Danielson, Assistant Professor, UNM Department of Mechanical Engineering

This talk will present theoretical and algorithmic results on exploiting symmetry to reduce the computational complexity large-scale control and optimization problems. First, we will show how symmetry can be used to reduce the memory complexity of explicit solutions of optimization problems. Second, we will show how symmetry… Read More

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GitHub Training Webinar, NM SMART Grid Center Webinar Series, 2021

Github Training Webinar

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 27, 2021/ 12:00PM - 1:30PM MST

Presenters: Karl Benedict, University of New Mexico, Jonathan Wheeler, University of New Mexico

An increasing number of researchers and research teams are using distributed version control systems like Git to enable efficient collaboration around and sharing of analytic code, software tools, and documentation. Whether you are developing analysis code, developing a manuscript in LaTeX, building a web interface for your… Read More

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    OPAL-RT Bootcamp

    Date/Time: Friday, December 18, 2020/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MST

    Presenters: Olga Lavrova, New Mexico State University, Hamed Nademi, New Mexico State University, Fengyu Wang, New Mexico State University

    This training will provide an introduction to MATLAB, Simulink toolbox, and Real-time simulation using OPAL-RT Simulator. One week prior to the training students will receive a list of required pre-coursework which instructors will build upon in the December 18th webinar.

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    Entrepreneurship and Innovation Resources in New Mexico

    Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2020/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

    Presenters: Robert G. DelCampo, Ph.D., Executive Director, Innovation Academy and Rutledge Professor of Management, Anderson School of Management, Kathryn Renner Hansen, Director, Arrowhead Center

    In this webinar, NM EPSCoR will announce the launch of its Certificate Training in Entrepreneurship in partnership with the University of New Mexico (UNM) Rainforest Innovations and Innovation… Read More

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    Mike Morrison

    Making Effective Academic Posters: the #BetterPoster Approach

    Date/Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2020/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

    Presenter: Mike Morrison, Creator of the #betterposter movement

    Scientific posters haven't changed in 30 years, which should be alarming to you (nothing in science should be stagnant). And evidence suggests they are incredibly ineffective. In this talk, you will learn the evidence-based design principles that science has discovered in the last 30 years (since the birth of the Internet)… Read More

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    Seth Blumsack, Professor, Penn State University

    Carrots, Sticks and Other "Smart" Tricks in Making Energy Consumption Smarter

    Date/Time: Wednesday, September 23, 2020/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

    Presenter: Seth Blumsack, Professor, Penn State University

    Capturing human behavior in engineering models is challenging, in part because humans themselves are challenging. This talk will discuss a series of pilot experiments run with utilities in Vermont, the goals of which were to understand how investments in a smarter grid—primarily advanced metering and distribution systems—… Read More

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    Science Communication: Developing Your Elevator Pitch Webinar

    Date/Time: Wednesday, August 26, 2020/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

    Presenter: Allison Brody, Director of Education, ¡Explora!

    Abstract: Effective communication is organized, relevant, and engaging. The elevator pitch is your first interaction with a colleague, funder, journalist, etc. The key to a good elevator pitch is to develop a good story and convey it effectively. These exercises are designed to help participants tell a… Read More

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    New Mexico’s Climate Strategy and Electricity Sector Implications

    Date/Time: Wednesday, July 22, 2020/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

    Presenters: Laura Tabor and Jacqueline Waite, NM Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD)

    Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued Executive Order 2019-003 on climate change in January 2019. This order established the New Mexico Interagency Climate Change Task Force and included several policy directives for state agencies to implement. This presentation will give an overview of the 2019 New Mexico Climate Strategy… Read More

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    Siemens DEOP – Distributed Energy Optimization Webinar

    Siemens DEOP – Distributed Energy Optimization Webinar

    Date/Time: Wednesday, June 24, 2020/ 9:00AM - 10:00AM MDT

    Presenters: Bill Kipnis, Philipp Dolch, Marcello Pomponi, and Paul Bennison, Siemens

    An overview of the development of smart read microgrids from around the world.

    Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for… Read More

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    Christine Pfung - May Webinar Presenter

    Optimizing Mentorship for your Research Teams

    Date/Time: Wednesday, May 27, 2020/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

    Presenter: Christine Pfund, Senior Scientist, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    This webinar will feature a presentation by Christine Pfund, PhD, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who studies the science of mentoring in STEMM(science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine). In this webinar, Dr. Pfund will present the current landscape of mentoring in science, summarize the recent… Read More

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