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Congratulations to our Infrastructure Seed Awardees
We are excited to announce the 2021 Infrastructure Seed Award recipients and share the final report from 2020 award recipient Dr. Caitano da Silva.  Read on...
Graduate Students - Consider Cross-Enrollment
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Graduate students from UNM, NMT, and NMSU can take advantage of cross-enrollment. Here are a few Fall 2021 courses offered by NM SMART Grid Faculty: 
  • EE 490 Selected Topics: Electricity Markets, Fengyu Wang, NMSU
  • EE 534 Power Systems Relaying, Satish Ranade, NMSU 
  • EE540 Photovoltaic Devices and Systems, Olga Lavrora, NMSU
  • ME 461/561 Special Topics: Model Predictive Control, Claus Danielson, UNM
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arrowSave the Date: July 29-30 Distributed Energy Summit '21, hosted by SFCC. 

arrowDiversity & Inclusion Tip: The 2021 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering report by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics is out!
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Clean Energy Systems Analyst Externship (Graduate students)
Details: The Advanced Technology Cooperative (ATC) would like to hire a graduate student in engineering, law, economics, or related field, as an extern. Start date is negotiable, preferably available to start ASAP. More details can be found by following the 'More Info" button below.  Amount: $3,000. 

Best Consideration Deadline: ASAP   
Applications accepted until position is filled    
Out to Innovate Scholarships (Undergrad, Graduate, community college transfer students)
Goal: Intended for LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in STEM programs. The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ+ students in STEM careers. All have same application portal.
  • Graduate Scholarships: 1st place – $8K. 2nd place – $3K
  • Undergraduate Scholarships: 1st place – $8K. 2nd place – $3K
  • Community College Transfer Scholarships: $1.5K
  • Avangrid Scholarship: $5K
  • InPhi Scholarship: $5K

Deadline: June 5   
IEEE Power & Energy Society (Undergrads in engineering)
Goal: To provide scholarships and real world experience to undergraduates who are interested in power and energy engineering careers. Amount: $2,000.
Application Deadline: June 30   
Climate Change New Mexico (NM Undergrad & Grads)
Goal: To fund innovative and thoughtful proposals from students across the disciplines to research any aspect of climate change impacting New Mexico. Amount: $2,000.
Application Deadline: July 1   
NSF: Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC)
Goal: To significantly increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents receiving post-secondary degrees in the computing disciplines, and to encourage participation of other underrepresented groups in the discipline.
  • New Alliance Proposals - $750K per year for up to 3 years
  • Demonstration Projects - $300K for up to 2 years
Deadline: June 14  
NSF: Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS)
Goal: The goal of the RINGS program is to approach the design of NextG network systems from a different perspective by considering resilience as the primary consideration while aiming for superior performance. In this program NSF is partnering with OUSD R&E, the NIST, Apple, Ericsson, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia, Qualcomm, and VMware.
Amount: up to $1M and up to 3 years in duration.
Deadline: July 29   
NSF: Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) 
Goal: Catalyze breakthrough pre-competitive research by providing a structure for academic researchers to conduct fundamental, pre-competitive research of shared interest to industry and government organizations. Award Amount: Varies by Phase. Planning Grant: $20K. Phase I: $150K per year. Phase II: $100K per year. Phase II+:$150K per year. Phase III: $50K per year. Eligibility: Institutions of Higher Education. PI must be tenured faculty.
Preliminary Proposal (Required): September 8     
DoD: DEPSCoR - Research Collaboration
Goal: To create basic research collaborations between a pair of researchers and introduce potential applicants to the DoD’s unique research challenges and its supportive research ecosystem. Amount: $200K per year for three years.
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White Paper (required) Deadline: September 20    

CALENDAR DATE ICON| June 4 & 11 | Library Carpentry

NM STEM Training
The course is for people working in library- and information-related roles. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. Learn more & Register!

CALENDAR DATE ICON| June 4 | Responding to NSF Reviews

HSI HUB Webinar 
NSF HSI Program officers Erika Tatiana Camacho and Sonja Montas-Hunter will provide insights on responding to NSF reviews. Choose the "June 4" time option for this webinar. Register!

CALENDAR DATE ICON| June 7-11 | NSF Virtual Grants Conference 

NSF Conference 
Conference will give new faculty, researchers, and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF program officers will be providing up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and doing Q&A. Register!

CALENDAR DATE ICON| June 17 | Crafting the Research Question for a STEM Education Grant

HSI HUB Grantsman Workshop
Participants will use a variety of tools to assess capacity, evaluate STEM student success gapes, and identify a research question for a STEM education proposal. Must register by June 3. Learn more & Register!

CALENDAR DATE ICON| June 18 | Including Ethics in Research Experiences and Science Courses

HSI HUB Grantsman Workshop
This workshop will provide faculty with student-centered pedagogical approaches to incorporating ethics into science education. Must register by June 3. Register!

CALENDAR DATE ICON| June 23 | 2021 Virtual Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) Day

EPSCoR Virtual Webcast
The Virtual DEPSCoR Day will include overviews of the FOAs, various panel sessions and breakout sessions with Program Officers representing the topics in the Research Collaboration FOA. You must register by June 16! Register now.

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