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Five New Faculty Join the NM SMART Grid Center Team 

We would like to warmly welcome five new NM EPSCoR faculty hires to the project team this Fall. Included in this esteemed cohort are Dr. Yuting Yang and Dr. Claus Danielson at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Dr. Fengyu Wang and Dr. Hamed Nademi at New Mexico State University (NMSU), and Dr. Sihua Shao at New Mexico Institute for Mining and Technology (NMT).  
Entrepreneurship Certificate Training program launch on October 28th!

arrowHonoring Luke Spangenburg - We are heartbroken to share the news that Luke Spangenburg passed away earlier this month. Read more about it...

arrowGrant to Research Indigenous-based STEM Education Awarded to NM EPSCoR and UNM Researchers. Read more about it...

Diversity and Inclusion Tip - How can you interrupt bias in academic settings? The National Center for Women & Information Technology has created an exceptional slide deck (with talking points!) and a downloadable guide to help you navigate various scenarios effectively and successfully.  
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American Public Power Association DEED Technical Design Project Funding
Goal: Support students working on a technical project of interest to electric utilities, especially engineering students working on their senior design or a capstone project. Amount: $5K paid directly to the student & up to $3K in travel funds to share project results.
   Application Deadline: October 15    
Hertz Foundation Fellowship (college seniors, 1st yr grad students, or others who intend to get a PhD)
Goal: To provide financial and lifelong professional support for the nation's most promising graduate students in science and technology. Amount: Up to five years of funding, valued up to $250,000 
   Application Deadline: October 23    
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (MS and PhD students)
Goal: To provide three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. Women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors are strongly encouraged to apply.
 Application Deadlines: Late October     
DOE Office of SCGSR Accepting Applications (Graduate Students with plans to pursue PhD)
Goal: Support supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3-12 consecutive months. Amount: $3K living stipend while on-site and inbound/outbound transportation cost reimbursement of up to $2K.  
   Application Period: November 12    
VentureWell Faculty Grants 
Goal: To help fund and support faculty with innovative ideas to create new or transform existing courses and programs to help students develop novel, STEM-based inventions and gain the necessary entrepreneurial skills needed to bring these ideas to market. Amount: up to $30K.
Deadline: November 4    
Call for Proposals: NM EPSCoR Collaborative Innovation Working Groups 
Goal: To financially support collaborations (meetings, trainings, groups) that seek to promote research innovation and integration in smart grid-related ares. Any individual from an NM academic institution or national laboratory may submit a proposal. Direct involvement in a NM EPSCoR–funded project is NOT a prerequisite for submitting a proposal. Amount/Duration: Up to $7,500.
Full Proposal Deadline: November 16     
NSF: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions 
Goal: To enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education and to increase retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students pursuing degrees in STEM at HSIs. Amount/Duration: Track 1: Up to $400K for 2-year long projects. Track 2: up to $1M for 3-5-year long projects. Track 3: up to $3M for 5-year long projects. Track 3 deadline is February 10, 2021.
Track 1 & 2 Deadline: January 13, 2021     

| October 21 | Making Effective Academic Posters: The #BetterPoster Approach

NM EPSCoR Webinar
Featuring Mike Morrison, leader of the #betterposter movement. Learn proven UX design principles that scientists can use to make their academic posters effective AND informative. Register Now...

CALENDAR DATE ICON| October 23 | Responsible Conduct for Research (RCR) Training #1

NM SMART Grid Center Training
This training will cover Responsible Conduct for Research. It is a REQUIRED TRAINING for all NM SMART Grid Center funded students and Post-Docs. Register/Learn More...

| October 28 | Entrepreneurship and Innovation Resources in NM

NM EPSCoR Webinar 
Join us for the launch of the Certificate Training in Entrepreneurship and hear from UNM, NMSU and NMT representatives about the many programs available to students and faculty engaged in research. Register/Learn More...

| November 9 - 13 | Virtual New Mexico Research Symposium 

This collaboratively hosted annual research conference is free, open to the public, and geared towards undergraduate and graduate students from NM colleges and universities. Learn More...

| November 20 | Responsible Conduct for Research Training #2

NM SMART Grid Center Training
This training will cover Responsible Conduct for Research. It is a REQUIRED TRAINING for all NM SMART Grid Center funded students and Post-Docs. Register/Learn More...

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