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How Meeko Oishi is Making the World a Better Place

NM SMART Grid Center Architecture Team member and UNM Associate Professor, Meeko Oishi, recently received a $5.5 million NSF award focused on making autonomous systems more responsive to humans. Entitled “Cognitive Autonomy for Human CPS: Turning Novices into Experts,” the award began October 1st and has significant implications for future technological systems. Read more about her work and how it supports smart grid technology...

NM SMART Grid Center Externship Report Out

Modeling and simulation tools are essential for researchers as they seek ways to integrate variable renewable sources of energy, like wind, into the electricity grid. Recently, NM SMART Grid Center graduate student, P. Christopher Scott, spent time as an extern at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to learn about power system simulation. Read more about Christopher Scott's externship...
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DOE Office of SCGSR Accepting Applications (Graduate Students with plans to pursue PhD)

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications. Applicants must be pursuing a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or select areas of environmental sciences.  
Application Deadline: Nov 14     

Graduate Leaders in Socio-Environmental Synthesis Workshop (MS and PhD students)

Open to students from social, natural, and computational sciences, this workshop aims to send students back to their home institutions with: (1) an improved understanding of S-E synthesis and how to adapt this interdisciplinary approach to their own topics of interest; (2) enhanced leadership capacities; and (3) expanded abilities to work in dynamic, interdisciplinary research endeavors. The workshop will be held in Annapolis, Maryland on January 15-17, 2020.
There is no cost to attend this workshop, but space is limited!
     Application Deadline: Nov 15     

National Academies Ford Foundation Fellowship Program (Predoc, Dissertation, & Postdoc)

Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs. This program seeks to increase diversity in the nation's college and university faculty. Eligibility: (1) U.S. citizens/nationals/residents/DACA status, (2) superior academic performance, (3) commitment to a career in teaching/research at a college or university.

 Deadline: Dec 10 & 17    

NM SMART Grid Center Externships (NM SMART Grid Center students)

Externships are funding opportunities for graduate students currently supported by NM EPSCoR to spend a semester at a national lab, industry or research facility, government agency, or higher education institution other than the student's host institution. Activities during this exchange may include conducting research or taking courses at the host institution, or participating in training. Each Externship will be funded up to $3,000. 
     Application Deadline: Nov 15     

Team Science Leadership Training - Associate or Full Professor

This is a free, three-day intensive, residential program designed to help train the next generation of research center leaders. The training will provide tools for participants to plan and manage large, interdisciplinary projects. Topics covered include building and leading diverse and productive teams, project management skills, strategic planning, and communications. Workshop Dates: January 8-10,2020

Best Consideration Date: Oct 25     

Early Career Leadership Workshop - Early Career Faculty and Post-Docs

This is a free, three-day, intensive, residential program designed to enhance the professional skills of early-career faculty and post-doctoral scholars in STEM disciplines.  The interactive workshop will train attendees in meeting facilitation and leadership, proposal writing, incorporating broader impacts into research, communicating science to the media, effective teaching in higher education, data management, and mentoring students. Workshop Dates: January, 5-7, 2020

Best Consideration Date: Nov 15     

Air Force Office of Scientific Research Summer Faculty Fellowship Program

The program offers hands-on exposure to faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities to perform high-quality and meaningful research at Air Force locations during the summer months (May through September) for an 8- to 12-week period. Fellows are highly encouraged to bring a graduate student along for the research period.

Deadline: Nov 29     

NSF EPSCoR Track 2 - Solicitation Posted 

Goal: Facilitate collaborations and catalyze engagement in NSF priorities among EPSCoR jurisdictions
Requirements: Project must involve investigators from two or more EPSCoR jurisdictions; one submission per institution
Theme for proposals: "Harnessing the Data Revolution to solve problems of national importance"
Funding level: Up to $1.5M/year for up to 4 years (split among partner jurisdictions)
Letter of Intent Due: December 20, 2019    Proposal Due: January 24, 2020

Letter of Intent Deadline: Dec 20    

NSF EPSCoR Track 4: Research Fellows

Goal: To build a foundation for research collaboration; Provides fellowships for non-tenured faculty in EPSCoR states to have extended research visits to premier private, governmental, or academic institutions in the U.S.
Requirements: Limited to three submissions per institution
Funding level: Up to $300,000 total for up to 2 years                           *New Mexico qualifies for 2020 submissions*

Full Proposal Deadline: March 10, 2020     

| October 25 | Networked & Nested Grid-Tied Microgrids Webinar

NM EPSCoR & NM SMART Grid Center Event
Gary Oppedahl from Emera Technologies will speak about demonstration DC microgrid projects in Albuquerque, the benefits of DC microgrid architecture, future plans for deployment, and possible collaboration opportunities. For more information visit the NM EPSCoR webinar page

| November 1 | NM SMART Grid Center Student Training Day

Training for NM EPSCoR-funded students and post-docs in Responsible Conduct for Research (RCR),  data management, and accessing high performance computing resources. Contact Anne Jakle for last-minute registration requests and visit the training page for more details.

| November 2 | NMAS Research Symposium

This collaboratively hosted annual research conference features oral presentations, a poster competition, and a keynote address. The conference is free, open to the public, and geared to undergraduate and graduate students from NM colleges and universities. More info on the event page
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Hey, have you heard about the
International Conference on Engineering Synthetic Cells and Organelles

A Call for Abstracts is now open for the MAY 11-14, 2020 international conference in Santa Fe, NM. Abstracts must be submitted by December 1st! Learn more about it on the conference website.
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