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Summer Student Opportunities Round-Up

Hey, students! We know it is snowing outside, but now is the time to start thinking about summer. Do you already have a paid internship lined up? If not, don’t worry – we’ve put together a gaggle of opportunities to help you out.

January Diversity "How Tos" 

We continue to delve into the All Hands Meeting brainstorming results and here are a few of our NM SMART Grid Center team members’ winning ideas on 'how-to' recruit more diverse students. Continue reading about how to foster diversity and inclusion... 
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Who Has Been Around the Longest?

The Answer May Surprise You...

The distinction goes to Dr. Juchao Yan, who began his journey with NM EPSCoR in 2001 while working as a postdoctoral fellow and research assistant professor for the University of New Mexico (UNM) Chemical & Nuclear Engineering department. Read on about Dr. Yan's NM EPSCoR impacts...

NM SMART Grid Center STEM Advancement Program (STEMAP) (Undergraduates)
STEMAP 8-week internships take place over the summer, and students from New Mexico regional universities, community colleges, and tribal colleges have the opportunity to participate in NM SMART Grid Center research and training activities. Benefits: $4,000 stipend, campus housing (family housing may be available), meal allowance, and 3 credits of independent study from NMSU.
   Application Deadline: Feb 21     
NM SMART Grid Center Externships (MS and PhD students currently supported by NM EPSCoR)
Externships are funding opportunities for graduate students 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.
   Summer 2020 Best Consideration Date: April 15     
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships (Sophomores and above)
The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those who identify as a female/woman and are studying community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.
     Application Period: Dec 1 - Feb 14     
Call for Proposals: Collaborative Innovation Working Groups (C-IWGs)
Small awards (<$7,500) to support working groups in SMART grid research innovation and training/learning activities. C-IWG awards generally support groups of 8 to 12 individuals working together for two to three days to integrate disciplines, institutions, models, testbeds, and/or approaches to modernizing the electricity grid. 
Participation in current NM EPSCoR–funded project is not required
Full Proposal Deadline: March 20     
Call for Proposals: Infrastructure Seed Award
Goal: To support transformative research and capacity building in emerging smart grid areas (e.g., computer science, electrical and computer engineering, cyberinfrastructure, and workforce development). The $50,000 awards can be used to purchase research and teaching equipment and to pay for student researcher salaries, research supplies, and student conference travel. **Faculty members at any public two- or four-year New Mexico institution of higher education are eligible to apply.**
Participation in current NM EPSCoR–funded project is not required
          Full Proposal Deadline: March 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. Award Amount: Up to $300,000 total for up to 2 years.                           
Full Proposal Deadline: March 10     
NSF: Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
Provides funds for scholarships to encourage and enable low-income academically talented students earn a degree in S-STEM eligible disciplines. 
Full Proposal Deadline: March 25     

| February 10 | Informational Webinar for Seed Awards and C-IWGs

NM EPSCoR and NM SMART Grid Center Webinar
NM EPSCoR is currently soliciting proposals for Infrastructure Seed Awards and Collaboration Innovation Working Groups (C-IWGs). Find out more about these opportunities and participate in a Q&A about the request for proposals. Noon - 12:30 pm. Learn more on our webinar page. 

| February 26 | High Performance Computing & Data Management Resources Webinar

NM EPSCoR & NM SMART Grid Center Webinar
Diana Dugas, NMSU CyberInfrastructure Architect and Karl Benedict, Director of Research Data Services/ Director of IT at UNM discuss available resources. Learn more on our webinar page. 

| March 6-7 | Data Carpentry @ New Mexico Highlands University

A workshop devoted to developing fundamental data skills for researchers who have little to no prior computational experience.  The workshop is open to all--graduate students, researchers, and members of the community. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary. Learn more...

| March 31 | NM SMART Grid Center All Hands Meeting

All NM SMART Grid Center team members and students are required to attend. Registration opens February 14, 2020. Learn more...

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