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Reflecting on STEMAP 2020

Like most things, our annual summer undergraduate research program, STEM Advancement Program (STEMAP), shifted from in-person to virtual this summer due to COVID-19. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Dr. Laura Boucheron, Dr. Selena Connealy, Sara Patricolo, and Sara Pichette, students from across New Mexico participated in the re-envisioned program gaining the valuable research experience and professional skillsets necessary for a successful career in STEM. Read more...

Sustainability: What is it and are we there yet? paper plane

Project Director William Michener unpacks the meaning of sustainability as it applies to the current NM EPSCoR Track 1 project. Read more... 
Diversity and Inclusion Tip - Do you have racial anxiety? What does that even mean? Learn what it is, why it matters, and what can be done about it in this 90-second read...   
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American Association of University Women Fellowships (Women)
*All of the AAUW opportunities below allow funds to be used for dependent child care*
Dissertation Fellowships -  $20K
Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships - $30K
Short-Term Research Publications Grants - $6K 
Selected Professions Fellowships - $5K - $18K
Publication Grants in Engineering, Medicine and Science - $10K - $35K
Deadline: Varies     
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.
   10/20 -
Computer & Info Science & Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Edu & Learning
   10/21 - Engineering
   10/22 - Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy
 Application Deadlines: October     
Facebook Fellowship (Full-time PhD students)
Goal: Encourage and support doctoral students engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering. Amount: Tuition and fees paid for the academic year (up to 2 years/4 semesters) AND a $42K annual stipend. 
 Application Deadline: October 1     
GEM Fellowships (UNM & NMSU MS & PhD)
Goal: Increase the number of underrepresented minorities in science & engineering programs. Amount: PhD: At least $16,000 per year. MS: At least $16,000 over the length of graduate program.
   Application Period: July 1 - November 13     
NSF: Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science 
Goal: To support active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 STEM teachers, full-time community college faculty, university faculty and students, and industry partners through participation in summer research experiences with engineering and computer science faculty researchers. Amount/Duration: The maximum total request for a Site is $600,000 for a duration of up to three years.  
Full Proposal Deadline: September 30     
FY20 DEPSCoR Funding Announcement (FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2020-0004)
Goal: To create basic research collaborations between a pair of researchers.
   9/14/20 - AcuaTrak registration deadline
   2/15/21 - Full proposal due (by invitation only)
White Paper Deadline: September 21     
Constellation [Exelon Energy Company] E2 Energy to Educate Grant 
Goal: To support projects designed to enhance students’ understanding of science and technology, and inspire them to think differently about energy. Projects must related to smart homes, electrification, or clean energy & zero waste. Max award for universities is up to $50K *Applications are limited to one per institution, therefore applicants must consult with their university/insitution before submitting an application*
Proposal Deadline: October 1     

| September 10-11 | SFCC Distributed Energy Systems Workforce Summit 

SFCC & NM SMART Grid Center Summit
Hosted by Santa Fe Community College (SFCC). This online workshop will focus on emerging workforce education, training, and job opportunities in Distributed Energy Systems. Register or View Summit Agenda and Speaker Bios

| September 18-26 | New Mexico Science Fiesta

The NM Science Fiesta is a virtual week-long celebration of science for kids, teens, and adults. Take a virtual road trip through New Mexico and explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math and the roles they play in shaping our culture and the future of New Mexico. Learn more...

| September 9 | How to Network Virtually 

Innovation Webinar
UNM Rainforest Innovations and the Innovation Academy address how to be effective while networking virtually. Webinar is free and open to the public. Learn more...

| September 10 | NSF CISE CRII Program Webinar 

NSF Program Webinar
Program directors from the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will host a 90 minute webinar to provide information about the CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) and answer questions. Learn More...

| September 17 | I-Corps Mentor Panel 

Innovation Webinar
Hear from the mentors of the UNM NSF I-Corps Program, an entrepreneurial training program to explore the transition of a technology to the marketplace. Webinar is free and open to the public. Learn more...

| September 23 | Carrots, Sticks and Other "Smart" Tricks in Making Energy Consumption Smarter

NM EPSCoR NM SMART Grid Center Webinar
Penn State Professor and NM EPSCoR External Advisory Board member Seth Blumsack presents on consumer response modeling specifically related to the electricity sector. Learn more...

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