Funded Projects

Funded Projects

Examples of NMC Collaboration Grant Funded Projects

Below are examples of some of the many collaboration projects funded by the NMC through our NMC Collaboration Grant. The NMC offers support to collaborators and to our partner universities, UNM, NM Tech, and NMSU. This grant money is used to bolster science research projects and collaborations in the state of New Mexico. Some recently funded projects include:

Financial assistance towards the 2nd Annual Alzheimer’s Research Workshop in New Mexico.

This included assistance towards creation of a website, invited speaker travel reimbursements, and food and beverage.

2019 Summer Physics Camp for Young Women in Northern New Mexico.

This camp encourages young women to consider STEM careers. The NMC helps support this amazing local summer camp by assistance with food and teacher stipends.

The NMC supported travel to discuss arrangements for the upcoming REACT workshop.

Beneficiaries met with ASU researchers in the area of advanced manufacturing and energy-water nexus to promote collaboration with NMSU and REACT partners.

Support for the collaborative project “Towards a Web-Centric Approach for Capturing the Scholarly Record” with Old Dominion University funded by the Mellon Foundation.

The NMC supported project management activities such as budget preparation for continuation and renewal grants, tracking personnel working on the project from LANL and NMC, monthly financial record keeping, annual tracking of publications and disclosures of invention, and monitoring software testing issues as needed.

The NMC awarded travel support for Computational Data Science Approaches for Materials 2019 Conference and Poster Session.

This workshop invites people from both the academic and programmatic research with expertise in machine learning and data science methods to solve materials-related problems. This workshop will provide a unique environment for capability reviews of various teams nationwide, and also initiate effective and realistic collaborations between them. The NMC gave travel support for 13 students from New Mexico Universities including University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology to come to Los Alamos National Laboratory to attend the 3 day Computation Data Science Approaches for Materials 2019 Conference and to present at the conference poster session.

Support for staff and students working on the project: Smart Management of Infrastructure Using Human-infrastructure Interfaces.

A university professor and and team, in coordination with a collaborator at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), are studying the structural health monitoring and augmenting railroad bridge inspectors’ ability to collect valuable information in the field using Hololens and other augmented reality approaches. This team will work in very close collaboration with collaborators CN railways, other infrastructure collaborators at Los Alamos County, and the New Mexico DOT, and will also lead the broader impact aspect of this project.

Student travel to present at a conference.

One of our university professor’s graduate students  presented a poster at the New Mexico Academy of Science 6th annual meeting sponsored by NM EPSCoR on October 29th at Sheraton Airport, Albuquerque. The NMC grant payed for the student’s round trip mileage from Las Cruces to Albuquerque.

Nonlinear dimensional reduction project funds graduate student salary, tuition and travel.

The NMC supports the project: Nonlinear dimensional reduction and video measurement characterization of dynamical systems. The NMC’s grant money supports this student for 7 months paying their tuition, salary, and travel.

Sizing process and investigations on the integration of space fixed wing drones to rovers in Mars environment.

The NMC supports this graduate student project investigating the physical and atmospheric features of the Mars environment in order to design optimal space drones. The NMC’s grant money supports this student for 8 months paying for their tuition, salary and travel.

Travel between UNM & NMC for collaboration.

Travel for a UNM professor to come to the NMC on regular visits from 2018 to 2019 to work on a joint project in Physics.