SFCC is among the recipients of a $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant for the New Mexico SMART Grid Center, an integrated research and education program that will support development of a modern electric grid.
SFCC will be a key partner in a statewide research collaboration among higher education institutions and industry.
Congratulations to the SFCC team! Dean Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D., is the principal investigator. The stellar STEM team includes: Luke Spangenburg, Director of Biofuels, Center of Excellence, Training Center Corporation and Innovation Center Director; Stephen Gomez, Ph.D, Full-time Faculty, Science and Sustainability and Ondine Frauenglass, lab technician, Biofuels Center of Excellence.
SFCC will receive $597,402 in federal funds over a five year period.
“SFCC is the only and prime community college to serve on this project. Our infrastructure, talented and visionary faculty, and selective partnerships align with SFCC to address the workforce needs as they develop in the research,” Bustamante said.
“As a partner with the Microgrid Systems Laboratory, we are networked to provide meaningful deployment of cutting edge microgrid systems and technologies to industry and the academic entities who need it.”
See more info on the statewide SMART grid.
Read more about the statewide EPSCoR grant.