The goal of the Consortium of Hybrid Resilient Energy Systems (CHRES) is to increase workforce pipeline of graduates ready to pursue a career in DOE and other STEM related fields. CHRES directly supports DOE’s goal of building a sustainable professional and academic pipeline of next the next generation of engineers and scientist from the Hispanic community, ready to take on the challenges of current and future energy systems.  CHRES efforts are to provide a year-round and summer research, internships, and co-ops for undergraduate and graduate students.  



About Us

The consortium participants are Universidad Ana G Méndez-Gurabo (lead), Universidad de Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, University of Texas-El Paso, University of New Mexico- Albuquerque, Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).  


Project Objectives

  • Provide research and educational experiences to minority students  by  continuing  and improving  the  consortium  programs.
  • Increase  interaction between partners and between partners and national laboratories.
  • Encourage minority students to excel in science, technology, engineering and math by providing them with practical experience and training through project capacity building and learning experience.
  • Enlarge scientific, technical knowledge and resource base in the topics of resilient energy (engineering).

Program Outcomes: 

  • Increase the number of students that perform research at all levels of participating institutions by 5% in a five-year period.
  • Increase the research products (paper, presentations) of minority students from partners by 5% in a five-year period).
  • Develop online courses related to field.
  • Increase the number of students participating in internships/direct hires at the National Laboratories by 10% in a five-year period.
  • Increase the number of faculty members that work in/with the National Laboratories by 10% in a five-year period.
  • Increase the number of technical visits from the National Laboratories to partner academic institutions by 10% in a five-year period.
  • Increase the number of MSI students obtain practical experiences in engineering topics by 5%in a five-year period.
  • Increase number of students hired into engineering careers related to NNSA/DOE by 5% in a five-year period.  
  • Impact and secondary schools’ student to create interest in STEM fields.
  • Implement strategies that will increase enthusiasm of potential students into STEM fields.
  • Increase the number of extracurricular and innovative activities focused on resilient energy systems topics, such as summer internships, summer camps, tours and energy day to attract and retain students.
  • Offer research and work opportunities related to STEM field that will benefit current students by continuing to motivate them on completing their academic path.
  • Arrange outreach and networking strategies directed to attract new students.
  • Provide career placement opportunities for students.
  • Provide opportunities for students to work at National Laboratories and partnering institutions.




Research Opportunity 2020 to 2021

Apply on or before Thursday, December 31, 2020


For Undergraduate and Graduate Students from the Department of Engineering or the Academic Division of Sciences and Technology:

You will have the opportunity of research work with a professor.


Among the benefits you will be able to:

  • Participate in cutting-edge research
  • Participate in technical and professional skills seminars
  • Develop a professional network
  • Receive a monthly stipend


Students are required to:

  • Be a student in good standing
  • GPA of at least 3.0 / 4.0 (undergrad) or 3.25 / 4.0 (graduates)
  • Work under the direction and supervision of a faculty researcher
  • Devote at least 10 (undegrads) or 30 (graduates) hours per week to research activities as instructed by the faculty researcher
  • Prepare and submit a semester report
  • Attend seminars as requested
  • Present monthly research progress
  • Other activities as required by the program according to your award letter


To apply complete the following steps:

  1. 1. Fill out the application form below
  2. 2. One-page English essay answering the following questions; Why you want to do research? What do you expect to gain out of the experience? and How the experience will help you attain your future academic and career plans?
  3. 3. Upload a copy of your officialized enrollment
  4. 4. Upload a copy of your unofficial transcripts
  5. 5. Upload a one-page CV
  6. 6. Upload a one recomendation letter


Submit any questions to Mrs. Darlene Muñoz at: damunoz@uagm.edu.


Documents must be submitted before midnight on Thursday, December 31, 2020. For submit your data and documents click here.


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