Overview

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).
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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.

 

 

 

Opportunities 2021-2022

Apply for this program (Undergraduates Year-Long Research Opportunities) before Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

 

Research Area: Hybrid Resilient Energy Systems
The application process is now open for Bachelor's students. To apply click here (see Requirements and Application documents below).

Benefits

  • Participate in cutting-edge research.
  • Participate in technical and professional skills seminars.
  • Develop professional network.
  • Students will receive stipend for 11 weeks in Spring and 11 weeks in fall.

Requirements

  • Be a student in good standing.
  • GPA of at least 3.0/ 4.0.
  • Work under the direction and supervision of a faculty researcher.
  • Devote at least 15 hours per week to research activities as instructed by faculty researcher.
  • Prepare and submit a semester report.
  • Attend seminars as requested.
  • Present research results at various local technical meetings.
  • Be an U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

(Continued support is subjected to performance evaluations.)

 

Application

  1. Fill out the 1-page application form here.

  2. Copy of Officialized Enrollment.

  3. Copy of Unofficial Credit Transcript.
  4. 1 – page CV.
  5. 2 names and contact email of professor's references.
  6. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

 

Submit PDF files of these documents, via the web application
Documents and application must be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

 

Submit any questions to Mrs. Gloribel Rivera at: glrivera@uagm.edu or Mrs. Darlene Muñoz at: damunoz@uagm.edu.

 

 

Apply for this program (Graduates Year-Long Research Opportunities) before Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

 

Research Area: Hybrid Resilient Energy Systems
The application process is now open for MS and PhD students. To apply click here (see Requirements and Application documents below).

Benefits

  • Participate in cutting-edge research.
  • Participate in technical and professional skills seminars.
  • Develop professional network.
  • Graduates students will receive a monthly stipend for 10 months.

Requirements

  • Be a student in good standing. GPA of at least 3.25/4.0.
  • Register no more than 9 credit per semester. Register in the GSTP 700 course.
  • Work under the direction and supervision of a faculty researcher.
  • Devote at least 20 hours per week to research activities as instructed by faculty researcher.
  • Mentor undergraduate student researchers.
  • Prepare and submit a semester report.
  • Attend seminars as requested.
  • Present research results at various local technical meetings.
  • Be an U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

(Continued support is subjected to performance evaluations.)

 

Application

  1. Fill out the 1-page application form here.

  2. Copy of Officialized Enrollment.
  3. Copy of Unofficial Credit Transcript.
  4. 1 – page CV.
  5. 2 names and contact email of professor's references.
  6. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

 

Submit PDF files of these documents, via the web application
Documents and application must be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

 

Submit any questions to Mrs. Gloribel Rivera at: glrivera@uagm.edu or Mrs. Darlene Muñoz at: damunoz@uagm.edu.

 

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