Program will also provide underrepresented students with experience in cyber-physical systems (CPS)

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of New Mexico (UNM) $3,254,834 for their Cognitive Autonomy for Human CPS: Turning Novices into Experts program. This program will help develop improvements that will make autonomous technology more adaptable to real-life behavior while also preparing underrepresented students for future professional and academic opportunities in the field of CPS.

“This grant awarded to the University of New Mexico will help its exceptional researchers continue to advance this cutting-edge technology, while also providing new opportunities to underrepresented students,” Udall said. “Every day, New Mexicans are increasingly interacting with autonomous technology – when we drive our cars or even when we receive a delivery. It is in the best interest of all New Mexicans that we continue to research the most efficient, most transparent, and safest versions of this new technology.”

"Emerging developments like autonomous technologies--and the opportunities and challenges they bring--are becoming seemingly inevitable. Supporting extraordinary research and development programs keep these advancements on a responsible path." said Heinrich. "New Mexico has long been a trailblazer for groundbreaking technologies. I’m proud to support this major federal investment to help UNM not only develop good quality data, but to also ensure underrepresented New Mexico students are part of this diverse future generation of innovators.”

“New Mexico’s universities are at the forefront of innovation. This grant, awarded to the University of New Mexico, will ensure our state’s researchers and students will continue to have the resources to advance autonomous technology. I am proud to see new opportunities created for underrepresented students and our state’s institutes of higher education succeed,” said Luján.

“All New Mexicans should have access to the tools they need to succeed in the future, but too often our students fall into the digital divide. This funding from the National Science Foundation can help bridge the digital divide while investing in UNM’s technology research,” said Haaland. 

“Whether it’s infrastructure, transportation, or agriculture, autonomous technology already solves practical problems in New Mexico,” said Torres Small. “This latest investment will help UNM develop safer and more responsive technology, while also opening the door for underrepresented students to gain experience in a high-demand field,” said Torres Small.

More information about UNM’s Cognitive Autonomy for Human CPS: Turning Novices into Experts program can be found HERE.

The grant will also help to expand project participation of underrepresented communities through a culturally responsive undergraduate summer research program. This program will provide insights about learning environments that support participation and retention. All research and educational material generated by the project are being made available to the public through the project webpage.

Click to search the Beat Click to search the Beat

Get Updates Three Times a Week

Welcome to the Update! You will receive emails 3 times a week with links to recently posted articles.

captcha 

You can unsubscribe anytime. We never share or rent your email to anyone.

Submitting to the Beat

Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at https://www.grantcountybeat.com/about/submissions. They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as for the editor.

Advertising: Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ads on the Beat.

Classifieds: We have changed Classifieds to a cheaper and shorter option. Check periodically to see if any new ones have popped up. The former software failed us, so it's just a category now, with prices posted. Send your information to editor@grantcountybeat.com and we will post it as soon as we can. Instructions and prices are on the page.

Editor's Notes

Please Note in Classifieds a dog looking for a home. And now a well-loved cat is looking for a home.

Here for YOU: Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News. Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com

Feel free to notify editor@grantcountybeat.com if you notice any technical problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.  The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!  

Compliance: Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised. 

Content on the Beat

WARNING: All articles and photos with a byline or photo credit are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.

Disclaimer: If you find errors in articles not written by the Beat team but sent to us from other content providers, please contact the writer, not the Beat. For example, obituaries are always provided by the funeral home or a family member. We can fix errors, but please give details on where the error is so we can find it. News releases from government and non-profit entities are posted generally without change, except for legal notices, which incur a small charge.

NOTE: If an article does not have a byline, it was written by someone not affiliated with the Beat and then sent to the Beat for posting.

Images: We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. 

New Columnists: The Beat continues to bring you new columnists. And check out the old faithfuls who continue to provide content.

  • The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues.

Newsletter: If you opt in to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option at the top of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.

Go to Top