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DEADLINE APPROACHING: Energy-Water Desalination Hub Concept Papers Due – February 7

DOE recently announced approximately $100 million in funding to establish an Energy-Water Desalination Hub (“Hub”) to address water security issues in the United States. The Hub will focus on research and development, modeling, and analysis of desalination solutions for treatment of non-traditional water sources for multiple end use applications.

Concept papers are due on February 7, 2019. View the solicitation and submission instructions here.

SAVE THE DATE: AMO’s PowerAmerica 2019 Annual Meeting – February 12-14

Attend the PowerAmerica 2019 Annual Meeting to be held on the campus of N.C. State University from February 12-14, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event will kick off with a tutorial featuring SiC, GaN and related topics, followed by two days of technical talks, and ample opportunity for networking.

For more information and to register, contact PowerAmerica Membership and Industry Relations Manager Jim LeMunyon at

SAVE THE DATE: CESMII Annual Member Meeting – February 27-28

Save the date for the CESMII Annual Member Meeting on February 27-28, 2019 at Carnesale Commons on the UCLA campus. Learn more about Smart Manufacturing and its impact on the digital transformation within manufacturing.

Check out CESMII’s website for more details.

Catch Up on the Latest from AMO’s Industrial Assessment Centers

The Industrial Assessment Centers newsletter highlights the latest program milestones and updates. In the winter edition, learn more about the 2018 IAC Center of the Year and a new Women for Energy Efficiency network that encourages female leadership in the industry.

Download the 2018 IAC winter newsletter.

Catch up on previous editions here.

DOE Announces Early Career Research Program for 2019

DOE is accepting proposals for the DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program to support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. To be eligible for the competition, a researcher must be an untenured, tenure-track assistant or associate professor at a U.S. academic institution or a full-time employee at a DOE national laboratory. Pre-applications are due on February 6, 2019. Full proposals will be due on April 29, 2019.

Further information can be found HERE.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Announces New Director

Lawrence Livermore recently announced the selection of Robin Miles as the new Director for the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program. The HPC4EI Program leverages the advanced computing expertise and HPC systems at the national laboratories to work directly with industry personnel to accelerate innovation in manufacturing, materials and mobility.

Learn more here.

White House Announces Five-Year Strategy for STEM Education

On December 4, the White House released its strategy to win the global competition for STEM talent. The report outlines a five-year strategy to provide Americans with lifelong access to high-quality STEM education.