Welcome to the Collaborative Research for Cyberinfrastructure Development for the Western Consortium of Idaho, Nevada, and New Mexico website
On September 1, 2009, the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) awarded $6 million to the tri-state consortium of Nevada, New Mexico and Idaho to advance computing capabilities and enhance cyber interconnection at its higher education institutions with a goal to transform climate change research.
These improvements will increase sharing of data and information within and across the three states that will allow researchers to collaborate seamlessly on climate change issues. Consortium data and information ultimately will become accessible to the broader community of environmental scientists, decision makers, students and the public. Furthermore, the award will provide local middle and high school students and teachers with opportunities in cyber-enabled learning, along with climate change curriculum tools and materials.
The award will increase Nevada’s competitiveness for further research funding and help Nevada sustain research partnerships with other states. Nevada’s climate change project is led by Nevada System of Higher Education faculty from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Nevada, Reno and Desert Research Institute to examine climate change and its effect on Nevada. Increased information in this area will lead to better informed decisions by the public and policy makers regarding climate change and provide further education on the subject.