Engineering Research Center
The Engineering Research Center (ERC) was established by the College of Engineering to support the college's faculty and staff in their research efforts.
Philosophy and Purpose
The ERC reflects the College of Engineering's philosophy that faculty who perform research should be allowed to manage their projects themselves.The primary function of the ERC is to assist engineering faculty in developing research programs and capabilities consistent with University goals and policies. This includes working with industry to develop opportunities for intellectual property and building lasting relationships between the College and industry. The ERC provides this function as a service organization, not a regulatory body. As such, the ERC is a partner with the faculty and staff within the college.The ERC provides proposal writing support, document development and printing, and liaison support. Twice each year the ERC provides a workshop for faculty and staff in successful proposal writing techniques.
The ERC is also the grants and contracts office and business office for the College of Engineering. It is dedicated to service the needs of the faculty and staff in the college. The Guidelines Manual outlines the procedures necessary to submit a proposal in the university.
ERC staff members are available to assist faculty in many areas, including:
- Identifying funding agencies
- Providing agency guidelines
- Checking and processing proposal plans
- Editing documents
- Providing budget assistance
- Completing representations and certifications
- Typing proposals
- Providing binding and color copying services
- Obtaining appropriate signatures
- Mailing proposal
- Obtaining approval of legal counsel if necessary
- Obtaining the signature of the University President
- Administering funding of executed contracts
- Typing and mailing project reports
- Typing technical papers relating to research projects
All of this information and more is contained in the ERC Guidelines Manual.
For more information contact:
Rudi Schoenmackers, Director of the Engineering Research Center
P.O. Box 30001
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001