All EIRC members participated in the NSF annual meeting held in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Mona Ghassemi and graduate student Mattewos Tefferi gave a nice oral presentation on the topic of HVDC Grid Hardening against Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) and HVDC/MVDC cabling-space charge dynamics. Mattewos’s poster on HVDC/MVDC system got second place award in the poster competition.