CloseUP: UNH Research Professor discusses climate change findings on WMUR

CloseUP: UNH Research Professor discusses climate change findings on WMUR

UNH and NH EPSCoR Research Professor Cameron Wake sits down with Josh McElveen on CloseUP.

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UNH Researchers Make Breakthrough in Detecting Most Common Bacteria Contaminating Oysters

UNH Researchers Make Breakthrough in Detecting Most Common Bacteria Contaminating Oysters

In a major breakthrough in shellfish management and disease prevention, researchers at the University of New Hampshire have discovered a new method to detect a bacterium that has contaminated New England oyster beds and sickened consumers who ate the contaminated shellfish.

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Sensor Measures Snow Weight and Sends Alerts

Sensor Measures Snow Weight and Sends Alerts

For the past year, Chris Dundorf, President of 2KR Systems, has been working with a team of students and professors at the University of New Hampshire Manchester to create a prototype for the SnowSentry, a sensor and monitoring station that measures the weight of snow loads. By this summer, he hopes to have the devices ready to be deployed on the rooftops of strip malls, big-box stores, warehouses and school roofs -- any large structure with a flat roof and destiny with heavy snow.

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Forest Journal: More albedo can be a pretty cool thing

Forest Journal: More albedo can be a pretty cool thing

"I remember putting a dime and a penny on the dashboard of the car in the sun. My mom would reach for the dime, and I'd tell her to wait, that I was conducting an experiment. The copper penny would get warmer faster than the shiny dime."  And thus Liz Burakowski dates her fascination with the "albedo" back to when she was 5 or 6 years old.

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How One Student Went from Great Bay Community College to Researching Vibrio at UNH

How One Student Went from Great Bay Community College to Researching Vibrio at UNH

Sometimes it just takes a nudge, a suggestion, a gentle push in one direction for a person to find their way. For Jackie Lemaire, it was an invitation.

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Tea Partiers and traditional Republicans are split on science

Tea Partiers and traditional Republicans are split on science

It is very common these days to hear references to Republicans having conflicts with science. But if a new study just out in the journal Environmental Politics is correct, the conflict between "Republicans" and the scientific community may really boil down to a conflict between scientists and today's so-called Tea Party. The paper suggests that on a large array of scientific topics, members of the Tea Party diverge markedly from more traditional members of the GOP.

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Collaborative Project Tackles Problem of Closed Shellfish Flats

Collaborative Project Tackles Problem of Closed Shellfish Flats

With fecal bacterial contamination and naturally occurring Vibrio pathogens on the rise, there’s a lot working against the economic viability of Maine and New Hampshire’s shellfish flats. And the growing problem raises the specter of serious public health consequences.

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Stream Safari gets kids (and teachers) into NH rivers

Stream Safari gets kids (and teachers) into NH rivers

NH EPSCoR's Stream Safari program made the cover of Nashua Telegraph's November 2nd paper.

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Students Find Common Ground, Language Through STEM

Students Find Common Ground, Language Through STEM

NH EPSCoR's Faculty Seed Grant program helps NH students find common ground, language through STEM this summer in the EXCELL program at UNH Manchester.

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The Oyster is Their World

The Oyster is Their World

UNH's research associate professor Steve Jones is looking at environmental conditions that favor Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a pathogenic strain commonly found in oysters. He hopes to one day be able to tell fisherman when it is safe to harvest and when not to.

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Teens Investigate New Ways to use Smartphones at Camp

Teens Investigate New Ways to use Smartphones at Camp

This summer, in the Stem Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester, 14 New Hampshire high school students were doing something extraordinary- using computer science to build their own mobile applications.

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News

  • May 21 2015 - 11:51am
    Climate modeler Muge Komurcu probes the missing link in global climate models

    When Muge Komurcu looks skyward at passing clouds, she admires their beauty and mercurial nature like any good cloud watcher. But she notes, "When I see a cloud, I think about the small ice particles and cloud droplets inside."  The focus of Komurcu's scientific research is understanding how clouds work or, more specifically, modeling how they influence climate by either absorbing or reflecting sunlight—in large part a function of whether they are made up mostly of water or ice. 


  • May 20 2015 - 5:54pm

    New Sustainability Course Puts Students in the Thick of Stakeholder Engagement

    If sustainability science is about reaching beyond the borders of academia into communities, then it follows that a class focused on the growing discipline might land a student in a group of fishermen concerned about their livelihoods.


  • May 14 2015 - 2:35pm

    Call for Nominations for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

    The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) is aPresidential award established by the White House in 1995. The PAESMEM program is administered by theNational Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy(OSTP).  View Flyer

    Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for "Individual" and "Organizational" PAESMEM awards.Individuals and organizations in all public and private sectors are eligible including industry, academia, K-12,military and government, non-profit organizations, and foundations.


  • May 11 2015 - 8:36am

    Open DEO Specialist position at NCAR

    Announcement: A newly opened Diversity, Education and Outreach Specialist position at the Computing Lab (CISL) here at NCAR. The position is located: click here.  The provisional close date is June 5, 2015.


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The Data Discovery Center (DDC) is a digital library that provides access to a broad suite of data sets generated by the New Hampshire and Maine EPSCoR programs. Current holdings include atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial sensor data, imagery, model results, and survey data, in support of the Ecosystems and Society Project, the New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST), and the Ecosystems Computing Challenge (ECC).




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NH Science and Technology Plan

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Innovation and technological advances are the keys to economic prosperity for all New Hampshire residents.

 

 

2014 Data Toolkit for Key Indicators (including New Hampshire STEM Education Outcomes)

 


Strategic Economic Plan for NH

Economic Plan thumbnailThe Business and Industry Association’s new strategic economic plan for the state concludes that one of the best investments New Hampshire can make for a prosperous future is to develop a highly skilled workforce — one that is especially in tune with our burgeoning advanced manufacturing and high-tech sectors.

 


NH Environmental Literacy Plan

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