EPSCoR news

  • Sep 10 2014 - 11:00am

    A river runs through it: U.S. cities' waterways show consistent patterns of evolution

    The cities' ecosystems, especially their waterways, are all threatened by road salt, dissolved concrete, sewage overflows and algae blooms, say urban ecologists publishing a series of 14 papers this week in a special issue of the journal Biogeochemistry.

    The issue is edited by University of Maryland geologist Sujay Kaushal and University of New Hampshire ecologists William McDowell and Wilfred Wollheim.


  • Sep 5 2014 - 3:02pm

    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.


  • Sep 5 2014 - 2:19pm

    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.


  • Sep 1 2014 - 2:09pm

    Faculty Seed Grant Opportunity

    NH EPSCoR and Campus Compact for NH have established a seed grant opportunity for faculty teams to foster partnerships between community colleges and public or private four-year colleges or universities that serve primarily undergraduate students. The purpose of these partnerships is two-fold: 1) Broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, particularly among women and underserved populations, and 2) Build research capacity in the STEM disciplines.


  • Aug 13 2014 - 11:52am

    PSU Hosts NH EPSCoR Summer Teacher Conference

    More than 40 Granite State middle, high school and college science teachers are honing their classroom skills with a series of workshops and hands-on training at Plymouth State University in using large research data sets. 


  • Aug 11 2014 - 1:03pm

    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, whose eyes were fixated to their screens, were doing something extraordinary- using computer science to build their own mobile applications. Led by Mihaela Sabin, Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Computing Technology Program at UNH Manchester, the Ecosystem Computing Challenge Summer Camp introduced students to computer science using the App Inventor programming environment.


  • Aug 8 2014 - 11:07am

    Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Result of CO2 Decrease, Not Continental Breakup

    Climate modelers from the University of New Hampshire have shown that the most likely explanation for the initiation of Antarctic glaciation during a major climate shift 34 million years ago was decreased carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. The finding counters a 40-year-old theory suggesting massive rearrangements of Earth’s continents caused global cooling and the abrupt formation of the Antarctic ice sheet. It will provide scientists insight into the climate change implications of current rising global CO2 levels.

  • Jul 24 2014 - 9:33am

    NHAES Research: New England Lakes Recovering Rapidly From Acid Rain

    NHAES researcher William McDowell states that cleaning up air pollution continues to have the desired effect of improving water quality for our region’s lakes.


  • Jun 29 2014 - 1:33pm

    Intensive testing coming to York beaches

    Dr. Stephen Jones, an environmental microbiologist from UNH, will be testing the levels of bacteria in the water at York's four beaches: Cape Neddick Beach, Long and Short Sands beaches, and Harbor Beach. Jones said he expects to run 1,500 tests this Summer on the water samples collected.


  • Jun 12 2014 - 1:28pm

    Climate change: how businesses can deal with America's most divisive issue

    Lawrence Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire sociology professor has been contributing science-related questions to the quarterly Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire’s Survey Center. Earlier this year, the poll guided 568 randomly selected respondents through a series of questions intended to discern what level of trust the state’s public has in the science community. One of the questions showed that there is a disagreement between NH Republicans and Democrats on climate change.