EPSCoR news

  • Mar 31 2015 - 10:22am

    The NH Wildlife Action Plan is being updated and needs your input!
    Share what you think New Hampshire can do to safeguard natural lands for wildlife and people

    NH Fish and Game, in collaboration with other agencies and organizations, is updating the NH Wildlife Action Plan. Biologists, land use experts, land protection advocates, hunters, fishermen, birders, paddlers, snowmobilers and skiers - all who work in or enjoy the outdoors - have an opportunity to weigh in on the plan for protecting wildlife species and habitats for the next decade.

    Five input sessions are being held around the state in April and May to gather ideas for actions from people who are closely connected with, and concerned about, protecting wildlife and habitats. We invite you to share your concerns about wildlife and help make the revised NH Wildlife Action Plan an even more useful and informative guide for 2015-2025!


  • Mar 30 2015 - 12:12pm

    PSU Graduate Student Awarded American Rivers’ Lapham Fellowship

    Jonathon Loos, a graduate student in Plymouth State University’s Master of Science program in Environmental Science and Policy and the Center for the Environment, has been awarded the American Rivers’ Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fellowship. This fellowship honors the memory of Anthony A. Lapham who served for many years on the board of American Rivers, including as its Chairman.The Fellowship provides an excellent professional development opportunity for talented post-graduates pursuing careers as leaders in the field of conservation advocacy.


  • Mar 9 2015 - 11:13am

    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.


  • Feb 27 2015 - 11:28am

    Snow Research, Snow Albedo, and Picture Post

    The Snow Group watches how the surface albedo of the snowpack changes over time. We may not think about it, but pollutants are carried with the air and deposited in and on top of the snowpack, where they may impact albedo. Having a day-by-day 360-degree view of the sample sites will hopefully provide enough visual clues as to what has happened over the last day, and assist in interpreting changes in the data.


  • Feb 18 2015 - 11:40am

    Forest Journal: More albedo can be a pretty cool thing

    Albedo? Sounds like a Puerto Rican marinade involving garlic and vinegar. Wait, no, that's adobo, which helps make pulled pork delicious but has nothing to do with reflectivity. Cuban sandwich, anyone?


  • Jan 22 2015 - 2:12pm

    Blending Natural Resources and Economic Development

    New Hampshire’s natural beauty—from our coastline to the forests to the thousands of rivers and lakes that connect it all together—not only supports NH's critical tourism economy, but is also why so many visitors end up moving here. However, NH faces a significant challenge in the future. Can we maintain robust economic development and associated population growth while retaining the natural beauty and resources that are the foundation of the state’s quality of life and the real NH advantage?


  • Jan 13 2015 - 4:00pm

    The Economic Impact of NH’s Community Colleges

    Adding annually to the pool of highly educated and skilled labor is among the most important benefits higher education institutions provide. New Hampshire’s ability to retain and attract businesses that will keep the state’s economy strong is reliant on the state’s capacity to generate a skilled workforce. The most significant role of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) is in preparing state residents with the education and training they need to be successful.


  • Dec 19 2014 - 10:16am

    How One Student Went from GBCC to UNH

    “Jackie Lemaire is such a good example of what community colleges can do for bright, motivated students,” said Leslie Barber a biological science professor at Great Bay Community College. “Relatively quickly, she discovered a talent for sciences: something that our faculty also noticed. We encouraged her to pursue a major in the area of biological science, and to consider joining one of our research projects."


  • Dec 18 2014 - 2:52pm

    UNH Announces Winners of Statewide Social Venture Innovation Challenge

    The New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge is designed to be an “innovation accelerator,” with participants developing original proposals for sustainable, market-based solutions to societal challenges. The winning team, which consisted of UNH students, Amano’s Mobile Grocery Stores, proposed creating vehicle-based stores to operate in close proximity to homes, offices and community centers for people who do not have easy access to traditional grocery stores.


  • Dec 4 2014 - 1:11pm

    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.