EPSCoR news

  • Aug 27 2015 - 1:39pm

    Combating Climate Change Through Forest Management About More Than Carbon Capture

    Scientists have known for years that forests absorb and sequester carbon from the atmosphere, making these ecosystems potentially valuable tools for mitigating the impacts of climate change. But forests also interact with the climate in other, more complicated ways.


  • Aug 27 2015 - 1:30pm

    Flow of Data Through Forest Service's Online WaterViz Tool Helped by NSF Grant

    Even if you are nowhere near ice-cold Hubbard Brook in the rugged White Mountains of New Hampshire, you can tune into the water cycle with Waterviz, an online tool that creates digital art and plays a live forest symphony generated from environmental sensors placed in a mountain valley.


  • Aug 27 2015 - 1:05pm

    Scientific research opportunities grow at GBCC

    For the past eight weeks Great Bay Community College students have been collecting water samples, generating and analyzing data as part of undergraduate research work in coastal observation, bioinformatics and biomedical research.


  • Aug 27 2015 - 12:55pm

    NHTI students measure health of soil at Sycamore Field Community Garden

    Many refugee families in the city depend on the produce of the community garden to provide hundreds of pounds of fresh vegetables and save money on groceries during the summer. But local researchers are finding the garden’s soil may not be healthy enough to keep producing high yields.


  • Aug 27 2015 - 12:45pm

    NH communities debate aging infrastructure

    Aging dams are forcing communities to make choices on whether to remove or replace them before they might fail and flood surrounding areas. A new $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR program will fund a four-year study examining the future of dams in New England. This project marks an expansion in partners and scope for the New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST), adding Rhode Island to the existing partnership between Maine and New Hampshire.



  • Jul 8 2015 - 12:50pm

    National Science Foundation Offers Grants to Help STEM Teachers

    The National Science Foundation is offering grants of up to $300,000 each for projects that would help teacher-leaders get more exposure and improve STEM education systemwide. It's seeking ideas now. The submission process ends July 22. Details are laid out here.


  • Jun 23 2015 - 12:28pm

    New Grant Aimed at Making Better Estimates of Carbon Sequestration

    A new joint research project from the U.S. Forest Service builds on NH EPSCoR's Ecosystem's & Society project. Researchers suspect rural demographic change, including in high-amenity areas with extensive second-home development, have impacted forest cover and carbon sequestration in different ways.


  • Jun 3 2015 - 1:41pm

    ArcGIS Training Class Announcement

    The GSS 805: Applied GIS for Research, ArcGIS intensive training class will be offered again this year at UNH on the Durham Campus.  Space is limited! This class will take place from Monday, June 29th to Friday, July 10th in room N110 of Kingsbury Hall.

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  • 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.