EPSCoR news

  • Sep 24 2015 - 10:53am

    The NH WRRC is accepting applications for the FY2016 funding competition

    The NH WRRC invites proposals from researchers at any college or university in New Hampshire for consideration in the Center's FY 2016 research program. The proposed research must be directed at research priorities of New Hampshire, New England, or the northeastern United States. The NH WRRC has developed a list of these priorities (view). To be considered for funding, proposals must be must submitted online at www.niwr.net no later than Friday, November 6, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Sep 22 2015 - 3:30pm

    Blue Waters and EPSCoR - supercomputing opportunities for research, education

    Opportunities for researchers and students on the Blue Waters petascale computing project, including allocation of space, undergraduate internships, graduate student fellowships, workshops and webinars. For more information, contact the individuals listed in the flier.

  • Sep 8 2015 - 1:03pm

    Beach Blitz Volunteers Provide a Water Quality Snapshot of New Hampshire Beaches

    New Hampshire’s beautiful and highly rated 13 mile slice of the Atlantic coast is a popular vacation destination in New England. So how clean are its coastal beaches? This July, citizen scientist volunteers dodged sunbathers and boogie boarders as they blitzed the beaches looking for clues, collecting samples, and taking a water quality snapshot for researchers and beach managers at North Hampton State Beach (NHSB), Jenness, and Sawyer beaches.

  • 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.