EPSCoR news

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.