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Apr 5 2013
Several New Hampshire K-14 educators and undergraduates will get a chance to participate in pioneering science research this summer at campuses around the state. After a competitive application process, six teachers and six college students will be selected to spend 7–10 weeks conducting research alongside professional scientists.
Apr 5 2013
On a chilly March afternoon, Newport Middle School teacher Jessica Warkentien and seventh-grader Amethyst Piland hike over crusty snow to the bank of the Sugar River. They wear black rubber boots that nearly reach their knees and carry a large binder, a cell phone equipped with a camera, and a handheld instrument called a conductivity meter.
Mar 27 2013
Bubbling brooks and streams are a scenic and much loved feature of forest ecosystems, but long-term data at the U.S. Forest Service’s Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest suggests that more productive forests might carry considerably less water, according to a study published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mark Green, a research hydrologist with the Forest Service’s Northern Research Station and an assistant professor at Plymouth State University, is the lead author for the study titled “Decreased Water Flowing from a Forest Amended with Calcium Silicate."
Mar 12 2013
Over $2 billion in no-cost, federal funding is available to stimulate technology innovation and commercialization in the U.S. If you're developing products and growing your business in the fields of science and engineering, join us to learn more about the competitive National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) grant opportunities. Find out whether your company and technology are eligible to submit an NSF proposal, understand the NSF's grant requirements and process, learn how to craft a compelling proposal for a grant. Register today!
When: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Presented by: Michael Kurek of BBC etc.
Feb 21 2013
The window to apply for the 2013 Kocher Technology Scholarship is now open! This is a scholarship opportunity for the dependents of employees of Council member companies who are pursuing a degree in a STEM-related field. The Council will award up to nine renewable $2,000 scholarships for students attending one of NH’s accredited two- or four-year colleges or universities. New for 2013: the NH Community College System and the University System of NH will MATCH the $2,000 award for those recipients who will be attending one of their institutions! Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013.
Feb 5 2013
There’s a well-known saying in New England that if you don’t like the weather here, wait a minute. When it comes to independent voters, those weather changes can just as quickly shift beliefs about climate change.
Jan 18 2013
Houses dot a third of the shoreline around Willand Pond in Dover, the rest of which is forested by a thick wall of leafy trees. It is hard to believe that just beyond this flora sit big box stores, bustling strip malls, and gas stations.
With urbanization comes an increased discharge of nitrogen and phosphorous into our waterways during heavy rains. This imbalance of nutrients creates fertile ground – or liquid – for the blooming of bacterial microorganisms, called cyanobacteria, which can photosynthesize and are capable of producing toxins.
Jan 17 2013
Extreme heat, rain and snow broke 40 New Hampshire records in 2012, according to a year-end review released by the Natural Resources Defense Council on Tuesday.
Jan 7 2013
The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants for the FY2013 Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program authorized by section 104G of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984. Research proposals should address topics that improve and enhance the nation’s water supply.More »