EPSCoR news

  • Feb 25 2016 - 12:13pm

    New Paper: Increasing drought now threatens nearly all US forests

    A new paper published in Global Change Biology synthesizes findings from hundreds of studies and serves as a summary overview of a full report released earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Global Change Research Program as part of the U.S. Forest Service’s National Assessment on the Impacts of Drought on Forests and Rangelands.

    “While the effects have been most pronounced in the West, our analysis shows virtually all U.S. forests are now experiencing change and are vulnerable to future declines...Given the high degree of uncertainty in our understanding of how forest species and stands adapt to rapid change, it’s going to be difficult to anticipate the type of forests that will be here in 20 to 40 years.”

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  • Feb 22 2016 - 10:24am

    INCLUDES Funding Aimed at Expanding STEM Talent

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is preparing details for a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education funding opportunity in fiscal year 2016. The new funding is designed to engage minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields to choose majors and pursue careers in STEM. INCLUDES, which stands for Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES), will provide grants to networks of organizations and institutions that use replicable approaches to broaden participation in STEM fields.

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  • Jan 26 2016 - 2:00pm

    Clean Water, Costly Rules in NH

    Dave Solomon recently reported on the debates over NH water quality standards in the New Hampshire Union Leader.

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  • Jan 26 2016 - 1:43pm

    EPSCoR's Impact in NH Highlighted in NCURA Magazine

    EPSCoR's Impact in NH Highlighted in NCURA Magazine
    The Office of Sponsored Projects at Keene State College was asked to write an article for the National Association of University Research Administrators (NCURA) professional publication, which generally comes out monthly or bi-monthly, and reaches over 7,000 members.  They wrote about “The Impact of Research at PUIs/The Impact of PUIs on Research” and highlighted the INBRE and EPSCoR as playing critical roles in fostering research at PUIs, which in turn is beneficial to the program's national competitiveness around research and technology.

    The Office of Sponsored Projects at Keene State College was asked to write an article for the National Association of University Research Administrators (NCURA) professional publication, which reaches over 7,000 members nationally. They wrote about “The Impact of Research at PUIs/The Impact of PUIs on Research” and highlighted the INBRE and EPSCoR as playing critical roles in fostering research at PUIs, which in turn is beneficial to the programs' national competitiveness around research and technology.

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  • Jan 6 2016 - 11:30am

    NEST Research Featured in the AGU's GeoSpace Blog

    On the American Geophysical Union's GeoSpace blog, Amy McDermott covered a poster that Sean Smith's team presented at AGU's December meeting on their NEST Safe Beaches & Shellfish research.

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  • Dec 16 2015 - 12:26pm

    EPSCoR Faculty Members Discuss Paris Climate Change Agreements - Concord Monitor Article

    NH EPSCoR faculty members Catherine Ashcraft and Clay Mitchell discuss the implications of the recent Paris climate change agreements for the New Hampshire business community in a recent Concord Monitor article.

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  • Nov 23 2015 - 2:40pm

    STEM Funding and Research Opportunities Available on PathwaysToScience.org

    Students: You can use PathwaysToScience.org to find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring. Find out more about available STEM funding and opportunities:

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  • Oct 21 2015 - 1:52pm

    Community College Innovation Challenge

    Teams comprised of community college students, faculty and community partners propose innovative STEM-based solutions for real-world problems they identify within the theme: Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems.  Deadline: Oct. 15, 2015, to Feb. 15, 2016.

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  • Oct 21 2015 - 1:50pm

     2015 NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge

    We are a co-host of the 2015 Social Venture Innovation Challenge! The challenge invites individuals and teams from across the state of New Hampshire to identify pressing social and/or environmental issues at the state, national or global level, and then find an innovative business-oriented approach to solving them.


  • 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.