EPSCoR news

  • Mar 24 2014 - 2:57pm

    New Watershed Survey by Plymouth State and UNH Investigators Shows New Hampshire Residents Willing to Pay Higher Fees to Improve Water Quality

    A new survey shows many Granite Staters and residents of the Piscataqua Watershed are concerned about the level of pollution in our water resources and would be willing to pay higher fees to ensure water quality is improved.

  • Mar 17 2014 - 11:27am

    UNH, Extension Researchers Find a New Lens for Measuring the Health of Lakes Worldwide

    EPSCoR GIS specialist Shane Bradt and his colleagues have found a better way to estimate chlorophyll remotely—from the sky or space—using images taken by satellites and other airborne hardware.

  • Mar 4 2014 - 2:28pm

    ESRI Recognized by Nation's Governors for Partnership with New Hampshire

    Esri, one of the world’s largest suppliers of Geographic Information System (GIS) software, was recognized for their work with New Hampshire aimed at improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. The partnership allowed students in every public and private school in the state unprecedented access to Esri’s state-of-the-art GIS tools for education and research.

  • Feb 23 2014 - 2:21pm

    Device may help solve weighty problem of snow loads on roofs

    A new product from a Barrington engineering company could give building owners and municipalities an early warning when heavy snow loads are making roofs dangerously unstable. The SnowScale was developed by Christopher Dundorf, founder and president of 2KR Systems LLC.

  • Feb 18 2014 - 10:47am

    2014 Carsey Institute Social Innovation Internships

    Do you want to change the world? Whether you’re already committed to a career at the intersection of mission and business, or curious how to apply your major’s skills towards social and environmental good, the 8-week Carsey Social Innovation Internship will: (1) Connect you to leading for-profit and nonprofit organizations for a rigorous and meaningful summer internship; (2) Provide UNH training in social entrepreneurship; and (3) Support you to mobilize your UNH peers during the school year. All this, along with a $3000 stipend! Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and are due by March 17.

  • Feb 18 2014 - 8:02am

    Climate Fellows Program, Campus Carbon Calculator Come Home to UNH

    The University of New Hampshire is the new home of the Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellows Program and the Campus Carbon Calculator. Clean Air-Cool Planet will be dissolving in 2014, but two of its signature programs will live on at the Sustainability Institute at UNH.

  • Jan 30 2014 - 2:28pm

    Take a Hike

    Kaity Thomson (EPSCoR Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program participant) Merged Scientific Research and Environmental Advocacy on a Week’s Trek Along the Portland-Montreal Pipeline

  • Jan 30 2014 - 2:18pm

    New Hampshire stream monitoring network tracks Great Bay nutrient loading

    New Hampshire’s Great Bay–a recessed tidal estuary separated from the open ocean by 10 miles of land–suffers from nitrogen pollution. A cutting-edge stream monitoring network throughout one of the bay’s tributary watersheds is helping researchers and resource managers get a handle on the nutrient’s sources to better plan for how to curb them.

  • Jan 30 2014 - 11:27am

    A View From The Coast 

    A Scientist Conducts Environmental Research That Measures Beliefs Not Bacteria    “There isn’t an environmental issue that isn’t a people issue,” contends sociologist Tom Safford. That’s a critical point for this associate professor whose research focuses on the social aspects of environmental issues, particularly in coastal areas. While other scientists are measuring algal blooms, fecal coliform, or water runoff, Safford is measuring people’s perceptions

  • Jan 17 2014 - 12:11pm

    UNH IT's Scott Valcourt Honored by Gov. Maggie Hassan
    Scott Valcourt, UNH IT’s director of strategic technology, received an award from the governor last week for overseeing the completion of a project that brought 865 miles of fiber optic cable to New Hampshire residents through Network New Hampshire Now.