EPSCoR news

  • Dec 18 2014 - 2:52pm

    UNH Announces Winners of Statewide Social Venture Innovation Challenge

    The New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge is designed to be an “innovation accelerator,” with participants developing original proposals for sustainable, market-based solutions to societal challenges. The winning team, which consisted of UNH students, Amano’s Mobile Grocery Stores, proposed creating vehicle-based stores to operate in close proximity to homes, offices and community centers for people who do not have easy access to traditional grocery stores.

  • Dec 4 2014 - 1:11pm

    Tea Partiers and traditional Republicans are split on science

    It is very common these days to hear references to Republicans having conflicts with science. But if a new study just out in the journal Environmental Politics is correct, the conflict between "Republicans" and the scientific community may really boil down to a conflict between scientists and today's so-called Tea Party. The paper suggests that on a large array of scientific topics, members of the Tea Party diverge markedly from more traditional members of the GOP.

  • Dec 2 2014 - 9:41am

    Collaborative Project Tackles Problem of Closed Shellfish Flats

    With fecal bacterial contamination and naturally occurring Vibrio pathogens on the rise, there’s a lot working against the economic viability of Maine and New Hampshire’s shellfish flats. And the growing problem raises the specter of serious public health consequences.

  • Nov 21 2014 - 8:17am

    Water has coursed through Danielle Grogan's postsecondary academic journey since her junior year

    Ph.D. Candidate Danielle Grogan's scientific career was cemented by her undergraduate research experience at Smith College, where she majored in mathematics and minored in geology. Her research project involved a little campus pond that perpetually filled with silt and had to be dredged every few years. Grogan was tasked with figuring out why, and thereafter was hooked on the hydrologic-human cycle.

  • Nov 7 2014 - 2:14pm

    The city is an ecosystem, pipes and all

    UNH's William McDowell talks about how the underground infrastructure of a city has its own geology and hydrology, and they call it "urban karst". This is just one part of how McDowell and his colleagues explain how a city is an ecosystem.

  • Nov 2 2014 - 1:30pm

    Stream Safari gets kids (and teachers) into NH rivers

    NH EPSCoR's Stream Safari program made the cover of Nashua Telegraph's November 2nd paper.

  • Oct 23 2014 - 11:38am

    Rain gauge will help Derry students collect data

    Thanks to a recently installed rain gauge, some Pinkerton Academy meteorology students can now gain hands-on experience collecting data on precipitation.

  • Oct 6 2014 - 4:42pm

    Research Program Introduces Science Teachers to New Technologies and Fosters Collaboration

    With every buzz of a cell phone, technology can be a leading culprit in distracting a student. But that same technology can encourage a student to question an idea, type a few key strokes, and retrieve information all within a matter of seconds. The challenge for teachers is not only how to keep pace with such technology, but how to use it as a key to unlock a student’s inquisitive side.

  • Oct 3 2014 - 12:41pm

    Students Conduct EPSCoR Research on Natural Dams

    Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Denise Burchsted and her students are carrying out research on beaver ponds and natural dams in local waterways, as part of the research at Keene State funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation's EPSCoR Program.

  • Sep 10 2014 - 11:00am

    A river runs through it: U.S. cities' waterways show consistent patterns of evolution

    The cities' ecosystems, especially their waterways, are all threatened by road salt, dissolved concrete, sewage overflows and algae blooms, say urban ecologists publishing a series of 14 papers this week in a special issue of the journal Biogeochemistry.

    The issue is edited by University of Maryland geologist Sujay Kaushal and University of New Hampshire ecologists William McDowell and Wilfred Wollheim.