EPSCoR news

  • Mar 9 2015 - 11:13am

    Sensor Measures Snow Weight and Sends Alerts

    For the past year, Chris Dundorf, President of 2KR Systems, has been working with a team of students and professors at the University of New Hampshire Manchester to create a prototype for the SnowSentry, a sensor and monitoring station that measures the weight of snow loads. By this summer, he hopes to have the devices ready to be deployed on the rooftops of strip malls, big-box stores, warehouses and school roofs -- any large structure with a flat roof and destiny with heavy snow.

  • Feb 27 2015 - 11:28am

    Snow Research, Snow Albedo, and Picture Post

    The Snow Group watches how the surface albedo of the snowpack changes over time. We may not think about it, but pollutants are carried with the air and deposited in and on top of the snowpack, where they may impact albedo. Having a day-by-day 360-degree view of the sample sites will hopefully provide enough visual clues as to what has happened over the last day, and assist in interpreting changes in the data.

  • Feb 18 2015 - 11:40am

    Forest Journal: More albedo can be a pretty cool thing

    Albedo? Sounds like a Puerto Rican marinade involving garlic and vinegar. Wait, no, that's adobo, which helps make pulled pork delicious but has nothing to do with reflectivity. Cuban sandwich, anyone?

  • Jan 22 2015 - 2:12pm

    Blending Natural Resources and Economic Development

    New Hampshire’s natural beauty—from our coastline to the forests to the thousands of rivers and lakes that connect it all together—not only supports NH's critical tourism economy, but is also why so many visitors end up moving here. However, NH faces a significant challenge in the future. Can we maintain robust economic development and associated population growth while retaining the natural beauty and resources that are the foundation of the state’s quality of life and the real NH advantage?

  • Jan 13 2015 - 4:00pm

    The Economic Impact of NH’s Community Colleges

    Adding annually to the pool of highly educated and skilled labor is among the most important benefits higher education institutions provide. New Hampshire’s ability to retain and attract businesses that will keep the state’s economy strong is reliant on the state’s capacity to generate a skilled workforce. The most significant role of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) is in preparing state residents with the education and training they need to be successful.

  • Dec 19 2014 - 10:16am

    How One Student Went from GBCC to UNH

    “Jackie Lemaire is such a good example of what community colleges can do for bright, motivated students,” said Leslie Barber a biological science professor at Great Bay Community College. “Relatively quickly, she discovered a talent for sciences: something that our faculty also noticed. We encouraged her to pursue a major in the area of biological science, and to consider joining one of our research projects."

  • 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.