EPSCoR news

  • Aug 11 2014 - 1:03pm

    Teens Investigate New Ways to use Smartphones at Camp

    This summer, in the Stem Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester, 14 New Hampshire high school students, whose eyes were fixated to their screens, were doing something extraordinary- using computer science to build their own mobile applications. Led by Mihaela Sabin, Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Computing Technology Program at UNH Manchester, the Ecosystem Computing Challenge Summer Camp introduced students to computer science using the App Inventor programming environment.

  • Aug 8 2014 - 11:07am

    Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Result of CO2 Decrease, Not Continental Breakup

    Climate modelers from the University of New Hampshire have shown that the most likely explanation for the initiation of Antarctic glaciation during a major climate shift 34 million years ago was decreased carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. The finding counters a 40-year-old theory suggesting massive rearrangements of Earth’s continents caused global cooling and the abrupt formation of the Antarctic ice sheet. It will provide scientists insight into the climate change implications of current rising global CO2 levels.

  • Jul 24 2014 - 9:33am

    NHAES Research: New England Lakes Recovering Rapidly From Acid Rain

    NHAES researcher William McDowell states that cleaning up air pollution continues to have the desired effect of improving water quality for our region’s lakes.

  • Jun 29 2014 - 1:33pm

    Intensive testing coming to York beaches

    Dr. Stephen Jones, an environmental microbiologist from UNH, will be testing the levels of bacteria in the water at York's four beaches: Cape Neddick Beach, Long and Short Sands beaches, and Harbor Beach. Jones said he expects to run 1,500 tests this Summer on the water samples collected.

  • Jun 12 2014 - 1:28pm

    Climate change: how businesses can deal with America's most divisive issue

    Lawrence Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire sociology professor has been contributing science-related questions to the quarterly Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire’s Survey Center. Earlier this year, the poll guided 568 randomly selected respondents through a series of questions intended to discern what level of trust the state’s public has in the science community. One of the questions showed that there is a disagreement between NH Republicans and Democrats on climate change.

  • May 22 2014 - 2:10pm

    Do You Trust Scientists About the Environment?

    Larry Hamilton's research describes trends between political stances and beliefs regarding climate change. Hamilton examined responses from a Granite State Poll, which asked about public trust in scientists. Nearly two-thirds of NH residents reported trusting scientists on information regarding environmental issues. Wide disparities occurred along party lines regarding this topic and other topics asked in the poll.

  • May 22 2014 - 1:46pm

    Summer Geospatial Workshops for Teachers

    NH EPSCoR is excited to partner with the NH Educational GIS Partnership to offer three teacher-focused GIS/GPS institutes this summer. At these institutes, K-12 teachers will learn the basics of GIS and GPS technologies, they will be shown how these tools can be used to provide engaging experiences for their students. Research data and products produced through the NH EPSCoR Climate and Society project will be featured throughout all of these workshops, providing a real-world example of how mapping can be used to explore scientific questions. Not only are these workshops free to attend, teachers will be provided with stipends. All institutes will be held at the Hopkinton Middle High School in Contoocook, NH.

  • May 14 2014 - 3:39pm

    Shannon Rogers and Kevin Gardner Describe How Walking Can Strengthen Communities

    In a recent Carsey Institute brief, NH EPSCoR's Shannon Rogers and Kevin Gardner's report shows residents in more "walkable" communities are not only healthier physically, but are more connected to one another.

  • Apr 30 2014 - 2:05pm

    State of Flux: Scientific Towers Help EPSCoR Scientists

    New micrometeorological towers at UNH will help EPSCoR scientists see future impacts of land-use.

  • Apr 22 2014 - 12:48pm

    EPSCoR's AAAS Panelist Jonathan Foley featured in National Geographic

    "When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet."

    Learn more about feeding Earth's 9 billion people.