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Sep 25 2013 - 11:00am
The causes and effects of climate change were the topic of the day when experts in a variety of disciplines gathered at City Hall in Nashua on Monday morning. But the discussion wasn’t a debate on whether climate change was real; it focused on what communities should do to prepare for and prevent the very real consequences.
Sep 19 2013 - 1:12pm
To be competitive in the 21st century workplace, high school students today need to acquire strong computational skills and be able to connect and apply academic content to real-world challenges. The University of New Hampshire has been awarded a $750,000 five-year grant from the National Science Foundation EPSCoR program to develop a pilot project for students in the state’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) centers.
Sep 19 2013 - 1:09pm
NH Community Colleges Reaching Out to High Schools
The leaders of the Community College System of New Hampshire say they need to reach out more to high schools about what it's going to take to prepare young people for a work force that demands a strong base in math and science.
Sep 12 2013 (All day)
KSC Receives Grant for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
Thanks to a $263,700 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program, Keene State chemistry students and researchers will soon have much richer and effective opportunities for molecular analysis. The grant will allow the College to buy a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer.
Aug 28 2013 (All day)
New Hampshire likes to brag how its economy successfully shifted from logging, paper making and textiles to high-tech industries, and a new National Science Foundation seems to bear that out: The state is among the top 10 for percentage of jobs in science and engineering fields, a list dominated by much larger states.
Aug 23 2013 (All day)
A collaborative project between New Hampshire universities, the National Science Foundation, and state agencies is looking at ecosystem health and how the environment is affected by climate change.
Aug 22 2013 (All day)
Green as in dollars tends to trump green as in environmental benefit when business is concerned, especially if the long-term uncertainties of climate change are involved, but that doesn’t always have to be the case.
“Even if you don’t believe in climate change, you can still do something that saves you money,” said U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, speaking at a Monday morning conference about the environment and the economy. “That’s what we ought to be doing.”
Aug 22 2013 (All day)
New Hampshire’s citizens are passionate about natural resources and have high rates of community volunteerism. But finding opportunities that combine the two can be a challenge. Even if you’re willing to scour web pages for volunteer opportunities at different conservation organizations or community groups, you’re unlikely to turn up many options. Despite a great need, most New Hampshire environmental groups, public agencies, and researchers don’t have the resources to seek, train, and maintain many volunteers.
Aug 7 2013 (All day)
New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that most people think future Arctic warming will affect the weather where they live.
The research was conducted by Lawrence Hamilton, professor of sociology and senior fellow at the Carsey Institute, and Mary Stampone, assistant professor of geography and the New Hampshire state climatologist. Their study, combining surveys with weather data, is presented in the article “Arctic Warming and Your Weather: Public Belief in the Connection” in the International Journal of Climatology.
Jul 26 2013 (All day)
Just a few months after it officially launched, a new coalition of business and education leaders has endorsed two state initiatives, with several more waiting in the wings.
“We have pushed a button,” said Fred Kocher, a trustee of the NH High Technology Council. “There’s demand out there for this kind of coalition in the state, which can advocate for improvement in education. We believed there was that kind of demand, but I think we were surprised by the level of it. ... It’s significant.”