NH’s biotech and biomed sector is poised to become a major economic driver for the state, and NH’s colleges and universities will play a key role in the success of this fledgling industry.
The New Hampshire Water and Watershed Conference (NHWWC) is an annual forum for sharing water resource information. Each year, over 175 academics, regulators, non-profit organizations, water resource professionals, land use planners, elected officials, and others gather to share information on regional water resource issues including water quality and supply. The 2019 NH Water and Watershed Conference will be held on March 15, 2019 at Plymouth State University.
The University of New Hampshire, in collaboration with the University of Maine, has established a new research and training program that will train the next generation of graduate and undergraduate students in the region on the ecological genomics of coastal organisms.
Faculty members from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) are leading a statewide research effort to advance biomaterials with the potential to save patient lives and improve overall quality of life as part of the five-year, $20 million NH BioMade grant.
The effort, officially titled the New Hampshire Center for Multiscale Modeling and Manufacturing of Biomaterials, is an EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) project funded by the National Science Foundation.
New Department of Energy EPSCoR grant supports UNH research on the microbial communities introduced below the surface through hydraulic fracturing.
The Future of Dams Project, supported in part by a $6 million, 4-year NSF EPSCoR grant and led by UNH, is a stakeholder-engaged, solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research initiative focused on the future of dams. As part of the New England Sustainability Consortium, collaborators in Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island are empowering stakeholders to make complex decisions about dams by combining the best available science with diverse forms of community engagement.
UNH researchers estimate that more than 10 percent of streams in the Merrimack River watershed are impacted by high chloride concentrations as a result of road salt applied during winter.