New Initiative Will Advance State’s Biomaterials Industry

DURHAM, N.H. –New Hampshire’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, a program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), was recently awarded a $20 million federal grant to develop innovative approaches for the manufacturing of biomaterials, such as those used in implants and tissue engineering, which hold the potential to save lives and improve overall quality of life for patients.

BioTech/MedTech Cluster: Workforce Development in Life Sciences Panel

The BioTech/MedTech Cluster, an initiative of the New Hampshire High Tech Council, will host a workforce-focused event at Keene State College’s Technology, Design and Safety Center on Tuesday, May 15 from 3 to 6 pm that will focus on workforce supply and demand in the life sciences industry. At the event, panelists will discuss the existing workforce development efforts and partnerships that businesses can leverage.

2018 Drinking Water Source Protection Conference

Clean drinking water is vital to public health and the potential for future economic development. Even very small quantities of contaminating substances in lakes, rivers, or aquifers can limit their use as sources of clean drinking water. Local land use policy, open space planning, and conservation tailored to protecting these resources promote public health and ensure a long-term supply of clean drinking water.

Shorter winters, less snowfall: Climate change threatens winter sports season

Liz Burakowski, an assistant research professor at the University of New Hampshire, has been studying local trends in snowfall and climate change for the past seven seasons, supported in part by the NSF EPSCoR Ecosystems & Society project.

Her findings led to a new report predicting that ski seasons in 2050 could be shortened by up to fifty percent of what they are today, which could be devastating to the winter sports economy - and especially for sports like snowmobiling, which rely on having a natural snowpack.

UNH Arctic Seminar Series: The Arctic Meltdown and Extreme Weather: How Are They Connected? - Dr. Jennifer Francis

Sunday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.
MUB Theater II, University of New Hampshire

Does it seem as though the weather gods have gone crazy lately? It is not your imagination. The question on everyone's minds is why? And is it related to climate change? In this presentation, Dr. Jennifer Francis, Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University will explain new research that links increasing extreme weather events with the rapidly warming and melting Arctic during recent decades.