How One Student Went from Great Bay Community College to Researching Vibrio at UNH

How One Student Went from Great Bay Community College to Researching Vibrio at UNH

Sometimes it just takes a nudge, a suggestion, a gentle push in one direction for a person to find their way. For Jackie Lemaire, it was an invitation.

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Tea Partiers and traditional Republicans are split on science

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.

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Collaborative Project Tackles Problem of Closed Shellfish Flats

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.

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Stream Safari gets kids (and teachers) into NH rivers

Stream Safari gets kids (and teachers) into NH rivers

NH EPSCoR's Stream Safari program made the cover of Nashua Telegraph's November 2nd paper.

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Students Find Common Ground, Language Through STEM

Students Find Common Ground, Language Through STEM

NH EPSCoR's Faculty Seed Grant program helps NH students find common ground, language through STEM this summer in the EXCELL program at UNH Manchester.

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The Oyster is Their World

The Oyster is Their World

UNH's research associate professor Steve Jones is looking at environmental conditions that favor Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a pathogenic strain commonly found in oysters. He hopes to one day be able to tell fisherman when it is safe to harvest and when not to.

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Teens Investigate New Ways to use Smartphones at Camp

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 were doing something extraordinary- using computer science to build their own mobile applications.

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News

  • 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.


Events

  • Feb 6 2015 - 11:00am

    Building STEM Communities to Inspire and Educate the Next Generation of Scientists & Engineers

    Presentation by Dr. Robert Ballard
    President and Founder
    Ocean Exploration Trust

    Piscataqua Room in Holloway Commons, UNH

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  • Feb 18 2015 - 6:00pm

    Portsmouth Science Cafe: What’s the Government’s Role in Building the Economy?
    Free two-hour gatherings with a panel of experts.  Held at the Portsmouth Brewery in the Jimmy LaPanza Lounge from 6 to 8 p.m.

     What are the tensions between public and private sector investment? When is government the best tool for economic progress? How do funders, private or public, measure the impact of their investments?


  • Mar 18 2015 - 12:00am - Mar 20 2015 - 12:00am

    The 39th Annual Meeting of the New England Association of Environmental Biologists
    In 2015, the New Hampshire Water & Watershed Conference is changing format to coordinate with the New England Association of Environmental Biologists (NEAEB) on a joint conference on March 18-20, 2015 at the Attitash Grand Summit Resort Hotel & Conference Center in Bartlett, NH.


  • Mar 25 2015 - 6:00pm

    Portsmouth Science Cafe: From Concept to Commercialization
    Free two-hour gatherings with a panel of experts.  Held at the Portsmouth Brewery in the Jimmy LaPanza Lounge from 6 to 8 p.m.

    How can companies develop breakthrough technologies by collaborating with universities?


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The Data Discovery Center (DDC) is a digital library that provides access to a broad suite of data sets generated by the New Hampshire and Maine EPSCoR programs. Current holdings include atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial sensor data, imagery, model results, and survey data, in support of the Ecosystems and Society Project, the New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST), and the Ecosystems Computing Challenge (ECC).




Want to help with science research on behalf of the environment? Citizen science projects need your help - counting species, monitoring water and weather and more. Sort by state, how much time you can spend, or topic to find the best project for you!

 


 

NH Science and Technology Plan

S&T Plan

Innovation and technological advances are the keys to economic prosperity for all New Hampshire residents.

 

 

2014 Data Toolkit for Key Indicators (including New Hampshire STEM Education Outcomes)

 


Strategic Economic Plan for NH

Economic Plan thumbnailThe Business and Industry Association’s new strategic economic plan for the state concludes that one of the best investments New Hampshire can make for a prosperous future is to develop a highly skilled workforce — one that is especially in tune with our burgeoning advanced manufacturing and high-tech sectors.

 


NH Environmental Literacy Plan

ELP