Collaborative Scholarship Advancement Awards Made to STEM Teams

Collaborative Scholarship Advancement Awards Made to STEM Teams

Jul 26, 2012

ADVANCE at UNH has announced that four teams will receive 2012 Collaborative Scholarship Advancement Awards. The awards are designed to enhance collaboration between research and tenure-track faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

The teams and their projects are:

Ruth Varner, research associate professor, Earth sciences and EOS, and Joel Johnson, associate professor, Earth sciences, to document an in situ sediment source of methane in the Great Bay Estuary, NH: "Assessing the role of estuaries in the global methane cycle." Along with their research collaboration, they will develop a teaching module for training students in field sampling tools and techniques, sampling protocols, and sample storage.

Rosemarie Came, assistant professor of Earth sciences, and Tom Lippmann, research associate professor of Earth sciences, to collaboratively study the link between Milankovitch forcing and changes in the intensity of the Indian monsoon over the past 100,000 years—a geochemical time series approach.

Mary Stampone, assistant professor of geography, and Cameron Wake, research associate professor of Earth sciences and the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS), to enhance scholarly collaboration on New England climate change. They will establish a research, teaching, and engagement program on New England climate change.

Jo Sias Daniel, associate professor of civil engineering, and Paul Kirshen, research professor of civil engineering and EOS, to study climate change adaptation for coastal roads. They will look at the benefits and costs of various adaptation methods for coastal roads, with an emphasis on the roles of pavement materials and pavement thickness.

The grants, funded with support from the National Science Foundation, are part of an ongoing effort to support the advancement and leadership of women faculty in the
STEM disciplines at UNH. They are administered through the Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education at UNH.

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