UNH Researchers Discuss Their Work to Assess Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill with Seminar Series Attendees

UNH Researchers Discuss Their Work to Assess Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill with Seminar Series Attendees

Oct 11, 2013

In the face of one of the worst environmental disasters ever to befall the United States, researchers from across the UNH campus were called upon to provide guidance, measurements, and innovative studies to help those charged with responding to and understanding the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

In the inaugural seminar of the Research Office's new Faculty Research Excellence Seminar Series, Larry Mayer (earth science/ocean science), Nancy Kinner (civil engineering), Kelley Thomas (genomics), and Larry Hamilton (sociology) briefly presented their related research, answered questions, and engaged the audience of 55 faculty, post docs, grad students, staff, and members of the public in a lively discussion.

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The Faculty Research Excellence Seminar Series presents research by UNH faculty and selected researchers from outside UNH to foster interdisciplinary discussion and encourage new collaborations. 

At the next seminar on October 21, 2013, Ann Rivet, Associate Professor of Science Education, Columbia University Teachers College, will discuss current research on scientific reasoning, learning progressions, and assessment models that underlie the new reforms. She will address the implications for what and how science is taught, learned, and assessed, and the potential consequences of these changes for future work in both science and education. Dr. Rivet will be joined by discussants/panelists Eleanor Abrams, UNH professor of science education; Jade Caines, UNH assistant professor of education; and a local teacher.

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