UNH botanist Barrett Rock has been selected by the Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists (YLACES) organization to be the first recipient of its Youth Environmental Science Medal in recognition of his formative work in the development and implementation of inquiry-based, experiential K-12 science education.
Rock, professor emeritus in the Earth Systems Research Center within the...
The University of New Hampshire announces the official launch of and participation in the National Land-Grant Impacts website (landgrantimpacts.tamu.edu), a centralized online resource that highlights the teaching, agricultural experiment station research, and cooperative extension efforts by land-grant universities.
The website provides access to university or regional-specific impact stories...
Chemicals used as synthetic flame retardants that are found in common household items such as couches, carpet padding, and electronics, have been found to cause metabolic and liver problems that can lead to insulin resistance, which is a major cause of obesity. The research, conducted by a team in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture led by Gale Carey, professor of nutrition, points to a...
NH EPSCoR, supported by the National Science Foundation, works with organizations and individuals across New Hampshire to advance competitiveness and build research capacity in science and engineering by strategically investing in research infrastructure; promote STEM education; and partner with businesses that enhance job creation and economic development.
Read about its 2014 activities in NH...
Jeffrey Foster, assistant professor of genetics in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, talked with New Hamphire Public Radio about signs of resilience among bats, which have been devastated by a fungal infection called white-nose syndrome, and new findings about their immune systems that could lead to treatments for some human diseases.