On November 27, 2012, I attended the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire to showcase Dr. Therese Willkomm’s assistive technologies. I have the pleasure of working with one of UNH’s most creative and inventive faculty members, who is regularly referred to as the MacGyver of Assistive Technology (AT). Dr. Willkomm literally travels the world lecturing on rehabilitative technologies and constructing extraordinary tools on site to help those with disabilities.
I review many of the published research or research-focused press releases and news articles coming from UNH. As a publicly funded state institution, I recognize that publishing research and disseminating information is not only the faculty’s highest concerns, but also UNH’s top priority. However, commercializing UNH’s innovations is an integral part of the University’s long-term mission.
Medical imaging isotopes transported on the highway. Improperly disposed radioactive research materials. Industrial site monitoring. Dirty bombs. Detecting radioactive materials at ports and border crossings before they enter the US.
If we can image radiation in the galaxy, what about imaging radiation in our backyards?
Answer: NSPECT – A Portable Imaging Neutron and Gamma-Ray Spectrometer
UNH Professor of Economics Karen Conway has been studying tax policy and its effects on relocation and employment of older citizens. Her research on tax breaks for the elderly is especially important at a time when many state legislatures are contending with severe budget shortfalls. Read what she's found out in this Research Profile: Karen Conway: Using Economics to Study Real Life Issues.
Acting as a non-profit, independent test lab, works with vendors of computer communication devices to resolve complex networking issues and to foster multi-vendor interoperability and/or conformance to standards while educating students for future employment
Advances the field of franchising through relevant research and innovative teaching by being actively involved in the communities of franchising, both to gain information about current trends and challenges and to share insights and solutions
Encourages and funds collaborative research and monitoring projects in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank through effective, equal partnerships among fishermen, scientists, educators, and marine resource managers to study broad range of topics including gear selectivity, fish habitat, stock assessments, and socioeconomics
Contributes to NH’s economic vitality by providing its businesses and communities with the tools they need to reach their goals through confidential counseling, training programs, access to information and referral, and other specialized services
Seeks to solve problems affecting agriculture, forestry, and the social and economic well-being of NH's people, the region and the nation by providing unbiased and objective research concerning diverse aspects of sustainable agriculture and foods, aquaculture, forest managemen,t and related wildlife, environmental, natural resources and rural community topics