New legislators were sworn in recently in Concord, NH and the NHIRC is ramping up to inform them about the program and its impact on the state’s jobs and economic development. NHIRC Day will be held on February 5th at noon in St. Paul’s Church where legislators are being invited to meet representatives from some of New Hampshire’s most innovative companies to learn how translational research funding helps companies innovate, stay and grow in New Hampshire, and how the NHIRC is a proven job creator for NH with 20:1 leverage on dollars spent.
On Thursday, February 14, 2013 AAAS will convene a one-day workshop on Responsible Professional Practices in a Changing Research Environment as part of the AAAS Annual Meeting. The 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting Workshop has as its theme, Professional Development and Responsible Science.
The workshop will take place from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm in the Hynes Convention Center, Room 207, Boston, MA. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The meeting is open to all for a $25 fee.
Professor Julia Rodriguez doesn’t come up with scientific theories or observe cells through a microscope. She has, however, spent her life studying science. Learn about her efforts to share her passion for the history of science in Latin America and the Caribbean and how scientific ideas about race and gender intersect in society in this Research Profile: Julia Rodriguez: Studying Science through the Lens of History.
“If it weren’t for the activities of soil organisms, we’d be buried in organic (once living) matter,” says Serita Frey, UNH professor of soil microbial biology. Learn more about Frey's work to understand the role of fungi and other soil microorganisms in northern forest ecosystems in the Research Profile: Serita Frey: In the Environment, Little Things Count.
A new report by faculty and students at the Vermont Law School in collaboration with UNH faculty and staff indicates that towns in the Lamprey River watershed can legally use recently updated 100-year floodplain maps to make land-use decisions.
The maps, created by a UNH-led team of researchers and funded by the NOAA/UNH Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET), are novel from the previous FEMA floodplain maps because they take into account both present-day and future projections of land use and precipitation patterns.
Larry Mayer, a professor of earth science and ocean engineering, has participated in more than 90 research cruises, logging a total of over six years at sea. Learn more about the mysteries of the ocean that he has helped uncover in this Research Profile: Larry Mayer – Picturing the Arctic Ocean Floor.
Erin Bell, associate professor of civil engineering, works to develop the tools needed to monitor the “health” of bridges. Learn more about her work, which includes using information collected through structural health monitoring and intelligent transportation systems to create a model updating program for highway bridge decision-making and management, in this Research Profile: Erin Bell, Bridge Doctor.
UPDATE: The NSF has confirmed that awardees must stop submitting project reports in FastLane as of February 1, 2013. NSF will transfer project reporting from FastLane to Research.gov on March 18, 2013. The transition to Research.gov requires that reporting in FastLane be frozen; so, to assist grantees with this transition, the overdue date will be extended for all project reports that are currently scheduled to become overdue between January 31 and April 30, 2013.