A fully flexible, portable stand for tablet computers has received UNH’s first-ever design patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Therese Willkomm created the AT (assistive technology) Pad Stand as a presentation stand and a hands-free solution for people with disabilities to use tablet computers like the iPad. Willkomm is an assistant professor of occupational therapy at UNH and director of ATinNH, a statewide assistive technology program lead by UNH’s Institute on Disability.
Physics Professor Harlan Spence helps lead a NASA project that has sent two unmanned probes to explore Earth’s volatile radiation belts. The work builds on his long-running investigation of space weather. “We’re a space-faring nation and world,” says Spence, who directs UNH’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space. “So much of the world economy depends on space technologies that can be affected by space weather.”
Associate Professor Julee Holcombe is an adventurer and a collector. These identities make a lot of sense when one considers Holcombe’s art ‒ stunning photographic collages assembled using Adobe® Photoshop® from photographs she’s taken in the field. It is not uncommon to find, in one of Holcombe’s sculptural, often unsettling, photographs seamlessly integrated images from opposite ends of the earth, such as China and America in her “Chimerica” series.
With a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and master’s and doctoral degrees in business and management, A.R. (Venky) Venkatachalam, professor of information systems in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics’ decision sciences department brings an informed problem-solving instinct to his work of creating new systems and understanding business connections. Both these strengths feed into his enthusiasm for collaborating with experts from every possible discipline in an effort to connect small businesses with the resources they need.
The 2013 Federal Continuing Appropriations Act (P.L. 113-6) puts restrictions on the types of projects that can be supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Political Science Program for Fiscal Year 2013. Only projects promoting national security or the economic interests of the United States may be funded.
Review Panels will be asked to provide input on whether proposals meet one or both of these additional criteria.
Due to the provisions stipulated by P.L. 113-6, funding decisions for Political Science proposals may be delayed.
The National Research Council has updated the list of agencies reported as using the revised Public Health Service (PHS) financial conflict of interest in research (FCOIR) regulations in their award terms. The list is available on UNH's FCOIR for Projects Funded by the PHS webpage.
The ORPC is delighted to welcome our newest class of interns from the UNH School of Law!
Chris Leming and Nate Blase started in the office on June 3, 2013 and will be working with us throughout the summer and the next academic year. Nate and Chris just recently completed their 1L year of law school and bring a terrific variety of experiences to the ORPC.