Congratulations to RCC’s Student Technical Writer

RCC’s student technical writer, Alicia O’Brien, along with Christopher Len and Kyle Ireland, won the top prize at the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium (ISES).  The ISES, held on April 23rd, was part of the 2014 Undergraduate Research Conference.

Alicia’s team took home first place in the Computer Science – Application category with their project titled, “Pac Help Application”.  Here’s how the team summarizes their project:

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Info Webinar - April 29 and 30

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Officers will be hosting informational webinars as listed below. The NRT webinars will provide an overview of the program solicitation and answer questions about the structure and goals of the new NRT program.

Register by clicking the webinar link and following the prompts:

Tuesday, April 29, 2:00pm EDT to 3:00pm EDT         

AFRI Nutrition, Food Quality, and Food Safety Grantsmanship Webinar Recording Now Available

A recording of the NIFA Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition’s AFRI Nutrition, Food Quality, and Food Safety Grantsmanship Webinar held on March 25, 2014 is now available online with a .pdf of the slides at: http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/p1ck938j4t0/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

NASA Planetary Science Seeks Volunteer Reviewers - New Investigators Especially Welcome!

To increase the pool of un-conflicted reviewers NASA's Planetary Science Division is seeking subject matter experts to serve as mail-in reviewers of proposals and/or in-person reviewers to engage in discussions at a face-to-face panel meeting.

New researchers (including post-doctoral fellows) are welcome to apply as they provide fresh insight from people close to the most current research.

NIH FAQs on New Resubmission Policy

NIH FAQs on New Resubmission Policy can be found here http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/resubmission_q&a.htm.

NIH Grant Submissions Policy Update

On April 17, NIH and AHRQ announced a policy update, effective for application due dates after April 16, to allow applicants to submit a grant application as a new one, even if it has been reviewed previously.

NH Agricultural Experiment Station Researchers Explore Strawberry Cultivation System for NH and New England

In response to a survey of growers’ needs, Matt Kochka, a UNH graduate student in plant biology, has been working with Iago Hale, assistant professor of specialty crop improvement, to conduct small-scale trials comparing the economics of the standard matted-row strawberry production system with those of an annual plasticulture system at Kingman Farm, one of five NH Agricultural Experiment Station facilities at UNH. Results indicate the system holds economic promise for New Hampshire’s and New England’s strawberry producers.

New "Eddy Flux" Towers Will Help Scientists Understand Land-use/land cover Interactions with Climate

Since 2003, the Bartlett Experimental Forest in the White Mountains has been New Hampshire's only site for a state-of-the-art instrument that takes the pulse of the landscape continuously. Now, as part of the National Science Foundation/NH Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program's Ecosystems and Society project, the capacity to gauge the land's vital signs has quadrupled and broadened with the installation of four "eddy flux" towers in forest, field, farmland, and an urban/residential environment.

Researchers Track New Hampshire Moose in Hopes of Pinpointing Cause of Population Decline

Peter Pekins, professor of natural resources and the environment, appeared on PBS Newshour recently to describe his ongoing research to determine why the number of moose in New Hampshire is declining.

View the video or read a transcript here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/alarming-decline-wild-moose-new-hampshire/.


Renaissance Woman: EOS Researcher Goes from Reading T.S. Eliot at Harvard to Running Earth System Mathematical Models

Katherine Duderstadt is the newest member of the Sun-to-Ice project based in the Earth Systems Research Center of the UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS). She brings a varied background to her work of running the Whole Atmosphere Climate Community Model developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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