Eleanor Harrison-Buck, associate professor of anthropology, has been awarded a Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship to establish a public history museum in Belize that focuses on the Kriol (Creole) community. More than a third of the population of Belize is part of the Kriol community descended from enslaved Africans brought to the country by Europeans in the 18th and 19th century, but their rich history and culture has largely been overlooked.
Led by Erin Bell, engineers at UNH are raising the bar on what 21st century infrastructure systems can do. With support from the National Science Foundation, they’re outfitting the Memorial Bridge, which links Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Kittery, Maine, with sensors to monitor everything from structural stability to traffic to environmental health.
Mary Schuh, research associate professor of education and director of development and consumer affairs and the National Center on Inclusive Education at the UNH Institute on Disability (IOD), has received the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship. The fellowship prepares fellows for leadership roles in public policy at the state and national level.
A new project led by John Gunn, research assistant professor of forest management and researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, will assess the status and distribution of invasive plant species throughout New Hampshire that pose the greatest threat to the state’s forest systems. The project also will evaluate factors that increase forest resistance to colonization by invasive plants.
Two UNH scientists have been recognized for the excellence of their research by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. The ASA's Medwin Prize recognizes a person for the effective use of sound in the discovery and understanding of physical and biological parameters and processes in the sea.
#LYD17 Message of the Day: “Data that is mobile, visible and well-loved stands a better chance of surviving” ~ Kurt Bollacker
Elizabeth Burakowski, Research Assistant Professor, Earth Systems Research Center & Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Hannah Hamalainen, Assistant Professor, UNH Dimond Library & Geospatial Services Center