Margaret Boettcher, assistant professor of Earth sciences at UNH, along with graduate students Evangelos Korkolis and Ian Honsberger, will place seismometers – instruments that record earthquakes – at 24 sites across northern New England as part of a nationwide effort that’s been described as a telescope into the Earth’s interior. They are just 3 of the many scientists helping to place seismometers every 70 kilometers throughout the continental U.S.
A new article on the on the SEE Innovation website features the research of the team led by Stacia Sower, Director of the Center for Molecular and Comparative Endocrinology and Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences.
"Hagfish Hormone Discovered" describes the identification of the first reproductive hormone in the hagfish, a primitive jawless fish. The research, which sheds new light on evolutionary divergent processes involving reproduction and growth, was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation .
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membership for its scientific and technical Federal advisory committees. Self
recommendations are accepted. NSF will
keep recommendations active for 12 months from the date of receipt.
The UNH ADVANCE Partnership for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination (PAID) program has announced the recipients of its 2011-2012 grants to encourage research and leadership. The grants, funded with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), are part of an ongoing effort to support the advancement and leadership of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at UNH.
Three UNH faculty members will explore energy from the ocean, manufacturing on a tiny scale, and speedier computer planning, thanks to prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grants, totaling nearly $1.3 million over five years, went to assistant professors Yannis Korkolis and Martin Wosnik of the mechanical engineering department and Wheeler Ruml of the computer science department.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has published FY 2011 Performance and Financial Highlights
which summarizes the agency's budget, grant making activity, and progress
towards its strategic performance goals in 2011.
The report indicates that fewer proposals were submitted and
fewer awards were made in FY 2011 compared with FY 2010. As a result, NSF’s funding
rate was about the same for 2010 and 2011, and only slightly below the rate for
previous years (excepting 2009 when ARRA (stimulus) funds pushed the funding rate up significantly).
entire suite of Award Terms and Conditions (see full listing below) has been
revised to implement two new requirements, which are either mandated by
regulation or legislation. The
revised Terms and Conditions will apply to all new NSF awards and funding
amendments to existing NSF awards issued on or after February 1, 2012.
Each set of terms and conditions is
accompanied by a comprehensive summary of the
changes made to that document. In
addition to clarifications and other changes made to the conditions,
significant changes include:
An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of New Hampshire’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) new Frontiers in Earth-System Dynamics (FESD) program to support a project that crosses the boundaries between space physics, atmospheric, and ice core science.
About 55 million years ago, the Earth burped up a massive release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – an amount equivalent to burning all the petroleum and other fossil fuels that exist today. “And we don’t know where it came from,” says University of New Hampshire’s Will Clyde, associate professor of geology. “This is a big part of the carbon cycle that affected the climate system, and we don’t understand it.”