The following are current projects led by the UNH Office of Strategic Technology
NHSCI — The New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative (NHSCI) is a collaborative effort tasked with enhancing high-speed broadband access for K-12 public schools in New Hampshire. NHSCI is compiling a comprehensive K-12 broadband connectivity report based on analysis and reporting of data collected by UNH and the Education Sub-Committee of the NH Governor’s Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Board (TAB). NHSCI will develop a plan to meet K-12 connectivity goals through the facilitation of statewide K-12 fiber network discussions with school districts, service providers, and partner organizations with the long-term goal of ensuring that all public school students across New Hampshire can take advantage of digital learning. Finally, the initiative is creating a statewide strategy to enhance the utilization of E-Rate funds that are used to provide discounted communication services to schools and libraries across the state.
- Continua Model for Healthcare — Health data is not currently in a form that allows it to be used in a digital age. This inhibits the development of effective health care delivery systems. One area in which this is changing is in the collection of data from medical sensors for home environments. This project is in conjunction with Lamprey Networks, Inc. (LNI) and New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (NHIRC).
- Reaching Rural New Hampshire with Technology — This public / private partnership of nearly 50 New Hampshire organizations is dedicated to developing and implementing an affordable, interactive video conferencing network that ultimately will make interactive video networking and high-speed Internet access available in every New Hampshire community.
- Climate Change Science, Ecosystem Impacts and Mitigation through Efficiency and Alternative Energy — This project is in conjunction with the New Hampshire Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).
- State Broadband Data and Development — The New Hampshire Broadband Mapping and Planning Program (NHBMPP) is a comprehensive program that seeks to understand where broadband is currently available in NH, how it can be made more widely available in the future, and how to encourage increased levels of broadband adoption and usage. Visit www.iwantbroadbandnh.org for the latest information!
ScienceDMZ — The University of New Hampshire (UNH), in conjunction with Saint Anselm College, is developing a Science DMZ, a computer network capable of operating at 100 Gigabits per second that connects scientists to external partners and allows research data and equipment to be accessed locally regardless of actual location. This project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), helps to connect small institutions, such as Saint Anselm, to larger institutions like UNH and Dartmouth.
BDHub — The Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub will enable networking on a broad, comprehensive scale by bringing together individuals from a variety of disciplines, work environments, and perspectives. The collaboration will be enabled through workshops, visiting research positions, student ambassadors, virtual meetings, research projects, and an online web presence. Visit www.bdhub.info for the latest information!
Additionally, the Office of Strategic Technology is involved in a number of grant proposals and strategic plans that involve the future of technology integrated into the University.
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