NFL Charities, the charitable foundation of the National Football League owners, has awarded a grant to UNH faculty member Erik Swartz to further his ongoing research on the implications of football helmet, facemask, and shoulder pad design on emergency care for injured players.
Swartz, associate professor of athletic training in the department of kinesiology, received $62,521; his is one of 15 NFL Charities grants totaling more than $1.5 million that support sports-related medical research.
Victoria Banyard, professor of psychology, will join researchers from Sewanee University and Marquette University to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the Laws of Life Essay Contest, to determine if the world-wide project, sponsored by the Templeton Foundation, has a lasting impact on participants.
The study has been funded by a more than $1.1 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to Sewanee University.
A baboon chased Assistant Professor of Geography Joel Hartter into the Indian Ocean in South Africa. In Uganda, hippos chewed grass underneath his tent—while he was in it. He has stumbled upon armed poachers, outrun an elephant, and almost died from African Spotted Fever in the worst case doctors had ever seen. Apparently, it's all in a day's work for Hartter, who has conducted research in Africa for the last eight summers.
UNH researchers Dale Barkey (chemical engineering) and Xiaowei Teng (chemical engineering) and their partner Don Banfield (CEO) of Conductive Compounds Inc. in Hudson, NH, recently received $450,000 from the National Science Foundation to help produce more conductive and cost-effective solar panels. The three-year grant, under the GOALI (Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry) program, will support the engineering of nanoparticles of silver suitable for screen-printing onto photovoltaic solar panels.
Research Computing & Instrumentation (RCI) is resuming its brown bag series, beginning on Tuesday, September 11th.
The topic will be the USNH Events Management System. The USNH Events Management System (EMS) allows all USNH departments and organizations the ability to create and maintain web-based registration forms for their events. EMS can be used for free events or for those that require registrants to pay to attend. Payment processing is done via on-line credit card or e-check processing. This 40-minute seminar will give a brief introduction to EMS and its features.
UNHCEMS® is UNH’s self-developed barcode-based software system to record and manage information about the quantity, location and properties of chemicals, biological agents, radioactive materials, and hazardous wastes throughout campus.
After a recent survey of UNHCEMS® software users at other institutions and the overwhelmingly positive feedback received, UNH hit the road to encourage other colleges and universities to implement our system.