Lawmakers Visit


Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Small group of peope wearing 3D glasses crowd around a computer

At Chase, legislators donned 3D glasses to view a visualization of the deep currents in the ocean and how they might disperse something like an oil spill at depth. L to R: Rep. Linda Gould, Bedford; Rep. Michael Vose, Epping; Rep. Jacqueline Cali-Pitts, Portsmouth; Rep. Timothy Horrigan, Durham; and research assistant professor Thomas Butkiewicz of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (seated). Hidden from view are Rep. Patty Lovejoy, Stratham and Rep. John Fothergill, Colebrook. (Photo: Tom Cronin)

A group of New Hampshire legislators visited the Durham campus on Oct. 3 for a research tour. The group explored some of UNH’s most innovative and high-impact research centers and labs, including UNHInnovation, which is dedicated to connecting businesses and entrepreneurs with research, experts and talent across the university. The group also stopped at the Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, which recently opened a 12,000-square-foot addition with new labs and equipment, and at Kingsbury Hall to learn about research into climate resilient infrastructure and stormwater. The day concluded with an event honoring J. Brent Loy, professor of plant biology and genetics, for his contributions to 50 years of research at UNH.