Beth Potier

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  • UNH professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in front of a painting of Black astronomers.

    Prescod-Weinstein Honored with Cottrell Scholar Award

    UNH's Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is among 25 recipients of the prestigious Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
  • Scanning electron microscope image of ant head, colored red and blue

    Extreme Close-Up, Ant Edition

    UNH's University Instrumentation Center imaged the head of a leafcutter ant using its scanning electron microscope.
  • Search-and-rescue dog runs toward the camera in the snow as school children look on

    Tracking Hidden STEM in NH's North Country

    Is K-9 search-and-rescue a STEM skill? What about hunting, snowmobiling or cross-country skiing? That’s what Andrew Coppens, associate professor of education, and Jayson Seaman, associate professor...
  • Group of people wearing lifejackets huddle in a circle in a pool

    Research Snapshot: Offshore Survival

    The engineering tank in Chase Ocean Engineering Lab is no match for the chilly offshore waters of the Gulf of Maine, but it stood in ably for a recent offshore marine survival class hosted by the...
  • A panel of National Lab scientists talk under a slide that says "UNH DOE National Lab Day

    National Lab Day

    . U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen welcomed participants to UNH's National Lab Day.
  • UNH PhD candidate David Ruth smiles at the camera in front of physics equipment

    Testing a Fundamental Force

      UNH PhD candidate DAvid Ruth, lead author on a recent Nature Physics article. Photo by Sydney Staples.
  • Understanding the Nucleus, and Everything

    Understanding the Nucleus, and Everything

    Karl Slifer, professor of physics. PHoto by Sydney Stapes.
  • Woman with dark curly hair looks at the camera, painting of Black astronomers behind her

    Excellence in Science Communication

    Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, assistant professor of physics and astronomy and core faculty of women’s and gender studies, is a top award winner of the inaugural Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for...
  • Graduate student wearing protective clothing works with his hands in a large piece of scientific equipment.

    National Lab Honors

    Chemistry Ph.D. candidate Nick Pollack has been selected for the U.S. Department of Energy's prestigious Graduate Student Research Program.
  • aerial photo of UNH College Woods in fall with football stadium in background

    Funding for Forests

    UNH Extension received two grants that will support their work in managing and protecting the state's forests.
  • Woman in plaid shirt holds whale baleen so library patrons can see

    Outreach That’s Not Overdue

      A new program connects UNH Extension with New Hampshire's public libraries.
  • Meeting Great Bay History

    Meeting Great Bay History

    A prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grant will extend the work of the Great Bay Archaeological Survey to 72 K-12 teachers.
  • Three researchers walk through a salt marsh at sunrise

    Research Snapshot: Early Birds

    UNH researchers study tidal marsh sparrows to understand how they're adapted to living in the harsh environment of salt marshes.
  • Hand holding a live fish, Arctic charr

    Fish Out of Cold Water?

    Nathan Furey, assistant professor of biological sciences.
  • Students wearing life vests stand at the edge of a test tank

    Wave Power

    An interdisciplinary team of UNH students took a top prize in the national Marine Energy Collegiate Competition hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Researcher in full PPE works beneath a hood

    Sequencing Variants

    With new funding from the National Institutes of Health, UNH wilil continue its genomic surveillance of COVID-19 variants in New Hampshire.
  • aerial photo of sun setting over T Hall

    CAREER Builders

    Three UNH assistant professors have received prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program, or CAREER, awards from the National Science Foundation. With the five-year grants, totaling $2.6...
  • One man hands another an award

    Canadian Kudos

    Larry Mayer, director of UNH’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, received the Canadian Hydrographic Association’s Sam Masry Award at the 2022 Canadian Hydrographic Conference.
  • Woman with dark curly hair looks at the camera, painting of Black astronomers behind her

    Particle Physics Progress

    UNH physics professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein will serve on the National Academies' Committee on Elementary Particle Physics.
  • Students work at desks and a white board in a clean, modern space

    ECenter Honors

    The Deshpande Foundation awarded UNH's ECenter its 2022 Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship Award.
  • Suburban yard with some cut grass and some left long

    How Low Can You Mow?

    Not a fan of mowing the lawn? Good news: Cutting the grass less may be better for the environment. Trimming the number of times you run the mower around the yard, known as “low mow”, can help reduce...
  • Five people stand side by side, some are holding glass plaques.

    Innovation Inspiration

    UNHInnovation honored its Innovators of the Year for 2020 and 2021.
  • Chanda Prescod-Weinstein looks at the camera in front of a painting

    Literary Luminary

    The LA Times Book Prize in science and technology went to Chanda Prescod-Weinstein for "The Disordered Cosmos."
  • Underwater image of SCUBA diver and coral and sponges

    Genomic Time Machine

    Looking at the microbiome of sponges, UNH researchers have developed a “genomic time machine” that could predict aspects of coral reef and ocean ecosystems through hundreds of millions of years of...
  • Man in striped shirt crouches in snow next to monitoring equipment

    FOSTERing Building Safety

    UNHInnovation's FOSTER training program helped NH company 2KR Systems secure a National Science Foundation grant.
  • Brightly colored graphic representing theoretical simulations of magnetic fields.

    Magnetism in Three Dimensions

    New research from associate professor of physics Jiadong Zang has mapped magnetic fields in three dimensions for the first time.
  • Glaciers in Arctic ocean

    From the Sea to the Stars

    Researchers Atsushi Matsuoka and Fabian Kislet will explore carbon cycling in the ocean and X-rays in space with two National Science Foundation grants.
  • Portrait of Marian McCord wearing dark blue suit and pearls

    Outstanding Woman

    NH Business Review recognizes Marian McCord, senior vice provost for research, economic engagement and outreach, with a 2022 Outstanding Women in Business Award.
  • UNH exercise science researcher Deborah Feairheller stands behind a fire truck, dressed in turnout gear

    Sounding the Alarm for Firefighter Hypertension

    New research from UNH found that firefighters' blood pressure — already higher than average — jumps during emergency calls, putting them at elevated risk for heart attacks and strokes.
  • Student researcher stands at edge of stream in Arctic Sweden.

    Transforming Students Into Climate Leaders

    Three National Science Foundation grants provide international climate change research opportunities for students.
  • Eelgrass in Great Bay Estuary

    Giving Eelgrass an Edge

    UNH researchers received a new NOAA grant that aims to improve the health of eelgrass in Great Bay.
  • Side by side headshots of two male professors

    Wound Healing Trailblazers

    Two chemical engineering professors have received a National Institutes of Health “Trailblazer” award for a project that aims to improve chronic wound healing.
  • Large black bear looks directly at a trail camera

    Research Snapshot: Spying on Wildlife

    UNH researchers are using trail cameras to develop more efficient and accurate ways to monitor fur bearers in New Hampshire.
  • Aerial photo of UNH campus in fall, with bright trees in front of T Hall

    Record Funding

    UNH researchers brought in $260 million in competitive funding in FY21 for projects that improve life in New Hampshire and beyond.
  • Researcher strides across ditch in salt marsh carrying square trancept

    Marsh March

    Research in salt marshes in Rowley, Mass., explores solutions to long-ago created ditches, which increase flooding from sea level rise.
  • Marian McCord, UNH Senior Vice Provost for Research, Economic Engagement and Outreach

    Envisioning the Future of STEM Research

    Marian McCord will serve on the National Science Foundation's Committee on the Future of NSF EPSCoR.
  • Microscope image of droplets of antifreeze

    Research Snapshot: Nature’s Antifreeze

    A close-up view of a new polymer that looks to nature to replicate antifreeze properties.
  • All blue room with acoustic pyramid-shaped foam

    Research Snapshot: Eerie Quiet

    Stanley Ellis, a research engineer with UNH’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, tests a detector inside Morse Hall’s anechoic chamber, a room lined with pyramid-shaped material...
  • Autonomous boat under a dramatic sunrise

    Research Snapshot: ASV BEN

    In June, UNH’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center’s autonomous surface vehicle Bathymetric Explorer and Navigator — ASV BEN — traveled Lake Huron, where it mapped the...
  • Close-up of McGregor EMS jacket with student working in background

    Jump Seat to History

    34 student volunteers helped power McGregor Memorial EMS, the primary ambulance service for Durham, UNH, Madbury and Lee, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only did the student-volunteers, who...
  • Pomp and Pandemic

    Pomp and Pandemic

    UNH leaders hooded New Hampshire public health leader Beth Daly '02, who received a DrPH from University of North Carolina, in a remote ceremony on campus.
  • Map of Missouri with deer's track overlaid

    The Buck Stops Where?

    UNH research recorded an adult male white-tailed deer who traveled a record 300 kilometers.
  • Graphic describing USafeHS app

    An App for Violence Prevention

    With new NSF funding, UNH's Prevention Innovations Research Center will launch and pilot a new violence prevention and safety app targeted to high school students and administrators.
  • Logo with leaves and words "White Oak New England Certified" are branded on piece of wood

    Local Barrels for Local Spirits

    UNH has received a first-of-its-kind registered certification mark for New England-sourced white oak to be used in barrels for beer and spirits.
  • Image of neurons lit up on dark background

    Brain Monitor

    With a new National Institutes of Health grant, UNH researchers Edward Song and Arturo Andrade will conduct research on the neurotransmitter glutamate that will contribute to our understanding of...
  • Headshot of professor Serita Frey

    Soil Synthesis

    Serita Frey, Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Drone image of research tower in forest in autumn

    Excellence in Citations

    Forty-one current and emeritus UNH researchers are among the world's 100,000 most cited, according to a new study.
  • Growing More Than Algae

    Growing More Than Algae

    Fertilizer pollution can have ripple effects in the food webs of streams and rivers, new research from UNH and other institutions finds.
  • Close-up of clams

    Not Clamming Up

    A recent paper by a team of UNH researchers sheds new light on how apoptosis, a form of programmed cell death, evolved in invertebrates.
  • Headshot of psychology professor Jack Mayer

    Overconfident, Underwhelming

    New research finds less confident people have higher personal intelligence.
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