Beth Potier

Beth Potier's Articles

  • Project O.A.S.I.S.

    Engineering an Oasis

    Growing up in India, Sid Nigam ’16 saw plenty of food insecurity and malnutrition. At UNH, the mechanical engineering student channeled a passion for sustainable, affordable food into a project that...
  • Living Longer, Living Stronger

    Living Longer, Living Stronger

    At the heart of exercise scientist Summer Cook’s research lies a deceptively simple question.
  • Headshot of mechanical engineering professor Marko Knezevic

    Marko Knezevic Snags CAREER Award

    Scanning electron microscope image of a fractured magnesium alloy  
  • Larry Mayer sits on the stern of a UNH research vessel

    Hall of Fame

    Larry Mayer has been inducted into the Hydrographer Hall of Fame.
  • Thompson Hall at UNH from the front

    To the CoRE

    UNH has launched a new internal funding competition to support interdisciplinary collaborations across campus.
  • Reduce, Reuse, REMADE

    Reduce, Reuse, REMADE

    UNH will join more than 100 partners from industry, academia and government in a new Department of Energy institute focused on the reduction of energy and emissions through more efficient material...
  • UNH Manchester

    Tissue, Organ Research Institute Coming to Manchester

    UNH will play a leading role in a major national public-private institute that will create an industry to regenerate human tissue and organs. Funded by $80 million from the U.S.
  • vaquita

    Professor with a Porpoise

    Chris Glass wouldn’t blame you if you’ve never heard of the vaquita. The small porpoise is so secretive that it wasn’t discovered as a species until 1958. Plus, there are only about 60 of them in...
  • NASA rocket with UNH-built instruments on board

    How's the Weather in Space?

    Rocket with instruments designed by UNH researchers blasted into space Nov. 19 (Photo: NASA)
  • Flooded road in New Hampshire town

    The Soggy Truth

    Political ideology is the strongest predictor of survey respondents' perceptions of climate and weather.
  • UNH EOS director Harlan Spence

    UCAR Board

    Harlan Spence has been elected to serve as a member of the board of trustees of the UCAR.
  • Telescope image of space, with bright yellow and bright purple objects highlighted

    Rogue Black Hole

    UNH researcher Dacheng Lin has discovered a massive black hole “wandering” at edge of its galaxy.
  • Researcher Jennifer Miksis-Olds

    Eavesdropping on the Ocean

    A new federal contract will help researchers like Jennifer Miksis-Olds eavesdrop on the ocean environment. The contract, worth up to $6.5 million, will support ongoing monitoring and research with...
  • Sponges on a coral reef

    Sponges of the Caribbean

    UNH researchers are exploring how sponges, the less charismatic but essential reef neighbors of corals, contribute to overall coral reef health.
  • Researcher Scott Ollinger on a research tower

    Seeing the Data for the Trees

    Michael Palace, associate professor of Earth and geospatial science, will use his extensive experience with drones on the project.
  • Great Bay sunrise from the docks of Jackson Lab

    Estuarine Expertise

    This National Estuaries Week is a fitting time to shine a light on the work of estuary champion David Burdick, interim director of UNH’s Jackson Estuarine Laboratory.
  • dry stream bed with scientific sensor in the middle


    Some researchers at UNH have found the record drought has changed the way they can conduct research.
  • UNH professor of physics Mark McConnell

    McConnell Is New SwRI-EOS Director

    Professor of physics Mark McConnell is the new director of the collaborative Southwest Research Institute Earth, Oceans and Space department at UNH.
  • UNH instrument used on NASA MMS satellite

    Magnetic Mysteries, Decoded

    A NASA rocket carrying instruments developed by scientists, engineers and students from UNH’s Space Science Center (SSC) has obtained the first-ever data of an elusive phenomenon, providing never-...
  • map of Armstrong Basin in the Gulf of Mexico

    A Hole By Any Other Name…

    When Captain Andy Armstrong, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) co-director of the UNH/NOAA Joint Hydrographic Center, first learned that a basin in the Gulf of Mexico...
  • Researchers Kevin Jerram and Evgenia Bazhenova at the North Pole, with American and Russian flags

    Polar Explorers

    Halfway through their six-week research cruise of the Arctic Ocean, UNH researchers Kevin Jerram and Evgenia Bazhenova visited the North Pole.
  • Archaeologists on site at Durham Point dig

    Digging Durham Point

    UNH archaeologists and community volunteers head to a site on Durham Point to look for clues about fortified garrisons that existed in the area around the time European settlers arrived on Great Bay...
  • A vaquita, the world's smallest and rarest porpoise

    Prof with a Porpoise

    Chris Glass wouldn’t blame you if you’ve never heard of the vaquita. The small porpoise is so secretive that it wasn’t discovered as a species until 1958.
  • Steels Pond Hydro in Antrim, New Hampshire

    Artisanal Energy

    It’s not just for the farmers market any more: “Fresh, local, sustainable” describes how UNH powers its five million square-foot campus.
  • UNH Space Science Director Lynn Kistler

    Union Fellow

    UNH physics professor Lynn Kistler has been named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the largest single organization dedicated to the advancement of geophysics.
  • Research Vessel Gulf Surveyor

    Shiny and New

    UNH has a new, state-of-the-art research vessel that will help researchers map the coastal seafloor and better understand the ocean environment while providing training in the latest oceanographic...
  • Two maps of Michigan show likely locations of monuments

    Michigan's Mystery Monuments

    Merging an innovative modeling technique with old-fashioned sleuthing, researchers from the University of New Hampshire have shed new light on the mystery of pre-European archaeological monument...
  • Harlan Spence, physics professor and director of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space

    Space Man Spence

    Harlan Spence, director of UNH’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, has been appointed to the Space Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences. 
  • EOS associate director David Divins

    Divins Drills Down

    David Divins is EOS’s first full-time associate director since 2012.
  • Larry Mayer sitting on a dock

    Arctic Appointment

    President Obama named Larry Mayer to a four-year term on the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, an independent federal agency that advises the President and Congress.
  • Students at a busy intersection on UNH campus

    Smart Campus

    A new grant from UNH’s Broadband Center of Excellence to an interdisciplinary team of university researchers aims to showcase innovation in broadband technology and data analytics.
  • multicolored image of seafloor feature

    A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

    When Captain Andy Armstrong learned that a basin in the Gulf of Mexico would be named in his honor, he thought it was a mistake.
  • UNH researcher Jennifer Miksis-Olds

    Listening to the Ocean

    Asking for time off on your first day at a new job can be awkward.
  • Illustration of satellites circling the Earth

    Magnetic Reconnection

    On October 16, 2015, dozens of UNH scientists, space physics researchers, engineers and students made history.
  • Professor riding a bike dressed for graduation, pulling Gnarlz in a trailer

    Celebrating Cycling

    This month, UNH will join communities and workplaces across the nation in a celebration of car-free commuting with Bike to Work Week (May 16 – 20) and Bike/Walk to Work Day (May 20). UNH is among...
  • Paige Balcom '16 in Kingsbury Courtyard

    Research Support

    A senior engineering student with an eye toward bringing reliable power to developing nations and a doctoral student looking at maternal care in carpenter bees are UNH recipients of the National...
  • Steelhead trout

    Pier to Plate

    Steelhead trout grow within nets suspended from a UNH-designed raft.
  • Alley Leach
  • UNH graduate student at annual research conference

    Making Waves

    Lobsters, parasites, seabirds and sandbars were among the topics presented at the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering’s graduate student research symposium yesterday.
  • The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium at UNH

    ISE ISE Baby

    Ice gave way to ISE — the Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Symposium — at the Whittemore Center yesterday, where 360 students presented 156 projects that spanned the disciplinary spectrum...
  • National Weather Service heat index map

    Model Science

    Call them the fortunetellers of climate change: Climate models, which draw on the physics and chemistry of the Earth and its oceans and atmosphere, are at the heart of understanding our changing...
  • Car driving on a flooded roadway

    The New Normal

    As our climate changes, our food and forests, our transportation, even our health will become vulnerable. From pines to pavement, weeds to wheezing, UNH researchers are working on solutions to help...
  • Cameron Wake skiing in Denali National Park

    All Eyes on the Arctic

    Each summer, a handful of UNH researchers pass up New England’s hard-won summer and head to the remote glaciers, peatlands and oceans on top of the world. There, they’re exploring the Arctic’s...
  • Overview of Whittemore Center with research posters

    Grad Excellence

    UNH’s annual celebration of student scholarship and creativity launched April 11 with the Graduate Research Conference in the Whitt. More than 200 students from all academic disciplines shared...
  • large group of scientists and students pose beneath a rocket ship

    Miracle in Space

    Six years ago, a team from UNH’s Space Science Center performed a miracle. 
  • Graduate student Samantha Werner '14

    Passion for Policy

    Master's student Samantha Werner '14 received the Ecological Society of America's Graduate Student Policy Award.
  • UNH professors who have received CAREER grants

    CAREER Success

    Three UNH faculty members have received prestigious National Science Foundation awards to support work that aims to understand turbulent flows, flexible biomolecules and a unique category of...
  • Harish Vashisth

    Simulating Biomolecules

    Although it could one day lead to advances in drugs that treat HIV, Harish Vashisth’s research is far more likely to use supercomputers than the pipettes or microscopes more commonly associated with...
  • Mathematician John Gibson

    Tackling Turbulence

    Assistant professor of mathematics John Gibson, recipient of a NSF CAREER award.
  • UNH professor David Finkelhor sits in front of  a laptop

    Finkelhor: Child Abuse in Youth Organizations Is Low

    Child abuse at the hands of Scout leaders, priests or coaches is far less common than abuse of children or adolescents by family members or other adults. That’s the primary finding of new research...
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