Beth Potier

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  • UNH graduate and NASA eclipse spokesperson C. Alex Young

    UNH Grad Is Point Person on Eclipse Comms

    C. Alex Young '01G is talking about the eclipse. A lot. 
  • Image of a total solar eclipse
  • SEM image of volcanic ash

    Smart Ash

    New UNH research will help scientists measure, and thus predict the movement of, tiny particles like ash from volcanic eruptions.
  • Corinna Jenkins Tucker

    Sibling Studies

    Corinna Jenkins Tucker aims to understand the role of conflict in sibling relationships.
  • Jennifer Miksis-Olds

    Good Listener

    Jennifer Miksis-Olds has made a career out of listening to some of the Earth’s most curious creatures.
  • Thompson Hall at UNH from the front

    CoRE Strength

    “Universities have departments but the world has problems,” goes the old adage. UNH’s new annual Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) initiative, supported by the Office of the Provost and the...
  • Louise Griffin standing in front of Patriots 5 Super Bowl trophies

    Griffin Wins Patriots Community Award

    Louise Griffin was honored at Gillette Stadium recently for her leadership of the Zack’s Team Foundation, which addresses the issue of substance abuse.
  • Scott Ollinger, professor of ecosystem ecology at UNH

    On High with Scott Ollinger

    Scott Ollinger, professor of ecosystem ecology, understands our changing climate by studying the forests AND the trees.   
  • UNH associate professor of anthropology Meghan Howey

    Meghan Howey Digs Durham

    On the edge of Great Bay, Meghan Howey, associate professor of anthropology, digs for clues to New Hampshire's early — and violent — past.  
  • Flooded road with hazard sign in front

    Road Scholars

    Rising groundwater can flood roads up to two miles from the ocean, new research from UNH has found.
  • Michael Thompson

    Rising Star

    Michael Thompson received the Rising Star of Excellence award at a conference in Denver recently. 
  • UNH researcher Matt MacManes


    At their core, the findings of recent research led by Matt MacManes seem obvious: Males and females are different. Yet the work disrupts a long-held gender bias within experimental science.
  • Underwater shot of reddish seaweed

    Ocean Invasives

    UNH researchers looked at seaweed populations during the last 30 years in the Gulf of Maine.
  • Qiaoyan Yu

    CAREER Boost

    Two UNH assistant professors, Marko Knezevic of mechanical engineering and Qiaoyan Yu of electrical and computer engineering, have received prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program, or...
  • Graphic of globe with data radiating out

    Broadband Grants

    UNH’s Broadband Center of Excellence has awarded two grants to UNH researchers.
  • UNH PhD student Drummond Biles

    Winning at Brevity

    How do you describe years of research in lay terms and in just three minutes? UNH graduate students have the answer.
  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen addresses UNH faculty researchers in Huddleston Hall

    Supporting Research and Economic Development

    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen met with UNH faculty and student researchers in Durham last week. 
  • Disability Data

    Disability Data

    This past November,4,405,000 people with disabilities in the U.S.had jobs. That’s 300,000, or four percent, more people with disabilities who worked than in November 2015, but still just 31.1 percent...
  • Disability Data

    Disability Data

    This past November, 4,405,000 people with disabilities in the U.S. had jobs. That’s 300,000, or 4 percent, more people with disabilities who worked than in November 2015, but still just 31.1 percent...
  • UNH graduate student at Graduate Research Conference

    Spotlight on Graduate Research

    UNH graduate students took the spotlight last week during the Graduate Research Conference.
  • Regenerating Tissue, Revitalizing Industry

    Regenerating Tissue, Revitalizing Industry

    In December, UNH was tapped to play a leading role in a major national public-private institute that aims to launch an industry, headquartered in New Hampshire, that will develop bioengineered human...
  • Elena Long

    Forging a Path for LGBT Physicists

    Elena Long, a postdoctoral researcher in UNH’s physics department, made news twice in the final months of 2016. First, the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility...
  • 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. 
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