Rebecca Irelan

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  • Illustration of Parker Solar Probe as it approaches the sun.

    Bright Minds

    Students work behind the scenes on NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission.
  • A satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico

    A Glimmer of Oceanic Hope

    In what’s being hailed as the largest single research contract ever awarded to UNH by NASA, researchers will receive $107.9 million to develop a space-based instrument to study coastal ecosystems...
  • Drew Stevens stands in front of large computer screens.

    A New View

    Drew Stevens masters the art of displaying scientific data in a way that people can understand.
  • Listen Up, UNH

    Listen Up, UNH

    UNH is launching a new center that will focus on the science of sound. 
  • Spring pink blossoms on a tree in front of a brick building on campus.

    Seasons Of Change

    One of the leading indicators of climate change — phenology, or nature’s calendar — can provide some insight into past climatic trends as well.
  • Giving Science a Voice

    Giving Science a Voice

    Two UNH graduate students are giving New Hampshire science a national voice. 
  • A reindeer with fuzzy antlers browses for food on the ground.

    Climate (Diet) Change

    As the Arctic rapidly warms from climate change, reindeer are responding by eating different foods available during the longer growing seasons. 
  • Text on a page surrounded by colorful ocean graphics.

    Rising Above The Crowd

    Undergraduates at UNH are leading their own research project sand publishing the data and results, sometimes before they even graduate.
  • An illustration of lightning striking the Earth near an array of antennas.

    Leading the Charge

    New 3D data images have revealed the cause for unusual electrical activity in storm clouds.
  • Three flashes of lightning emerge from the same cloud.

    At Lightning Speed

    In a first-of-its-kind observation, UNH researchers have documented an unusual phenomenon that occurs in the clouds before a lightning flash emerges.
  • Students hold up their country's flags next to white rocket and snow-capped peaks nearby.

    Rocket Power

    Students traveled to Norway to take part in a rocket launch that carried their sampling equipment into the upper atmosphere. 
  • Map of coastal town

    Watershed Wisdom

    When it comes to tackling the complex environmental challenges New Hampshire communities frequently face, developing productive partnerships with academic researchers is often an iterative process.
  • Diane Foster

    Taking the Helm

    Diane Foster, professor of mechanical and ocean engineering, is new leader of UNH's School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering.
  • Group of researchers gathers around large drone outside on a sunny day.

    The Spirit of Collaboration

    Jennifer Jacobs is passionate about bringing people together to tackle the big issues affecting communities— from our water supply to our roadways, she’s helping to advance the conversation about how...
  • Team of researchers in Antarctica stand in front of a large telescope.

    Stellar Science

    Sometimes you have to go to the extreme reaches of the planet to study the most extreme phenomena in space.
  • Red round invasive seaweed sits amid other green native seaweed species on the bottom of the ocean.

    In The Weeds

    Invasive seaweeds that have found a foothold in the Gulf of Maine could change the way predators and prey interact.
  • Larry Mayer sits on dock near research vessel.

    A World-Class Honor

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has elected Larry Mayer as a foreign member.
  • Kai Ziervogel holds flask of water and thermometer.

    Mighty Microbes

    UNH scientists are taking part in a study to learn more about the microbes that break down contaminants in the ocean and subterranean desert environments.
  • Young man dressed in warm winter clothing stands on frozen lake next to long series of black sediment cores.

    Clues in the Cores

    A UNH graduate student is tracing through the Arctic's climate history.
  • Two young women sit at a table in front of a laptop and smile as they look at colorful graphs on the screen.

    Launching Young Careers Into Space

    The edge of space is as close as Morse Hall for high school and college students looking to launch their science careers.
  • Woman with long brown hair, blue shirt and red life vest stands next to a tank of water while holding a long black cylinder.

    Shaping a Career From Shifting Sands

    Meagan Wengrove ('18G) has carved her career out of water and sand movement, thanks in part to the evolution of the UNH Marine School. 
  • A silver octagonal probe approaches the red-hot surface of the sun.

    Here Comes the Sun

    An historic mission to study the sun and space weather benefits from expertise of UNH researchers and students. 
  • An older man with a beard and a younger woman with dark chin-length hair stand beside a tall cube machine they built.

    High-flying Telescope Focuses on Cosmic Radiation

    Scientific balloon launch helps UNH researchers test new technology for gamma ray detection from space. 
  • Artist's drawing of research ship

    Exploring the Seas

    UNH will co-operate a forthcoming research vessel that will provide cutting-edge technology for scientists to study the Atlantic Ocean and adjoining seas.
  • Artist's rendering of a satellite in space above Earth.

    UNH Researchers Shine a Light on More Accurate Way To Estimate Land-based Photosynthesis

    Researchers have linked plant energy "glow" with photosynthesis across all major land-based ecosystems.
  • R/V Endeavor

    Collaborative Endeavor

    UNH scientists and graduate students now have access to a state-of-the-art research vessel, the R/V Endeavor.
  • Erik Chapman

    Chapman Named N.H. Sea Grant Director

    Erik Chapman has been appointed the new full-time director of New Hampshire Sea Grant, effectively immediately.
  • Underwater photo of orange tunicates, or sea squirts

    Here Come the Sea Squirts!

    Warmer ocean temperatures will accelerate the reproduction in invasive tunicates.
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