UNH Student ProgramsSpace Grant Programs at UNH include fellowship awards to graduate students in science, engineering, and science education, as well as support for undergraduate research in these fields provided through the UNH Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).
UNH Students have participated in NASA Summer Academies at NASA Research Centers. The programs offer advanced students (junior and above) a summer residential research experience in a NASA environment.
Community Programs for K-12
The UNH Forest Watch program brings science programs to the community. Originated by the NHSGC, Forest Watch has received EPA and NSF support for curriculum and materials development.
Space Grant supports the development of young scholars by offering an opportunity to teach an interdisciplinary, space-related course during one academic quarter. Dartmouth, UNH, and FIRST have been collaborating in developing space and Earth science curricula for teachers-in-training.
UNH Cooperative Extension Projects
NH Space Grant partially supports Cooperative Extension projects relating to science education. Recent projects:
- NH Landcover Assessment: A two-year project for generating a digital data set of land cover/land use for the state of New Hampshire.
- Environmental Education Institute: Community Mapping. A 13-day course exploring local natural resources using GIS technology. NHSGC funds subsidized class costs, making it more affordable to participants.
- FACMAP: Workforce development funds are used to develop and deliver the Faculty Mapping Access Project (FACMAP), a geospatial technology training program for higher education faculty.