University of New Hampshire

NHSGC Affiliate

About the University of New Hampshire

UNH Morse Hall At UNH, most space-related research takes place in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS). Many institute researchers also teach in UNH departments of Physics, Earth Sciences, Natural Resources, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

New Hampshire's major public research university, The University of New Hampshire has more than 10,000 undergraduate and 2000 graduate students. Within its seven schools, the University offers 2,000 courses in over 100 majors and has degree programs spanning a wide variety of fields in the arts, sciences, business, and engineering.

UNH Student Programs

Space 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.

Young Scholars

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.