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Our Affiliates …

• BAE Systems of NA • Community CollegeSystem of NH • Dartmouth College
• McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center • Mount Washington Observatory • Plymouth State Univ.
• The Margret and H.A. Rey Center • UNH (NHSGC office) NH Affiliates across New Hampshire... Contact NHSGC...

NHSGC Scholar
Ryan Lawrence

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MEET RYAN LAWRENCE, UNH graduate student in the NRESS Ph.D. program.

While an undergraduate at Elizabeth City State Univ. in 2011, Ryan met UNH faculty in a summer Watershed Watch program held at ECSU. Then, in spring 2012, NH Space Grant supported his attendance as a student researcher at the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference.

Ryan returned to UNH in summer 2012 to join the NSF-funded NERU (Northern Ecosystems Research for Undergraduates) program, traveling from UNH to Sweden as a research fellow. His research project in Sweden: "Autochamber Measurements of Methane and Carbon Dioxide fluxes and Isotopologues of CH4 in a Sub-Arctic Mire."

In Fall 2012, Ryan presented this research at a conference of the American Geophysical Union—an international scientific society of 35,000+ members.

Returning to UNH in summer 2013 with funding from NH Space Grant, he did a pre-graduate school research project at a N.H. site with an ecosystem similar to the Swedish mire. That work included problem-solving and physical work on the autochamber equipment. His summary of the summer: "The methods section of a research paper is often a highly condensed version of what really has to be done."

As a graduate student in a UNH Ph.D. program focusing on Natural Resources and the Environment, Ryan is loking toward a career of research and/or teaching in a higher-education setting.

New Hampshire Educational Resources
NASA Educator Resource for NH
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center serves as New Hampshire's NASA Educator Resource. For info. on hours and services, contact Cheryl Stinson...

Student & Classroom Opportunities
Visit our educational opportunities area for the latest from NH affiliates. NASA Educational opportunities and student competitions are also listed on their Facebook page...

CCSNH eStart
NH High School Juniors and Seniors can take online courses for high school and college credit through the Community College System of NH's eStart program. And they offer scholarships.

New Hampshire Astronomical Society
New Hampshire's Solar System Ambassadors, the NH Astronomical Society, offers skywatches in partnership with several of our NHSGC affiliates. They also offer sidewalk astronomy in Portsmouth, NH, on select Saturday evenings.

UNH Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
The UNH UROP program ensures that UNH undergraduate students are offered an opportunity to conduct research during their undergraduate years.

DARTSAT is a Dartmouth College student-initiated space satellite design program

Women in Science and Technology (WIST)
WIST provides links to career assessment tools and resources, posts NH events, internships, volunteer opportunities, summer programs, and so much more, as well as encouraging virtual networking.

NASA Educational Materials Contacts
Education Communications Support Services (ECSS)
For NASA education materials and communications-related news/information, contact the NASA ECSS office...

Guidance for Requesting NASA Materials
For Companies/Non-Profit Organizations, contact the NASA Education Office in your region. Points of contact...

For Educators, Schools, and Families, contact:
· NASA Educator Resource Center in your region
· Educator Resource Centers in your state
· NASA Central Operations of Resources for Educators
· NASA Online Education Materials

For NASA Employees and Contractors, contact...

Online NASA Resources
NASA Explorer School Project

NASA Launches the NASA Explorer Schools Project Audience: 5-12 Educators

NASA Educational Materials on
From Univ. of Calif., Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, has thousands of hands-on science and math activities making learning exciting and engaging.

Educational Materials at
Women at NASA Video -- Grades K-12
Earth Math -- Grades 6-12
Space Math V -- Grades 9-12
Do-It-Yourself Podcast Brochure -- Grades 5-12
Hurricane Katrina: Learning Module -- Grades 5-12

Resources for Everyone
NASA Overview
NASA Earth Science resources
NASA Space News and Daily Updates
NASA's TV broadcast of launches, events, etc.

Resources for Students (K-12)
NASA's website for kids
Interactive Multimedia Adventures for
   Education Grade-school using Remote Sensing
Careers at NASA student page
NASA Current Opportunities for K-4, Grade5-8, Grades 6-12

Resources for Higher Education
NASA Higher Education Student Opportunities
Careers at NASA student page
MapPros! geospatial technologies information
NASA/ASEE Internships in science and engineering

NASA Centers and Field Facilities
NASA's Ames Research Center
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center
NASA's Glenn Research Center
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA's Johnson Space Center
NASA's Kennedy Space Center
NASA's Langley Research Center
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
NASA's Stennis Space Center
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility

Visiting NASA Headquarters?
The Headquarters Library is open to the public and has an Information Center with education and outreach materials.