NH EPSCoR Research

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In New Hampshire, basic research and innovation drive economic growth.

Science and engineering are the foundation of New Hampshire’s high tech economy. NH EPSCoR expands research capacity and infrastructure to develop innovations that spur technology startups, high tech job creation, and provides science and technology graduates to the marketplace. 

NH EPSCoR has received $31.5 million in three National Science Foundation research infrastructure improvement awards since 2011.

Current research projects include:

Ecosystems & Society

An advanced sensor network has been deployed across the state that puts New Hampshire in the forefront of using technology and the Internet to continuously collect environmental data, which can be used to chart a sustainable future, ensuring our natural resources continue to provide for future generations.


New England Sustainability Consortium

The New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST) includes two projects:

The Safe Beaches & Shellfish project is a collaboration with Maine EPSCoR and aims to strengthen the scientific basis for decision making in the management of recreational beaches and shellfish harvesting.

The Future of Dams project is a new collaboration between New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine which aims to empower and strengthen connections between science and complex decisions about the future of dams in New England.


Creative Computing Challenge

This project is a partnership model aiming to build access to relevant computing education for underrepresented high school students using mobile applications and data from the Ecosystms & Society project.

For more information about science and technology in New Hampshire, see the reports below:

New Hampshire's Science and Technology Plan
STEM in New Hampshire:  A Labor Supply and Demand Analysis