- What's EPSCoR?
- Ecosystems & Society
- New England Sustainability Consortium
- Ecosystems Computing Challenge
- Reports, Briefs and Highlights
- Past Projects: 2007-2011
- Social Media
- STEM Activities
Portsmouth Science Cafe
The Portsmouth Science Café is sponsored by NH EPSCoR, the University of New Hampshire, the Portsmouth Brewery and WSCA 106.1 Portsmouth Community Radio. Hosted by UNH faculty member Cameron Wake at the Portsmouth Brewery's Jimmy LaPanza Lounge, the Portsmouth Science Café series provides a unique opportunity for Seacoast residents to feed their minds with contemporary science in the relaxed atmosphere of a pub. Discussions, which are free and open to all, run from 6-8 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. for food and drinks.
January 21: “Encroaching Tides: How Sea Level Rise and Tidal Flooding Threaten U.S. East and Gulf Coast Communities over the Next 30 Years”
Erika Spanger Siegfried is a senior analyst in the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists and one of the lead authors of the 2014 “Encroaching Tides” report, which includes a profile of Portsmouth.
Julie LaBranche is a Senior Planner with the Rockingham Planning
Commission in southeast New Hampshire.
February 18: “What’s the Government’s Role in Building the
Michael Ettlinger is the founding director of the Carsey School of Public Policy and is leading the transformation of the Carsey Institute into a school of public policy.
Michael Swack is an economist at UNH, where he has appointments at the Carsey School of Public Policy and the Paul College of Business and Economics. He is the faculty director of the Center for Social Innovation and Finance.
Marc Sedam is the associate vice provost for innovation and new ventures at UNH and executive director of the N.H. Innovation Research Center.
Christopher Dundorf is a local entrepreneur and the president of 2KR Systems in Barrington.
A science cafés gives the public access to experts and professionals, who are also local residents, in a relaxed atmosphere where everyone joins in the discussion. This grassroots movement increases community awareness of STEM related careers and contemorary issues in science and technology and is gaining momentum across the state in places like Nashua's Science Cafe New Hampshire; Lebanon's Science Pub at Salt Hill and Manchester's Science on Tap
Podcasts from the Fall 2012 series and Spring 2013 series are available for download.