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UNH Leitzel Center staff participated in a workshop for students interested in a program of graduate study that includes engaged scholarship. Read more...
2012 Research to Inspire Science & Engineering (RISE) teacher, Sunny Sadana, Oyster River Middle School, shares her RISE experience in the Netherlands. Read the blog...
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) elected Dr. Karen Graham, Director of the Leitzel Center, to their Board of Directors. Her term begins April 2012. Read more...
TESSE Fellow Erik Kelsey, an Earth Science Ph.D. candidate, was awarded a UNH Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship, providing him with funding for 2011-12 as he reconstructs sea-level pressure in the Northern Hemisphere back to 1000AD using Arctic region ice cores.
Watershed Watch alum, Melissa Allen wins Award of Excellence at the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference. Read more...
Northern New England Junior Science & Humanities Symposium at the University of New Hampshire, March 27-28, 2008. The Northern New England Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium is a day and a half meeting of selected high school students and their teachers in which the students compete for a variety of cash awards and scholarships by presenting the results of their scientific investigations. Students who make presentations at the Regional Syumposium have an opportunity to win scholarships and cash awards from $200 to $2000. There are no registration fees for this event. For more information contact Subhash Minocha or visit
TESSE faculty will present papers on their participation in the TESSE Summer Institute at the AGU Conference in San Francisco. Professor Liza Finkel will be presenting a paper, Supporting Inquiry-based Earth System Science Instruction with Middle and High School Earth Science Teachers, on Thursday, 13 December 2007. Read Abstract (pdf)
TESSE faculty memberRuth Varner will present, Providing Authentic Research Experiences for Pre-Service Teachers through UNH`s Transforming Earth System Science Education (TESSE) a Poster
Presentation on Friday, 14 December. Read Abstract (pdf)
Watershed Watch program is actively seeking undeclared freshmen for its fun and exciting 2008-2009 two course program. These courses put the student in charge of their own scientific investigation (with a faculty member to assist them) on some aspect of watershed ecology. Ask how this program can earn you $150, free room and board, and free tuition. See: Bit By the Science Bug in Tthe Great Dismal Swamp
Transforming Earth System Science Education (TESSE) program is actively seeking undergraduate students interested in teaching science at the middle and/or high school level. TESSE provides research experience and training in Earth systems science education, an area rapidly growing in school curricula and societal relevance. TESSE offers both introductory advanced courses to match individual's needs.
Julie Williams and Karen Graham
UNH/ECSU partnership: The Leitzel Center hosted a luncheon, Tuesday, May 15, 2007, for UNH faculty and staff who have been working with Elizabeth City State University. Karen Graham, Director, summarized the history of the UNH/ECSU partnership. Ongoing projects with ECSU began in 2001. The event brought faculty and staff together to discuss their experiences and strategize for building future partnerships. Those attending were: Julie Williams, Karen Graham, Steve Hale, Julie Bryce, Elyse Sullivan, Jeff Schloss, Ruth Varner, Clara Kustra, David Bartlett, George Hurtt, and Toni Galvin.
Northeast section of the Geologic Society of America will hold it annual meeting at the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH). They will offer a program on Sunday March 11 for K-12 teachers (more info | register). posted Jan. 31, 2007
Fellowship competition announced for the program in Transforming Earth System Science Education (see Press Release). Fellowships are available for current and future teachers at the middle and high school levels, and for UNH Graduate Students in Earth Sciences. posted Jan. 28, 2007