Educational

On Saturday, May 4, Jillian Dunlap of Hopkinton, Advay Nomula of Dover and Maxwell Santos of Keene became the 57th, 58th and 59th winners of the Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarship, at a ceremony at AerospaceFest, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s annual aerospace festival. Created in 2001 in memory of Alex Higgins of Bedford, NH, by Alex’s family in collaboration with the Discovery Center and NH Charitable Foundation, the Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarship provides full tuition, room and board for a week of simulated astronaut training at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, to three New Hampshire students each year. Read more →


On Thursday, April 25, 2019, NHTI, Concord’s Community College invites the public to its inaugural Exhibition of Student Work.  This free exhibit – which the college plans to make an annual event – will showcase the work of its students in a broad range of academic disciplines including engineering technology, manufacturing, mathematics, the humanities, natural science and health care (dental and nursing).  Read more →


Reaching Higher NH has announced new hires, Greg Bird and Laura Gates. Bird will serve as Reaching Higher’s Senior Data Analyst, where he will play a leading role in informing statewide conversations around public education through analysis and data modeling. Gates will serve as the Director of Research and Implementation, where she will lead the organization’s research initiatives as well as the implementation of Reaching Higher’s community engagement work. Read more →


A new benchmark report shows that New Hampshire communities own more than 180,000 acres of undeveloped forests, fields and wetlands that generate nearly $146 million a year in economic benefits. Three organizations developed the statewide forest inventory. Read more →


Hellenic American University, a New Hampshire university with campuses in Nashua and Athens, Greece, has announced that enrollment is now open for its rolling cohort of its international executive MBA program.  The flexible, globally focused MBA program, based in New Hampshire was designed with working professionals in mind. The tuition for the 18-month program is $11,000 (plus $3,000 international business practicum). Students can enroll and apply for financial aid. Read more →


Applications for the 2019 round of Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarships are now available on the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s website, www.starhop.com and at the Discovery Center Reception Desk; applications are due to the Discovery Center Monday, March 4, 2019. This competitive program is open to all New Hampshire residents ages 9 – 18, and covers full tuition, room and board at the U.S. Space and Rocketry Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Transportation to Huntsville is not included. Read more →


The McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center will host Brandt Lomen’s talk “The Amazing Journey from Idea to Reality” on Friday December 7that 7:00 PM during their November Super Stellar Friday event. Every first Friday of the month the Discovery Center is open from 6:30-9:30 PM with special programming, a Tonight’s Sky Planetarium Show, and stargazing, weather permitting. Read more →