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Student-built sensors to help Hampton community understand flooding

The Ocean Sensing cohort of the Innovation Scholars program is funded by the National Science Foundation to create a lending library of sensors for residents of Hampton, NH, to provide access to data that will help residents, community managers, and planners understand the threat of chronic flooding. Sea Level Rise and extreme tides threaten the homes, infrastructure, and spaces that Hampton residents rely on and call home, and the students' sensors aim to help the residents manage the threat posed by rising waters.

Innovation Scholars Program

Innovation Scholars is a research driven introduction to the university for first-year students. Students will be part of a cohort of students under the direction of a faculty member that guides them through a year-long research experience culminating in a presentation of research results at the Undergraduate Research Conference or equivalent activity. Participants will develop skills that will open doors of opportunity at UNH and more broadly, and experience the interconnectedness of UNH scholarly activity with UNH Innovation and UNH Career and Professional Success.

 

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