The Northern New England Campus Compact is working with college campuses in the New England area to explore environmental projects. The two-year program is funded by the United States Environment Protection Agency which is providing $150,000 in grants for training faculty and obtaining the necessary resources needed to initiate projects under the Northern New Campus Compact program.
The University of New Hampshire at Manchester was among eighteen recipients, five of which are New Hampshire colleges. UNH Manchester will participate through an expansive project devised by faculty which entails working with the Manchester Water Department. Students will explore environmental sustainability and the management of natural resources via Manchester’s water quality management system.
UNH Manchester Computing Technology faculty Mihaela Sabin and Michael Jonas were among four faculty members across multiple departments in authoring the grant. UNH Manchester’s undergraduate Computer Information System program will be one of several which will take part in the project. CIS students will be working on the development of software systems in the form of mobile apps and data management systems which will work to collect and process large amounts of data. The project will be integrated with CIS course content, and will serve as a course project for students to explore the real world application of skills learned in the classroom.