Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Yahyn adds two new advisors … and more

NASA has selected a research project conducted by a team of UNH Manchester students as part of a program celebrating 20 years of the International Space Station. Led by Suzanne Cooke, third from left, a biology lecturer at UNHM, the Novel Methods of Antibiotic Discovery in Space (NoMADS) project examines how soil bacteria evolve or mutate in space at a faster rate than observed on Earth and how this affects the production of antibiotic compounds. Members of the team are, from left, Irma Vrevic, Thomas Gerton, Cooke, Sydney Rollins and Raymond Miller.

The UNH Digital Marketing Conference will be held form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 14, featuring industry leaders and regional experts discussing the latest tools and trends in digital marketing. Presented by UNH Professional Development & Training, the conference will include speakers from Puma and the Boston Celtics. Early bird registration is $99 through April 16 and $199 afterward. For more information, visit

Merchants Fleet, Hooksett, has been maned to the 2021 CIO 100 by IDG’s CIO magazine. The CIO 100 recognize 100 organizations that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers. Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at the virtual CIO 100 Symposium & Awards CIO 100 Symposium & Awards in August.

The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law has been named as having the fourth-best intellectual property program in the nation in the 2022 US News & World Report rankings. It was the highest ranking the school has earned in over a decade. The school also remains in the top 100 law schools, ranking 88th overall. UNH Franklin Pierce has ranked in the top 10 for intellectual property since the US News & World Report specialty rankings began 30 years ago.

The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation has announced it will merge with the Cloudera Foundation with the goal of using technology to solve global challenges, including climate change and hunger. The combination will create an organization with a $1.5 billion endowment. The McGovern Foundation was established in 2017 through a gift from the estate of Patrick J. McGovern, an entrepreneur and founder of Boston-based International Data Group who lived in Nashua and died in 2014.

Yahyn, a Manchester-based e-commerce wine startup, has brought on two new strategic advisors: Rob Weiss, a television and film producer, screenwriter, actor and director, and Schuyler Hoversten, president at Dynamic Ticketing Partners and chief revenue officer at LiveXLive. Pierre Rodgers, CEO and founder of Yahyn, said two advisors will help support his vision of “growing Yahyn not only into a leading online platform for wine enthusiasts, but as a luxury lifestyle brand.”

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