Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Emotional intelligence focus of next Tech Women Power Breakfast … and more

A research team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock led by Dr. Audrey H. Calderwood, director of the Comprehensive Gastroenterology Center and associate professor of medicine of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine, has been approved for a $32.7 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to conduct a large study on colonoscopy versus stool-based testing for older adults with a history of colon polyps. PCORI is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, the lead agency for implementation of programs and projects funded by the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, has released a request for proposals to install electric vehicle charging stations around the state. The agency said it is looking for qualified proposals to install, operate and maintain the charging stations along specified corridors.  For more information, visit the VW funding web page. Responses to the RFP are due 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.

The New Hampshire State Police have signed a multi-year contract with Iteris Inc. to employ the California-based company’s Iteris Inspect platform, which automates the commercial vehicle inspection process, allowing compliant carriers to bypass weigh stations and enforcement personnel and allow them to focus on driver and carrier education aimed at reducing defects, benefiting the safety and mobility of the broader transportation network. The State Police, which are already employing the Iteris system, have extended their agreement for five years with the contract.

Lakes Region Community College in Laconia will host a Careers in Manufacturing Open House, along with an express admission event, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Attendees will be able to learn about LRCC’s manufacturing programs, speak with faculty and employers who are in the field and can register on the spot for a program. LRCC offers degrees and certificate programs in Advanced Manufacturing, CIS Technologies, Computer Information Systems, Graphic Design, PC Applications and Programming.

Sherry Dutra, CEO of Dutra Associates, will be the speaker at the next TechWomen|TechGirls Power Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Oct. 13. The event, which will be presented virtually on the Remo platform, will focus on “Emotional Intelligence: The Critical Skillset for the Workforce of the Future.” To register, click here.

Two researchers at the University of New Hampshire have been elected to the 2021 Class of Fellows of the American Geophysical Union. Steve Frolking, a climate and Earth sciences expert, and space scientist Roy Torbert, who leads the university’s efforts on the NASA MMS mission, are among the 59 international scientists being recognized for work that has significantly advanced research in their fields.

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