Board members:  2017-2018

Peter Faletra, PhD - NHAS Executive Director
email: NHAcadSci@gmail.com

Lin Chu, MBA - President
Arthur Walsh, MD - Past President
Kevin Curtis, MD - Secretary
Heidi Bushway - Treasurer
Elaine Faletra, MSc - Past Treasurer
Markus Testorf, PhD - Program Committee Chair
Marc Pipas, MD - Member at Large
Chery Whipple, PhD - Member at Large
Jennifer Pitts, MBA - Member at Large
Pamela Jenkins, MD - Member at Large
Jolin Kish, PhD - Member at Large
Jake Reder, PhD - Member at Large
Rick Greenwald, PhD - Member at Large
Andrew Park - Member at Large
Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH - Member at Large
Blaine Kopp, PhD - Member at Large

Our Story

The New Hampshire Academy of Science (NHAS) was originally founded in 1919 as an affiliate organization of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The NHAS became a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable corporation in 2016. We are one of 45 states that have an Academy of Science with a total of over 125,000 members. As part of our mission, we support high school and middle school students from New Hampshire and Vermont who wish to perform original STEM research in an authentic scientific laboratory. In the past 3 years, we have supported the participation of over 40 students in national scientific meetings where they published and presented their research performed at our STEM Lab in Lyme NH. In 2018, we will sponsor 23 students from 8 regional schools to present their research at the annual meeting of the AAAS in Austin, Texas.
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Meet the director

Most STEM professionals would agree that the most effective way to learn their profession is to work with experts…essentially as an apprentice learning a trade.  The model of learning by apprenticeship has probably existed since the dawn of humanity with knowledge being handed down through generations by working with masters of the trade.  With this time-proven method in mind, I would like you to keep this in the forefront of your thoughts when looking for fulfilling experiences while you advance through your career. 

My chance to work with the NHAS is one of the most exciting opportunities in my career.  As with other state Science Academies we intend to be the main hub for STEM opportunities for our state and region.  Our flagship outreach effort is our STEM research laboratory located on the campus of Crossroads Academy in Lyme NH.  It will bring together students, teachers and STEM professionals using the apprenticeship method of helping all of our members become full-share partners in STEM professions.