Board members: 2016-2017
Peter Faletra, PhD - NHAS Executive Director
Arthur Walsh, MD - President
Lin Chu, MBA - President Elect
Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH - Past President
Mike Van Dolah, MSc - NHJAS Director
Kevin Curtis, MD - Secretary
Markus Testorf, PhD - Program Committee Chair
Eunice Chapman - Treasurer
Elaine Faletra, MSc - Past Treasurer
Christopher Chapman, MD - Member at Large
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
Heidi Bushway - Member at Large
Blaine Kopp, PhD - Member at Large
The New Hampshire Academy of Science (NHAS) was originally founded in 1919 with members from around the state. It went inactive approximately 60 years ago. Three years ago, a group of us revived the NHAS. We are once again one of 45 states that have an Academy of Science with a total of over 100,000 members. As part of our mission, we support New Hampshire high school and middle school students to perform original and authentic STEM research. To steer more people into these pursuits is important, if not critical, to advancing and maintaining the economic and technological health of the state of New Hampshire and, in the wider picture, our nation.
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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.