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Franklin Pierce is pleased to announce the receipt of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant totaling $649,931 to promote increased academic success and job or graduate school placement among academically talented low-income students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in biology and environmental science over the next five years.


Tuesday, April 03

Franklin Pierce University Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Funds will help science students pursue educational & career goals Franklin Pierce is pleased to announce the receipt of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant totaling $649,931 to promote increased academic success and job or graduate school placement among academically talented low-income students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in biology and environmental science over the next five years.

"This award is an important milestone for the University, which has received NSF funding in the past, but not of this type or scope," noted Dr. Kim Mooney, President of Franklin Pierce University. "The grant reflects an endorsement of the hard work and successes of our science faculty and the potential of our very talented students," added President Mooney. "It will help us in our ongoing efforts to better integrate educational experiences in the classroom, in the lab, and in the field."

According to Dr. James DuMond, University Provost, a large portion of the NSF grant will help the university offer scholarships to undergraduate students in the sciences. "It will provide $424,000 in scholarships to academically qualified students in our newly created, Biology and Environmental Science Training (BEST) Program," stated DuMond.

The BEST program leverages more than 1,000 acres of undeveloped land on our 1,200-acre campus as a living laboratory and springboard for launching students into meaningful careers in biology and environmental science. Additional resources from the grant will help the University use research data in new ways to measure and increase the effectiveness of STEM education programs on the undergraduate level.

According to Rhine Singleton, professor of biology and environmental science, the research results will be used to inform Franklin Pierce's curricular goals in biology and environmental science programs. "Through publications, conference presentations, and dedicated websites and social media accounts, Franklin Pierce will disseminate program materials, resources, and research, informing the larger academic community on what works in enhancing curricular and co-curricular offerings for academically talented, financially needy students in biology and environmental science disciplines," he said.

Singleton, the principal investigator on the University's NSF grant application, said the NSF funding will help students in the sciences explore professional opportunities.  "The grant also includes funding for enrichment for our students through field trips and job-shadowing opportunities and attendance at professional conferences, and with all of these, the faculty here will be mentoring students to achieve those goals and also mentoring them with their careers."

According to Singleton, Franklin Pierce University's 1,200-acre campus provides faculty and students with research opportunities that are unavailable at most colleges and universities. "We have the luxury of being able to study a half-dozen kinds of ecosystems in just a short walk from our science building. So instead of taking time to drive to a field site during a lab, we can use that time to deliver content and do in-depth research. It makes it super easy for students to get hands-on experience doing fieldwork--and it has allowed us to set up research plots in the natural environment of campus that our students have access to, just by walking to them."

The Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball program spent this past Saturday at the Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Assessment Tournament in nearby Keene, N.H.

Wednesday, March 21

Ravens in the Community: Women’s Hoops at Special Olympics Tournament

The Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball program spent this past Saturday at the Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Assessment Tournament in nearby Keene, N.H.

The fifth annual Trendsetters Awards seeks to honor young professionals under the age of 40, who are making a difference to the local community.

Tuesday, March 20

President Mooney Speaks to Trendsetters Award Winners

The fifth annual Trendsetters Awards seeks to honor young professionals under the age of 40, who are making a difference to the local community.

Contrary to popular misconception, our student-athletes in higher education are persisting and completing their programs of study on time.

Wednesday, March 14

University Business Features FPU Athletics

Student athlete champions Case studies of success in the classroom and on the field of play James Martin and James E. Samels March 12, 2018 Twitter Facebook Share Contrary to popular misconception, our student-athletes in higher education are persisting and completing their programs of study on time.

ALANA (African American, Latino/a, Native American, Asian American) Diversity Initiative here on campus recently held their annual MLK Dinner and Service Awards Ceremony.

Friday, March 09

ALANA Annual Service Awards Ceremony

ALANA (African American, Latino/a, Native American, Asian American) Diversity Initiative here on campus recently held their annual MLK Dinner and Service Awards Ceremony.

On Saturday, March 3, the President, Provost, and Trustees attended the Doctor of Physical Therapy Hooding & Bachelor of Science, Nursing Program Completion Ceremony.

Friday, March 09

DPT Hooding Ceremony & Bachelor of Science, Nursing Program Completion Ceremony, Goodyear, AZ

On Saturday, March 3, the President, Provost, and Trustees attended the Doctor of Physical Therapy Hooding & Bachelor of Science, Nursing Program Completion Ceremony.

On Thursday March 1, 2018, The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communications showcased student produced videos for the NESN Next Producer series competition in a production produced by Professor Heather Tullio’s Multi-Camera Production students.

Friday, March 09

Students Compete in NESN’s Next Producer

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communications showcased student-produced videos for the NESN Next Producer series competition in a production produced by Professor Heather Tullio’s Multi-Camera Production students.

Open House - Join Us on Campus and Get to Know Raven Nation!

Monday, March 05

Visit us in Rindge for our next Open House on April 14

Open House - Join Us on Campus and Get to Know Raven Nation!

Students enrolled in the Physician Assistant Program at Franklin Pierce University's Lebanon Center received their long white coats. The coating of the student signifies the end of their educational experience.

The ceremony was held at the Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center on February 24, 2018.

Wednesday, February 28

Masters of Physician Assistant Studies Long White Coat Ceremony

Students enrolled in the Physician Assistant Program at Franklin Pierce University's Lebanon Center received their long white coats. The coating of the student signifies the end of their educational experience. The ceremony was held at the Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center on February 24, 2018.

The newest members of the Board of Trustees bring expertise, wisdom, and knowledge from their respective fields to the Franklin Pierce University community.

Wednesday, February 28

FPU Welcomes New Trustees Joseph Michael Delancy, Theresa Rosenberger, Naomi Butterfield, and Frederick Pierce IV

The newest members of the Board of Trustees bring expertise, wisdom, and knowledge from their respective fields to the Franklin Pierce University community.

Franklin Pierce University alum and Turner Classic Movies’ (TCM) Vice President of Brand Activations and Partnership, Genevieve McGuillicuddy ‘94 returned to campus February 20, 2018.

Friday, February 23

Alumna Genevieve McGuillicuddy ’94 on Women in Leadership

Franklin Pierce University alum and Turner Classic Movies’ (TCM) Vice President of Brand Activations and Partnership, Genevieve McGuillicuddy ‘94 returned to campus February 20, 2018.

The Franklin Pierce University women’s lacrosse team welcomed MetroLacrosse to the bubble this past week for the FPU Women’s Lacrosse Winter Thaw Clinic.

Thursday, February 22

Ravens in the Community: Women’s Lacrosse Hosts MetroLacrosse On Campus For Skills Clinic

The Franklin Pierce University women’s lacrosse team welcomed MetroLacrosse to the bubble this past week for the FPU Women’s Lacrosse Winter Thaw Clinic.

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