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Wild for Innovation Day: A unique opportunity for New Hampshire businesspeople to converge with some of the brightest at UNH for a day of learning, sharing, celebration, and…hockey.
Friday, March 5, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
12:00PM Registration and Welcome Reception
Whittemore Center Arena, 128 Main Street, SkyBox Lounge
Follow signage to elevator or stairs to the Sky Box Level.
12:30 PM Welcome to Wild for Innovation 2010
Welcome, from the State of New Hampshire: Roy Duddy,
Interim Director of the NH Division of Economic Development
Welcome, from the University of New Hampshire: Jan Nisbet
Senior Vice Provost for Research
Dr. Nisbet will highlight key, relevant parts of UNH President Mark Huddleston’s new strategic plan—delivered on February 2, 2010—and introduce many of the exciting efforts underway at UNH that showcase the dedication to innovation and economic development.
Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), Wild for Innovation Co‐Sponsor
12:45 PM Highlights of Innovation at the University of New Hampshire
An hour of discussions with a panel of experts from broad range of disciplines at UNH. The panel will discuss innovation at the university through their research, projects, and innovative approaches.
Panel to include:
Ken Johnson, Senior Demographer, The Carsey Institute at UNH
Erica Johnson, InterOperability Laboratory (IOL) at UNH
More panelists to be announced, too!
1:45 PM Introducing the Green Launching Pad
Ross Gittell, Ph.D.
James R. Carter Professor and Professor of Management
Whittemore School of Business & Economics
George C Hurtt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Natural Resources & Earth Systems Science (NRESS)
Director Complex Systems Research Center (CSRC)
Chair of NRESS Ph.D. Program
The Green Launching Pad is a partnership between the state and the University that will help New Hampshire companies bring clean energy products to market and create jobs for New Hampshire workers.
2:00 PM Introducing Sustainability: University of New Hampshire's EcoLine™
Assistant Vice President for Energy and Campus Development
University of New Hampshire's EcoLine™, a landfill gas-to-energy project that uses purified methane gas from a nearby landfill to power the campus, is complete, university officials announced. The five million square-foot campus will receive up to 85 percent of its electricity and heat from purified natural gas, making UNH the first university in the nation to use landfill gas as its primary fuel source.
2:20 PM Wild for Innovation: Team Picture
In front of Wildcat Sculpture at UNH’s Memorial Field
The Wildcat sculpture was unveiled during Homecoming of 2006 and was commissioned to represent a powerful look while expressing intelligence, aggression, and cunningness—characteristics considered central to UNH Athletics.
2:40PM Tours of James Hall: College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS)
Tours Led by:
Asst. VP for Energy and Campus Development
Larry Van Dessel
Executive Dir., UNH Facilities Design & Construction
James Hall was one of four of the five major renovations of the Knowledge Economy Education Plan for New Hampshire (KEEP NH). The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) is an exceptional resource for engineering businesses and industries statewide and more specifically for UNH’s aspiring engineers and scientists of tomorrow.
Dedicated in 1929 and renovated in 2010, James Hall boasts state-of-the-art classrooms and teaching labs. The newly renovated James Hall will be the first academic building in the USNH system to obtain LEED Certification for its environmentally responsible use of materials and its efficient energy and water systems.
3:45 PM “Developing an Effective and Innovative Team”
Located in Lecture Hall of James Hall
Dean of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics (WSBE) and Professor of Marketing
Highlighted summary of the Peter T. Paul Challenge and UNH’s dedication to become the first choice for business education in New England. Featuring a WSBE focus—elements that are interesting, innovative, and of great value to o NH businesses!
Interactive Presentation by:
Vanessa Druskat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Management, UNH
This session is designed to reveal the leadership behaviors and skills necessary for building an innovative team that exceeds its performance potential. Learn concrete evidence-based information about the behaviors that differentiate exceptional teams from average performing teams. Also learn how to stimulate creativity and innovation in a team environment.
4:45 PM UNH: Housing a Wealth of Human Resources
Employer Relations & Recruiting Coordinator
Overview of resources available at UNH’s University Advising and Career Center
5:15 PM An Open Forum and Discussion: Innovation on the Playing Field
UNH Field House: Lundholm Gymnasium
Welcome, from the Wildcats.
Led by: Michael Daly, Women’s Lacrosse; Jarrod Zwirko, Women’s Swimming & Diving
5:45 PM Wildcat-Style Tailgate Dinner and Networking
Enjoy a good, old-fashioned tailgate-style dinner. Network with guests and UNH officials and coaches.
6:30 Class Dismissed-Doors Open at Whittemore Center Arena
7:30 Puck Drops: Men’s Ice Hockey
UNH Wildcats vs. Boston College Eagles
Schedule subject to change.