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Exploring the Future: UNH Innovation Spotlight

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Join us for an exciting morning at the NH Tech Alliance Tech Power Breakfast series on April 17th at UNH IOL! We’re thrilled to welcome Marian G. McCord, Senior Vice Provost for Research, Economic Engagement, and Outreach at the University of New Hampshire, who will share insights into the groundbreaking innovations underway at the university. Be inspired by the next generation of tech leaders as we shine a spotlight on students who are driving innovation forward. Come be a part of this dynamic event where we explore the potential of technology and the future it holds!


UNH InterOperability Laboratory

21 Madbury Rd., Ste 100 Durham, NH 03824-4716


8:00am – 8:30am – Breakfast and Networking

8:30am – 9:30am – Presentation




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About the speaker:

Marian McCord joined UNH in February 2020. The University of New Hampshire is the flagship university of NH, and an R1 with approximately $190M in research expenditures, as well as home to NH’s land-, sea-, and space grants. In her role, Dr. McCord oversees all research administration, compliance, and development; NH Cooperative Extension; professional development and training; innovation and entrepreneurship; and outreach and engagement activities. McCord came to UNH from North Carolina State University, where she was a founding member of the Joint UNC/NCSU Department of Biomedical Engineering and served as Director of Global Health Initiatives in the Office of Global Engagement.  Immediately prior to joining UNH, Dr. McCord was the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Natural Resources.

Dr. McCord serves as the state director for NH EPSCoR, and is currently the Vice Chair of the EPSCoR/IDEA Coalition Board. She participates on the APLU COR executive committee and is co-chair of the Industry Research Working Group.

A biomedical engineer, McCord’s research focuses on health applications of textiles and biomaterials. She co-founded two startups based on her research: Katharos, Inc. and Vector Textiles, LLC. McCord received an M.S. in bioengineering and Ph.D. in textiles and polymer science from Clemson University. She received a Sc. B. in biomedical engineering from Brown University.

About the Tech Power Breakfasts:

Each month throughout the year, tech professionals come together to network, share stories, grow professionally and personally and bring awareness to what is possible. Our breakfast series features female tech professionals and supporters as speakers who educate and inspire the audience.



April 17
8:00 am - 9:30 am
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