The Joan and James Leitzel Center at UNH works to transform education in mathematics, science, and engineering in elementary and secondary schools, and in non-formal settings through high quality research, carefully examined practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
We facilitate partnerships and initiate programs with the goal of developing educators' knowledge of science, mathematics, and engineering concepts, along with human learning strategies—developing learners who experience the joy of discovery and the challenge of understanding; providing learning environments that support active engagement.
Conducting research, reviewing practices, employing assessments, reflecting on outcomes for learning, professional development, curriculum development
Generating knowledge and enhancing communication among UNH education and research communities, pre-college educators and administrators
Fostering cross-disciplinary activities, cultivating relationships, exploring creative ideas, responding to local and national opportunities
A broad-based capacity for fund-raising and grantsmanship, creative marketing and communication, and careful assessment focused on sustaining the Center