Education and Engagement Resources for NSF Research Projects at UNH

Education and Engagement Resources for NSF Research Projects at UNH

A sampling of resources to support the broader impacts component of your NSF project at UNH   

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Center for Excellence in Teaching
& Learning

Assessment of student learning outcomes

Transition to college program for first-year multicultural students

Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research

Junior Science & Humanities Symposium
Promotes STEM research and experimentation at high school level

Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education

Advancing Science

KEEPERS (Kids Eager for Engineering Program with Elementary Research-based Science)

Research Experience for Teachers in Engineering (RETE)

McNair Graduate Opportunity Program
Academic enrichment and graduate school preparation initiative for first generation/ economically disadvantaged or under-represented juniors/seniors 

Project SMART
Summer institute that challenges, educates, and motivates talented high school students in science and mathematics

Innovative underwater robotics program for classroom or after-school

Shoals Marine Laboratory

Student Competitions
e.g., LunaCats; UNH Precision Racing, EPA P3 team, Holloway Prize

Student Organizations

UNH at Manchester

Biology Program

STEM Discovery Lab

UNH Emerging Technology Center

UNH Cooperative Extension

4-H Science

Natural Resources Stewards

NH Coverts

UNH Engineeristas: Girls & Engineering  
Camp for girls entering grades 6 & 7 that explores engineering fields; presented by women engineers

UNH Tech Camp
Camp for boys and girls entering grades 7 & 8 and 9 & 10 that explores engineering fields



Associated with UNH


NH Innovation Research Center (NHIRC)

NH Sea Grant

Coastal Research Volunteers

Great Bay Coast Watch

UNH Marine Docent Program

NH Space Grant Consortium

Forest Watch

Margret and H. A. Rey Center

- Citizen Science Outreach and Science Education

- Rey Center Environmental Monitoring

Mount Washington Outreach Observers

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP)
Joint local/state/federal program working to protect and enhance estuarine resources



External to UNH         

Academy for Science and Design 
Chartered public school in Nashua, NH

Explore the Ocean World, llc
Hands-on classroom ocean science program and summer Oceanarium facility at Hampton Beach NH led by marine biologist/UNH alum Ellen Goethel

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

Girls, Inc. of New Hampshire

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

New England Association of Chemistry Teachers

New England Catalysis Society

NH High Tech Council

NH Science Olympiad
Science competitions and events for grade K-12 students and their teachers

NH Science Teachers Association

North Country Educational Services
Provides professional development and services, e.g., psychological assessment, speech and occupational therapy, distance learning, resource library

NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)
Research/educational opportunity for
in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Active research participation by undergraduate students

NSF Veterans Research Supplement
Active research participation by veterans as community college, undergraduate or graduate students, K-12 STEM teachers, or community college faculty

Seacoast Science Center

SEE Science Center

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Student Design Competitions



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