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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Partners Booklet - UNH Partnership Fair April 27, 2016

The Broader Impact Wizard tool guides you through a series of steps to produce an outline of important points to include in your broader impacts statement and will help frame discussions with your broader impacts partners.
This program will help you:
  • identify your target audience
  • plan appropriate broader impacts activities
  • consider budget
  • articulate appropriate objectives
  • develop an evaluation plan

Broader Impacts Guiding Principles and Questions for National Science Foundation Proposals 
National Alliance for Broader Impacts



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

InterOperability Laboratory
Fosters multi-vendor interoperability and conformance to data communications networking standards while educating students for future employment in the industry

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 underrepresented 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 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

Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation

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

Gundalow Company
Protecting the Piscataqua region's maritime heritage and environment through education and action

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

National Society of Black Engineers

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)

A collaboration between the Manchester School District, the University System of New Hampshire, Manchester Community College and the business community to create an educational system that prepares our students for the challenge of meeting the daily needs of this dynamic, diverse, and richly complex community by integrating the arts and the STEM disciplines.
Contact: Lucy Weathers at

Student Design Competitions



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