• Educators in Circuits workshop STEM Ed Summit 2017
    Educators in Circuits workshop, STEM Ed Summit 2017
  • KEEPERS 2017, camper and staff member Ginny Hoyt
    KEEPERS camp, 2017
  • UNH STEM Ed Learning Community members
  • Educators in Circuits Workshop, STEM Educators Summit 2017
  • Squishy Circuits in KEEPERS 2016



Our Mission

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.


Leitzel Center Strategies


Conducting research, reviewing practices, employing assessments, reflecting on outcomes for learning, professional development, curriculum development

Engagement and Outreach

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