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 the broader impacts section of your proposal and that 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



NSF-funded initiative to improve the climate for UNH faculty through fair and equitable policies, practices, and leadership development

Carsey School of Public Policy

Center for Impact Finance

Evaluation Program

NH Listens

Vulnerable Families Research Program

Center for Excellence in Teaching
& Learning

Assessment of student learning outcomes

Connect STEM Program
First-year transition to college program for multicultural students designed specifically for students interested in STEM fields

Department of Education

EPIC (Elementary Program Introducing Computing) Camp
Camp that teaches students entering grades 4-6 how to think logically and creatively through fun games, challenging puzzles, visual programming, and building and programming LEGO Mindstorm robots  to tackle mini real-world challenges

GLOBE Program
International science and education program that provides students and the public  worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment

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)

STEM Teachers Collaborative

McNair Scholars 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

STEM Discovery Lab

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

Student Organizations

UNH at Manchester

Biology Program

Electrical Engineering Technology Program

Mechanical Engineering Technology Program

UNH Cooperative Extension

4-H Science Literacy

Natural Resources Stewards

NH Coverts Project

Professional Development and Training

The Stewardship Network

Youth and Family Programs

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

Advocates for, manages, and promotes the intellectual assests created by UNH students, faculty, and staff


Associated with UNH

Digital Earth Watch
Provides easy-to-use tools and activities for measuring objects and detecting change in digital photographs and satellite imagery. Activities bring together biology, physics, chemistry, technology, art, engineering, and math in projects that support environmental science field and laboratory studies in middle schools, high schools, self-guided education, and citizen science.

Research and outreach activities to: broaden and strengthen NH's research capacity and competitiveness; support business, industry and society with a workforce educated in science, engineering and mathematics; and improve communication between scientists and the public

NH Innovation Research Center (NHIRC)
Matches businesses in NH with dollars to support translational research efforts that further
growth and development of New Hampshire businesses, increasing job growth, opportunities, and revenues

Merit-based  program designed to strengthen research capabilities at member academic institutions in jurisdictions not equably participating in competitive aerospace and aerospace-related research activities

NH Sea Grant
Federal-university partnership that supports research, education and outreach to help balance the conservation of coastal and marine resources with a sustainable economy and environment

Coastal Research Volunteers

Great Bay Coast Watch

UNH Marine Docent Program

NH Space Grant Consortium
Brings together NH's educational and scientific communities to foster public interest in science education, scholarship, and research

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

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)



External to UNH         

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

Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation

Children's Museum of New Hampshire

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 Manufacturing Extension Partnership

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

NH Science Teachers Association

NH Teachers of Mathematics

NH Transfer Connections Program
Provides guidance and resources to facilitate planning for and making the transition from associate's degree programs to bachelor's programs at NH institutions

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 School of Technology
Regional Career and Technical Center serving high school students in the Seacoast region

Seacoast Science Center

SEE Science Center

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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