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The University of New Hampshire is a leader in the state and region in training the future workforce in the exciting STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

 

In 2012, officials from the University System of New Hampshire and the Community College System of New Hampshire committed to double the number of STEM-educated graduates from their institutions by 2025.

As the largest public institution in the state, UNH will be the primary driver of that increase. In 2013, UNH graduated nearly 900 students in STEM majors.

  STEM News

  • Research Snapshot: Raising Lumpfish
    Female researcher scoops into large fish tank with net At UNH’s Coastal Marine Lab in New Castle, N.H., Elizabeth Fairchild raises and researches lumpfish as a potential pest-management solution for the aquaculture industry. Fairchild, research associate professor of biological sciences and scientist with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, is testing whether using lumpfish as “cleanerfish” — fish that eat parasites off other fish — may be a sustainable way to manage a common parasite known as sea lice that preys on farmed salmon. Lumpfish, Fairchild explains, eat sea lice off salmonids that are farmed in cages in nearshore coastal waters in the northern Atlantic Ocean. The research could have far-reaching benefits: The global economic impact of aquaculture is greater than $31 billion. “Today many leased sites in Maine are not...
  • UNH Scientists Unravel More Mysteries About Beech Bark Disease
    UNH Scientists Unravel More Mysteries About Beech Bark Disease The UNH-led team found the early arriving beech bark disease pathogen Neonectria ditissima – a broad generalist that causes canker disease on many broadleaf hosts – is present in more than 42% of infected beech trees sampled. This discovery refutes the long-standing idea that this fungus is replaced by another, more dominant N. faginata. Rather, they found the two fungi regularly occur together on trees. 

  Learn

UNH has the widest offerings in the state, with bachelor, master and doctoral-level programs in a range of science, technology and engineering fields.

"UNH does a great job underscoring the value of undergraduate research, providing a ton of opportunities to get an early start in the lab. It's important to immerse yourself in what you're learning, especially if you're a hands-on kind of person"

Avery Normandin '15, biomedical sciences major from Manchester

  Work

Employers across the state need STEM graduates to fuel their industries and become leaders in innovation, and UNH is committed to providing them.

"If technology is going to be a central part of the New Hampshire advantage then business needs to have the talent, and to have the talent we must have a strong university system"

 Joseph Morone, Albany International, Rochester

  STEM Pipeline

UNH is taking the long view on STEM education by introducing kids as young as age seven to science and technology with summer programs, internships, and hands-on fun. And in partnerships with the Community College System of New Hampshire, we've smoothed the pathway from two-year to four-year degrees in STEM fields.

 

 

 

 

 

"The balloon project involved a lot of different aspects of science, from electronics to space physics. I like the responsibility that the project demanded of each of us, it made it feel very real and very important, and like it was our experiment."

Nick LaJoie, Project SMART participant and senior at Concord High School


  Learn about pre-college opportunities in STEM:


  Starting your STEM career at a community college?

Finish at UNH with programs in nursing, biomedical sciences, engineering, and psychology.

 
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