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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

  • The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria Undermining a cornerstone of modern medicine, bacterial drug resistance has become an urgent threat to human health. A recent report by the CDC shows that, each year, antibiotic resistant bacteria and fungi cause more than 35,000 deaths and 2.8 million infections across the U.S. alone. “A death from an antibiotic-resistant infection occurs about every 15 minutes, and a resistant infection occurs every 11 seconds,” said CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield in a press conference about the report. “Antibiotic resistance threatens both our nation’s health and our global security.” Stealth Technology for Biotherapeutics: A Case Study of Cutting-Edge Antibiotics February 11 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. UNH ManchesterRSVP Learn more about the threat and the active development of cutting-edge solutions on...
  • Engineering Technology Expands to Offer Four-Year Programs
    Engineering technology student studies control systems design in the lab at UNH Manchester The University of New Hampshire at Manchester has expanded its ABET-accredited engineering technology program to include four-year bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology beginning in fall 2020. “There is a growing workforce need for engineers, as well as an increase in students wanting to pursue engineering careers,” said Mike Decelle, dean of UNH Manchester. “In response to the academic and workforce demand, we are thrilled to offer our engineering technology programs to a wider group of students.” UNH established engineering technology (ET) at its Durham campus in 1977, eventually moving the program to Manchester in 2001. Originally a two-plus-two program, ET was designed for students to earn an associate degree at a New Hampshire...


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


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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