Thursday, October 11, 2012

UNH Highlights: Student Success


Seniors Create Bicycle-Powered Washing Machine

A senior capstone project by three UNH mechanical engineering students could make life easier—and cleaner—in developing nations. The project, a bicycle-powered washing machine, harnesses plentiful bicycles and salvaged materials to clean clothing with just six gallons of water, 30 minutes of easy pedaling, and no electricity. READ MORE >>

Model UN Team Wins Distinguished Delegation Award for Representation of Tanzania

The University of New Hampshire’s Model United Nations team was recognized as a distinguished delegation for its representation of the African country of Tanzania. The students attended Model UN where they received the honor, which only 10 percent of the teams earn, and also took home the award for best paper. READ MORE >>

Students Receive Scholarships to Pursue STEM Teaching

Two University of New Hampshire undergraduates received the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship funded by the National Science Foundation—forgivable loans of up to $20,000 to pursue teaching careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in rural and high-needs public schools. Noyce scholars are required to complete two years of teaching in a high-need school district for each year of support, after which the loans are forgiven. READ MORE >>

Students Triumphant at Cyber Security Competition

Some of the world’s wiliest hackers were no match for a team of UNH computer science students that triumphed with a second-place finish at the 2012 Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. In their second showing at the competition, the eight students of the UNH Wildhats beat out teams from Harvard University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Northeastern University and others, coming in behind returning champion Rochester Institute of Technology. READ MORE >>

Equestrians Win Regional Championships

UNH’s Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association team won the team regional championship for the northern New England region for the second consecutive year, amassing more points during the eight-competition season than teams from 11 other schools in the region. READ MORE >>

Thompson School Launches Two-Year Vet Tech, Integrated Ag Programs

Responding to student and marketplace demand, the Thompson School of Applied Science at UNH launched two new associate degree programs in September 2012: integrated agriculture management and veterinary technology. Both programs draw heavily on UNH’s agricultural facilities as well as on existing academic strengths in animal science and sustainable agriculture. READ MORE >>

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UNH Today

Compiled by Erika Mantz, UNH Media Relations