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  • Illustration of construction site on the moon

    Researchers Awarded Close to $3 Million to Develop Sustainable In-Space Manufacturing

    With a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, UNH researchers will explore ways to recycle cosmic debris to create a sustainable in-space manufacturing industry.
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    Four CEPS Students Secure SMART Scholarships

    Four UNH students have been awarded Science, Math and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarships this spring, a recognition that includes full tuition and post-graduation job placement within...
  • Stylized photo of clear model of a human skull

    Bold Ideas, Better Outcomes

    Scientific discoveries made by biomedical and bioengineering researchers at UNH over the past five years are transforming how a range of complex health conditions — from cancer and chronic wounds to...
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    Six Students, Alumni Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

    Three UNH students and three alumni received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, a record number for UNH.
  • UNH and Eversource Partner on New Internship/Scholarship Program

    UNH and Eversource Partner on New Internship/Scholarship Program

    Matt Hamilton '24, an electrical engineering student at UNH, was part of the first cohort of students participating in the Eversource internship/scholarship program. UNH students who participate in...
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    Twice as Nice

    Sam Mercer ’23, a chemical engineering major at UNH, was named a finalist for a pair of prestigious fellowships to study in the United Kingdom. Both the Marshall and Rhodes scholarships fund two full...
  • Understanding the Nucleus, and Everything

    Understanding the Nucleus, and Everything

    Karl Slifer, professor of physics. PHoto by Sydney Stapes.
  • Professor_Shawna_Hollen

    Quantum Leap

    Shawna Hollen, an associate professor in the department of physics and astronomy, was recently awarded a $350,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to cre
  • Remote Alaskan mountain with snow in foreground

    Baking and Quaking

    With $1.7 million in National Science Foundation funding, UNH researchers will study how climate change in the Arctic could affect earthquake-related disasters.
  • Marek_Petrik

    A More Reliable Algorithm

    In the ever-expanding world of machine learning, there have been positive breakthroughs in reinforcement learning, a computer-based method focused on rewarding desired behaviors and punishing...
  • Olson_advanced_manufacturing_center

    UNH Researchers to Help Identify Barriers of Manufacturing in Space

    Imagine being tens or even hundreds of thousands of miles from Earth and needing a specific part vital for a space endeavor. Now imagine instead of having to return to Earth or needing another launch...
  • Rockin' Out in the Electronics Lab

    Rockin' Out in the Electronics Lab

    Matt DiBiase '22, an electrical engineering student, discusses how he took his passion for playing guitar and turned it into his senior design capstone project by designing and building a digital...
  • Campus aerial photo in fall

    Getting SMART

    Six University of New Hampshire students have been awarded Science, Math and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarships from the Department of Defense, the largest number of recipients ever...
  • Goldwater scholarships

    Golden Opportunity

    Two students from the University of New Hampshire recently received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier undergraduate award for science, math, engineering and...
  • Left photo shows Dr. Ruth Varner working with a group of students; right photo shows Clarice Perryman standing in a bog while a student retrieves her backpack.

    How Mentorship Can Help Diversify STEM

    Clarice Perryman, a Ph.D. candidate in Earth & environmental science at UNH, describes mentorship as an important component of her education at the university.
  • Brightly colored graphic representing theoretical simulations of magnetic fields.

    Magnetism in Three Dimensions

    New research from associate professor of physics Jiadong Zang has mapped magnetic fields in three dimensions for the first time.
  • UNH professor Jeffrey Halpern stands outside Kingsbury Hall

    Boosting Biomanufacturing

    Researchers in UNH’s Surface Enhanced Electrochemical Diagnostic Sensors (SEEDS) Lab have received an EPSCoR grant from the National Science Foundation for close to $6 million to lead a team in...
  • Neutron Star merger

    Origins of Heavy Metals

    Research published in part by UNH’s Francois Foucart, associate professor of physics, shed more light on where heavy elements such as gold, platinum and silver found on Earth may have originated from.
  • Trailblazer


    Steven Arias ‘16, a doctoral candidate in the department of physics and astronomy, has become the first UNH student to receive an award from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate...
  • Creating Career Paths Through Connection

    Creating Career Paths Through Connection

    Sierra Dahl '22, a civil engineering student, participated in the professional mentorship program offered by the Career and Professional Success office that led to a rewarding internship opportunity...
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    Wound Healing Trailblazers

    Two chemical engineering professors have received a National Institutes of Health “Trailblazer” award for a project that aims to improve chronic wound healing.
  • Opportunities Abound

    Opportunities Abound

    Mechanical engineering student Cornelius Plomp '22 and engineering physics student Trevor Cox '22 each participated in a competitive internship experience at DEKA, working on an array of research...
  • Kayla_hadley

    Ascending Leader

    Kayla Hadley, a 2015 graduate of UNH’s environmental engineering program, was one five honored with the 2021 Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc’s Ascending Leader Award. The award...
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    Inspired to make an impact

    Inspired by one city’s commitment to address climate change, Jackie Harris ’23 served as an intern this summer in Keene, New Hampshire on a team aimed at reducing the water and energy usage in its...
  • Liz_Mamros

    Twice as Nice

    Elizabeth Mamros '18  '23G, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering, was recently awarded a pair of fellowships to conduct research at the Institut für Umformtechnik und Leichtbau (IUL) in...
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    Three Students Awarded SMART Scholarship

    Three UNH students were recently awarded Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarships through the Department of Defense (DoD), cementing the university as a top producer...
  • Sam_Mercer_Goldwater Recipient

    Wise Beyond His Years

    Sam Mercer '23, a chemical engineering major from Sanford, Maine, has received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier undergraduate award for science, math, engineering...
  • Students walking through T Hall arch

    Prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowships Awarded

    Four UNH students have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, given to students pursuing master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics...
  • Weiwei Mo, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering

    Gaming Safe Drinking Water

    Weiwei Mo, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER grant.
  • Dean_Cyndee_Gruden

    Returning to Where it All Started

    When Cyndee Gruden ’91, ’93G walked onto the UNH campus as a first-generation college student in the fall of 1987, she had a limited understanding of her own potential.
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    An In-Depth Look

    A UNH researcher’s National Science Foundation grant focused on professional development for college educators in STEM fields.  
  • Research Boost

    Research Boost

    Chemical engineering professor Harish Vashisth has received a prestigious early career grant from the NIH, with which he'll further research that could lead to the development of drugs to treat...
  • neutron star merger

    UNH Researchers Join National Physics Frontier Center

    Researchers at the University of New Hampshire were selected to join a newly formed Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries Physics Frontier Center
  • Robert “Bob” Henry

    UNH’s Robert “Bob” Henry Named New Hampshire Engineer of the Year

    For Robert “Bob” Henry, the shaping of young engineers’ careers has led to being selected as the 2020 Engineer of the Year by the New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers.
  • UNH space physics professor Noe Lugaz

    Space Weather Editor

    Noé Lugaz, research associate professor of physics and astronomy, is the new editor-in-chief of the journal Space Weather,.
  • EPA recycling graphic

    The Rewards of Recycling

    When three senior engineering students collaborated for a class assignment, they had no idea it would lead to much more than a letter grade.
  • John Snow '22

    Innovation Scholar Builds Network

    When Jon Snow ‘22 learned about the opportunity to build a network, work in the UNH InterOperability Laboratory (IOL) and begin his college year with a unique experience through joining the...
  • A tour of UNH's John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Lab

    A Closer Look

    NUMIFORM attendees tour the John Olson Center for Advanced Manufacturing with UNH faculty.
  • Kingsbury Hall

    CAREER Success Times Two

    Two UNH faculty receive prestigious NSF early career awards.
  • Edward Song

    Engineering Neuroscience

    Edward Song, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.
  • NSF Career Award Laura Dietz

    A Smarter Search

    Dietz receives NSF CAREER Award.
  • Healing Hydrogel

    Healing Hydrogel

    New research from chemical engineering professor Kyung Jae Jeong could lead to an effective treatment for corneal melting, a significant cause of blindness.
  • Principal Investigators for NH BioMade

    Leading the Way

    Faculty members from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) are leading a statewide research effort to advance biomaterials with the potential to save patient lives and improve...
  • Margaret (Peggy) Ann Shea receives alumni award

    Blazing the Trail

    Margaret "Peggy" Ann Shea honored with CEPS Distinguished Alumni Award.
  • Kingsbury Hall at UNH

    SMART Students

    Four CEPS students have received competitive DoD scholarships.
  • Students in competition

    Wildcats Rebound To Finish Fourth at Cyber Competition

    UNH competitors gain real-world experience sought by employers at annual event.
  • UNH College of Engineering students

    Defending Home Turf

    The Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition comes to Durham next week, and the Wildcats are all in.
  • UNH student Sarah Jakositz

    CEPS Senior Wins ASCE Honor

    Sarah Jakositz ’18 was recently named the winner of the American Society of Civil Engineers New Faces of Civil Engineering scholarship.
  • Yannis Korkolis

    Korkolis Receives Ralph E. Teetor Educational Award

    Yannis Korkolis, associate professor in mechanical engineering, recently received a 2018 Ralph E. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International. The award...
  • AGU award winners

    Among the Best

    Three graduate students received Outstanding Student Paper Awards from the American Geophysical Union.
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