College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Rocket launches into the green Northern Lights.

Research Snapshot: Northern Lights

On a recent night above the Arctic circle in Norway, two rockets carrying equipment designed and built by UNH students and researchers streaked across the sky, cutting through the vivid green aurora — more commonly known as the Northern Lights. These skyward sensations are created when charged... Read More

Recent Stories

  • Glaciers in Arctic ocean
    - From the Sea to the Stars
    Researchers Atsushi Matsuoka and Fabian Kislet will explore carbon cycling in the ocean and X-rays in space with two National Science Foundation grants. Read More
  • Snowy forest.
    - Hope for Snow?
    UNH research indicates that reducing carbon dioxide emissions now could lessen the impact of climate change on snowpack.  Read More
  • Adrika Dasgupta works on space detectors in a lab.
    - Research Snapshot: Space Rays
    Researchers are testing different detector designs to learn how elements form during supernova explosions in space.  Read More
  • Black and white image of three lightning strikes next to one another.
    - A Striking Discovery
    A new study from UNH reveals how lightning actually begins within a storm cloud.  Read More
  • 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... Read More
  • Two middle school students, a boy and a girl, work together on a computer.
    - The Language of STEM
    With $3.5 million from the Department of Education, UNH researchers will enhance STEM understanding among N.H.'s English learners. Read More
  • Aerial photo of Oyster River in snow
    - Predicting Future Floods
    New UNH research updates snowmelt flooding models for a changing climate, helping protect vulnerable infrastructure and water resources. Read More
  • Loading New Hampshire Food Bank truck
    - Focused on Helping Others
    The 2021 Food Drive Challenge at UNH, which took place during the first three weeks of November, generated food and monetary donations to the New Hampshire Food Bank totaling the... Read More
  • World-Changing
    - World-Changing
    The University of New Hampshire is one of the top producers of Gilman Scholars in the country. As the U.S. State Department celebrated the 20th anniversary of the program this... Read More
  • Celebrating Faculty Excellence
    - Celebrating Faculty Excellence
    Every year, a chosen few of UNH’s outstanding faculty members from each college and school receive Faculty Excellence Awards in recognition of their achievements in teaching,... Read More