Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research

The Whittemore Center full of  students with their poster presentations

There's No Stopping Research

Twenty-one years ago, the inaugural UNH Undergraduate Research Conference fielded the work of some 159 students over the course of two days. Last year, on the 20th anniversary of the event, that number had swelled to more than 2,000 students from all majors and spanned 13 days.   Read More

Recent Stories

  • Are Toxins Escaping our Lakes?
    - Are Toxins Escaping our Lakes?
    Lake closures in the hot summer months are often caused by cyanobacteria blooms, also know as harmful algae blooms, which release toxins that may be linked to such diseases as ALS... Read More
  • tim marquis
    - Goldwater Honors
    Timothy Marquis '15 For the first time ever, three UNH students — all New Hampshire residents — have been awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater... Read More
  • jeffrey bolster and daniel zotos
    - Survival, a Fish Story
    Jeffrey Bolster and Daniel Zotos by the commercial fishing pier in Portsmouth, N.H. (Photo: Lisa Nugent)For two months during the summer of 2013, Daniel Zotos waited at docks in... Read More
  • ben claxton
    - Pre-Med, With Feeling
    Why would anyone leave Chocolatetown, U.S.A., for a state that brags about granite? For Hershey, Penn., native Ben Claxton ’14, the lure was the lab. Specifically, the opportunity... Read More
  • inquiry journal cover
    - Inquiry Journal Features Student Research
    UNH has long prided itself on graduating students who have significant research experience. In 2005, a generous gift from philanthropist Dana Hamel made it possible for the... Read More
  • Josh Chabot '13 and his adviser, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering May-Win Thein
    - From Manchester to the Moon
    Josh Chabot '13 and his adviser, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering May-Win Thein, pose with the fruit of three years' labor: a tabletop NASA satellite simulator that... Read More
  • courtney mills conducting research on codfish bones
    - Student Research Engages the Community
    From arts and education to saving the region’s cod fishery, undergraduate research at UNH is on display at the 2013 UNH Undergraduate Research Conference (April 12-27), where a... Read More
  • Merhawi Wells_Bogue in Ethiopia with ethiopians
    - Unfinished Business
    As a child, Merhawi Wells-Bogue ’13 supported his siblings as a street vendor in Mekelle, Ethiopia. Today, he’s making a documentary film he hopes will shed light on and bring... Read More
  • dana hamel
    - University Awards Top Honors to Philanthropist and Doctor
    The University of New Hampshire has announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards, the UNH Alumni Association’s Pettee Medal and the UNH Foundation’s Hubbard Award. Read More
  • tori ward holding snow in summer in sweden
    - An Arctic Summer
    Working 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, two student researchers learn valuable lessons about the study of climate change—and the world of science itself.  Read More