Agnes Lindsay STEM Fellowship

Students in the STEM Discovery Lab working on aerodynamics

The Agnes Lindsay STEM Fellowship program recognizes and supports the development of talent among Manchester School District high school students, particularly those who are underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The program’s sponsor, Agnes Lindsay Trust Fund, supports students who promote Agnes M. Lindsay’s legacy of increasing access and engaged participation of “poor and deserving students” in educational programs that improve their lives and pave the way to successful careers.

About the Program

Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend of $1,250 for a hands-on, project-based faculty mentored experience during the summer and fall semesters at UNH Manchester's STEM Discovery Lab and within campus student support programs and research laboratories.  

The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for Manchester high school students to experience a college environment. “Through the Fellowship, we want the students to come to campus and see for themselves that they can be successful college students,” says Mihaela Sabin, associate professor of computer science and director of the UNH STEM Discovery Lab. “It’s about fueling their excitement for discovery and finding what interests them and then encouraging them to pursue those interests.”

Conducted in summer and during the fall semester, these experiences offer fellowship recipients a minimum of 125 hours to:

  • Deepen understanding of the STEM fields and careers
  • Work with and learn from the UNH Manchester college students, faculty, and staff
  • Develop a project that improves learning activities in STEM Discovery Lab, campus student support programs, and the College research laboratories.

The UNH STEM Discovery Lab administers the fellowships and an independent review panel selects the Agnes Lindsay STEM fellows. 

Fellowship recipients will receive recognition at the UNH Manchester Winter Science Symposium, where they present their fellowship projects.  


Faculty Mentors

Agnes Lindsay STEM fellows will have a faculty mentor from the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.

Mentoring will begin in summer and continue through the fall semester.

Faculty mentors for fellowship recipients include:

  • Patricia Halpin, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences & Biotechnology
  • Jeremiah Johnson, Assistant Professor of Data Science
  • Mike Jonas, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Chris LeBlanc, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Kyle MacLea, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences & Biotechnology
  • Donald Plante, Lecturer of Mathematics
  • Mihaela Sabin, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Director of the STEM Discovery Lab
  • Sean Tavares, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology