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  • Students study earthquake engineering during one of UNH STEM Discovery Lab's summer programs.

    Summer programs bring excitement to STEM Discovery Lab

    If you walked through the halls of the STEM Discovery Lab in July, you might have heard some unique sounds: Duct tape torn from the roll, clattering blocks, whirring fans, snapping mousetraps and a rumbling earthquake simulator. These were the sounds of the STEM Discovery Lab’s summer camp programs, which reached more than 80 youth of all ages and ethnicities from around Manchester. Read More
  • Students and families gathered for the Aug. 1 graduation ceremony at UNH Manchester.

    Students EXCELL in STEM With UNH Manchester Summer Program Focused on ESOL

    Manchester middle and high school students gathered at UNH Manchester on August 1 to celebrate their graduation from EXCELL in STEM, a five-week summer program combining English language skill building with hands-on lab and classroom activities. Read More
  • College students from around the state came to campus to learn about regenerative manufacturing

    BioHackNH: Right Place, Right Time

    Hosted by UNH Manchester, the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) and CELLINK, BioHackNH brought together college students from around the state to learn more about regenerative manufacturing using CELLINK bioprinters. Read More
  • Students learn hands-on skills in computer science in the STEM Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester

    Why Pursue Computer Science?

    In New Hampshire alone, there are over 1,400 open computing related jobs across many different fields, yet there were only approximately 400 computer science graduates last year. As the Code.org regional partner for the state, UNH's STEM Teachers’ Collaborative and STEM Discovery Lab have a shared mission to give New Hampshire students access to opportunities in computer science. Read More
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  • Meera Kurup, a junior at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, N.H., recipient of the 2017 AiC Award

    Encouraging Young Women in Computing

    Thirty-three young women will be recognized this spring for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology. In an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and the University of New Hampshire at Manchester will recognize the 33 high school students at an event on March 31. Read More
  • CodeIT Girls particpants gather around leader Meera Kurup.

    Role Models in Action

    Google and Gallup recently released a brief that found that girls are less likely than boys to see someone like themselves doing computer science. The brief recommends early exposure to computing role models for girls, especially before age 14, the age the brief identifies that girls' interest in computer science starts to wane. Luckily, that’s happening in Nashua, where the after-school program CodeIT Girls shows elementary school-aged girls some amazing role models in computer science. Read More
  • Code.org partnership

    UNH Partners with Code.org to Advance K-12 Computer Science Education in NH

    Continuing their commitment to excellence in science, technology, engineering and math education, the University of New Hampshire announced its selection as a Code.org regional partner. The Code.org regional partnership will provide high-quality professional development to educators in New Hampshire through local district partnerships and by building a positive local community of computer science educators. Read More
  • STEM Fellowship Program Yields Big Impacts

    Manchester students get hands-on experience at the STEM Discovery Lab. Termites are tiny pests with a big appetite. But, as students in the Agnes Lindsay STEM Fellowship Program learned on a recent Thursday afternoon, inside every termite are even tinier microorganisms that help the insect digest wood. Read More
  • Alicia Finney organizes an activity in the STEM Discovery Lab.

    STEM Discovery Lab Welcomes Alicia Finney as Program Instructor

    The STEM Discovery Lab is thrilled to welcome Alicia Finney as a Program Instructor. Alicia is in her senior year in the biological sciences program at University of New Hampshire Manchester. Read More
  • Meera Kurup, a junior at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, NH was the winner of the 2017 AiC Award.

    Deadline Approaching for Award Celebrating Young Women and Educators in Technology

    The National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT)  Aspirations in Computing (AiC) is looking for New England's next generation of female coders, hackers and tech whizzes to apply for the 2018 award recognizing their computing skills and interests. Read More