Blog Posts in: UNH STEM Discovery Lab

Students look for macroinvertebrate species in the stream during Power Scholars program at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab

Summer at the STEM Lab Through the Eyes of an Intern

Thursday, August 29, 2019
The UNH STEM Discovery Lab was a busy place this summer, hosting a variety of hands-on science programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Check out a recap of the activities by business and sustainability student Kelsea Batchelder '21, who interned at the STEM Lab throughout the summer. Read More
students on rocky beach conducting investigation

UNH Manchester Summer Program Combines English Learning with STEM Skills

Friday, July 12, 2019
July 8 marked the start of the EXCELL-in-STEM program, which provides Manchester area middle and high school English learners with opportunities to build their skills in English and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Since its inception 16 years ago, the program has helped more than 250 students through hands-on activities in science, engineering and computing. Read More
people playing with a device

Science Ignites Excitement at 4-H Science Bonanza

Monday, January 28, 2019
Educators often say that one of the most rewarding aspects of their work is that moment when a child’s eyes light up with excitement or understanding. There were many of those moments last month at the 4-H Science Bonanza, which featured a series of fun science workshops and a 4-H Science Showcase for youth. Read More
Past Aspirations in Computing Award recipient helps with a girls’ coding program.

National Coding Week: Giving Young Women in Computer Science a Boost

Thursday, September 20, 2018
The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) is accepting applications for the Aspirations in Computing Awards, which recognize women students and educators who are involved in tech. Read More
Students study earthquake engineering during one of UNH STEM Discovery Lab's summer programs.

Summer programs bring excitement to STEM Discovery Lab

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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

Monday, August 13, 2018
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

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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?

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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
Meera Kurup, a junior at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, N.H., recipient of the 2017 AiC Award

Encouraging Young Women in Computing

Monday, March 19, 2018
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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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