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The University of New Hampshire is among the top-tier for research institutions nationally, ranking in the top 20 percent of universities nationwide for research funding. Research is central to the mission of the Manchester campus. Our faculty experts are driven to discover, which empowers our students to do the same. Explore the resources, publications and opportunities that transform and inspire our community of innovators.



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STEM Discovery Lab

Connects teachers and learners to advance science, technology, engineering and math education for all.

Stem Discovery Lab

cybersecurity center
Center for Cybersecurity Leadership, Education, and Outreach

CCLEO offers educational programs in cybersecurity as well as external outreach and support to businesses and governments.

Center for Cybersecurity Leadership, Education, and Outreach

Center for Community Engagement and Experiential Learning
Center for Community Engagement and Experiential Learning

CEEL provides resources to share knowledge and experience, foster best practices and facilitate the ongoing development of engagement activities.

Center for Community Engagement and Experiential Learning

Labs and Studios

We believe that what you learn in class should apply to the real world. That’s why we offer a multitude of laboratory and studio spaces that allow students to put theory into action through hands-on learning. Learn more about our spaces below, and take a virtual tour of our labs and studios and biology labs.

  • biotech students doing research in the biotechnology innovation center

    Biotechnology Innovation Center

    We’ve transformed our sixth floor into the Biotechnology Innovation Center, a facility for teaching and research in the areas of biotechnology and cellular biology. Students get hands-on experience in state-of-the-art cell-culture teaching laboratory, upstream and downstream processing suites, pilot production laboratory and more—and opportunities for on-site internships and research with start-up biotech firms.

    Biotechnology, B.S.

    Biotechnology: Industrial and Biomedical Sciences, M.S.

  • students filming in the communication arts film suite

    Communication Arts Studios

    Our communication arts program offers state-of-the-art sound recording and video production studios, a high-definition editing lab and a digital media screening room with surround sound.

    Communication Arts, B.a.

  • student signing american sign language

    American Sign Language and Interpreting Labs

    The ASL and interpreting labs give students valuable practice in grammar, vocabulary and interpreting through communication exercises with members of the Deaf community and certified interpreters.

    ASL/English Interpreting, B.S.

  • Biology Labs

    Biology Labs

    Our biology program offers seven state-of-the-art laboratories: general biology, advanced biology, microbiology, general chemistry and organic chemistry, as well as the cell culture research lab and microbiology research lab.

    Biological Sciences, B.A.

  • students working in the machine shop

    Engineering Technology Machine Shop

    Equipped with vertical and horizontal milling machines, a computer numerical controlled milling machine, a lathe, various saws and a disc sander, the engineering technology machine shop gives students hands-on skills in mechanical fabrication and testing.

    Electrical Engineering Technology, B.S.

    Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.

  • student conducts research in child psychology lab

    Psychology Labs

    Our psychology program brings classroom learning to life through applied experiences in our child psychology, sensation and perception and community-based research labs.

    Psychology, B.A.

  • student working in computing lab

    Computing Labs

    Our computing programs offer lab facilities equipped with the latest hardware equipment and software development tools. You’ll have access to a spacious server room, two server clusters and large labs set up with peer programming and shared learning in mind.

    Computer Information Systems, b.s.

    Computer science, B.a.

    Cybersecurity Engineering, m.s.

    Information Technology, M.S.

  • Neuropsychology Lab

    Neuropsychology Lab

    In the neuropsychology lab, you’ll delve into the long-term effects of brain injuries and neurological diseases, perform brain dissections to study the physiology of pathological states and use clinical neuropsychology tools to evaluate IQ, learning and memory.

    Neuropsychology, B.S.

  • Electrical and Mechanical Technology Labs

    Electrical and Mechanical Technology Labs

    Our electrical engineering lab houses 10 uniform stations, each equipped with an oscilloscope, industry-standard CAD software and more. The mechanical engineering lab offers a hydraulic and pneumatic simulation machine, a dynomometer to test thrust for electric motors or rockets and industry-standard measuring equipment for oil and gas facilities.

    Electrical Engineering Technology, B.S.

    Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students can work alongside faculty members to conduct research on campus as well as pursue projects at organizations locally or abroad. Whatever your path to discovery, we offer opportunities to help you conduct, fund and showcase your research.

Undergraduate Research Conference

Research Resources

Winter Symposium

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Undergraduate Research Conference

One of the largest of its kind in the nation, the Undergraduate Research Conference at UNH is a celebration of academic excellence.

Learn More About the URC

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