STEM Discovery Lab

Middle school children in the STEM Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester

The UNH STEM Discovery Lab was created in response to the growing need for graduates educated in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

The STEM Discovery Lab brings together K-12 students and their teachers with the goal of advancing STEM education for all. Using a research-based curriculum, our programs are designed to create challenging, hands-on learning in STEM and language arts.

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Student presenting STEM project

Our Mission

The mission of the STEM Discovery Lab is to serve as a gateway for UNH STEM programming to the Manchester/Nashua urban communities to grow STEM leaders.


Our Goal

By cultivating passion for and improving attitudes towards STEM at an early age, our goal is to increase the number of high school graduates in New Hampshire who pursue education and careers in STEM fields.

Stem Discovery Lab

Our Work

The STEM Discovery Lab supports its mission through multiple STEM-driven initiatives for students and teachers. The foundation of our efforts is to:

  • Develop and evaluate expanded STEM learning programs to build educational pathways for students in grades K-12 through college
  • Develop and evaluate professional learning programs to prepare and retain globally competitive and highly skilled STEM teachers
  • Conduct and participate in STEM education research to increase engagement, retention and success of students underrepresented in STEM fields

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