Education

Better Together: Kids are the winners thanks to UNH STEM Lab collaborative partners

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Emily Kerr 0
When I did my student teaching at a middle school in Manchester, I remember many days of feeling overwhelmed by the challenges some students faced. The onset of adolescence alone can be a turbulent time. Combine that with factors such as financial instability, trauma, mental health issues and lack of support systems, and it can become a nearly impossible time for youth to navigate successfully. READ MORE

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Carol Robidoux 0
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Education

It’s elementary: UNH Manchester student makes learning fun

Monday, March 18, 2019 Alysse Winkelmann 0
Each week, about 30 kids from the Manchester YMCA and 21st Century Community Learning Centers visit the lab to learn about various science-related topics. I keep the kids organized (making name tags, taking attendance, etc.) and the most important part  . . . provide snacks. I can describe every day in one word: crazy! But, it is so much fun. READ MORE
Lab Notes

West High student’s solar research project takes flight

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Emily Kerr 0
Can you imagine a Boeing 747 powered completely by solar panels? Manchester West High School sophomore Noah Orr could and wanted to figure out if it’s possible. Orr is participating in the STEM Discovery Lab’s Agnes Lindsay STEM Fellowship Program. As part of the program, Orr is conducting a research project with the support of his mentor, University of New Hampshire Manchester Biotechnology student Tina Minard.

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Lab Notes

Role Models in Action: CodeIT Girls ignites interest in computer science

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Emily Kerr 0
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about role models after reading a brief recently released by Google and Gallup on the role of encouragement in computer science (CS) education. According to the findings, girls are less likely than boys to see someone like themselves doing computer science, and interest in CS among girls also starts to wane as early as age 14. READ MORE