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Student Named 2012 John G. Winant Fellow

Source: UNH Manchester News

David MeehanDavid Meehan, a sophomore in the computer information systems program, was named a 2012 John G. Winant Fellow by UNH’s Carsey Institute in May 2012. The fellowship is in support of his summer internship with the YWCA New Hampshire. The internship project will complete the implementation of a web application with a database backend to provide donation management services to YWCA staff.

The Carsey Institute received 35 applicants for this extremely competitive fellowship. Meehan was one of three students who received the award.

The Winant fellowship program was established at the University of New Hampshire in 1982 in memory of the late New Hampshire governor John G. Winant to encourage the professional development of undergraduates with a strong commitment to public service.

The fellowship pays a stipend for a summer internship with a New Hampshire nonprofit organization or government agency, recognizing exceptional students with an interest in the nonprofit and public sectors and providing valuable work experience in the field of public service.

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UNH Manchester Receives Federal Grant to Address Our Innovation Future

Source: UNH Manchester News

UNH Manchester received a $599,821 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund the UNH Manchester Scholars in Science and Technology Program.

The program joins the state-wide efforts to encourage more students to succeed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degree programs and professional fields. “UNH Manchester students share a large diversity of academic preparedness, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds,” says Mihaela Sabin, associate professor of computer information systems and principal investigator of the grant. “A majority of our students have financial need (67%), almost all of those studying full time have jobs, and may raise families. To address these unavoidable constraints on their education experience, the UNH Manchester Scholarships in Science and Technology program creates learning opportunities whose key features are inclusiveness, interdisciplinary, mentorship, and community engagement.

The program provides scholarship and academic support for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, computer information systems, and engineering technology in the Division of Science and Technology at UNH Manchester. Starting in fall 2010, the five-year grant program will award 112 annual scholarships to eligible candidates who have demonstrated financial need. First consideration is given to students from under-represented groups in STEM disciplines. The awards are renewable annually until the recipient graduates.

Student scholars at the same class level co-register in one course every semester. These courses will enable students to achieve competencies for problem-solving; time and project management; understanding and application of research methods; peer-led teamwork; effective communication with peers, faculty, and external audiences; peer tutoring and mentorship; understanding of social identity; and cultivating respect across cultures. Margaret Pobywajlo, Director of the Center for Academic Enrichment explains, “The cohort classes will facilitate the development of learning communities which research shows are important to student commitment, satisfaction with the collegiate experience, academic performance, and retention.

The program is a concerted effort built on the expertise and successful practices across the participating academic programs and many other units and programs on the UNH Manchester campus. This includes the offices of admissions, financial aid, and student advising; support structures and services offered by the Center for Academic Enrichment, College Transition Program and College Transition Program for ESOL Students; and First Year Experience, internship, and community outreach scholarship programs. The grant’s senior personnel include the co-PIs Dr. Margaret Pobywajlo, director of the Center for Academic Enrichment, Dr. Sarah Prescott Kenick, assistant professor of chemistry, and Dr. Ruth Varner, research associate professor in the Complex Systems Research Center, Institute for Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, and jointly appointed in the Department of Earth Sciences, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

To learn more about the program, contact Professor Mihaela Sabin at

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Student Summer Research in Computing

Source: UNH Manchester News

UNH Manchester students Daniel Pepin of Manchester, NH, and Rebecca Lee of Merrimack, NH have been awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships by the University of New Hampshire.

Pepin, a student in the computer information systems program, received a $3,500 fellowship for his research on OpenITware Platform Architecture to Support Learning and Outreach in the CIS Program at UNH Manchester. Lee, a student in the communication arts program with a minor in computer information systems, received a $1,000 award for her research on Enabling Technology Transfer from the Computer Information Systems Classroom to the Manchester Community.

UNH’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) supports students with their research and creative projects by funding Undergraduate Research Awards (URAs) and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs). Whether through taking a research-intensive course, working in one of the University’s many centers or institutes, or teaming up with a favorite professor to pursue a mutual academic interest, the opportunities to become involved in research are abound for students of all majors.

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Student Receives Scholarship from OSRAM Sylvania

Source: UNH Manchester News

Cindy Jean Burrows of Manchester, a student in the UNH Manchester Engineering Technology program, has been awarded a $1000.00 scholarship from the Women in Science and Engineering in New Hampshire (WISENH) network-based out of OSRAM SYLVANIA. The WISENH Network encourages women to achieve their full potential in careers as scientists, engineers, technologists, and leaders within OSRAM SYLVANIA.

The engineering technology program at UNH Manchester offers majors in electrical engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology and computer technology.

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