Research

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Boldly Explore. Tackle research challenges in the real world as a thinker, doer and innovator. Help underprivileged kids, examine literacy in a rural community or push aesthetic boundaries by composing a musical score. Inquire, investigate and immerse yourself in your field of study. Innovative research and critical thinking are integral to the dynamic culture at UNH, home to one of the nation’s largest and most diverse research conferences and among the top 125 research universities in the country. In the College of Liberal Arts, you’ll collaborate with our renowned faculty on groundbreaking research in the social sciences, education, the humanities, and the fine and performing arts. Do enterprising, original work. Raise the bar.

Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research

As a major research university, UNH provides all students with the unique and valuable opportunity to conduct research during their undergraduate years.

UNH's Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research provides the resources and financial support for the research, scholarly and creative projects of UNH students. Whether it's investigating moose habitat, examining the effects of the European monetary union, or composing music for a dance concert, each year students from all fields of study receive grants to embark on their own explorations.

Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

  • Theatre & History Majors | Academic Coordinator at Rosie's Theater Kids / Acting Coach
    What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? I currently work at Rosie's Theater Kids, a non-profit after-school theatre program co-founded by Rosie O'Donnell, which provides musical theatre training to underserved teens in NYC. I moved to the Big Apple five...
    Theatre & History Majors | Academic Coordinator at Rosie's Theater Kids / Acting Coach
    What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? I currently work at Rosie's Theater Kids, a non-profit after-school theatre program co-founded by Rosie O'Donnell, which provides musical theatre training to underserved teens in NYC. I moved to the Big Apple five...
  • Political Science and International Affairs Majors | Legislative Assistant
    My main areas of focus are education and workforce, labor, housing and disability policy. My primary responsibility is to make policy recommendations to the larger staff and Senator related to legislation to support....
    Political Science and International Affairs Majors | Legislative Assistant
    My main areas of focus are education and workforce, labor, housing and disability policy. My primary responsibility is to make policy recommendations to the larger staff and Senator related to legislation to support....
  • MUSIC EDUCATION & MUSIC THEORY/ COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, EDUCATOR
    The UNH Department of Music is extremely proud to share news of the international success of alumnus Karl Blench ’03 (BM Music Education/BM Music Theory). Karl was recently invited to serve as the orchestrator for Wild Symphony, a new children’s book with corresponding music by noted New Hampshire...
    MUSIC EDUCATION & MUSIC THEORY/ COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, EDUCATOR
    The UNH Department of Music is extremely proud to share news of the international success of alumnus Karl Blench ’03 (BM Music Education/BM Music Theory). Karl was recently invited to serve as the orchestrator for Wild Symphony, a new children’s book with corresponding music by noted New Hampshire...
  • Writing M.F.A. | Writer
    “So be a writer.” These were the words spoken to Rose Whitmore when she was caught between an unfulfilling job and her desire to write full-time, ultimately leading to her enrollment in UNH’s MFA Writing program. A 2013 graduate, Whitmore is now making a name for herself as a writer.
    Writing M.F.A. | Writer
    “So be a writer.” These were the words spoken to Rose Whitmore when she was caught between an unfulfilling job and her desire to write full-time, ultimately leading to her enrollment in UNH’s MFA Writing program. A 2013 graduate, Whitmore is now making a name for herself as a writer.
  • Philosophy Major | Archaeologist
    What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point?
    Philosophy Major | Archaeologist
    What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point?

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