Community Outreach

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Higher Education Coalition Launches Initiative to Foster Diversity, Equity, and Civic Preparedness

The "Inclusive Excellence" initiative focuses on preparing New Hampshire's students to meet society's needs in the face of changing demographics

Concord NH, March 16, 2011 - Today a coalition of higher education leaders launched a bold initiative aimed at ensuring that New Hampshire's students leave college prepared for participation in an increasingly multicultural democracy. The initiative, called Enhancing Inclusive Excellence in New Hampshire Communities, will create resources and models for "inclusive excellence" - that is, preparing students to live and work in a world that is multicultural, multilingual, and multiracial and whose borders and boundaries are blurring into an ever-expanding global community and economy. (read more)

Enhancing Inclusive Excellence in New Hampshire Higher Education Learning Communities
NH Inclusive Excellence Strategic Guide 2012-2016
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EPSCoR – Partnerships for Research and Education (read more)


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Broadening Community Participation in STEM: NH Statewide Meeting

    The New Hampshire Inclusive Excellence Advisory Board hosted a summer Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) conference/meeting on Friday, June 17, 2011. The goal of the initiative was to enhance NH's capacity to develop a talented, robust and eclectic STEM oriented workforce, capable of performing, adapting and thriving in a dynamic knowledge-driven economy.
  
   To read excerpts from the meeting and meet the speakers (click here)

The University makes its expertise and its experts available to serve the public good through our research and teaching programs and interdisciplinary institutes.

Over the last eight years, the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Engagement and Academic Outreach, under the leadership of Drs. Julie E. Williams, Karen Graham, Cameron Wake, Eleanor Abram, Barry Rock, Steve Hale and a number of other faculty have developed a long-term, multi-faceted partnership with Elizabeth City State University (an historically black university). The partnership capitalizes on complementary strengths in earth system science and remote sensing education and research on both campuses. Over the years there have been a number of successes including: a. the submission of 9 proposals and the funding of 4 grants by NSF and NASA that support the partnership, b. the publication of a journal article that describes and evaluates the funded projects of the partnership, c. the presentation of more than 25 collaborative presentations by faculty and students that have been presented at national and international conferences, and d. work with a range of undergraduate, graduate and public school students at both universities. For more information go to Engagement and Academic Outreach

Society of Women Engineers

Child lego constructionThe UNH chapter of the Society of Women Engineers runs an outreach program for middle school girls to get them interested in STEM. The program features hands-on activities, which promote the problem-solving skills associated with engineering and place different engineering disclipines in context.

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Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

Making Excellence Inclusive NH SUMMIT: Building Engaged Learning Communities Throughout New Hampshire

On April 20, 2012, the 2nd Biennial Inclusive Excellence Statewide Summit was held in Bedford, NH with the theme "Building Engaged Learning Communities Throughout New Hampshire".  The emphasis of the Summit was to engage campus leaders in a dialogue on ways to sustain institutional change, develop institutional and community collaborations, and leverage networks while building engaged learning communities in the face of New Hampshire's changing demographics. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, was the keynote speaker for this event.  To view the video (click here).

Summit Roundtables discussions
featured NH higher education, business and community leaders exploring ideas and sharing exemplary practices and initiatives that foster access, diversity, and excellence on their campuses and in the external community. Topics included: Organization Structure, Campus Climate, Recruitment and Retention, Community Outreach and Engagement, Curricular and Co-Curricular.  For a copy of the Summit Program (click here)