Inquiry 2014 is now online!

The tenth edition of Inquiry, UNH's online undergraduate research journal, has just been published. Read about student research on the mathematical abilities of birds, contemporary art in China, and much, much more. Pictured: Author Meghan Maguire, SURF Abroad 2013, in Australia.


Peter Goode

SURFing in the Field

With the support of a SURF grant, wildlife biology and conservation biology major Peter Goode investigated the effect of exotic shrubs on caterpillar abundance in Common Yellowthroat breeding grounds. What topic could you explore this summer with funding from the Hamel Center? Learn more about the SURF program >>

juknievich, salyer

REAPing the Benefits

Joe Juknievich's summer project, which was funded through the Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP), allowed him to delve into the interests of his mentor (Lucy Salyer, pictured) and then branch out into research of his own. Learn more >>  

Vikki Rodgers

From SURF Student to Assistant Professor

Vikki Rodgers (Biology '99) began her career as an undergraduate researcher at UNH, then went on to earn a Ph.D. at Boston University and a position as assistant professor of enviornmental science at Babson College. Learn more >>

McConnell and Farag

Honoring a Great Mentor

After 37 years in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Professor Ihab Farag has retired from UNH. We wish to thank him for his mentorship of over 70 Hamel Center students and more than 140 projects since 1987, providing the expertise and guidance needed to transform our students into researchers. Read more about Ihab Farag >> 

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Read about the work of SURF student and studio art major Jen Lamontagne (above).

Economics and Political Science double major Austin Perea describes his IROP experience in Egypt and Jordan.

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