For thirty-five years, the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research has promoted and supported substantial research endeavors by over 3,000 undergraduates at the University of New Hampshire. Through its programs UNH undergraduates serve as apprentice researchers alongside faculty mentors, earn credit for research work during the academic year, conduct independent projects over the summer that often extend into senior theses and capstones, travel across the globe to conduct research, and learn to polish their writing about research and share it with a wide audience. Students also receive funding to present their research at professional conferences across the country, and here at UNH, thousands of undergraduates each year participate in the annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), which since 2016 has been coordinated campuswide by the Hamel Center.

Inquiry, where UNH undergraduates can share their research with a wide audience, is published through the Hamel Center. In the spirit of the Hamel Center’s high expectations of undergraduates, we asked three members of our student editorial board to help commemorate the Hamel Center’s 35th anniversary by writing feature articles on the impact of undergraduate research. We hope that Inquiry readers will celebrate with us by enjoying these snapshots of the Hamel Center’s invaluable work.

Publication Date

Spring 2022

Journal Title

Inquiry Journal


Durham, NH: Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, University of New Hampshire

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