John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center

Olson Center Director and ABB Robot

Welcome to the John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of New Hampshire 

Upcoming tours

Tours are open to perspective students and to the public- scan the QR code OR follow the link to the UNH Admissions website to sign up for one of our upcoming tours. 

Tour Dates:

 Wednesday, June 29th 2022 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 

Wednesday, July 27th 2022 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Tuesday, August 2nd 2022 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 

Tuesday, August 23rd 2022 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 

Link to schedule your admissions tour: 

Directions: Our address is 121 Technology Drive, Durham NH 03824. When you drive to the end of Technology drive there is a stop sign. Turn left and follow the road into the parking lot. The main office is in Suite SW111. We will have signs pointing the way to our main office.

Follow to sign up for an admissions tour

Scan the QR code- it will bring you to the UNH admissions tours page where you can sign up for a tour of the Olson Center. 

The John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center (The Olson Center) is focused on advanced manufacturing technologies and a cross-curricular approach to engineering and manufacturing concepts.

The center is designed to help bridge the skills gap in the nation’s $1.7 trillion manufacturing industry, and serve as a home for academically derived technology incubators, with particular focus on high ­precision machining, light materials, flexible electronics and ‘Industry 4.0’.

The Olson Center introduces students to innovative manufacturing technologies and allows visualization of manufacturing concepts to complement the skills learned in traditional classroom settings. It will serve as a pipeline for trained, skilled workers who will be able to successfully step into the state’s manufacturing sector with practical knowledge and experience.

The John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center is the result of a gift from Whelen Engineering in honor of its longtime president, the late John Olson, the benefactor of one of CEPS' most generous need-based endowments, as well as a campuswide emergency notification system. Research work related to the Olson Center is supported by UNH’s Center for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Innovation.