The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' dedication to teaching, research and service reflect the mission of the University of New Hampshire, the State's Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution and its only public research university. The College offers a full array of Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in engineering, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, earth science and physics as well as interdisciplinary programs in materials science, environmental engineering and ocean engineering. The research and design project activities of the College fulfill an important part of its educational mission by providing "capstone" learning experiences for undergraduates, educating future research scientists and engineers and attracting, engaging and retaining excellent faculty and staff. The College also embraces its mission to serve the citizens of the State of New Hampshire, national and international needs where it may contribute, as well as the various professions represented by the faculty and staff.
CEPS Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) recognizes the importance of fostering an inclusive and welcoming community in which everyone, regardless of their background or identity (including but not limited to race, country of origin, religious beliefs, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression), feels appreciated, respected, supported, and valued in decision-making processes. CEPS recognizes that biases (e.g. racism, sexism, classism) exist and is committed to countering such discriminatory behavior. We strongly believe that diversity among our students, faculty, and staff promotes new ideas and perspectives that are critical to solving the challenges facing society and the environment, advance humankind, further advances in engineering and the physical sciences, and assure the success of our students and the college. CEPS and the entire UNH community thrive when all of our faculty, staff, and students have the opportunities, resources, and support they need to succeed. We are committed to creating a more equitable, safe, and inclusive environment within CEPS and across the university.
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a land-, sea- and space-grant institution with a Carnegie Foundation high research activity classification. The UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) is nationally unique in the positioning of mathematics and the physical sciences (chemistry, earth sciences and physics) in the same administrative unit as computer science and the four engineering departments (Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering). This provides the opportunity to address 21st century problems, which inherently require interdisciplinary efforts, often combining engineering with the physical sciences, and both incorporating mathematics and computer science in educational, research and entrepreneurial activities.
Our mission is to foster a world-class, interdisciplinary education and research environment that cultivates mastery of science, math, and engineering fundamentals while promoting experiential learning, entrepreneurship, and community engagement.
We will be a welcoming and collaborative community of science, mathematics, and engineering scholars who guide our students and inspire each other to pursue innovative ideas and to develop sustainable solutions to grand societal challenges through state-of-the-art pedagogy, top tier research, and impactful entrepreneurship.
Service to Community - As an academic college in a land, sea, and space grant institution (1 of only 17 in the nation), CEPS is committed to serving our region and beyond and to providing equitable pathways for success to students of all backgrounds.
Student-Centered Learning - Our longstanding tradition of student-focused education emphasizes personalized and engaged student learning throughout their time in CEPS. Experiential learning is a key attribute accomplished through curricular and co-curricular experiences including projects, internships, and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
Excellence in Research and Scholarship - CEPS fosters knowledge creation, dissemination, and implementation at all levels through transformative research and scholarship.
Welcoming Community - CEPS is an inclusive, respectful, and collaborative community, welcoming individuals of diverse backgrounds, identities, and personal perspectives. Students, faculty, and staff choose CEPS due to its collegial culture and engaging learning, working, and living environment.
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- Grad student helps lead charge for a more inclusive STEM environmentReclaimingSTEM trainings center around experiences of marginalized communitiesSep 07, 2023