Dean's Welcome

Wayne Jones, Jr., dean of CEPS

Welcome to the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) at the University of New Hampshire. Whether you are a prospective student, parent, part of our global alumni network, or a member of our growing state and national partnership network, I am confident you will find inspiration within these pages. I know you’ll find a thriving community of students working alongside faculty and staff who are committed to discovery, innovation and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

A few highlights:

Student success is at the heart of everything we do. Award-winning faculty, committed staff and state-of-the-art facilities create a nurturing and innovative learning environment. In CEPS, students gain experience in professionalism and community engagement while immersing themselves in the core disciplines of science, math and engineering. Our commitment to inspire a more diverse and technologically advanced generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians begins even before students enroll at UNH; we offer numerous STEM summer programs on campus, and we reach more than 5,000 students annually in K-12 schools across the state of New Hampshire.

The discovery process drives innovation in the classroom and prepares students for career success. As a nationally recognized land-, sea-, and space-grant university, our interdisciplinary research enterprise generates over $30 million in external funds that support fundamental research performed by faculty, staff, international visitors and, most importantly, students. Our students dive right into understanding the nature of the universe and applied problem solving, gaining the expertise necessary to support advanced industrial technologies and the sustainability of our global ecosystem.

CEPS is open for business in service to the state and continuing to expand its global reach. Our fundamental research advances knowledge of the universe, and we love sharing it with industry partners and the broader community. Rich partnerships are vital, and this network will continue to grow through the newly established John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center, which will help solve real-world problems and foster the growth of the state’s top economic sector — advanced manufacturing.

We welcome the opportunity to share more with our alumni, students and the community. I encourage you to contact us for more information or schedule a visit to experience all that CEPS and UNH have to offer.