Alumni Reflections

"UNH has given my opportunities to pursue my goals through the programs they offer, student organizations, and most of all the people. The Professor's desire to help you achieve success, they are flexible and available to answer any question, and they are experts in their fields which has allowed me to have a great learning experience and success in the interests of my choice. The support staff of CEPS allowed me to play on a Division 1 sports team and be an active member in many clubs while making sure I stayed on track to graduate early and pursue my Masters. UNH offered every tool I needed to achieve my goals and I developed great relationships along the way." 
                            - Nick Marino, Class of 2017


"I have truly enjoyed and been challenged through the UNH Mechanical Engineering program. The professors really care about teaching the students and help them gain hands-on experience through research, student organizations, and internships. Working on group projects and homework, the students build great camaraderie, and our relationship with faculty and staff is something special. My favorite students make Kingsbury my home away from home. The UNH Mechanical Engineering program has prepared me academically for graduate school, grown me as a leader and communicator, and offered me phenomenal opportunities. I am proud to graduate a Wildcat!" 

                          - Paige Balcom, Class of 2016


Photo of Craig Paggi at graduation

“The Mechanical Engineering program at the University of New Hampshire has provided me with a well-rounded, applicable education that has prepared me for a career in engineering. I have had the opportunity to build great relationships with many of my professors, teaching assistants, and fellow peers. I am very thankful to have met so many intelligent and amazing professors, faculty and friends whom I am indebted to for my success and for the inspiration they have given me. Go Wildcats!”

                   -Craig Paggi, Class of 2015


Close up photo of Stephanie Medicke"The Mechanical Engineering Department has been my home away from home for the past 4 years. I have never been exposed to a group that expressed more camaraderie--students, faculty, and staff included. The department is always helpful with making connections to research, internships, and student-organization opportunities, and participating in all of the above has taken my education and experience at UNH to the next level.  The program is challenging, yet rewarding and I feel such a sense of accomplishment for completing it. I am ready to take on the world and make a difference. " 

                   -Stephanie Medicke, BSME 2015



Close up photo of Laura Damato from graduation“I have had the privilege to learn from many intelligent, dedicated individuals in the UNH Mechanical Engineering department. My professors, teaching assistants, and peers have taught me a great deal about engineering and professionalism, while the department admins have provided invaluable help and information. I have had so many laughs with my favorite project groups and advisors throughout the years, and they have given a greater meaning to the major. Mechanical engineering provides a versatile education that allows students to choose from a wide range of careers, and I am excited to enter the workforce upon graduating. I am grateful for all that I learned in the program at UNH and will always remember the connections I made.” 

                   -Laura Damato, Class of 2015


Photo of Ian Gagnon"UNH Mechanical Engineering has been an awesome experience. I've been able to partake in extraordinary projects such as working on researching offshore wind turbine arrays in the largest boundary layer wind tunnel in the world. I can't count how many late nights there have been finishing up projects and studying for exams, but it has all been totally worth it. I know I have received a world class education, and those tough nights created a tight network of friends and connections I'll have for a lifetime. I'm incredibly happy with what I learned and the experiences I have gained here at UNH." 

                   -Ian Gagnon, Class of 2015


Close up shot of Newell Moser“The University of New Hampshire and its dedicated faculty have given me a high-quality range of learning opportunities. The Mechanical Engineering program has accredited me with the skills and resources to make a difference. Whether you want to directly enter into the industry after graduation or pursue a career in research, the faculty and their unique experiences will undoubtedly help guide you to your goals. The Mechanical Engineering Department at UNH cares about innovation, integrity, high standards and the pursuit of excellence. It’s definitely safe to say that I am proud to be a Wildcat!”

                   -Newell Moser, Class of 2013



Picture of Ellen LaMonica“The Mechanical Engineering Department at UNH has truly become my family over the years – their support, knowledge, and affection for us (the students) has been remarkable. I have had wonderful relationships with many of my fellow students, our professors, and teaching assistants. The program itself was well rounded and could be adapted to fit my individual interests. I feel ready to take on my career as a Mechanical Engineer and am so proud to be graduating from UNH.”

                   -Ellen LaMonica, Class of 2013




Photo of Drummond Biles“The Mechanical Engineering program at UNH has provided me with the fundamental strengths requires to succeed in any career of my choice. Students are exposed to each subject area within Mechanical Engineering and then provided with opportunities to explore their particular topic of choice in depth. The labs within the ME department provide the environment in which complex experiments can be developed and performed with the help of the knowledgeable and friendly faculty. The sense of achievement upon completing the program is something that I will always remember and will help me throughout my career. I am and always will be very proud to call myself a Mechanical Engineering Wildcat!”

                   -Drummond Biles, Class of 2013


Close up of Tyler Young"The UNH Mechanical Engineering program offers a great experience. From classroom lectures to hands on machine shop time. All professors and faculty make a great effort to help you learn and make your time in the program worthwhile. From problem solving to hands-on design projects, like the UNH Precision Racing Team. I have developed vital skills that are necessary to build a great foundation in Industry. My success as a student is a direct result of my hard work as well as the time and effort put forth by my professors who make the program a great success. I am extremely proud to call myself a UNH Mechanical Engineering graduate, and recommend the program to those who wish to make the most out of college." 

                   -Tyler Young - BSME 2013      


"The Mechanical Engineering program equipped me with more than just fundamental engineering knowledge; it gave me practical experience that helps me excel in my career every day.  My success as an undergrad is a direct result of the time the faculty invested in me.  Their guidance, support and vast knowledge make the program especially unique."

                   -Vanessa Kohler, BSME 2010.


 "I highly recommend the ME program at the University of New Hampshire.  This program offers an education that anyone should be proud of.  It consists of challenging courses, encouraging professors, and embracing peers who eventually become long-lasting friends.  The curriculum helps develop not only vital computer skills, but also ideals of overcoming challenges as well as teamwork.  I take extreme pride in being a graduate of the UNH Mechanical Engineering program."

                   -Bradley Turner, BSME 2010.