Spotlight

Fulbright scholar learning how to save the planet
Madison Wood ’19 wants to be part of the solution to climate change problems. Last summer, the chemical engineering major attended the Fulbright Summer Institute in the United Kingdom, where she took a course on climate change and conducted...
A CEPS student takes to the sea
“I was originally attracted to this program because I was able to get credit for my major but also because of the unique adventure and challenge that being on a 134-foot vessel crossing the Pacific Ocean with the same 34 people poses."
Thinking Outside the Box: Using Computer Science Skills to Make Sense of the Biology of Life
After finishing my freshman year in the University of New Hampshire's (UNH) computer science program in May 2005, I felt on the fence about where to take my career. My introductory computer science classes had been challenging, rewarding, and fun. But at the same time, I couldn't quite imagine...
At a banquet held in his honor, John Laymon who graduated in 1973 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UNH and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978, was recognized as the 2005 CEPS Alumni Society Distinghished Alum. He is the first African American to graduate from the...
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Rajiv Parikh is the recipient of the 2006 University of New Hampshire College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award. Originally from Goffstown, Parikh now lives in Palo Alto, Calif., where he is currently founder and CEO of Position2 Inc., an...
In the wake of the mass killings at Virginia Tech last week, the University of New Hampshire received one of its most meaningful gifts of all time: a mass notification system donated by UNH Alumnus John Olson, president and CEO of Whelen Engineering Company. During the horrific hurricanes in the...
At a recent banquet held in his honor, professional engineer and registered architect Robert Tillotson (UNH ’77) was recognized as the 2008 College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) Distinguished Alumnus. Said Genise Bonacorsi, CEPS Alumni Society board member and 1994 UNH graduate, “Upon...
Joseph Paterno, Ph.D. (UNH ’63) of Gilford, was recognized as the 2009 College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) Distinguished Alumnus at a banquet held in his honor. Dr. Paterno is a chemical engineer and before retiring in 1991 was corporate vice president for Norton Company. CEPS...
At a 2010 awards ceremony, mathematician and executive vice president and chief technology officer at Windward Investment Management, Robert E. Phillips, Ph.D. (BS UNH ’76) of Hampton Falls, was recognized as the 2010 College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) Distinguished Alumnus. CEPS...
In May 2011, Dean Mukasa ’77, informed the CEPS Scholarship Awardees in the audience, "The Distinguished Alumnus Award is given annually by the CEPS Alumni Society for outstanding contribution to society in the field of engineering, science, or mathematics that has enhanced the image of the...
John H. “Jack” Smith ’50 of Scarborough, Maine, has an impressive record of commitment to his alma mater.  Jack founded the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences (CEPS) Alumni Society and served as its president from 2003 to 2012. On September 20, 2012 Jack received the CEPS Alumn i...
Gerald A. “Gerry” Letendre, Sr. ‘63 of Hollis, New Hampshire, has a strong, long-standing commitment to his state and his alma mater, which he serves as a member of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) Advisory Board. On September 12, 2013, Letendre was honored with the 2013 CEPS...