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The Joan and James Leitzel Center works to transform education in mathematics, science, and engineering at the University of New Hampshire, in elementary and secondary schools, and in informal settings through high quality research, carefully examined practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Center facilitates partnerships and initiates programs with the goal of developing educators' thorough knowledge of science, mathematics, and engineering concepts and human learning strategies; developing learners who experience the joy of discovery and the challenge of understanding; and developing learning environments that support active and rich intellectual engagement.

Strategic Themes


Conducting research, reviewing practices, employing assessments, reflecting on outcomes for learning, professional development, curriculum development

Engagement and Outreach

Generating knowledge and enhancing communication among UNH education and research communities, pre-college educators and administrators


Fostering cross-disciplinary activities, cultivating relationships, exploring creative ideas, responding to local and national opportunities


A broad-based capacity for fund-raising and grantsmanship, creative marketing and communication, and careful assessment focused on sustaining the Center. Read More…

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