Interdisciplinary & Engineering Symposium (ISE)

Online April 28th, 2021

In our 18th year, ISE celebrates the scholarly achievements and research of hundreds of undergraduates. Each year, students present their research through posters, demonstrations, and oral presentations (and have an opportunity to interact with their peers and gain professional experience presenting their research). Due to campus covid-related limitations, students will once again present their projects through this online gallery. Presentations represent a multitude of disciplines, many interdisciplinary, including earth, environmental, biological, computer and physical sciences, civil, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering, mathematics and statistics, physics, and chemistry. We hope you enjoy exploring the projects showcasing the hard work of our students.

Welcoming Remarks from the Dean of CEPS

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The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium has grown to become one of the marquee events in the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference. Bringing the URC ISE to fruition is the result of a collaborative effort of many UNH faculty and staff members as well as members of industry and alumni who serve as judges and volunteers. Thank you to those individuals, campus departments and companies for making the 2021 URC ISE a success.

Event Sponsors
  • BAE Systems
  • College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS)
  • Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS)
  • Hubbell Foundation
Award Sponsors:
  • College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
  • New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium
  • UNH Information Technology
  • UNH InterOperability Laboratory
2021 URC ISE Planning Committee:

Co-chaired by Susan Humphrey (Office of the Dean, CEPS) and Tara Hicks Johnson (CCOM)

Committee Members: Krisztina Varga (Biology, Young Jo Kim (Chemical Engineering), Richard Johnson (Chemistry), Eshan Dave and Tony Puntin (Civil & Environmental Engineering), Matt Plumlee and Dave Benedetto (Computer Science), Tom Lippmann (Earth Sciences), Wayne Smith (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Michelle Capozzoli (Mathematics & Statistics), Ningyu Liu (Physics), Timothy Carlin (Innovation Scholars), Alireza Ebadi (Mechanical Engineering), Rob Swift (Ocean Engineering), Stephanie Whitney (CEPS CaPS), Kevan Carpenter (CEPS TSC)

Thank you to the 150 Research Advisers from faculty and industry for supporting our 525 students in their research efforts.

Thank you to our 100+ Judges for spending the day with our students and providing them invaluable feedback.