Undergraduate Student Opportunities

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New Hampshire Sea Grant provides opportunities for Undergraduate Students to take part in real-world solutions and research. TECH 797 is a year-long course for UNH students in their senior year. The Doyle Fellowship is open to incoming juniors and seniors, as well as graduating seniors, from any four-year college or university in New Hampshire. Both these programs offer students the unique opportunity to work closely with mentors and seek tangible results for today's marine issues.

The Brian E. Doyle Undergraduate Marine Extension Fellowship

Fellows spend the summer working with NH Sea Grant staff seeking to help individuals and organizations make informed decisions regarding our marine resources. These paid opportunities are appropriate for a wide range of majors and lead to students participating in such program areas as:

  • Seaweed aquaculture
  • Sand dune restoration
  • Invasive green crab bio-control
  • Marine science communications

Applications will be accepted from students beginning their junior or senior year at (or graduating from) at any four-year undergraduate institution in New Hampshire. Successful applicants will receive a $3,000 stipend over an eight-week internship.


UNH's TECH 797

Sponsored by the UNH School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering and NH Sea Grant, and available for students attending UNH, TECH 797 is a senior-level design course alternative that offers financial support for projects in the marine area. Interdisciplinary teams of three to five students work with a sponsoring faculty member on his or her research project. During the yearlong course, team members must deal with the corporate, business, and research communities to obtain advice, direction, information, and the equipment and materials required to complete their projects. The teams produce real solutions to real problems and the class wraps up with the teams presenting their results to a jury of marine professionals. Often, their work leads to the discovery of new knowledge and the development of new technology.

To see past TECH 797 projects, visit our Project Information Database.

For more information on TECH 797, contact either of the Course Directors:


Doyle Fellow, Brittany Debelis (UNH Manchester '12)

Doyle Fellow, Brittany Debelis
(UNH Manchester '12)
Photo courtesy of Sara VanHorn

Photo of a Tech 797 Team in action

TECH 797 Team