History

Funded in April 1999, the New Hampshire Impact Center was made possible by a grant from the Center for the Enhancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME) at Northeastern University. The Center’s main objective is to improve mathematics and science education by working closely with school districts and teachers to enhance teacher content and pedagogical knowledge.  Through its network of associates around the state, the NH Impact Center provides meaningful professional development workshops on a variety of topics, at various grade levels.  The Center currently maintains a Curriculum Resource  Room at Plymouth State University’s Concord campus.   Teachers can use this resource room to explore various NSF-funded programs and to try classroom manipulatives.   The Center also provides assistance in implementing standards-based science and mathematics curriculum materials that will enrich and enhance learning for all New Hampshire children.

Past Projects

The Impact Center has been involved with several grant-funded projects with the goal of improve math education throughout New Hampshire.

Helping High Schools Navigate the NECAPs - HHSNN

Quantitative Literacy Action Plan / Numeracy Action Plan

Making the Transition from High School to College – MaTHSC
Additional information -  MaTHSC Research

In Plymouth Magazine

Example Image

Teaming Up for Service

There’s more to PSU’s student-athletes than excellent grades and athletic prowess. There’s a desire to make a difference in the world. Plymouth State men’s hockey coach Craig Russell ’09 encourages his team to serve as often as possible. Through the nonprofit organization Team IMPACT, which pairs children with life-threatening or chronic illness with local college […]

Example Image

Another Way to Serve

“It was like moving to a foreign country with a completely different culture,” says PSU student Patrick O’Sullivan. The 26-year-old veteran isn’t referring to his time in Iraq as a motor transport operator in the Army Reserve. He’s talking about coming home. O’Sullivan joined the Army Reserve right out of high school, at an age […]

Example Image

PSU Collaboration Leads to Emmy

When Trish Lindberg was a 17-year-old musician, artist, and actor, her mother—a teacher herself—told her she would make a great teacher. Lindberg looked her mother right in the eye and said, “I will never be a teacher!” Mother Knows Best Decades later, Lindberg, now a Carnegie Foundation NH Professor of the Year, a recipient of […]