By Ashnav Lal - April 20, 2016
Hackathon? Confused? Don’t know what it is? Is it worth staying awake for 24-48 hours and trying to solve a world problem? Read my blog below to find out what a hackathon is and how I won an award at IDHACK 2016.
By John Petlon - February 3, 2016
Jeremy Plsek, a sophomore Computer Science major at the University of New Hampshire, and a current UNH-IOL employee, started his career at the lab as a summer intern after his junior year of high school. Jeremy began working in the Digital Living Consortium (DLC), where he was immediately exposed to real world technology. He started by creating the server for his group’s project and gaining industry experience right off the bat. Aside from his group project, Jeremy also spent his time as an intern performing web development work.
By Cameron Schilling - February 1, 2016
As a non-profit, when it comes to business we must never lose sight of the bigger picture. The UNH-IOL strives to lead the industry as a premier testing facility that employs and prepares students for careers in technology, however there is a greater call to action that goes hand in hand with this. Because we are so passionate about filling the industry’s engineering pipeline, it’s crucial that we excite and set up the engineers of tomorrow with the tools for a successful future.
By Mara Bernazzani - December 21, 2015
Here at the UNH-InterOperability laboratory (UNH-IOL) we work with over 150 students each year. We pride ourselves on providing hands-on, real world training to these students prior to graduation. And by ‘real world’ training, we mean just that. Since 1988, our lab has allowed undergraduates to prepare for careers in the industry testing multi-vendor interoperability.
By John Petlon - October 26, 2015
Joel Nkounkou, a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) working towards his computer engineering degree, is also a three year veteran at the UNH-IOL. He began his time at the lab in 2013 when he was accepted into the UNH-IOL High School Summer Internship Program. His engineering teacher at Dover High School told him about the program and his family encouraged him to apply. Initially, Joel worked in the Home Networking Consortium (HNC) alongside industry professionals, gaining real-world experience before he even reached his senior year of high school.
By John Petlon - September 11, 2015
Throughout my time at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the UNH-IOL, I have reached the understanding of what it means to be well balanced in my education and the importance of STEM programs in education. STEM programs allow students to look into the realms of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics beyond the definitions of the words themselves and into the real world applications of the trades. Each facet of STEM opens doors to infinite opportunities in countless industries across the globe.
By Griffin Leclerc - September 4, 2015
Greetings fellow intern and congratulations on your recent employment here at the UNH-IOL. The experiences you will have at this job will serve you throughout your entire career. Not just the skills that you will receive in your consortium, but the social and work skills alone will last you a lifetime. No matter what major you decide to pursue in your college career, you will always benefit from the skills you learned here during your internship. Now earning these skills requires a mixture of determination, work ethic, and enjoyment of what you do day-to-day.
By Samantha Martell - July 17, 2015
The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) will be holding a special recognition ceremony during the 2015 internship ceremony. This event will be held on August 20th at 2:00pm. This event will provide an opportunity for all UNH-IOL internship alumni, sponsors, family and the community to see how the program has grown and how it impacts the participants involved.
By Ainsley-Aude Croteau - June 2, 2015
During the week of April 22nd, UNH-IOL students Joel Nkounkou and I went to Las Vegas, NV to volunteer for the NOC (Network Operations Center) team at Interop Las Vegas. Interop Las Vegas is one of the largest technical conferences and trade shows for the IT industry where companies set up elaborate stations on the expo show floor to promote their products to other companies. Interop Las Vegas also provides educational classes in a variety of topics to their attendees and plenty of business networking opportunities.
By Tyler Collins - March 23, 2015
Choosing a career path before college can be a scary process. The UNH-IOL partners with Oyster River High School to hold an internship program for students to receive school credit. This program helps high school students explore the wide scope of technical fields before committing to a major. Along with providing students with guidance towards their preferred academic field, the program allows the students to put their foot in the door and gain valuable experience before diving into academia.