By Sean Smith - March 27, 2019
Last week the IOL hosted its first monthly day-long hackathon, aptly titled “Hack Day.” Hack Day will be a recurring event focused on creating a time and place to get started on the IOL’s most pressing projects.
For our first Hack Day we tackled three main projects. One of the challenges being worked on was a revamp of the visitor login system. The goal for this project was to have a digital system where visitors could login and alert...
By Stephanie Clark - March 15, 2019
The UNH-InterOperability Lab kicked off 2019 with the Hack New Hampshire event for college students. The teams consisted of three to four students in all majors; from the College of Engineering and Physical Science to the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. The goal for the 24 hour Hackathon was to create and execute an idea to make the state of New Hampshire safer or more sustainable. The students came up with ideas from implementing a “walking-buddy” system...
By Kate Bacon - August 22, 2018
Hi I’m Kate Bacon, and I was an intern at the UNH InterOperability Lab during the summer of 2018. If you’re reading this you’re probably wondering more about being an intern at the IOL, what you will be doing here, and who you will be working with. You’re probably feeling all of the same emotions I was feeling before I started my internship. I am here to tell you about my experience at the IOL, what I learned, and the...
By Stephanie Clark - July 2, 2018
Last week concluded the second annual UNH-IOL Hackathon held here at the lab. The UNH-IOL hackathon is an event where programmers get together for a short period of time to collaborate on a project that will benefit the lab in some way or another. The Hackathon is a week long event for UNH student employees to step away from their day-to-day grind and work together to provide long-term solutions for various lab wide projects. Students from all majors were broken...
By Sarah Hinzman - June 13, 2018
We are excited to share the big news, we have officially hired 14 interns for the upcoming 13th year of our HighTech Bound Program. Their first day is Monday, July 9, 2018. We couldn't have done anything without the support of our 2018 Sponsors .
By Mara Johnson - May 14, 2018
We caught up with IOL Alum, Andrew Wood, who was a donor in the annual UNH 603 Challenge to the IOL Gift Fund. Andrew worked at the lab from 2011-2014 and graduated from UNH in 2015 with his BS in Outdoor Education and went on to receive his Masters in Educational Studies in 2017. I asked Andrew why he donated to the IOL Gift Fund and what it meant to him. and now I turn it over to him (enjoy!):...
By Anthony Pilotte - May 9, 2018
I admit when I walked into the IOL on my first day as a HighTech Bound Intern, I was nervous. When my technology teacher informed me of the internship during my junior year of high school, I had no idea that my decision to apply would help shape many of my future college decisions and life experiences.
I was eager to start my position as soon as I had discovered my acceptance. I walked into a room surrounded by...
By Sarah Hinzman - December 4, 2017
Recently, we had a chance to catch up with IOL alum, Alan Ames, who started working at the lab in 1998 with the Ethernet testing group. During his 4-5 years at the lab he worked on MAC & Autonegotiation testing and his final project was on MMI-MAC. Alan received his Master’s degree in EE from UNH in 2005, although he spent 2 years undecided. He credits his time at the IOL for his decision to pursue a degree in EE,...
By Matthew Jones - August 29, 2017
This summer I had the amazing opportunity to be a supervisor for the HighTech Bound Summer Internship Program at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL). I was very familiar with the program as I worked as an intern the summer before my freshman year at Colby College. When school ended in May, I thought to ask the IOL if they had any summer positions. I was put in touch with the Director of the IOL,...
By Benjamin Shalek - August 17, 2017
The InterOperability Lab is an amazing place overflowing with innovation. Testing for huge companies like HP, Intel and Microsoft means that the best and brightest flock the IOL in the hopes that they can make connections with people inside these major companies. This can make the IOL seem pretty imposing, things move quickly and there is a lot of knowledge necessary to know what is happening.
When I came into the job I was completely overwhelmed. People kept talking...