Undergraduate Research

Christopher Duffy, Mechanical Engineering



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“I have been offered this wonderful opportunity to work in one of the engineering labs to gain lab experience and to realize how my school subjects are applied in the working world.”

"I am going into my sophomore year here at UMass Lowell as an engineer, and I have been offered this wonderful opportunity to work in one of the engineering labs to gain lab experience and to realize how my school subjects are applied in the working world. I am working in the Composites Lab, helping one of the graduate students with his testing of composite materials. He is trying to find the physical properties of a certain composite material, so I am helping him to make the samples to be tested, and I am testing these samples as well so that he can gain information for his computer model of this material. It has been a very positive experience because I am realizing how important our education is and how this education is implemented in real-world situations."