Undergraduate Research

Jenna Connolly, Nursing

“My co-op experience has been incredible.”

"My co-op experience has been incredible. I was given the opportunity to work with Prof. Juliette Shellman, a nurse researcher at UMass Lowell, and a team of undergraduate and graduate students who have been studying the effects of reminiscence therapy on older adults. At the end of her research, Dr. Shellman hopes to have an article published in a nursing journal describing her results. I was given the chance to take part in this experience by both witnessing and taking part in interviews. Additionally, Dr. Shellman let me write the introduction to the article. Clearly, this experience has opened many doors for me. I was able to see the research process first hand, and by the end, I will hopefully be a published author."