UMass Lowell seniors, twins Elizabeth and Laura Kender and their brother Stephen, a UML sophomore, are developing a flexible, modular body armor for sports protective equipment.
UMass Lowell student Colin Senechal works in a university laboratory inspecting plastic pellets that are used to fabricate lightweight structures for space exploration. Senechal, a plastics engineering major from Ipswich, gained the chance to work on the project through the university’s Co-op Scholar Program.
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute recently awarded nearly $62,000 in grants to fund research that helps faculty and partner companies find safer alternatives to toxic chemicals.
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