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Francis College of Engineering

Work-Ready Education

Our distinguished reputation for hands-on education and cutting-edge research will ensure you graduate ready for work. We have strong ties to companies and government agencies, connecting you to a variety of co-op and internship opportunities. Learn more about cooperative education.

True Competitors

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Our students organizations compete nationally in competitions from building steel bridges to designing prosthetic limbs. The concrete canoe team scored an impressive win at this year’s regional competition organized by the New England student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Learn more about our clubs and organizations.

Engineering Solutions through Research

Highly magnified view of lung cancer cells Photo by Anne Weston, EM STP, Francis Crick Institute, UK
Three times a year, the College of Engineering highlights its research endeavors in its publication Engineering Solutions. Our faculty and students work with foundations and companies to engineer solutions to society's most pressing problems. Read Engineering Solutions.

A Helping Hand

UMass Lowell students have joined together across majors to design, build and donate prosthetic devices for children.

eNABLE Lowell is a local chapter of a global nonprofit volunteer organization that provides 3D printed prosthetic devices to children around the world.

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Profiles

  • David Nader

    Civil Engineering

    Transferring from Middlesex Community College, David is now the mix captain for UMass Lowell’s 2012 concrete canoe team, in charge with devising a concrete formula that can withstand being molded, transported and paddled — and stay afloat.

  • Daniel Schmidt

    Associate Professor, Plastics Engineering

    Daniel Schmidt and his team have identified an alternative to BPA.

  • Chris Perez

    Electrical Engineering

    U.S. Marine veteran Chris Perez knew he wanted to further his education, but wasn't sure of his path until he found UMass Lowell and its student veteran population.

  • Paula Bustos

    Electrical Engineering

    Paula Bustos isn't afraid of a challenge. The Colombia native earned two degrees in electrical engineering in five years.

  • Steven Jacek

    Chemical Engineering

    Research and community are important to Steven Jacek. Fortunately, he’s found opportunities for both on campus.

  • Peter Trearchis

    Chemical Engineering

    Peter enjoys solving complex problems in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. He’s grateful for opportunities to conduct research.