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Francis College of Engineering

The Francis College of Engineering has long served as an economic engine for the Merrimack Valley and beyond, providing talent and technology in engineering, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, and electronics. Our research meets challenges in energy, sustainability, information technology, and personalized medicine, while pursuing educational initiatives, increasing student opportunities and meeting workforce needs.

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.

News

Hear From Our Students, Alumni & More

  • Brianna Atwood

    Plastics Engineering

    Brianna Atwood came to UMass Lowell to study plastics engineering – but she’s done so much more. The honors student started a volunteer program that connects UML students with a local school. She has also participated in the professional co-op program, working on fire-resistant seals for airplanes.

  • David Preusse

    Mechanical Engineering

    Three decades after earning his mechanical engineering degree, Wittmann Battenfeld President David Preusse is helping the university develop the next generation of innovative, highly skilled engineers.

  • Harish Hande

    Renewable Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

    Social entrepreneur Harish Hande is helping the poor in India in an economically and environmentally sustainable way, by bringing affordable solar power to the countryside.

  • Gregory Ensom

    Electrical Engineering

    An exchange semester at the Czech Technical University led to a two-month internship in Prague for electrical engineering major Gregory Ensom.

  • Erin Graceffa

    Electrical & Computer Engineering

    For Erin Graceffa, UMass Lowell’s hands-on approach to learning as well as the opportunity to participate in co-ops and take elective courses have helped her figure out which career path to take after graduation.

  • Nicholas Langberg

    Chemical Engineering

    By working with the Office of International Experiences & Study Abroad, chemical engineering major Nicholas Langberg was able to add a two-month internship to his summer school program in Germany.