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  • 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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  • Transene research team

    Students Help Local Company Find Safer Alternatives to PFAS

    With the help of a student research team, Transene Company is offering etching solutions to its semiconductor customers that don't contain the toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
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  • Four women pose for a photo while standing in front of a window with a dark shade

    Engineering Alum Works to Protect Boston from Flooding

    Civil engineering alum Julie Eaton Ernst ’14, ’17 spoke about her work to make Boston’s waterfront more climate-resilient at the inaugural James B. Francis Lecture on the Built Environment.
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  • Two young men dressed as pirates pose for a photo in front of a pirate ship vehicle

    Ahoy! Swashbuckling Engineering Students Put Skills to Test

    Mechanical engineering majors Giancarlos Jaime-Guzman and Chris Jorge-Rosario competed against teams from across the country in the annual Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, a carnival-like spectacle that blends science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
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  • Two men stand next to research equipment and a radiation area caution sign

    Radiation Safety Program Earns Brand-New International Accolade

    UMass Lowell has been recognized with the first Outstanding Radiation Safety Program award by the Health Physics Society, an international nonprofit organization of more than 5,000 scientists, physicians, engineers and other professionals.
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  • Instructor works with two students on computers

    Lowell Students Learn STEAM Skills at UMass Lowell

    After a two-year break during the pandemic, Lowell middle school students once again visited UMass Lowell’s Francis College of Engineering last week as part of Idea Camp.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • Yanfen Li's research team

    New Program Aims to Foster Diversity in Future Engineering Faculty

    A team of faculty researchers led by Biomedical Engineering Asst. Teaching Prof. Yanfen Li has been awarded a six-year grant totaling nearly $1.5 million by the National Science Foundation to create a diverse and competitive pool of students who could become future faculty candidates in engineering.
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  • Asst. Prof. Yuzhang Lin

    Electrical Engineering Professor Wins $500K NSF CAREER Award

    Asst. Prof. Yuzhang Lin was recently awarded a five-year, $500,000 faculty early-career development grant by the National Science Foundation to conduct a study that will help better predict and visualize power distribution capacity and consumers’ power demand in real time.
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  • Manning School of Business honors students and faculty at an Honors College mixer

    Honors College Matches Students with Faculty Mentors

    With mixers that follow a speed-dating format, the Honors College is matching more honors students with faculty mentors for research opportunities and final honors theses and projects. The college offers $1,500 fellowships to support student researchers, who may also be paid through faculty grants.
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  • UML Honors students Ariel Shramko and Nilaish Sen

    Pandemic-Inspired Discord Server an Enduring Hit with UML Students

    Two Honors College students who started their UML careers during the pandemic hosted a Discord server to keep in touch with other students they’d met at the summer Student Success Summit. “Riverhawk Rendezvous” has grown rapidly by hosting study groups and connecting students to clubs – and each other.
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  • Asst. Prof. Stephen T. Lam

    UML-led Research on Molten Salt for Energy Generation Wins DOE Funding

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a team of researchers from UMass Lowell and Oak Ridge National Laboratory a $400,000 grant to develop machine learning-based approaches for simulating molten salts used in advanced nuclear reactor systems.
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  • The original Making WAVES leadership team will continue to guide the ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity at UML

    New ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity Aims to Improve Campus Culture

    The new ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity aims to change the culture across campus for faculty from underrepresented and marginalized groups. It builds on the programs and research of the five-year, National Science Foundation-funded Making WAVES program.
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  • A man in a bowtie gestures in his hand while speaking

    Good COP, Bad COP: UML Delegates Reflect on U.N. Climate Summit

    An interdisciplinary group of faculty members from UMass Lowell’s Climate Change Initiative attended the recent United Nations global climate summit, aka COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, where they observed progress being made — but also missed opportunities.
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  • Students participate in the Plastics Sustainability Forum

    High School Students Learn about Plastics Recycling, Sustainability

    Fifty students from Lowell High School and Greater Lawrence Technical High School, along with their teachers, learned about plastics recycling and environmental sustainability during the Plastics Sustainability Forum, held recently at the Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center on North Campus.
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  • A female student wearing a masks holds a microphone and paper while speaking, while a man and a woman look on

    Local Biotech Startups Offer Students a Wealth of Internship Opportunities

    Students learned about internship opportunities at a dozen early-stage medical device and biotech startups during a networking event co-hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) and the UML student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society.
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  • Liam Henderson atop Mount Katahdin in Maine

    Appalachian Trail Journey Provides Life Lessons for Lowell Resident

    Liam Henderson, a graduate of Billerica Memorial High School who obtained a degree in civil engineering at UMass Lowell this year, decided that the summer after his graduation would be the perfect time to complete the Appalachian Trail.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • Gulden1-resized

    NIH Awards $2M for Faculty Research on Bone Tissue Engineering

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Chemical Engineering Asst. Prof. Gulden Camci-Unal a five-year grant worth nearly $2 million to support her research on repairing and regenerating bone.
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  • Headshots of a woman professor, a woman student and a male student

    RISE Fellowships Support Innovations in Energy, Sustainability

    The Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy has awarded 2021-22 fellowships to Assoc. Prof. of Electrical and Computer Engineering Cordula Schmid, Analytical Chemistry Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Farrell and chemical engineering major Andrew Parker.
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  • An aerial view of the Merrimack River running through the UML campus

    With NSF Award, New Grad Program Focuses on Protecting Water Resources

    An interdisciplinary team of UML faculty, led by Assoc. Profs. Meg Sobkowicz-Kline and Chris Hansen, have received a nearly $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship award for a new graduate student program focused on developing sustainable materials and chemicals that won’t harm water resources.
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  • ECE Assoc. Prof. Joyita Dutta

    Engineering Professor Wins $2.7M Grant for Alzheimer’s Research

    Assoc. Prof. Joyita Dutta of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been awarded a $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research that could help shed light on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
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  • SPACE HAUC shown in Earth orbit

    UML Satellite Set to Blast Off into Space on Aug. 28

    If everything goes according to plan, SPACE HAUC, UMass Lowell’s first satellite, will launch into orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, Aug. 28, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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  • A shape sails past wind turbines in the ocean

    UMass Lowell Wins Grant to Diversify Offshore Wind Workforce

    UMass Lowell, in partnership with the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston, has received a $241,300 grant from the Commonwealth to develop academic pathways that increase the participation of underrepresented populations in the offshore wind industry.
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  • A woman in glasses holds a piece of cardboard that has a rectangular hole in the middle. Her right hand is in the opening.

    Climate Change Lessons Reach Beyond the Science Classroom

    “Integrating Climate Change into the K-12 Classroom,” a free professional development workshop hosted by EEAS Assoc. Teaching Prof. Lori Weeden and the university’s Climate Change Initiative, showed teachers how they can address the topic through a variety of educational lenses.
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  • UML Nursing student Caroline Owusu

    Nursing Faculty Will Assist in Clinical Trials for New, Rapid COVID-19 Tests

    Solomont School of Nursing faculty will soon assist with clinical trials on rapid COVID-19 tests that are being developed as part of a massive federal effort. Assoc. Prof. Ainat Koren is leading the initiative, which will deploy nurses and nursing students to existing testing sites to gather patient samples and data.
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  • At DifferenceMaker Demo Day, the women of Digital Life Prosthetics made a better pitch for their project.

    Seeing Success at DifferenceMaker Boot Camp

    At DifferenceMaker Demo Day, the four biomedical engineering majors of Digital Life Prosthetics were among nine teams that showed off revamped pitches, thanks to a four-week summer boot camp. During the camp, the women of Digital Life got a chance to see the success of Rajia Abdelaziz '16 and use her inspiration to fuel their project.   
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  • SPACE HAUC in its stowed configuration

    UML Satellite a Step Closer to Launch

    SPACE HAUC, UMass Lowell’s first satellite, recently passed a critical test that cleared the way for its upcoming launch into Earth orbit. The satellite was designed and built by more than 100 students from the Kennedy College of Sciences and the Francis College of Engineering over the course of five years.
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  • Assoc. Clinical Prof. of Education Sumudu Lewis directs the UTeach program at UMass Lowell

    UTeach Turns STEM Majors into Sought-After Teachers

    The UTeach program, which turns science, math and engineering majors into classroom teachers, is now in its 10th year at UMass Lowell. Graduates are in great demand at local high schools, and one was named a finalist for Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year.
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  • Student uses ground penetrating radar to text thickness of concrete in downtown Lowell

    UMass Lowell Students, Professor Inspect City’s Infrastructure

    Associate Prof. Tzuyang Yu, associate chair of the Civil Engineering Department, and his students are working with Lowell officials to analyze the integrity of the city’s infrastructure as part of the students’ coursework.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • Three Hacking for Defense students pose for a photo with a flying drone

    Students Use Entrepreneurship to Address National Security Issues

    UMass Lowell is the first university in New England to offer Hacking for Defense, a course sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense that pairs interdisciplinary student teams with defense and intelligence organizations to rapidly address emerging national security challenges using entrepreneurial methods.
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  • Hogan dedication

    University Pays Tribute to Former Chancellor Hogan

    The university paid tribute to former chancellor, William T. Hogan, with the unveiling of space on campus that will serve as a testament to his visionary leadership for future generations of River Hawks.
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  • Selfies of Brian Madigan and Christina Michel, who both work at Moderna

    ‘It’s Kind of Like You’re Saving the World’

    Several recent UML alumni are doing their part to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end through their vaccine production work at pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer.
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  • Asst. Prof. Marianna Maiaru

    Engineering Profs’ Robotics and Composite Materials Research Win $1M in Funding

    Two researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Asst. Profs. Yan Gu and Marianna Maiaru – were recognized by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Air Force, respectively, with faculty early career development grants totaling $1,015,000. The funding will help advance research on robot walking and the process modeling of composite materials.
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  • A infrared image of the Southwick Hall roof taken by the drone

    Infrared Drone Takes Campus Energy Audits to Another Level

    Researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering used a drone equipped with an infrared camera to help Facilities Management identify energy inefficiencies in campus buildings and heating systems.
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  • Meg Sobkowicz-Kline talks to a student about recycled plastics in the lab

    New Seminar Series Explores Climate Anxiety, Plastics Sustainability and More

    UMass Lowell’s Climate Change Initiative, in partnership with the Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Department and the Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy, is hosting a virtual spring seminar series featuring experts from across the country.
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  • Ketan and Ronak Muni

    Father-Son Alumni Beat the Sound of Silence

    Ketan Muni ’87 and his son, Ronak Muni ’19, are part of the Earlens team that developed an innovative hearing device, which was recently recognized by Time magazine as one of the “Best Inventions of 2020.”
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  • The ConnectKnee team topped a field of 17 to take home top honors at the recent DifferenceMaker/Francis College of Engineering competition.

    DifferenceMaker Engineering Challenge: ConnectKnee Gets Leg-Up on Competition

    It was a cousin’s lacrosse injury that inspired Alyssa Mulry to dream up ConnectKnee, a brace that tracks a patient’s recovery time. And at the recent DifferenceMaker Francis College of Engineering finals, her team -- ConnectKnee -- topped 16 other teams for first place.
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  • Asst. Prof. of Economics Kelly Hellman, plastics engineering major Kerry Candlen and chemical engineering major Maria Fonseca-Guzman

    Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy Awards First Fellowships

    The Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy has awarded its inaugural fellowships to Asst. Prof. of Economics Kelly Hellman, plastics engineering major Kerry Candlen and chemical engineering major Maria Fonseca-Guzman.
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  • Prof. Xuejun Lu and his student working in the lab

    Researchers Developing Wireless Sensor Network for Smart Boiler Systems

    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded researchers from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering a three-year, $500,000 grant to develop a new, wireless high-temperature sensor network for smart, coal-fired boilers used in industry.
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  • Physics majors Michele Woodland, left, and Shanice Kelly work at the new Schueller Astronomical Observatory.

    Honors Students Set Sights on the Stars

    Michele Woodland and Shanice Kelly do almost everything together: They’re both in the Honors College and they both do renewable energy research with Physics Prof. Robert Giles. They both work at the new telescope on South Campus – and they’re president and vice president of the UML Astronomy Club.
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  • Fox Hall as depicted on HawkCraft

    Block Party: Students Connect Virtually on HawkCraft

    Students who miss being on campus — and incoming freshmen who want to meet fellow River Hawks outside of the remote classroom this fall — can connect virtually on HawkCraft, the university’s official Minecraft server.
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  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Asst. Prof. Sheree Pagsuyoin with graduate student Jiayue Luo in the lab in January.

    Faculty Research Funds Explore COVID Effects

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cripple social interaction, upend education, endanger health and disrupt business, the university’s researchers are exploring the ever-widening aspects of the virus’ presence. Several UML researchers recently earned grants to explore a wide array of COVID-19's effects.
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  • RAMP director Kavitha Chandra takes a selfie with three program participants

    New Engineering Students RAMP Up for Long-term Success

    Two dozen incoming first-year and transfer students got a jump on their engineering studies — and a preview of college life during the coronavirus pandemic — through the Francis College of Engineering’s Research, Academics and Mentoring Pathways (RAMP) program.
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  • UML Plastics Engineering Prof. Ramaswamy Nagarajan demonstrates a mask that was certified after being tested at the Fabric Discovery Center

    Fabric Discovery Center Aids Hospitals and Companies with PPE Testing

    Thanks to a state grant, the university’s Fabric Discovery Center acquired equipment to test PPE that could be used to prevent transmission of COVID-19. Now, staff are conducting PPE testing for the state emergency management agency, hospitals, and regional companies that are ramping up to manufacture high-quality masks and gowns. And that’s just the beginning.
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  • Aerial view of East Campus with Donahue

    Researchers Working on At-home Coronavirus Test

    Gulden Camci-Unal, assistant professor of chemical engineering at UMass Lowell, along with biomedical engineering and biotechnology doctoral candidate Darlin Lantigua, are developing a rapid, at-home COVID-19 test.
    Boston Globe In The News
  • Southwick Hall

    Unspooling a 2,000-mile Thread of UML History

    In his recently published book, “Opus in Brick and Stone: The Architectural and Planning Heritage of Texas Tech University,” architect and author Brian Griggs reveals how Texas Tech’s roots became intertwined with UMass Lowell nearly a century ago.
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  • Katherine Mayer, front right, UMass Lowell EMT, outside the Tsongas Center

    Seniors Adapt Capstones to Online Learning

    With labs closed and all academic programs now online due to COVID-19, seniors are adapting their capstone projects. Some capstones have even taken on new relevance because they address aspects of the pandemic.
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  • Asst. Prof. Danjue Chen

    Engineering Professor Gets NSF CAREER Grant

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Asst. Prof. Danjue Chen’s research into the complex traffic interactions between self-driving and human-driven cars has won a five-year, $500,000 faculty early-career development award from the National Science Foundation.
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  • Student Molly Teece with 3D printers in background

    3D Printing Student Club Cranks out Hospital Supplies

    Plastics engineering majors organized a small-scale COVID-19 response effort, using their 3D printing capabilities to crank out supplies for health care workers.
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  • UMass Lowell South Campus

    Amid COVID-19 Campus Closure, Welcome Day and Orientation Going Online

    As high school seniors weigh college decisions without the chance to visit campuses, UMass Lowell’s Admissions team is offering one-on-one admissions counseling, individual virtual tours of campus by student tour guides, and social media forums where prospective students can ask questions.
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  • River Hawk Rising student Ricardo Candanedo and his mentor, Elsie Otero, associate director of Multicultural Affairs at UMass Lowell

    River Hawk Rising Program Mentors Students for Success

    The River Hawk Rising program provides structured support and a personal connection to students of color, transfer students and first-generation students during their time at the university, setting them up for success in college and beyond.
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  • Medical lab sciences major Erin Snow took a walk on a nearly deserted UMass Lowell South Campus

    The New Normal: Students Adjust to a Semester Interrupted

    As Massachusetts officials advised everyone to stay at home to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, students are adapting to studying online – and adopting coping strategies to help manage the upheaval.
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  • Students inspect a solar panel on a parking kiosk on Jackson Street

    UML’s Solar Energy Association Provides Bright Spot for City

    Graduate students from the Francis College of Engineering’s Solar Energy Association are helping the community by inspecting the city of Lowell’s solar-powered parking meter kiosks as part of an extracurricular service-learning project.
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  • Asst. Prof. Sheree Pagsuyoin working with a grad student in the lab at Perry Hall

    Professor’s Study of Drugs’ Impact on the Environment Receives NSF CAREER Grant

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Asst. Prof. Sheree Pagsuyoin’s study on the impact of drug abuse on the environment has been recognized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with a CAREER award. This prestigious national faculty early career development award highlights the research being conducted by the nation’s best young university faculty-scholars.
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  • Student panelist Zachary Traverso speaks during the conference

    Renewable Energy is Great, but How Do We Store It?

    Faculty and student researchers examined what the state must do to incorporate renewable energy sources into the electrical grid to reduce carbon emissions in “The State of Grid Energy Storage in Massachusetts,” a report commissioned by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts.
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  • UMass Lowell graduate student Michelle Mailloux pitches on behalf of her Ambulatory Innovation team, on their way to topping Harvard, MIT and a slew of other competitors at the 7th annual Beantown Throwdown.

    Student Entrepreneurs Bring Home Prestigious Throwdown Title

    They went, they conquered, they left. And in their dust were some top Boston universities. Ambulatory Innovation emerged atop the heap at the annual Beantown Throwdown pitch competition.
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  • Asst. Prof. Hsi-Wu Wong working in the lab

    Chemical Engineering Professor Recognized with NSF CAREER Award

    The National Science Foundation recently recognized Asst. Prof. Hsi-Wu Wong of the Department of Chemical Engineering with a prestigious faculty early career development grant, called the “CAREER” award. This highly competitive annual program selects the nation’s best young university faculty-scholars “who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.”
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney greets students at the UMass Club

    ‘Support the Other Women Around You’

    Students from Manning Women in Business and the Society of Women Engineers learned how the tech industry is addressing diversity issues in a panel discussion hosted by the Donahue Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at the UMass Club in Boston.
    Department News
  • The floating trash collector in water

    Students Engineering Better Way to Clean City’s Canals

    Rover the River Hawk, an Industrial Capstone Senior Design project that Engineering students are building to clean debris from the city’s canals, received a Green Design award from the Lowell Sustainability Council and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan.
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  • Al Contarino and George Peters at the White House

    Engineering Alum Visits White House to Talk Pizza, Pride

    KettlePizza, a company co-founded a decade ago by industrial technology alum Al Contarino ’92, was chosen to represent Massachusetts at the 2019 “Made in America” product showcase at the White House.
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  • RAMP girls

    Summer Programs Set Up Incoming Freshmen for College Success

    A total of 35 first-year engineering majors participated in this year’s UML Launch and RAMP summer programs, which were designed to prepare the students for the rigors of college life. 
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  • IDEA camp lightbulb logo

    Student Ideas Come to Life at Camp

    IDEA Camp, a collaboration between the UMass Lowell Francis College of Engineering and Lowell Public Schools, featured.
    AP In The News
  • Bill Blood poses with library staff at O'Leary Library

    Hang Gliding Once a ‘Soar’ Subject for Students

    The UMass Lowell Center for Lowell History digitized a collection of more than 60 photos, videos and documents from the university’s hang gliding club, which was active on campus from 1974 to 1996. The collection was loaned by the club’s co-founder, Bill Blood.
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  • 2019 INI Fellows

    Summer Program Trains Young Professionals for the Nuclear Industry

    Reactor system fundamentals and technology and advanced reactor designs were just some of the topics discussed at this year’s Intercontinental Nuclear Institute (INI), an annual summer fellowship program organized by UMass Lowell and the Czech Technical University in Prague.
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  • Hydrogels

    Eggshells Could Revolutionize Health Care

    A new study out of UMass Lowell shows eggshells, which most of us throw in the trash, could help grow and heal human bones.
    WCVB In The News
  • Asst. Prof. Gulden Camci-Unal and her student in the lab

    Researchers Use Eggshell Particles to Grow Bone Tissue in the Lab

    A team of UMass Lowell researchers led by Chemical Engineering Asst. Prof. Gulden Camci-Unal has developed an innovative way of using powdered eggshells for engineering bone tissue that could lead to improved results for bone repair and healing. 
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  • Paul Hogan competes at the NCAA championships

    Hogan Caps UML Career with All-American Performance

    Distance runner Paul Hogan, a civil engineering major from Burlington, capped his stellar college career by becoming the first UML track athlete to earn All-American status by placing 11th in the 10,000 meter run at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas.
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  • Pig farm manure

    Researchers Produce Renewable Engine Fuel from Wet Biowaste

    A team of researchers from UMass Lowell, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and China Agricultural University in Beijing has developed a new, sustainable way of converting wet biological waste into diesel-compatible fuel, using heat and water.
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  • Brandi Zella, texttbooks manager at the River Hawk Shop, demos Follett Discover for Marshall Greenleaf, an adjunct professor

    Cutting Textbook Costs is High Priority for Campus

    The rising cost of textbooks is hurting students’ wallets – and their academic success. Campus leaders, faculty, the university libraries, the bookstore and students are working together to lower costs.
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  • Nursing students Kelly Tanner, Sharon Nabulime and Mamawa Sannoh at the Student Research & Community Engagement Symposium

    Symposium Showcases Student Research and Community Projects

    More than 280 students finished the academic year by presenting their work at the annual Student Research & Community Engagement Symposium. Many of the students’ research projects aimed to solve or engage real-world problems, from public health to violent crime.
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  • MLSC's Travis McCready with Jacquie Moloney and Joseph Hartman at the ceremony

    Modernized Perry Hall Opens New Era of Research, Learning

    The university celebrated a $50 million renovation of Perry Hall, which is home to academics, research and industry partnerships in fields including biomedical, chemical and environmental engineering, as well as biomanufacturing and clean energy.
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  • Perry Hall sign

    Historic Meets Cutting Edge at UML

    After a year and a half of construction, Perry Hall at University of Massachusetts Lowell has reopened transformed by a $50 million renovation.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • A student asks a Tesla employee a question via video conference

    Tesla Recruits Students via Virtual Campus Visit

    Alum Nicole Falotico ’11 was one of five Tesla employees who recruited UML students for summer internships and co-op positions via a video conference presentation at Saab ETIC’s Perry Atrium.
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  • Prof. Yan Luo and student

    Researchers Get $1M Grant to Improve Medical Data Security

    To help protect medical information from cyberattacks, the National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year grant totaling nearly $1 million to a team of researchers led by Prof. Yan Luo of UMass Lowell’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to develop a secure cyberinfrastructure for translational research.
    Press Release
  • Student demo at HEROES lab.

    Congresswoman Lori Trahan Gets HEROES Welcome

    U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan learned about the latest technology used in parachutes and other battlefield innovations while touring the HEROES lab on Feb. 20.
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  • Charlie Baker shakes hands with female student

    Baker Delivers $3.3 Million in School Grants

    Francis College of Engineering at UMass Lowell in partnership with Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School received $116,000 to purchase new CNC milling machines from the state's latest round of funding: $3.3 million in Skills Capital grants.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • An open collaboration space at the renovated Perry Hall

    Renovated Perry Hall Bigger, Better Than Ever

    Facilities Management completed a $50 million renovation of Perry Hall over winter break and continued to make progress on several other major projects across campus.
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  • The winners, the UMass Lowell-based team RAMS, collect their prize after placing first in the recent Haverhill Hackathon.

    Hacking for Good in Haverhill

    A team of first-year students rooted at UMass Lowell captured top honors and $5,000 in prize money at the first Hack Haverhill 24-hour hackathon competition, topping 14 other teams from colleges, high schools and the professional world.
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  • Profs. Mack and Wong

    Scientists Develop Renewable Fuel Additives from Sawdust

    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to a team of researchers led by a UMass Lowell mechanical engineering professor that is working to develop renewable fuel additives from sawdust and other wood byproducts.
    World Industrial Reporter In The News
  • Alumni recruit for Draper at the Career Fair

    Professional Co-ops Pay Off in Many Ways for Students

    UMass Lowell students have earned more than $24 million over the past five years through the Professional Cooperative Education program, helping them pay for college while gaining valuable real-world work experience. 
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  • Twin brothers Bhavan and Bhuvan Somayanda at the Career Fair

    Alumni Twins Double Back to Campus to Recruit

    Twin brothers Bhavan and Bhuvan Somayanda, who both earned master’s degrees in plastics engineering in 2015, returned for the Fall Career Fair to recruit for their current employer, Applied Medical.
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  • "Pyramid Pack" team

    Students Design Backpacks of the Future

    A total of 30 undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from colleges across the campus competed during the first Future Pack Design Challenge, held at the new Fabric Discovery Center.
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  • Amy Chan watches Angenie Pang pull a lamp apart at a training session for the SWE Repair Cafe at UMass Lowell

    Women Engineering Students Host Repair Café for Community

    Students in the Society of Women Engineers hosted a Repair Café for the campus and community last month. Along the way, they learned some useful skills themselves, such as how to take apart a microwave oven, fix a lamp and hand-sew patches for denim jackets.
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  • Marjorie Yang talks to students and faculty at the Saab ETIC Perry Atrium

    Extended Family: UML Welcomes Textile Scion to Campus

    Marjorie Yang, chair of the $1 billion Hong Kong-based textile company Esquel Group, visited campus and talked to students about sustainability and social responsibility. Her father, Y.L. Yang, earned a master of science in textile chemistry from the Lowell Textile Institute in 1948.
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  • Zakim Bridge

    Researchers Seek to Extend Lifespan of New England’s Roads and Bridges

    The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded a five-year, $14 million grant to a partnership of faculty and student researchers from UMass Lowell and other universities in New England to create a regional Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center.
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  • Business grad Mai Pham and engineering alum Nabil Saleh hold a Dell sign in the Pulichino Tong atrium

    Alumni Help Feed Dell’s Employee Supply Chain

    Business grad Mai Pham and engineering alum Nabil Saleh, who both landed jobs at Dell Technologies after graduation, returned to campus to tell students about opportunities in the field of supply chain operations.
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  • Shawn Reese, an engineering student at UMass Lowell, had a summer internship at M.I.T.’s Lincoln Laboratory.

    Teaming Up to Get Workers Ready for Future

    Engineering student Shawn Reese had a summer internship at M.I.T.’s Lincoln Laboratory. He is beginning work on a four-year degree in engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
    New York Times In The News
  • Two nurses

    CPH-New Launches New Online Continuing Education Tool for Nurses

    The Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) has launched an online continuing education program to help nurses prevent musculoskeletal injuries in clinical care settings.
    Department News
  • Workers put finishing touches on the Cumnock Marketplace

    Everything is New Again at Dandeneau Hall

    The Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science departments have moved to a remodeled (and renamed) Dandeneau Hall – one of Facilities Management’s several major renovation projects this summer.
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  • Dassault headquarters in Waltham

    Students Learn to Hit Ground Running

    Slated to open next year on campus, a new center will provide students with access to Dassault Systemes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its design and collaboration applications.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • UMass Lowell Associate Dean of Engineering Kavitha Chandra runs the RAMP camp for incoming women engineering students -- Adriyanna Albert is in the foreground

    On-RAMP Summer Camp Supports Women Engineering Students

    The new RAMP summer camp for incoming women engineering students aims to build their skills and connect them with future mentors so they stay the course. The first-year students say it’s boosting their confidence – and helping them make friends.
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  • Asst. Prof. Gulden Camci-Unal and graduate students Darlin Lantigua and Sanika Suvarnapathaki

    UMass Lowell Lab Unfolds the Possibilities

    UML assistant professor of chemical engineering Gulden Camci-Unal's research uses structures inspired by origami for tissue regeneration.
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  • Researchers use origami as the inspiration in designing new biomaterials

    Origami Inspires New Tech for Tissue Regeneration

    Origami – the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes and figures – dates back to the sixth century. At UMass Lowell, it is inspiring researchers as they develop a 21st century solution to the shortage of tissue and organ donors. 
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  • Engineering graduate students take engineering presentation to Girls Inc. in Lowell

    UML, Girls Inc. STEM Tide on Science Gender Gap

    UMass Lowell seniors Benjamin Tran, 21, and senior Katie Elwell, 22, of Tewksbury, created a wind turbine component of the renewable energy "traveling classroom" for their mechanical engineering capstone.
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  • Debby Fowler

    Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

    Mechanical engineering senior Deborah Fowler and chemical engineering senior Erin Shaughnessey have each won a 2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Program award from the National Science Foundation.
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  • Topacan in action

    Rising from the Ashes, TopaCan Hits the Market

    Industrious and driven to entrepreneurship, 25-year-old mechanical engineering grad Justin Lozier ’17 invented TopaCan, “the most convenient ashtray in the world.” 
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  • Piles of rubble and trash are everywhere in Haiti, which has little sanitation infrastructure

    Civil Engineering Students Use Know-how to Help in Haiti

    A dozen civil and environmental engineering majors created their own senior capstone class to take on the challenge of designing home sanitation systems for a community in Haiti. The students traveled to Haiti to learn more about the people and local conditions.
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  • UML's P3 team

    Students’ Eco-friendly Fertilizer Wins EPA Award

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a group of UMass Lowell student researchers a “P3” grant to develop an innovative technology that would turn seafood waste into fertilizer.
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  • the team behind InvisaWear

    InvisaWear Gaining Visibility

    The smart jewelry company began in 2016 as a DifferenceMaker project but is gaining big-time sparkle as it launches to the rest of the world.
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  • Panelists speak at the IoT Forum

    ‘Alexa, What’s the Future of IoT?’

    Sixty academic, government and industry leaders and researchers from across the region came together for “The Internet of Things: Enabling Technologies & Emerging Trends,” a forum hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.
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  • Orhan Kallogjeri inspects a refrigerator while Tu Anh Huynh looks on

    Engineering Students All About (Energy) Efficiency

    Mechanical engineer students, led by senior lecturer Michele Putko, are helping improve energy efficiency at the Lowell Transitional Living Center through an independent study project funded by a mini-grant from the university’s Sustainability Encouragement & Enrichment Development (S.E.E.D.) Fund.
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  • Prof. Camci-Unal with her student in the lab

    Researchers Develop New Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration

    Chemical engineering Assistant Professor Gulden Camci-Unal and her team of student researchers are designing new biomaterials that could someday be used to repair, replace or regenerate skin, bone, cartilage, heart valve, heart muscle and blood vessels, among others.
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  • iRobot engineers speak at the PermissionToFail panel discussion

    iRobot Engineers to Students: Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

    A group of engineers from iRobot, including alumni Eva Moscat and Anne (Faber) Gambino, shared how they overcame academic adversity during a panel discussion with STEM students dubbed “#PermissionToFail.”
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  • Offshore wind turbine blades

    Avangrid, UMass Lowell to Collaborate on Clean Energy

    A new research partnership between Avangrid, its subsidiary Central Maine Power and UMass Lowell will bring together researchers from the company and the university to advance the development and implementation of clean energy technologies - including hydropower, wind energy, power grids, energy storage and data sciences - over the next decade. UMass Lowell students will also benefit from the partnership, which calls for them to participate in on-campus research and for CMP to explore opportunities for co-ops, internships and fellowships. 
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  • Workers set up a lab at TURI's new location

    Plenty of Movers and Shakers over Winter Break

    The NERVE Center and Toxics Use Reduction Institute both moved to new homes over winter break, while Facilities Management steamed ahead on renovations at Perry and Pasteur halls and on the construction of University Suites Dining.
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  • North Korean ICBM

    Nuclear Security Expert Assesses World Threats in 2018

    Assoc. Prof. Sukesh Aghara, director of UMass Lowell’s Nuclear Engineering Program, shares his perspective on what we can expect to see in the geopolitical landscape in the coming year.
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  • E-Ink executives Lynne Garone and Simon Nip with UMass Lowell co-op students Robert Rosario and Daniel Magee

    E Ink Partners with UML on Workforce Training, Co-ops and Innovation

    E Ink is expanding its partnership with UMass Lowell beyond co-ops and internships, thanks to a $196,000 workforce training grant that the Division of Online and Continuing Education helped the high-tech company obtain from the state and the opening of more innovation labs on campus.
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  • Deans Sandy Richtermeyer and Joe Hartman with alumni working in sales engineering

    Alumni Sell Students on Sales Engineering Careers

    Students learned about potential careers in the growing field of sales engineering at an alumni panel discussion co-sponsored by the Francis College of Engineering and the Manning School of Business.
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  • UMass Lowell graduate Tehila Nahum

    Revolutionary Research Results from International Partnership

    Thanks to the support of the Pernick Fund, faculty and students at UMass Lowell and Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art in Israel have joined forces to study and produce new coatings that make surfaces from glass to metal self-cleaning. That research, which is covered by two patents, could revolutionize the aerospace, automotive and building industries, among others. 
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  • Nonspec is moving toward the market and winning acclaim

    UML Startup Nets $50K Grant from Accelerator Program

    How do you take the world by storm while lending it a hand? The co-founders and partners in Nonspec Inc., an emerging business that makes affordable prosthetics, are finding out after they landed a $50,000 prize as one of the Top 26 startups at MassChallenge, the Boston-based business accelerator. 
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  • Business and engineering students pose with the River Hawk Racing car

    Engineering, Business Students Carpool Their Talents

    Engineering students from the River Hawk Racing club have teamed up with business students from Collegiate DECA to build a race car that will compete next summer at an international event hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers in Lincoln, Neb.
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  • Evan Jones and Andrew Terrill ride their unicycles on East Campus

    Students Pedal a Uni-que Way to Get Around Campus

    Evan Jones and Andrew Terrill, both freshmen in the Francis College of Engineering, turn heads and draw smiles by riding unicycles to get around campus.
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  • Chemistry student Rashmi Sharma

    Student Researchers Win Tech Hackathons at MIT

    Two UMass Lowell graduate students were part of the teams that recently won top prizes at two “hackathons” organized by MIT, the U.S. Department of Defense MD5 program and the Naval Postgraduate School.
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  • Students and teachers stand with solar mower

    Nashoba Tech, UMass Lowell Build Solar Mower

    UML Professor Sam Mil'shtein and three of his Electrical Engineering students, led by Mukhammaddin Zinaddinov, recently partnered on the project, with the UML contingent visiting the high school on a weekly basis.
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  • Prof. Joey Mead and Chancellor Jacquie Moloney

    Joey Mead Named Distinguished University Professor

    Prof. Joey Mead of the Department of Plastics Engineering, a highly regarded teacher and researcher, has been named Distinguished University Professor, the top accolade bestowed on a UMass Lowell faculty member.
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  • Sister Joanne Sullivan, principal of St. Patrick's, and Brianna Atwood

    Honors Student Pairs UML Volunteers with Lowell School

    For her first honors class at UMass Lowell, plastics engineering major Brianna Atwood wanted to do community service. She called a neighbor, the nun who is principal of the St. Patrick School in Lowell, and soon had a dozen student volunteers tutoring in multiple languages.
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  • Vala Afshar speaks to students at Alumni Hall

    When Vala Afshar Tweets, People Listen

    Electrical engineering alum Vala Afshar ’94, ’96, chief digital evangelist at Salesforce, shared his insights with students on business trends and the power of social media.
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  • Mill City Grows staff spread compost inside the greenhouse

    Urban Agriculture Greenhouse Sprouts on East Campus

    The university’s new Urban Agriculture Greenhouse, run in partnership with Mill City Grows, will be a testing ground for water and energy efficiency — while also providing food for the local community.
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  • Biomedical engineering major Madison Merrill learns cell-culture techniques in her summer co-op with chemical engineering research scientist Prokash Paul

    Co-op Scholars Explore Infinity – and Beyond

    Every year, more than 200 first-year students receive merit-based, $4,000 Co-op Scholarships in their acceptance packages. The scholarships pay them to do research with a faculty member, intern at a community agency or study abroad.
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  • Asst. Prof. Nicholas Evans in the Philosophy Department at UMass Lowell

    Philosophy Prof Wins NSF Grant on Ethics of Self-Driving Cars

    Should your self-driving car protect you at all costs? Or should it drive you into a ditch to avoid hitting a school bus? The National Science Foundation has awarded a $556,000 grant to three philosophers, a transportation engineer and two public health experts so they can figure out ethical safety algorithms for self-driving cars.
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  • Twins Michael and Nicholas Forsyth of Acton

    Twins Share more than Academic Pedigree

    Michael and Nicholas Forsyth of Acton mirror more than each other’s appearances – the identical twins, after five years sharing the same classes, textbooks, and college commute, recently graduated with master’s degrees from UMass Lowell and with plans to pursue careers in robotics.
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  • UML Engineering Prof. Don Leitch accepts the Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

    Top Teaching Award for Civil Engineering Professor

    Prof. Donald Leitch, who taught the first cohort of undergraduates to major in civil and environmental engineering at Lowell Tech, is still going strong after 49 years and two university name changes. The founding adviser of the Concrete Canoe Team and the student chapter of ASCE won the 2017 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching, UMass Lowell’s top teaching award.
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  • Matthew Gage

    New Research Center to Study Biomechanics of Aging

    A new UMass systemwide research center, launched with a $25,000 grant by the UMass President’s Science & Technology Initiatives Fund, will study the science of how bone and muscle systems work under different conditions.
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  • Nathaniel Swanson works in lab

    Ipswich Grad Lands Dream Job in Chemical Engineering

    Nathaniel Swanson's love of chemistry started at Ipswich High School. Now, the UMass Lowell graduate is moving on to his dream job to work in cancer treatment. Swanson, 22, was picked as one of four out of more than 1,000 applicants for a two-year rotational program at Genentech Inc. in San Francisco.
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  • Artist rendering of planned Perry Hall renovation

    Perry, Pasteur Overhauls Begin This Summer

    The university’s construction projects are kicking into high gear this summer, from the renovations of Perry and Pasteur halls to the completion of the new Fox Hall elevators and Haverhill satellite campus.
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  • Alaska race

    Student Work in the Spotlight at Innovation Showcase

    The university’s first-ever Invitation to Innovation (i2i) event drew a crowd of more than 1,000 to see student projects, research and products coming out of the university’s labs and classrooms.
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  • Concealed weapon

    Faculty Researchers Awarded $75K to Help Commercialize New Technologies

    The UMass President’s Office recently awarded a total of $75,000 to three teams of UMass Lowell faculty researchers to develop new technologies aimed at detecting cancer, improving the cost and quality of plastic products and creating highly stable battery power supplies.
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  • Solomon Ugbane will speak at the afternoon Commencement ceremony at UMass Lowell, 2017

    Student Speakers to Address Thousands of Proud Grads

    The two students, one undergraduate and one graduate, selected by a panel of administrators to deliver speeches at Commencement won the honor through hard work and inspirational messages.
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  • UMass Lowell's Model U.N. team in Leuven, Belgium

    Model U.N. Team Racks Up Global and Local Successes

    The Model United Nations Team brought home six awards from its latest competition in Belgium and recently hosted its 13th annual Model U.N. for regional high schools. Alumni have started Model U.N. clubs at area schools whose graduates often matriculate at UMass Lowell and join the team.
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  • Asst. Prof. Wei Guo working in the lab

    State Awards $130K to Professors for Clean Energy Research

    Physics Asst. Prof. Wei Guo and mechanical engineering Assoc. Prof. Fuqiang Liu are among seven early-stage researchers recently awarded funding through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Catalyst Program to develop promising products and technologies in the fields of clean energy and clean water.
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  • Stephen Kender, Lawrence Lin and Engineering Dean Joseph Hartman

    UMass Lowell Puts 'Lin' Name on MakerSpace

    UMass Lowell has named its engineering MakerSpace in honor of business leader and alumnus Lawrence Lin at a dedication ceremony attended by students, faculty, staff and industry representatives.
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  • Marcelle Durrenberger holds the Thesis LIFT

    High Tech Meets High Heels for Engineering Alum

    Mechanical engineering alum Marcelle Durrenberger ’16 is working with rocket scientists at Los Angeles “fashion-tech design house” to revolutionize the high-heel shoe.
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  • Nuclear power plant

    Engineering Prof. Leads Team to Safeguard Nuclear Power Plants

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently awarded a team of nuclear engineers and scientists led by chemical engineering Assoc. Prof. Dean Wang a three-year, $800,000 grant to develop tools to help keep America’s nuclear power plants safe during extended power disruptions.
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  • Matt Levenson visits London in fall 2016.

    New Honors Class Develops a Mindset for Adventure

    Honors students are learning about the hero’s quest in a new film and literature class, A Call to Adventure, and preparing to become the heroes of their own adventurous lives.
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  • UML Chancellor Jacquie Moloney with NASA scientist Pamela Conrad, Center for Women and Work Director Meg Bond, and Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation Julie Chen

    University Launches Campaign to Support Women Faculty in STEM

    The university has launched Making WAVES, a campuswide effort to address barriers to professional advancement for women and minority faculty in STEM fields. A five-year, $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant is supporting the research initiative.
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  • Students use vLabs:Engineering in a computer lab

    New vLabs:Engineering a ‘Game-Changer’ for Students

    With the groundbreaking vLabs:Engineering project, students can access the university’s full suite of graphics-intensive engineering software from any internet-connected device, even their phones.
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  • Nancy Goodyear lab

    Research Aims to Reduce Toxics Used in Manufacturing

    The Toxic Use Reduction Institute has funded three UMass research projects, aiming to find safer alternatives to toxic chemicals that harm human health and the environment.
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  • Lorenzo Chiodi demonstrates extrusion to a group of rapt fifth-graders.

    Engineering Students Talk Science with Lowell Schoolchildren

    Mechanical engineering students visited Lowell middle schools and after-school programs to get kids excited about science. It was a service-learning project that was part of a required course, Materials Science for Engineers.
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  • The members of Asperger's Are Us, in costume

    Student Performs in Comedy Troupe with Asperger’s

    Chemical engineering major New Michael Ingemi is a writer, performer and co-founder of Asperger’s Are Us, a comedy troupe that’s the subject of a new documentary by the same name.
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  • Nextflex logo

    NextFlex Awards $1.9M to UMass Lowell

    NextFlex, a public-private consortium of companies, academic institutions, nonprofits, and government, has awarded a $1.89 million grant to a team of researchers from the UMass Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center and Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.
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  • Grad students clean walls at the Lowell Transitional Living Center

    Grad Students Give Back to City on Volunteer Day

    The recent student-organized Graduate Volunteer Day gave grad students across all disciplines a chance to help the local community while building connections with one another.
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  • Liam plays basketball

    Students Help Boy’s Hoop Dream Come True

    Students from the eNABLE Lowell group fitted 8-year-old Liam Haggerty with a custom-made artificial hand at the South Campus basketball court.
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  • Three surgeons

    Professor Engineers Life-Saving Heart Valve Replacement

    Mechanical Engineering Asst. Prof. Scott Stapleton and research collaborators are developing tissue-engineered heart valves that can be implanted in a less invasive procedure that can cut the cost of the operation and the patient’s hospital recovery time, especially for the young and elderly.
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  • Ph.D. candidate Tina Dardeno ’14

    Student Designs System for Total Hip Replacement

    Mechanical engineering Ph.D. student Tina Dardeno ’14, who was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award, is developing a non-contact, non-invasive method for monitoring the insertion and seating of cementless femoral implants in real-time.
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  • Asst. Prof. Joyita Dutta examines MRI and PET scans.

    Diagnosing Early Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Asst. Prof. Joyita Dutta, who leads the Biomedical Imaging and Data Sciences Laboratory at UMass Lowell, is working to develop novel image- and data-processing tools that merge traditional signal processing with the emerging field of data science.
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  • Breast cancer cell

    Researcher Uses Nanomedicine for Breast Cancer Treatment

    Chemical engineering Asst. Prof. Prakash Rai was awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NCI/NIH) totaling more than $725,000 to study a combined, nanotechnology-based diagnostic/therapeutic strategy for the targeted treatment of breast cancer.
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  • The campus celebrated its entrepreneurial spirit recently.

    University Celebrates Campus Entrepreneurs

    In unveiling a fresh structure, the university’s engine of entrepreneurship and economic development celebrates those who get it there.
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  • Jesse Knowlton talks to newcomers to the club quidditch team

    They're Wizards at the Sport of Quidditch

    Senior mechanical engineering major Jesse Knowlton and chemistry grad Kelly Dinning ’16 won a quidditch national championship with Boston Night Riders team.
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  • Offshore wind turbine

    Engineering Profs Awarded Funding for Offshore Wind Energy Research

    Mechanical engineering Prof. Christopher Niezrecki and Asst. Prof. Murat Inalpolat are among the researchers from eight academic and research institutions across the state who have received grants from the Commonwealth totaling nearly $700,000 to advance offshore wind energy research and development.
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  • Middle-school girl makes a light-up LED bracelet at Lowell National Historical Park

    Textiles Help Teach STEM Concepts

    A group of psychology, math, engineering and education professors and students, working with fiber artists, are using textiles to teach STEM concepts with the hope of reducing math anxiety in girls and young women and improving learning for all.
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  • Lt. Gen. John Thompson awards a certificate of completion of UMass Lowell's engineering management course to Air Force Capt. Jeffrey Rodriguez.

    Hanscom Air Force Base Partnership Takes Off

    A new partnership with Hanscom Air Force Base is expanding. It’s just one highlight of the Division of Online and Continuing Education’s workforce development program.
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  • NERVE Center robot

    Professors Win Grants for Innovative Research

    Three teams of UMass Lowell researchers — led by Prof. Holly Yanco and Assoc. Prof. Yu Cao, both from the Department of Computer Science, and Asst. Prof. Seongkyu Yoon from Chemical Engineering — are among the recipients of $834,000 in grants from this year’s UMass President Science & Technology Initiatives Fund.
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  • Summer-Reading-Book-Beach-Chair-1400

    Readers Hit the Books over Summer

    More than two dozen people from across the campus community share what’s on their summer reading lists. Their responses run the gamut—with authors ranging from the Dalai Lama to Kurt Vonnegut and topics spanning quantum physics to dieting strategies, and everything in between.
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  • Asst. Prof. Trelles and his student in the lab

    Researchers Use Solar Energy For Sustainable Fuels

    Mechanical Engineering Asst. Prof. Juan Pablo Trelles is developing a new process to convert waste carbon dioxide from power plants and factories into sustainable fuels and high-value chemicals.
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    Salute to the Class of 2016

    As they prepare for commencement, some of our seniors reflect on how they found their place at UMass Lowell and what legacy they’d like to leave behind.
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  • Matt Hurwitz welcomes students from Lowell High School to the final celebration at University Crossing

    Writing Students Visit Lowell High to Learn and Inspire

    College Writing II students visited Lowell High to speak about college as part of a study on whether service learning leads to better academic outcomes for UMass Lowell students.
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  • DifferenceMaker judge examines prosthetic hand

    Helping Hand Makes the Biggest Difference

    Ten teams pitched and vied for a piece of the $35,000 purse in the fourth annual DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge.
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  • Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito looks at materials produced by a 3-D printer as Kyle Homan, a Ph.D. student in computer and electronics engineering, looks on at the Printed Electronics Research Collaborative at UMass Lowell on Tuesday. Watching, from left, are state Sen. Eileen Donoghue; Kenneth Hill, director of the Raytheon Mechanical Engineering Directorate; and Ph.D. student Mahdi Haghzadeh.

    Tech Grant Turning Heads in UML Lab

    One year after receiving a $4 million grant, students like Kyle Homan are already working in the high-tech Printed Electronics Research Collaborative at UMass Lowell.
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  • Fighter jet releasing a bunker buster

    Mathematical Modeling Helps Make Smart Weapons Smarter

    A team of researchers led by Prof. Peter Avitabile recently received more than $425,000 in funding from Eglin Air Force Base to help improve the efficiency of the bunker buster’s conventional fuze.
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  • Giant ship propeller

    Researcher Investigates Surface Erosion in Naval Vessel Components

    The Navy recently awarded Asst. Prof. Alireza V. Amirkhizi with a three-year grant totaling more than $300,000 to find the mechanisms of premature wear, damage or failure in materials exposed to cavitation conditions.
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  • Tiffany Soun speaks with students at the Spring Career Fair

    Hire Power: Alumni Remember Roots at Career Fair

    Spring Career Fair gives alumni like Tiffany Soun a chance to extend a helping hand to students seeking co-ops, internships and full-time positions.
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  • Students work through the night at Hawkathon

    Hawkathon: A Day (and Night) for Invention

    Nearly 100 students from across the region gathered at the Innovation Hub to bring good things to life — by hacking them.
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  • Assoc. Prof. Yan Luo with student in the lab

    NSF Awards $3.25M for Advanced Networking Research

    To harness the power of "Big Data," a team of university researchers are building a campus network cyber infrastructure to quickly access and share vast datasets with other collaborators.
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  • Students work with the solar simulator in the lab

    Researchers Harness the Power of the Sun

    Asst. Prof. Juan Pablo Trelles and his team are synthesizing sustainable fuels using solar energy and carbon dioxide as well as water or methane from natural gas.
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  • students launch tshirts during deans cup challenge

    Engineering Students Flex Their Ingenuity

    T-shirt cannons, sled races and a blue-haired dean highlight the Francis College of Engineering’s annual Dean’s Cup Challenge during National Engineers Week.
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  • Veloxity co-founders Felipe Nascimento and Upkar Singh with their charging kiosk

    Student Startup Brings Phone Charging Kiosk to Campus

    Two UMass Lowell students, Felipe Nascimento and Upkar Singh, co-founded startup Veloxity, maker of the new cell phone charging kiosk located at University Crossing.
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  • Jonathan Burgin presents

    University’s Innovation Ecosystem Flourishes

    Faculty and students from a wide swath of disciplines demonstrate why the university is increasingly becoming known for its entrepreneurial prowess.
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    Researchers to Develop ‘Greener’ Materials

    Three faculty researchers — Assoc. Prof. Zhiyong Gu in Chemical Engineering, Asst. Prof. Christopher Hansen in Mechanical Engineering and Assoc. Prof. Ramaswamy Nagarajan in Plastics Engineering — were recently awarded academic research grants by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) totaling nearly $64,000 to develop environmentally friendly alternatives to hazardous materials currently used in industry.
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  • UMass Lowell Image

    Not Your Average Summer Job

    Students are returning to campus with new skills and fresh perspective developed at professional internships, co-op positions and jobs held over summer break.
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  • Haitian student

    University Professor Reflects on Research, Work in Haiti

    University Professor Robert Giles discusses the latest research in terahertz imaging technology, along with his work promoting science education in Haiti, during his lecture April 13.