UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AND COLLABORATIONS AWARD
UMass Lowell's Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Collaborations (UROC) Award, formerly known as the Co-op Scholars Program, is offered to a select group of incoming freshmen merit scholarship recipients identified by university deans during the early action admissions process. The award provides students with up to $4,000 for on-campus or off-campus research during the summer following their freshman year. Recipients may also apply their $4,000 scholarship toward an approved UMass Lowell study abroad program. Upon completion of the research or study abroad, students present their findings/initiatives during an annual poster presentation event.
Ambitious students from the Biomedical Engineering Department have been included in this select group to integrate their classroom studies with paid professional work experiences. Previous recipients have included:
Aisling McEleney - Low-Cost, High Quality Prosthetics for the World
Madison Merrill - Drug Testing Techniques