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Co-ops & Internships

Meet our Plastics Co-op Students

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.

Cooperative Education: A Dynamic Industrial-Educational Partnership


Undergraduate Co-op

The Plastics Engineering Department is an enthusiastic champion of and leader in Cooperative Education at UMass Lowell. We believe that participating in co-op is instrumental in helping undergraduates to define their interests and future career paths. It advances their technical and business skills, increases their professional competence and confidence, and gives them a competitive edge in landing their first engineering position or gaining admission to graduate school.

For more information, see How Does Undergrad Plastics Co-op Work?

Graduate Master's Co-op

The Department of Plastics Engineering participates in the Graduate Master's Co-op Option in Engineering.  

For detailed information about the Master's Co-op Program, please visit Engineering Co-op Page.