ITW Technology Center, Glenville, Ill.
"Working in R&D at ITW, I've learned that there's a lot more to plastics than just processing. I'm actually taking the lessons I've learned in the classroom and in the lab and applying them to real-world applications to improve efforts in sustainability."
CAD Engineering Co-op
Conformis, Burlington, MA
"My Co-op at ConforMIS has given me an opportunity to experience the work of a CAD Engineer creating better patient outcomes for knee replacement surgery, while contributing to the production of weekly goals, and expanding on what I’ve learned in my classes so far."
Manufacturing Engineering Co-op
Teknor Apex, St. Albans, VT
"I’ve learned more than just plastics. I’ve learned about the ideals of corporate culture, employee to employer relations, the need for continuous improvement, methods of problem solving and that time really is money."
Katherine Spagnoli took a roundabout path, beginning at Mount Wachusett Community College, to arrive at UMass Lowell's Plastics Engineering Department - now it feels like home.
While he was accepted at several high-caliber engineering programs in the Boston area, Matt is happy that he chose UMass Lowell.
Alumni donor Mark Saab's UMass Lowell education provided the foundation for a successful career. His gratitude to the plastics engineering program is expressed through the generous donations he's bestowed upon the University.
Plastics Engineering alumnus Leo Montagna Jr. '70, '76 says he wouldn't be where is is today with the University. He is a devoted UMass Lowell donor and supporter of the Plastics Engineering Department.
Daniel Schmidt and his team have identified an alternative to BPA.
For plastics engineering major Alexander Rick, a co-op position at Burton Snowboards was a dream job, a perfect alignment of his personal passion and professional goals.