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Francis College of Engineering

Work-Ready Education

Our distinguished reputation for hands-on education and cutting-edge research will ensure you graduate ready for work. We have strong ties to companies and government agencies, connecting you to a variety of co-op and internship opportunities. Learn more about cooperative education.

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

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UMass Lowell is a nationally ranked research university with more than $50 million in funded research being conducted each year. Our faculty and students work with foundations and companies to engineer solutions to society's most pressing problems. Learn more about our research programs.

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Profiles

  • Daniel Schmidt

    Associate Professor, Plastics Engineering

    Daniel Schmidt and his team have identified an alternative to BPA.

  • Frank McKone

    Frank McKone

    Engineering

    Over the last 15 years, engineering alumnus Frank McKone '56 has created three endowed funds at the University, each of which tops $250,000 in assets.

  • James  Ristow

    James  Ristow

    Mechanical Engineering

    James Ristow wanted to be an astronaut when he grew and now works at NASA as an aeronautical engineer. When given the chance to further his studies in structural dynamics, UMass Lowell was at the top of his list.

  • Joey Mead

    Joey Mead

    Plastics Engineering

    For most of her professional life, Prof. Joey Mead has been interested in plastics.

  • Nicholas Marinelli

    Nicholas Marinelli

    Chemical Engineering

    Chemical engineering major, Nicholas Marinelli, finds the campus veteran community to be very welcoming. He says it really helps to be surrounded by fellow student-veterans who share a unique bond with him.

  • David  Laurello

    David  Laurello

    Electrical Engineering, master’s in Business Administration

    When it comes to education, David Laurello values lessons that translate to life on the job.