Whether it is getting kids interested in sciences, assisting teachers with engineering curricula, creating new technologies to help people with disabilities or traveling to Peru to bring electricity to a village, the College of Engineering reaches out to the community in many ways.
Qiana Curcuru loves UMass Lowell for its opportunities. The honors student is president of the campus chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, has done a professional co-op at iRobot, has taught and interned at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and done research with two professors on campus.
Matt Cherkerzian is an EMT majoring in criminal justice who helps with research into decision-making by first responders.
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.
Three decades after earning his mechanical engineering degree, Wittmann Battenfeld President David Preusse is helping the university develop the next generation of innovative, highly skilled engineers.
Patrick McCallum got a leg up on his plastics engineering career with an internship at Wittmann Battenfeld, where he worked alongside the company's president, alum David Preusse '85.
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.