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K-12 Programs

The College offers the following K-12 outreach programs: 

  • Department of Energy Science Bowl In an all-day tournament, high school teams compete for a prizes, including the top prize - and all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC representing the Region in the National Finals.
  • High School Assistive Technology Design Fair - UMass Lowell’s ATDF is a unique design event (perhaps the only one of its kind in the country) that provides high school students with the opportunity to tackle real-world engineering design problems aimed at helping people with disabilities or special needs.
  • Northeast STEM pipeline initiative at the College of Engineering – A redesign of science and math curriculum to incorporate engineering concepts. 
  • Visits and Tours – Tours of industry and College labs for high school student groups; Shadowing Day with engineering student. 
  • JETS Competitions – The College hosts the regionals of national competitions sponsored by JETS, the Junior Engineering Technical Society 
  • First Lego League Robotics Tournament - The First Lego League is considered the "little league" of the First Robotics Competition and is a concept that is designed to inspire and provide hands-on experience in engineering and computer programming principles to children aged 9 through 14.
  • Engineering Summer Camp - The Francis College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is excited to host two, overnight, week-long summer camps for high school students. Discover the AMAZING world of Engineering through hands-on projects and interactions with students, faculty, staff, and alumni!