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UMass Lowell, U.S. Army to Announce Partnership

Scientists, Researchers Will Work to Better Protect Military Personnel


Contacts for media:   Christine Gillette, UMass Lowell, 978-934-2209 or,  Nancy Cicco, UMass Lowell, 978-934-4944 or and David Accetta, Natick Labs, 508-314-7185 or

* M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y *

Thursday, Feb. 7
10 a.m.

WHAT:  UMass Lowell and U.S. Army leaders will announce a new partnership that will team Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center scientists with UMass Lowell faculty and student researchers.

Working together in a unique setting, UMass Lowell and Natick Labs will develop new solutions to protect military personnel. 

University and Army leaders will unveil their plans before federal and state lawmakers, UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff at the location on campus where the researchers will collaborate. Event speakers are scheduled to include U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan, Natick Soldier Systems Center Director Jack Obusek and UMass President Robert Caret.

WHERE:  Olney Hall, Room 17, North Campus, 265 Riverside St., Lowell. For parking information and directions, contact UMass Lowell media relations.

UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. The university offers its more than 16,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health and environment, humanities, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be ready for work, for life and for all the world offers.