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Student Scholars Present Summer Work in the Lab, Community

UMass Lowell Showcases Co-Ops’ Research in a Wide Range of Fields

Co-op scholar event from August 2016
UMass Lowell's Co-op Scholar Program provides students will opportunities to perform a variety of research and community work in the lab and community.


Media contacts:  Nancy Cicco, 978-934-4944 or and Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209 or

* M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y *

Wednesday, Aug. 2
10 a.m. to noon

WHAT:  More than 30 UMass Lowell students conducting research in fields including aerospace engineering, biomanufacturing, robotics and health care will introduce the public to the their work at the annual Co-op Scholar Showcase.

Through UMass Lowell’s Co-op Scholar Program, students in all majors gain paid, professional experience to enhance their classroom studies. Participants conducted research on campus and worked in the community with nonprofits. The student scholars, who typically take part in the program over the summer before their sophomore year, are mentored by UMass Lowell faculty and other professionals. The event allows students to share their achievements with their peers, families and friends. Many participants plan to continue to work on the projects they have developed through the co-op scholar program in the coming academic year.

Participants in the showcase will present work that includes developing new materials for aerospace applications, creating a mobile app that would allow first responders to map buildings and see through walls, and researching whether a yoga regimen improves bone health in women. 

The co-op scholars are from Amesbury, Arlington, Attleboro, Billerica, Burlington, Byfield, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Dracut, Framingham, Groveland, Harvard, Lowell, Lynn, Mansfield, Medford, Melrose, Newburyport, Newton, Northborough, Saugus, Sunderland and Westford, along with Atkinson, Exeter, Hudson, Nashua, Pelham and Windham, N.H.

WHERE:  University Crossing, 220 Pawtucket St., Lowell. Contact UMass Lowell media relations for directions and parking information.