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Students Create “4-D” House in Solar Decathlon Competition

Team Massachusetts — made up of energy engineering students from UMass Lowell — won ninth place in the U.S. Department of Energy’s biennial Solar Decathlon competition. The team beat 10 other collegiate teams from the United States, Canada, Belgium and China.

“I think we had one of the most livable, energy-efficient, thoughtfully designed and executed homes" says Engineering Dean John Ting. "As proof, we were the first home I believe to be sold to a private owner, with the proceeds going to help defray the institutional costs of this project.”

macy-athleteField hockey Captain Sammy Macy Named Div. II Student-Athlete of the Year

With the award, Honda will donate $5,000 toward UMass Lowell’s women’s athletic programs. Macy was presented the award by ESPN Sportscenter anchor and host Sage Steele.

"Winning this award is definitely an amazing feeling,” Macy said. “I never thought I would actually win it. Being nominated was amazing as it is and to win it is unbelievable. There are so many phenomenal female athletes in Division II, and to represent them here today is just unreal.”

Learn more about athletics at UMass Lowell.

Mark LallMark-Lalli_Neha-Manohari and Neha Manohar Present Research to American Chemical Society

Two chemical engineering undergraduate students presented their research work on electrically conducting polymers at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Boston.

“I’ve been interested in science in general since I was young,” says Neha. “I enjoy the hands-on experience and seeing results firsthand. I want to follow the footsteps of my dad.”

Learn more about our other exciting student research opportunities.

Students Study Entrepreneurship in Ankara

What makes an entrepreneur? And what influence does the cultural environment have on the birth of a company? 

These were the questions at the heart of a course that took College of Management Prof. Steven Tello and five students to Turkey for two weeks in January.

But, the benefits of the trip were not all academic.

The students found time to explore the cuisine, shops and historical sites in and around Turkey’s capital, two of them even managing to squeeze in a trip to Istanbul. They also discovered the universal language of nightlife in a modern city where, if you don’t speak Turkish, there’s always karaoke.