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Stock image related to 3D Printing. SHAP3D is a collaboration between the University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Connecticut, and Georgia Institute of Technology to create an National Science Foundation I/UCRC focused on 3D printing.  The Center's work will encompass many different additive printing/manufacturing methods and will enable:   Rational design and creation of new material feedstocks, Understanding the material properties, protocols, and design rules used in 3D printing, and Developing new 3D printing methods for novel materials and composites.

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Education

Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Steve Tello, second from left, poses with the eNABLE Lowell team after its campuswide DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge win in 2016. Photo by Tory Germann

DifferenceMaker

A program that provides training and funding for developing engineering solutions for real problems.

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Second from left to right: mechanical engineering seniors Johnathan Lawson, Patrick Semeter, Taylor Breau, Anthony Ferrara and Jonathon Fournier receive their award from SME representatives Carl Dekker and Denis Cormier, far left and right, respectively. Photo courtesy SME. Photo by SME

MakerSpace

The College of Engineering provides space and a number of 3D printers. Students employ these for a wide range of projects and competitions including:
2017 NASA 3D Printed Habitat,
2016 SME Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing (UAV drone for bridge inspection),
2016 Collegiate Wind Competition (“WindHawk” turbine blades) and
2015 SME Direct Digital Manufacturing Design (prosthetic for animals).

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Professional Cooperative Education

The University provides for integrated professional cooperative education within B.S. and M.S. programs.

Engineering students typically participate in one to three three- or six-month-long experiences during their B.S. programs.

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