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Spring Into Science

Spring into Science:
A Celebration of Discovery, Innovation and Education in the Sciences

The Kennedy College of Sciences invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual “Spring into Science” showcase, which will highlight cutting edge research and educational opportunities within the college and from across the broader scientific community.

The colloquia, symposia, demonstrations and social events will be held between April 12 and April 16; and are open to all members of the college and campus community as well as alumni, friends of the college, and the general public.

Please note that some events may require registration.

  • When: Monday, April 12 – Friday, April 16, 2021
  • Where: Virtual. Check individual events for specific location and time.

College-wide / Headlining Events

Black Men in White Coats documentary movie Poster

"BLACK MEN IN WHITE COATS": A SCREENING & DISCUSSION

A documentary exploring why only 2% of American doctors are black men and what that means for society.

This will be followed by a virtual discussion session  with Prof. Mingdi Yan, Department of Chemistry & the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

The documentary available for screening April 10-12.

Discussion with Prof. Mingdi Yan, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

*NOTE: You are not required to view the screening in order to attend the discussion.

Documentary Details:

  • Running Time: 80 minutes
  • Available for individual screening on April 10-12, 2021.

Sign up online for your individual viewing coupon on the Indie Screening website. It is recommended you use Google Chrome as your internet browser to do this.

Discussion Details:

  • Monday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom
  • NOTE: You are not required to view the screening in order to attend the discussion.

Register online for the Black Men In White Coats discussion

A Zoom link will be emailed to you by Monday, April 12.


More Information:

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information please email: sciences@uml.edu.

Corona Virus Particles Photo by CDC

The Science of COVID-19 & Its Vaccines

The Kennedy College of Sciences Lecture Series on Science and Society sponsored by Eric and Lola Chaisson.

How does the novel coronavirus infect our bodies? How do vaccines prevent infection?

Come learn about the molecular mechanisms underlying COVID-19 disease and how new approaches to vaccine development will combat this deadly pandemic.

Register for The Science of COVID-19 & Its Vaccines Zoom Webinar

This event is free and open to the public.

Hubble Space Telescope photo of Mars

Looking for Life on Mars One Laser Pulse at a Time

Is there life on Mars? Is Mars habitable? Has Mars ever been habitable? To address these questions, NASA launched several probes to Mars. The Curiosity rover has been probing the surface of Mars at Gale Crater since 2012. A few weeks ago, the world watched as Perseverance, Curiosity's younger sister landed on the surface of Mars at the Jezero crater. Noureddine Melikechi will be presenting the scientific goals of these two complementary missions and share few results obtained by using laser pulses to ablate dust and rocks.

Register for the Looking for Life on Mars One Laser Pulse at a Time Zoom Webinar

Learn more about Looking for Life on Mars.

Read more: Sciences Dean Will Help NASA Rover Explore Mars

This event is free and open to the public.

Logo for UMass Lowell Days of Giving April 14-15, 2021.

Let's Champion Students

UMass Lowell students are hardworking. They’re barrier breakers. They’re ready to change the world. And right now, they’re struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By participating in Days of Giving, you have the power to make a real impact on UML students. Best of all, you can decide exactly where your donation goes. We hope to raise at least $20,000 for each area. Help us get there!

The choice is yours to:

  • Help fund student scholarships
  • Alleviate student food and housing insecurity
  • Support student mental health and wellness
  • Promote student diversity and equity on campus
  • Sponsor River Hawk student-athletes
  • Pick a project that means the most to you

Donate Online Via Days of Giving

Spring into Science 2021 Departmental Colloquia

Department of Biological Sciences

  • Speaker / Title: The Steven R. Williams Research Award Ceremony
  • Date: April 16, 2021
  • Time: 3-4 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom Meeting ID: 940 7846 8522 (Passcode: 122282)

Department of Chemistry

Department of Computer Science

  • Speaker: Prof. Jacob Andreas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Date: April 13, 2021
  • Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom Meeting ID: 922 4546 9889 (Passcode: cstalks)

Department of Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (EEAS) & Climate Change Initiative

Department of Mathematics

  • Speaker / Title: Prof. Tushar Das, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
  • Date: April 13, 2021
  • Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom Meeting ID: 920 2490 5282

Department of Physics & Applied Physics