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Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Collaborations

Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Collaborations (UROC) promotes and facilitates experiential learning of students through participation in research and creative activities with faculty and research mentors in every academic area.

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Meet Our UROC Students

James Wilson Joutras '19 Liberal Arts – Digital Media and Theatre Arts

James Joutras came to UMass Lowell to discover himself. His experiences instilled confidence – and took him to Japan, where he plans to work after graduation.

I had always been told to be a little quieter, to blend with the choir. Dale Young told me to be proud of my voice.
Mary Joens headshot

Mary Joens, Immersive Scholar
Chemical Engineering & Mathematics

Transformative Experience

"I used my Co-op Scholarship to study abroad in Prague in the summer of 2016, completing six credits of psychology coursework with UMass Lowell professor Dr. Jana Sladkova and various faculty members from the historic Charles University. This program enabled me to not only take fascinating courses totally outside my comfort zone, but also to explore one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Europe. We used our time outside of class to see the sights in Prague and go on day trips to other beautiful and historical sites throughout the Czech Republic. It was a transformative experience, and I learned a lot about myself and the world around me and made fantastic new friends as we took courses and traveled together!"
Thomas DiPasquale in the chemistry lab

Thomas DiPasquale, Immersive Scholar
Chemistry

Valuable & Insightful

“Throughout my time at the Natick Army Research Center, I gained valuable experience both as a chemist and an adult. I learned new techniques such as fiber extrusion, knitting and various analytical techniques. This was my first real job away from home and it gave me some insight on how the real world works.”