UMass Lowell is committed to promoting research that focuses on addressing critical issues and needs of the community and region as a whole and that drives the innovation economy of New England. 
UMass Lowell places a high value on increasing the impact our faculty have outside the academy. To that end, we are working with the Office of University Relations to expand opportunities for faculty members to share their expertise and research portfolios with the public. 
This engagement with the public can occur in various ways, including media appearances, offering expert testimony, writing op-eds, providing public lectures, or serving on community boards or advisory panels.