In this issue

  • Christopher Skinner on a mountaintop

    What’s Up With the Weather?

    Extreme weather is on the rise. UML researchers weigh in on the science behind what's driving these changes.
  • Paul Song in front of a bookshelf holding an open book on space

    Meet UML’s Space Weather Forecaster

    An expert in geophysics and solar plasma physics, Physics Prof. Paul Song directs the university’s Space Science Laboratory near East Campus.
  • Meteorologist Sarah Wroblewski creates a graphic

    A Day in the Life of a TV Meteorologist

    TV meteorologists do a lot more than just talk about the weather. They break down the science, analyze weather models and create graphics. Check out a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day.
  • Sarah Long broadcasting from atop Mt. Washington

    The Weather Network

    Some of the most familiar faces on television news in New England are graduates of UMass Lowell’s meteorology program, including Sarah Wroblewski ’05 on WBZ-TV and Shiri Spear ’07 on WXFT, both in Boston.
  • Eric Preusse tends to grapes at his vineyard

    Growing Pains

    UML alumni who make their living tending to local farms and vineyards understand the fickle nature of New England weather better than anyone. From droughts to nor’easters, they’ve seen it all.
  • Alan Desrocher

    The Kindness of Strangers

    More than 50 after he graduated, Alan Desrochers still thinks about the generosity of strangers who gave a scholarship that allowed him to finish college. Now he's returning the favor.
  • Kim and Brian Rist

    Getting Smart About Storms

    Living in Florida, Brian Rist ’77, ’22, ’22 (H) got a brainstorm: Garage doors are the largest and weakest barrier against high winds in most homes, so finding a way to protect them would limit hurricane damage.
  • Julie Eaton Ernst inspects an MBTA tunnel with co-worker

    Path Change

    Inspired by evacuating New Orleans and surviving Hurrican Katrina in 2005, Julie Eaton Ernst ’14, ’17 decided to study geotechnical engineering at UMass Lowell because she wanted to design levees that wouldn’t fail.
  • Assoc. Prof. Sabrina Noel keeps a map of all the Lowell parks evaluated in her office

    City Lights

    From internships to research partnerships, the city of Lowell serves as a learning lab for students and faculty.
  • Julie Chen

    She’s Got It

    Meet Chancellor Julie Chen
  • A student holds stones and archeological artifacts in their hand

    Pieces of the Past

    Students dig up history in Lowell.
  • Ruben Sança

    5 Questions

    With Ruben Sança, director of the new Office of Student Life & Well-Being.
  • Mike Carpenter ’97

    All According to Plan

    Mike Carpenter ’97 is working harder than ever in ‘retirement.’
  • Group picture, left to right: Jeff Pfeiffer, Frank Smith (on banjo), Frank McLaughlin, Rich Goldman, Jere Anderson, and Ron Hamel

    Six Friends, Six Strings

    Decades of melodies: Lowell Tech friends forge lifelong bond through music
  • Abdullah Abou Mahmoud

    Being Muslim On Campus

    A New Series Exploring the Perspectives and Identities of UML Students
  • Noelle Lambert

    Island Vibes

    Noelle Lambert ’19 Inspires on 'Survivor.'
  • UML Staff

    Immersed In Each Other

    Teradyne and UMass Lowell share a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration—and a long history of partnership.