The Toxic Use Reduction Institute hosted business leaders at its biannual Greener Materials Research Symposium and funded two UMass Lowell faculty member research projects.
Margo T. Oge '72, ’75, a former director at the Environmental Protection Agency, visited campus recently to talk to students and faculty as part of Engineering Dean Joseph Hartman’s colloquium series.
The third annual DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge awarded a total of $35,000 to ten student teams designing innovative products and processes to better the lives of others.
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute recently awarded nearly $62,000 in grants to fund research that helps faculty and partner companies find safer alternatives to toxic chemicals.
Margaret Sobkowicz-Kline, an assistant professor in the UMass Lowell plastics engineering department, won a $400,000 five-year grant from NSF to explore ways to improve plastics made from the inedible portions of sugarcane and to help encourage more women to become plastics engineers.
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