• Undergraduate Design Project

    Undergraduate Project Leads to Full-Time Job Offers

    The Kennedy College of Sciences’ Undergraduate Design Project, which connects students with companies to work on real problems, sets up a pathway for students to get full-time jobs.
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  • A person with dark hair in a wool coat looks at a piece of wood in a wood shop.

    Business Alum Branches Out to a New Career

    Business alum Sean Harrington ’97, an All-American wrestler at UMass Lowell, has started Wolf Tree Wood, which sells one-of-a-kind wood slabs that can be used for custom furniture.
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  • An illustration of a dozen people standing on fragmented pieces of an American flag.

    As Politics Divide America, Can Businesses Keep It Together?

    With more Americans choosing where to live and work based on politics, Management Prof. Kimberly Merriman examines how companies can attract and retain talent and navigate political tensions in the workplace in a recent MIT Sloan Management Review article.
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  • A person in a blue shirt gestures with his hand while posing for a photo at an outdoor track.

    UML’s Kotowski Lets It Fly at U.S. Olympic Trials

    After another record-breaking season for the UMass Lowell men’s track and field team, javelin thrower James Kotowski ’24 recorded a personal-best throw at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon, but fell just short of making the U.S. team.
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  • Montage of books

    Booked for the Summer

    From novels to nonfiction and beach reads to bestsellers, students, faculty and staff have their summer reading picks lined up, and they’re ready to dive in.
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  • James Reuther and Shayesteh Tafazoli

    Chemists Set Sights on Self-Healing Combat Boots

    With sustainability in mind, Chemistry Asst. Prof. James Reuther and his lab group are developing ways to keep combat boots and other products out of landfills.
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  • A person wearing a suit and glasses holds a microphone while talking in a room.

    Local Business Leaders Get Crash Course in AI

    Manning School of Business Assoc. Dean Amit Deokar shared his AI expertise with nearly 80 local business leaders during his recent talk, “Leveraging Generative AI: Opportunities and Challenges in the New Era of Work.” It was the inaugural event of a new Business Leaders Roundtable series hosted by UMass Lowell, Enterprise Bank and the Middlesex 3 Coalition.
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  • A person stands on a stairway outside next to a pollinator garden.

    Cross-Pollination: Art & Design Professor’s Poster Connects Career Dots

    Assoc. Teaching Prof. of Art & Design Regina Milan was commissioned by the nonprofit Pollinator Partnership to create its 2024 poster, leveraging her extensive background in botanical and natural science illustration and her passion for nature and sustainability.
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  • Ariel Grill

    UTeach Alumni Pay It Forward

    UTeach alumni welcome current UTeach students into their classrooms so they can gain practical teaching experience.
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  • A person smiles and holds a certificate in front of a TV monitor while another person claps for them.

    DifferenceMaker Preps Future Entrepreneurs at Lowell High School

    The inaugural Lowell High Idea Challenge, a business pitch competition held in collaboration with UMass Lowell’s Rist DifferenceMaker Institute and Project LEARN, provided high school students with hands-on entrepreneurial experience and mentorship from faculty and local business leaders.
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  • food forest Andrew Boules

    Food Forest Blossoms on South Campus

    The food forest on South Campus is being used for research, in academic courses and as a place for the community to gather.
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  • Ten people pose for a group photo while standing in front of signs on a patio.

    These Graduates are Well-RHED

    Forty-seven students graduated with River Hawk Experience Distinction (RHED) cords this year, the most in the program’s six-year history. Students can earn a RHED credential in leadership, entrepreneurship, global engagement, community engagement or sustainability.
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  • Asst. Prof. Xinfang Jin

    Engineering Professor Recognized with NSF CAREER Award for Renewable Energy Research

    The National Science Foundation has recognized Asst. Prof. Xinfang Jin of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering with its prestigious faculty early career development CAREER award. Jin is researching ways to greatly increase the production of hydrogen and the long-term storage of energy.
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  • MassRobotics Jumpstart Fellowship 3

    Girls Get Jumpstart on Robotics at NERVE Center

    The MassRobotics Jumpstart Fellowship Program in Lowell and Boston provides opportunities for high school girls to learn about STEM careers in robotics.
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  • Two people sitting at a table look at a laptop screen while another person looks on.

    Students Sharpen Research Skills at Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

    The UML Library recently hosted its third annual Wikipedia edit-a-thon, where students learned how to improve articles on the popular online encyclopedia. This year’s event focused on raising the profiles of notable Asian American and Pacific Islander community members on the site.
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  • Seven people pose for a photo standing in front of an academic poster.

    New Program Gives Graduate Students a LIFT

    Ten students recently completed UMass Lowell’s Innovative Fellows Training (LIFT), a new program supported by a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging that is designed to diversify career opportunities for early-career scientists in the field of aging and aging-related diseases.
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  • Pile of blue graduation tassels with golden 2024 on them

    Class of 2024 Caps a Remarkable Journey

    The Class of 2024 will be remembered not just for their academic achievements, but for their resilience in the face of unprecedented adversity following the pandemic shutdowns.
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  • A person in a suit and glasses works on a laptop at a table in an arena.

    English Alum Comes Full Circle with PWHL Boston

    English alum and former UML men’s soccer goalie Carter Hochman ’19 is back on campus as the social media and marketing associate for Boston's Professional Women's Hockey League team, which plays its home games at the Tsongas Center.
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  • Lovia Gyau and Ashley Okoro

    Friendship Inspires Self-Confidence

    Ashley Okoro and Lovia Gyau started their college careers in isolation, met in sophomore year and supported each other through graduation.
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  • A group of people talk while walking on a plaza outside a building.

    ‘Being There for Each Other Made It Easier’

    Amidst the uncertainty and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, eight first-year business and engineering majors developed a strong bond in the fall of 2020 at UML that carried them through to Commencement and beyond.
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  • RadSci sculpture Steve Snay

    Science Meets Art with Radiation-Themed Sculpture Contest

    In partnership with the Radiation Safety Office, Radiological Sciences in the Department of Physics and Applied Physics and Art & Design Assoc. Prof. Yuko Oda’s Sculpture III class, students competed in a radiation-themed sculpture contest.
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  • A person holds a gun with a carnation flower in the barrel overlooking a crowd.

    From Portugal’s ‘Carnation Revolution,’ Democracy Blooms

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, UMass Lowell’s Saab Center for Portuguese Studies and Department of World Languages & Cultures is hosting a colloquium featuring leading scholars and a screening of the film “April’s Captains.”
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  • Shahr-e Sokhteh gemstones

    Researchers Develop New Method for Characterizing Gemstones

    Kennedy College of Sciences Dean Noureddine Melikechi, postdoctoral researcher Ali Safi and an international team of researchers combined laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy with machine learning to identify gemstones.
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  • A person hands a certificate to another person in a room.

    Entrepreneurs Earn Green at Clean Green Challenge

    Six sustainability-focused entrepreneurs and startups from across the region competed in the third annual Clean Green Challenge at the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub.
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  • A person holds a glass award while standing next to two other people on a stage in front of a blue backdrop.

    Concrete Idea Takes Top DifferenceMaker Prize

    Mechanical engineering graduate student Joshua Landis ’22 took home the top prize at the Rist DifferenceMaker Institute’s 12th annual $50,000 Idea Challenge with SparkCell Technologies, his fast and cost-effective way to detect problems in concrete structures.
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  • Model UN Coordinator Jason Carter with student Madison Feudo at UML's 2024 Model U.N. conference for high schools

    Model U.N. Team Wins Top Prize in Scotland

    UMass Lowell’s Model U.N. team won the award for best delegation at a Model U.N. conference in Scotland over spring break. The team also went to the national competition for Model Arab League a week later and brought home several delegate awards.
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  • Student Sunip Mukherjee studies visible light at LoCSST.

    Lift Off!

    From producing small satellites to unlocking the mysteries of black holes, UML researchers are making space more accessible.
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  • NASA's Rover on Mars.

    Mystery On Mars

    Sciences dean helps NASA's rover unlock the secrets of Mars.
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  • Student's Jacob, Ian, and Jordan at the UML observatory.

    An Explosive Experience

    Physics students get paid for supernova research.
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  • Student holding a grain of sand containing Zircon.

    The World in a Grain of Sand

    Geoscientists study clues to understand how the earth evolved.
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  • Coral and other marine life at the bottom of the ocean.

    Under The Sea

    A biology professor’s research into corals and oysters sheds light on climate change and infectious diseases.
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  • Assoc. Teaching Prof. Roser Gine.

    Meet Them Where They Are

    Students' math skills have slipped since the pandemic. Assoc. Teaching Prof. Roser Gine is working to change that. 
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  • Ginika Okoli holding up two chocolate candy bars.

    Student Profile: Ginika Okoli '24

    An internship with an iconic brand opens up a new career path for the math major. 
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  • A person sitting at a desk exchanges paperwork with a person sitting in a chair in an office.

    Happy Returns: Business Students Put Tax Lessons to Good Use

    Nine Manning School of Business students are preparing taxes for low-income people as part of a three-credit internship with Community Teamwork, a Lowell-based nonprofit organization that supports the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
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  • Four emergency medical workers talk to a woman who is playing the role of a patient while a person with a clipboard looks on.

    UML Reaches New Heights as EMS Ready Campus

    UMass Lowell was recognized as a silver-level EMS Ready Campus, its highest designation ever, at the National Collegiate EMS Foundation’s annual conference in Baltimore, where 10 student EMTs expanded their emergency response skills.
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  • Biology major Naomi Okeke at the Brush Art Gallery and Studios

    Grant Gives Students Paid Professional Experience at Nonprofits

    A three-year, $140,000 grant from the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation is paying up to 12 students each semester to provide support to Lowell nonprofits – and paying for staff from 60 nonprofits to take an intensive UML class on grant-writing.
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  • A person poses for a photo while standing on the corner of a basketball court in an arena.

    Meet the River Hawk Who Has March Madness Covered

    Junior English major Evan Applebaum had a courtside seat for the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament at TD Garden in Boston as a sports journalist for the Eagle-Tribune newspaper.
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  • Offshore wind turbines

    Researchers to Spearhead New $11.9M Academic Center for Offshore Wind Energy

    UMass Lowell researchers are gearing up to expand their efforts targeting offshore wind energy as part of ARROW, a collaborative project with UMass Amherst, UMass Dartmouth and other partners that will accelerate research and the deployment and scale-up of domestic offshore wind energy. 
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  • Eclipse sequence

    Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse on April 8

    Across the country, people are gearing up for the April 8 total solar eclipse, which will be visible in North America along a narrow track that stretches from Mexico through Texas and across the Midwest and New England before ending in the Canadian Maritimes.
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  • A man in a gray T-shirt mixes waffle batter in a silver bowl in a kitchen.

    Batter Up: Alumni Create Gluten-Free Waffle Business

    Proven Provisions, a business started by health sciences alum Christianto Putra ’16, ’21 and his wife, plastics engineering alumna Raissa Yona ’15, recently introduced its first gluten-free, high-protein waffle mix.
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  • Pi

    What’s Up with Pi?

    With Pi Day approaching, Adjunct Prof. Matthew Beyranevand ’03, ’10 shares everything you need to know about the irrational number.
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  • A woman paints a mural that has people painted in bright colors.

    Art Alumna Makes Quite an Entrance at TD Garden

    Art & design alumna Anna Dugan ’13 was selected as the inaugural TD Garden House Artist and commissioned to paint a mural, “Celebration of Belonging,” inside the main entrance of the Boston arena.
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  • Close-up of computer skills class student Jasmine Douglas

    $4 Million Digital Equity Grant Funds Broadband and Classes in Three Cities

    A $4 million state grant will pay for the university to set up broadband internet access in disadvantaged areas of Lowell, Fitchburg and Haverhill. The grant, part of a state effort to promote digital equity, is also paying UMass Lowell students to teach basic computer skills to older and low-income residents.
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  • Dozens of paper cranes hang from a ceiling. There is a UMass Lowell flag hanging on the wall in the background.

    Fork Lift: Business Students Help Local Restaurant

    Manning School of Business students are serving as consultants this semester to Lowell restaurant FORK Included as part of their Internship in Entrepreneurship course.
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  • FTEA Jane

    The World Comes to UMass Lowell

    Nineteen teachers representing 18 countries spent six weeks at UMass Lowell for the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement program.
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  • iRacing Randy Cassidy 2

    Gamers, Start Your Engines

    iRacing Principal Software Engineer Randy Cassidy ’86, ’90 visited campus with Executive Vice President Steve Myers to discuss the company’s success.
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  • A professional headshot of a young woman in a blue blazer.

    How to Enjoy Spring Break — Without Breaking the Bank

    UMass Lowell alumni Louis Cirignano ’20, Khyteang Lim ’16, ’18 and Tatiana Tompkins ’21 are helping people save for vacations and other major purchases with their FAM Social Finance app.
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  • A student's hands taking apart a baseball for testing in the UMass Lowell Baseball Research Center, the primary testing lab for Major League Baseball

    Sports Engineering Minor Hits the Sweet Spot

    A new minor in sports engineering offers practical experience and a well-rounded approach. It’s the first such program for undergraduates in the U.S.
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  • A woman smiles for a picture while holding an old black and white photograph

    Bucky Lew Finally Getting His Due

    Lowell native Bucky Lew, who became the first Black professional basketball player in 1902 and later coached the Lowell Textile School team, will be recognized during a UML men’s basketball game on Feb. 22. He is also the subject of a recent book by English alum Chris Boucher ’93.
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  • Two women talk in front of a window in an office building.

    Mentorship Program Inspires Women to Pursue Investment Management

    The Undergraduate Women’s Investment Network, a mentorship and internship program run by the Boston-based investment management firm Loomis, Sayles & Co., helps female UMass Lowell students interested in business, finance, accounting, mathematics or economics explore career paths and build connections. 
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  • A woman in a yellow top holds a blue piece of plastic while talking to a group of students seated around a table

    New Interdisciplinary Course Proves the Power of Invention

    A new interdisciplinary course, Adaptive Devices for Better Life, brings together students majoring in art and design, physical therapy and kinesiology, engineering and biology to create devices that assist disabled clients from the community.
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  • Two young women blow bubbles through a colorful hoop that another woman is holding

    Meet the Librarian Who is Focused on First-Year Students

    Yolanda Hood, the UMass Lowell Library’s new first-year experience and instruction coordinator, ensures that students know about the resources and services that are available to them to help them succeed.
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  • A young man in a baseball hat holds a piece of paper with drawings on it

    Business Alum Swings Big with Benji Ball

    Business alum Benjamin McEvoy ’21 has turned his DifferenceMaker project Benji Ball into a game that’s now being played in nearly 200 school districts in 41 states across the country.
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  • A student in a banana costume points at the camera while standing next to a River Hawk mascot at a hockey game

    20 Financial Life Hacks for Budget-Conscious River Hawks

    From discounted museum passes and ski lift tickets to free software and transportation, here are some great ways that UML students can save money on campus, in the city and beyond.
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  • Lucas Abreu with Tom Horgan

    Free Physical Therapy Clinic Provides Care to UML Community

    The Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology opened a pro bono clinic to provide opportunities for students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program to gain more clinical experiences on campus.
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  • Kelley-Lawson at chemo with her sister

    This New Year, Kelley Lawson is Grateful for a Fresh Start

    In this new year, Kelley Lawson is grateful for second chances. One year after extensive surgery and chemotherapy for Stage 4 cancer, Lawson shares some of the ways she’s winning this battle, one day at a time.