The UMass Lowell Baseball Research Center is a Center of Excellence for the Science and Engineering of Baseball and uses both experimental and analytical methods to study the equipment used in America’s Pastime.

The Center is concentrating on dynamic baseball bat performance and durability using high-speed air cannons, modal techniques, finite element modeling, high-speed photography and a wide variety of other tools. The Center has served as an independent research center since 1999 and performs research and other services of many of the baseball leagues and sporting goods manufactures. Much of the research is performed for leagues that include Major League Baseball, the NFHS, the NCAA, USA Baseball, and Little League Baseball.