• From left, Honors College students Kylie Encarnacao, business, Anna Barta, biochemistry, and Nicole Karp, business, attended a welcome event for new transfer students in the Transfer Alliance Program

    Transfer Alliance Program Supports New Transfer Students

    A new program aims to support transfer students so they can hit the ground running during their first semester at UML. The Transfer Alliance Program employs peer allies who are also transfer students.
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  • Ross lab gold and tin

    Chemistry Lab Group Makes Scientific Discovery

    Chemistry Asst. Prof. Michael Ross’ lab group found that nanoparticles combining post-transition and noble metals absorb higher energies of light. Their discovery is highlighted in Matter, a scientific journal published by Cell Press.
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  • Transene research team

    Students Help Local Company Find Safer Alternatives to PFAS

    With the help of a student research team, Transene Company is offering etching solutions to its semiconductor customers that don't contain the toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
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  • A professor in a polka dot top sits at a table and speaks with two female students

    Professor Adds Element of Diversity to Chemistry Lessons

    To help students in her Chemistry I and II courses understand the diversity of those working in STEM fields, Asst. Teaching Prof. Suzanne Young has created brief lessons on Black, brown and indigenous scientists not mentioned in their textbook.  
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  • James Heiss

    Students, Faculty ‘Spring into Science’

    The Kennedy College of Sciences hosted its fourth annual “Spring into Science” showcase, featuring educational and social events to highlight the importance of the field.
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  • UML Sciences Dean Noureddine Melikechi

    ‘River Hawk Review’ Classes Give Students a Second Chance

    “River Hawk Review” classes offer students a second chance to earn a passing grade in some required classes so that they don’t fall behind on their degree pathways. The summer and winter classes in chemistry, business math, computer science and college writing offer lots of individual support.
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  • The original Making WAVES leadership team will continue to guide the ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity at UML

    New ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity Aims to Improve Campus Culture

    The new ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity aims to change the culture across campus for faculty from underrepresented and marginalized groups. It builds on the programs and research of the five-year, National Science Foundation-funded Making WAVES program.
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  • A female student wearing a masks holds a microphone and paper while speaking, while a man and a woman look on

    Local Biotech Startups Offer Students a Wealth of Internship Opportunities

    Students learned about internship opportunities at a dozen early-stage medical device and biotech startups during a networking event co-hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) and the UML student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society.
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  • Headshots of a woman professor, a woman student and a male student

    RISE Fellowships Support Innovations in Energy, Sustainability

    The Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy has awarded 2021-22 fellowships to Assoc. Prof. of Electrical and Computer Engineering Cordula Schmid, Analytical Chemistry Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Farrell and chemical engineering major Andrew Parker.
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  • Assoc. Clinical Prof. of Education Sumudu Lewis directs the UTeach program at UMass Lowell

    UTeach Turns STEM Majors into Sought-After Teachers

    The UTeach program, which turns science, math and engineering majors into classroom teachers, is now in its 10th year at UMass Lowell. Graduates are in great demand at local high schools, and one was named a finalist for Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year.
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  • Three women pose for a photo while wearing traditional Korean gowns

    Slowly but Surely, River Hawks Resume Studying Abroad

    As international travel restrictions lift and study abroad programs slowly resume, six UMass Lowell students — including four in one semester — have received prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State.
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  • Chemistry Assoc. Teaching Prof. Khalilah Reddie talks to a student after an Organic Chemistry class

    MAGIC Helps Students Realize Medical School Dreams

    The MAGIC program, started by Chemistry Assoc. Teaching Prof. Khalilah Reddie, aims to close the health professions and medical school admissions gap for students from underrepresented groups, especially students of color, through tutoring and support. Students say MAGIC has improved their academics and their confidence, while providing them with a community.
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  • Selfies of Brian Madigan and Christina Michel, who both work at Moderna

    ‘It’s Kind of Like You’re Saving the World’

    Several recent UML alumni are doing their part to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end through their vaccine production work at pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer.
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  • Education Assoc. Prof. Phitsamay Uy has started a mentoring program for Asian American and Pacific Islander teachers and education students

    Education Professor Creates Mentoring Network for Asian American Teachers

    Assoc. Prof. Phitsamay Uy was the first refugee from Laos to become a tenured professor of education in the United States. She started a mentoring network under an NEA grant to make sure other Asian American and Pacific Islander educators don’t feel as alone as she once did.
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  • Lab director Matthew Gage talks to student workers

    UML Takes COVID-19 Testing into its Own Hands

    The university has expanded its COVID-19 surveillance testing with the creation of an in-house test processing lab at Olney Science Center, where students are getting hands-on laboratory experience while helping to fight the pandemic.
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  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Asst. Prof. Sheree Pagsuyoin with graduate student Jiayue Luo in the lab in January.

    Faculty Research Funds Explore COVID Effects

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cripple social interaction, upend education, endanger health and disrupt business, the university’s researchers are exploring the ever-widening aspects of the virus’ presence. Several UML researchers recently earned grants to explore a wide array of COVID-19's effects.
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  • Chemistry Assoc. Prof. Matthew Gage

    University Awards Seed Grants for COVID-19 Research

    With the help of seed funding from the Office of Research and Innovation, faculty researchers from the Kennedy College of Sciences and the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences will conduct studies designed to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Katherine Mayer, front right, UMass Lowell EMT, outside the Tsongas Center

    Seniors Adapt Capstones to Online Learning

    With labs closed and all academic programs now online due to COVID-19, seniors are adapting their capstone projects. Some capstones have even taken on new relevance because they address aspects of the pandemic.
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  • Gregory Chiklis '92 has been on the front lines of testing for the COVID-19 virus.

    CEO Gregory Chiklis ’92 Helps to Improve Testing for Virus

    As CEO and chief scientific officer of Franklin, Mass.-based MRN Diagnostics, Gregory Chiklis has spent the past six weeks in a race against the clock, working on a rapid blood test for COVID-19.
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  • Profs. Yuyu Sun and Nancy Goodyear working in the lab

    Researchers Develop Germ-killing Fabrics to Prevent Hospital Infections

    Chemistry Prof. Yuyu Sun and Assoc. Prof. Nancy Goodyear of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences are using N-halamine – a biocide with proven germ-killing property – to reduce the occupational burden of exposure by protecting the hospital staff from harmful microorganisms that can cause various infections. 
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  • Marjorie Yang talks to students and faculty at the Saab ETIC Perry Atrium

    Extended Family: UML Welcomes Textile Scion to Campus

    Marjorie Yang, chair of the $1 billion Hong Kong-based textile company Esquel Group, visited campus and talked to students about sustainability and social responsibility. Her father, Y.L. Yang, earned a master of science in textile chemistry from the Lowell Textile Institute in 1948.
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  • Sophia Manukian in a UMass Lowell chemistry lab.

    Collecting Data while Collecting a Paycheck

    Sophia Manukian is one of nine high school-age interns conducting biological research at UMass Lowell this summer under the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MSLC) high school apprenticeship challenge.
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  • Debby Fowler

    Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

    Mechanical engineering senior Deborah Fowler and chemical engineering senior Erin Shaughnessey have each won a 2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Program award from the National Science Foundation.
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  • UML honors student Abby Colangelo looks over data with her honors fellowship mentor, Assoc. Prof. Ashleigh Hillier in psychology

    Honors College Offers 100 Student Fellowships a Year

    This year, the Honors College offered 100 fellowships to students who wanted to delve into research, read broadly outside their majors, intern at a nonprofit or create something original. The fellowships pay students for 100 hours of work with a faculty, staff or community mentor.
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  • E-Ink executives Lynne Garone and Simon Nip with UMass Lowell co-op students Robert Rosario and Daniel Magee

    E Ink Partners with UML on Workforce Training, Co-ops and Innovation

    E Ink is expanding its partnership with UMass Lowell beyond co-ops and internships, thanks to a $196,000 workforce training grant that the Division of Online and Continuing Education helped the high-tech company obtain from the state and the opening of more innovation labs on campus.
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  • Chemistry student Rashmi Sharma

    Student Researchers Win Tech Hackathons at MIT

    Two UMass Lowell graduate students were part of the teams that recently won top prizes at two “hackathons” organized by MIT, the U.S. Department of Defense MD5 program and the Naval Postgraduate School.
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  • Butterflyfish on a coral reef.

    Biologist Looks Beyond the Bones for Clues to Evolution

    Biologist Nicolai Konow studies the structure and movements of backboned animals, including fish, bats, birds and axolotls, to understand how they evolved and how they fit into the ecosystem. A recent study looks at fish that eat coral.
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  • Matthew Gage

    New Research Center to Study Biomechanics of Aging

    A new UMass systemwide research center, launched with a $25,000 grant by the UMass President’s Science & Technology Initiatives Fund, will study the science of how bone and muscle systems work under different conditions.
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  • Stock photo of dentures

    Chemistry Professor Designing Dentures that Heal

    Chemistry Prof. Yuyu Sun is working with a dentist who treats veterans to create dentures that can treat a common disease: denture-related stomatitis, a painful gum infection that can lead to serious complications.
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  • UML Chancellor Jacquie Moloney with NASA scientist Pamela Conrad, Center for Women and Work Director Meg Bond, and Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation Julie Chen

    University Launches Campaign to Support Women Faculty in STEM

    The university has launched Making WAVES, a campuswide effort to address barriers to professional advancement for women and minority faculty in STEM fields. A five-year, $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant is supporting the research initiative.
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  • Chemistry Prof. Yuyu Sun in his laboratory

    Chemistry Professor Wins Walmart Grant for Textile Solutions

    Chemistry Prof. Yuyu Sun has won a prestigious Walmart Foundation grant to develop a greener process for dyeing textiles. The initiative could help bring textile jobs back to the U.S. by lowering manufacturing costs.
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  • A student in an inflatable bumper ball

    New Sciences Dean Gets Warm Welcome at Block Party

    The second annual Kennedy College of Sciences Block Party at Cumnock Hall gave the school’s new dean, Noureddine Melikechi, a fun and informal way to introduce himself to students, faculty and staff.
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  • Prof. Rudolf Faust

    National Academy of Inventors Honors Prof. Faust

    Chemistry Prof. Rudolf Faust, a world-renowned expert and pioneer in developing the chemical properties of plastics, was recently named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.