A Celebration of Discovery, Innovation and Education in the Sciences

The Kennedy College of Sciences invites you to participate in the 5th Annual “Spring into Science” showcase, which will highlight cutting edge research and educational opportunities within the college and from across the broader scientific community.

The colloquia, symposia, demonstrations and social events will be held between April 10 and April 14, 2023; and are open to all members of the college and campus community as well as alumni, friends of the college, and the general public.

Please note that some events may require registration.

  • When: Monday, April 10 – Friday, April 14, 2023
  • Where: In-person and virtual. Check individual events for specific location and time.

College-wide & Headlining Events

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Where Science Meets Business: The Life Sciences

A conversation with alumni working in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device fields.

Co-hosted by: Kennedy College of Sciences & Manning School of Business.

Your chance to unlock valuable insight on the transferable skills you should acquire to help you make the most out of whatever career path you decide. We will discuss how these two worlds collide, and science meets business. This will be an interactive discussion where you can listen or ask questions of these amazing alumni panelists.

This event is free and open to the public.

Register for Where Science Meets Business

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The Kennedy College of Sciences Dean’s Lecture

Empires in the Soil: The Hidden Biodiversity and Economics of Ant Societies with Christina Kwapich, Ph.D.

How do ant colonies divide labor without a leader? What characteristics explain the resilience of self-organized animal societies? Join Asst. Prof. Christina Kwapich as she reveals the parallel lives of ants, and the spectacular biodiversity hidden just beneath our feet. Learn more about Empires in the Soil: The Hidden Biodiversity and Economics of Ant Societies.

  • Date: April 11, 2023
  • Time: 4-5 p.m.
  • Location: Hybrid in-person (Olsen Hall, Room 503, North Campus) & Livestream via Echo360.

This event is free and open to the public.

Register for Empires in the Soil

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Spring Fest

Join us in celebrating the Kennedy College of Sciences (KCS) at the 5th annual Spring Fest!

Engage in fun games and activities; enjoy music; tasty food; rock painting; meet KCS faculty, staff, students!

Show your Kennedy College and UMass Lowell (UML) spirit as "we science!"

  • Date: Wednesday, April 12 with a rain date of Friday, April 14
  • Time: Noon-2 p.m.
  • Location: Olney Science Center Lawn
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Days of Giving, April 11-13

The UMass Lowell community has rallied around our students for the past six years of Days of Giving. We are calling on our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to make this year the largest display of UML pride in 48 hours. Our focus is clear - empowering UML students to succeed on the path to graduation.

Give to UMass Lowell

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Schueller Observatory Public Viewing Night

Please join us for a capstone project talk by Liam Neely "Observing exoplanet transits with Schueller Observatory". This will be followed by astronomers offering views through the telescopes in South Campus field, weather permitting.

This is a free event for all ages. Parking is available in the Broadway / Riverview Lot after 3 p.m. Learn more about the Schueller Observatory.

  • Date: Thursday, April 13
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Dugan Hall 210
Terrance Masson

From Star Wars to South Park

A Conversation with Terrence Masson, '89 moderated by Prof. Pouya Afshar, Art and Design Department. Terrence Masson is a computer graphics educator, producer and lecturer, specializing in animation, storytelling and executive leadership. He is the chair of the MFA Computer Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and founder and CEO of Building Conversation, an augmented reality company located in Boston.

This event is part of the 2022-2023 FAHSS Dean’s Speaker series and is being co-sponsored by the Art and Design Department, and Kennedy College of Sciences.

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Moving Coast to Coast from Host to Host: Parasites in a Changing Climate

A Biology Colloquium presented by some of our Applied Biology Ph.D. students:

  • Roman Meneghini
  • Michael Olufemi
  • Yonas Roba
  • Jo Vandyke
  • Tom Wolfe
  • Yao Zhao
  • Date and Time: April 14, 2023 at 3 p.m.
  • Location: Olsen Hall, Room 503