The Sports Collaborative for Open Research and Education (SCORE) is a campus cluster initiative at the University of Massachusetts Lowell focused on bringing together faculty, staff, students, companies, and organizations with the mission of exploring sports from academic and experiential perspectives in the university community and beyond. SCORE connects disciplines in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, as well as many extracurricular elements of student life. Overall, SCORE uses the unique power of sports to bring people together through interdisciplinary and community collaborations.
We believe that interdisciplinary collaboration enables opportunities to flourish in a university environment and that the broad topic of sport can play a vital role in bringing a diverse community together. These opportunities include greater course and program offerings, which will appeal to students with interest in sport to cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines and allow for creative critical thinking and research. Research collaborations will build on UMass Lowell’s traditions of innovation, entrepreneurship, and corporate and community partnerships to create experiential and academic opportunities for our students.