Service-Learning News

  • Sophomore chemical engineering major Anthony Quartarone

    Student Researchers Shine at Annual Symposium

    The 23rd annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium went online this spring. The quality of the student projects remained as high as ever, despite the change of venue.
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  • Honors nursing major Marbella Leal '19 won the student MLK Distinguished Service Award

    King Celebration Recognizes Community Service

    This year’s winners of the university's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards have served the community through theater, community health research and volunteer work with homeless people and at-risk high school students.
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  • Student volunteers lay down flooring in the home

    Students Help Houston Rebuild from Hurricane Harvey

    Thirteen business, engineering and health science students spent a week in Houston helping Hurricane Harvey flood victims rebuild as part of the Organizational Behavior in Action directed study course led by Olga Tines, an assistant teaching professor in the Manning School of Business.
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  • Amy Chan watches Angenie Pang pull a lamp apart at a training session for the SWE Repair Cafe at UMass Lowell

    Women Engineering Students Host Repair Café for Community

    Students in the Society of Women Engineers hosted a Repair Café for the campus and community last month. Along the way, they learned some useful skills themselves, such as how to take apart a microwave oven, fix a lamp and hand-sew patches for denim jackets.
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  • Engineering graduate students take engineering presentation to Girls Inc. in Lowell

    UML, Girls Inc. STEM Tide on Science Gender Gap

    UMass Lowell seniors Benjamin Tran, 21, and senior Katie Elwell, 22, of Tewksbury, created a wind turbine component of the renewable energy "traveling classroom" for their mechanical engineering capstone.
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  • Student Alumni Ambassadors Catherine York and Ralph Saint Louis collect stuffed animals as part of the fourth annual Rowdy Cares with Bears drive.

    Giving Thanks by Giving Back

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we’re grateful for all that our students do to give back to the campus, the community and the world. Here are just a few examples how they are stepping up and making a difference.
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  • Brianna Trainor

    Students Teach Healthy Eating

    Students studying dietetics gain valuable work experience during their summer community internships.
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  • English majors Charlotte Moore and Paktra Lynch explained their project with SayDaNar CDC

    Students Showcase Research and Service-Learning Projects

    The annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium showcases research and service-learning projects in the arts and humanities, as well as the sciences and social sciences.
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  • Asst. Prof. Silas Laycock with the students

    Faculty, Students Bring Astronomy Roadshow to Haiti Schoolchildren

    A team from UMass Lowell spent spring break teaching more than a hundred schoolchildren in Haiti about astronomy, rocket science, space exploration and the lives of famous scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
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  • Students at Summit ElderCare

    Students Find Collaborative Care is the Best Care

    A new “Interdisciplinary Experiential Learning” course gives students from five different majors — nursing, medical laboratory science, nutritional sciences, exercise physiology and public health — experience working in teams at Summit ElderCare in Lowell.
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  • Lorenzo Chiodi demonstrates extrusion to a group of rapt fifth-graders.

    Engineering Students Talk Science with Lowell Schoolchildren

    Mechanical engineering students visited Lowell middle schools and after-school programs to get kids excited about science. It was a service-learning project that was part of a required course, Materials Science for Engineers.
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  • Julie Nash, the new vice provost for student success, aims to increase retention and provide high-impact learning experiences for all students.

    Julie Nash is Building on a Culture of Student Success

    Julie Nash, the new vice provost for student success, is charged with building a university culture that not only helps students stay on track, but achieve at higher levels.
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  • Liam plays basketball

    Students Help Boy’s Hoop Dream Come True

    Students from the eNABLE Lowell group fitted 8-year-old Liam Haggerty with a custom-made artificial hand at the South Campus basketball court.
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  • Chelsie Hebert and Rahman Sarwar on the work site in South Carolina

    Manning Students Help South Carolina Flood Victims

    Three Manning School students spent a week this summer helping repair flood-damaged homes in Andrews, S.C., through lecturer Olga Tines’ Organizational Behavior in Action course.
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  • Kevin Copson gets his M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies

    Peace and Conflict Graduate Networks Job with Startup

    Before he graduated, Peace and Conflict Studies student Kevin Copson lined up a job with a start-up that supports Weave open-source software, created by university researchers.
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  • Matt Hurwitz welcomes students from Lowell High School to the final celebration at University Crossing

    Writing Students Visit Lowell High to Learn and Inspire

    College Writing II students visited Lowell High to speak about college as part of a study on whether service learning leads to better academic outcomes for UMass Lowell students.
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  • Students edit their Climate Change PSA at O'Leary

    Lights, Camera, Climate Change!

    Students in Assoc. Prof. Juliette Rooney-Varga’s climate change course produce one-minute PSA videos on the plight of Earth, which are screened at Lowell Eco-Film Series.
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  • Grant-writing student Charlette Renault-Caragianes tours the Lowell Transitional Living Center, her community client, with executive director Josh White.

    Students Write Grants for Community Agencies

    Undergraduates are writing grants for community nonprofits and gaining valuable professional experience in a new service-learning class offered by the English Department.
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