Nonspec — a startup company established by engineering-students-turned-entrepreneurs — won $25,000 at the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovation Showcase.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently recognized Asst. Prof. Meg Sobkowicz-Kline in the Plastics Engineering Department with a prestigious faculty early career development prize, called the “CAREER” award.
The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) — in partnership with Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP and Smith & Nephew — is hosting the third annual new venture competition to showcase the nation’s best innovative medical device ideas by startup companies.
Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN), the global medical technology business, is proud to announce it will co-sponsor the 2014 Massachusetts Medical Device Development (M2D2) Center's New Venture Competition. M2D2 is a joint initiative of the University of Massachusetts' Lowell and Worcester campuses.
Alumni have used their University educations to achieve their goals, even if their dreams aren’t what they studied.
Students display ingenuity and intellectual prowess in competitions held across the country and the region.
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products has introduced NONSPEC, a group of UMass Lowell engineering students, who are developing breakthrough prosthetics technologies aimed at making arm and hand devices.
A startup company composed of engineering-students-turned-entrepreneurs, called Nonspec, aims to make a difference in the world by fabricating low-cost, durable prosthetic limbs for children in developing countries.
Three faculty researchers — Assoc. Prof. Zhiyong Gu in Chemical Engineering, Asst. Prof. Christopher Hansen in Mechanical Engineering and Assoc. Prof. Ramaswamy Nagarajan in Plastics Engineering — were recently awarded academic research grants by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) totaling nearly $64,000 to develop environmentally friendly alternatives to hazardous materials currently used in industry.
Students are returning to campus with new skills and fresh perspective developed at professional internships, co-op positions and jobs held over summer break.
Thirteen young teens from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell recently toured North Campus as part of a college-readiness program that helps them better prepare for the transition from high school to college.
Daniel F. Schmidt, an associate professor of plastics engineering at UMass Lowell, said he began looking for a BPA substitute out of concern for public health — particularly the health of his wife and young children.
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