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.
From fruit peels and algae, a UMass Lowell research team works to create less-toxic detergent.
A group of UMass Lowell student researchers is among seven teams from six colleges and universities across the country that won the prestigious “P3” — People, Prosperity and the Planet — award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
TURI hosted a symposium with UMass Lowell researchers and Massachusetts companies to stimulate ideas for developing greener materials.
A team of researchers at UMass Lowell led by plastics engineering Assoc. Prof. Daniel Schmidt has identified and tested a potential chemical substitute for BPA in epoxy can linings.
Each year, undergraduate and graduate students from our six colleges and schools gather to present their research in oral and poster presentations to their peers, faculty and guests.
In his University Professor Lecture, Stephen McCarthy discussed the various interdisciplinary research centers on campus that he has been involved with since 1984.
A total of about 400 seventh- and eighth-grade students from Lowell Public Schools toured the campus as part of the University's STEM outreach effort.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell say they have identified and tested a potential chemical substitute for bisphenol A (BPA) in epoxy.
This year, three UMass Lowell researchers and their collaborators were among those chosen to receive grants from the UMass Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP) Technology Development Fund.
Plastics Engineering Assoc. Prof. Ramaswamy Nagarajan is one of the University’s leading researchers on sustainability and renewable materials, having devoted more than decade of his career developing products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances.
Researchers from UMass Lowell and their counterparts from the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center will be working together as part of a new research and development initiative called HEROES (Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers).
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