Borrow bikes, helmets and locks for a day from the Free Wheelers program at the Rec. Center
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.
On the cusp of earning their bachelor’s degrees, the 2,292 undergraduates in UMass Lowell’s Class of 2013 are moving forward with plans to launch careers, seek advanced degrees, start businesses and chase their dreams – prepared in large measure by their University experiences.
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.
Join the Dean Bergeron International Relations Club (IRC) at UMass Lowell and it will change your life — starting with “Hell Week.”
The UMass Lowell hockey team, fresh off its best season in its 29-year NCAA Division I history, was honored at the Massachusetts State House May 2.
The University of Massachusetts at Lowell will have a satellite campus up and running in the city in time for fall classes. The University is partnering with Northern Essex Community College to offer bachelor’s degree courses at NECC’s Haverhill campus.
Members of the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association made professional connections in Nashville over spring break and have high hopes for the group’s future on campus and beyond.
Rich Miner was on campus April 11 to talk to students and faculty as part of the speaker series of the UMass Lowell ACM computer science society.
Thanks to the efforts of physics Prof. Supriya Chakrabarti, students in earth sciences and physics had a chance to see and examine up-close a set of lunar specimens loaned by NASA’s Johnson Space Center during two special lunar geology seminars.
The Diversity Peer Educators program trains students about the importance of understanding, respecting and supporting all people and the need to share their knowledge with others.
Biology Prof. Mark Hines is part of an international team of researchers that was recently awarded a three-year, $1.6 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study methane production in northern wetlands.
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.
In clouds of red lace, coral tulle and lavender satin, members of the Navigators Club looked over prom dresses, before donating them to Lowell High School.
A team of 16 meteorology undergraduate and graduate students will participate at this year’s Boston Marathon by providing live weather reports along the route of the 26.2-mile race.
It wasn’t all that long ago, six years to be exact, that the fate of UMass Lowell’s hockey team hung in the balance and school trustees even talked about eliminating the sport. A lot can happen in a short time. Today, in a striking turnaround that mirrors the university’s rise to new prominence, the River Hawks play in the Frozen Four for the first time in school history, facing Yale University in the national semifinals.
UMass Lowell’s Wind Energy Research Group (WERG) was recently awarded $200,000 by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to help strengthen and grow its research capacity.
The Manning School of Business and the School of Health and Environment have teamed up to offer a new graduate program aimed at physicians, hospitals administrators and other professionals who want to bring an entrepreneurial approach to the health-care industry.
Fans from across the globe showed their support for the men's ice hockey team in their championship win against Boston University in the Hockey East tournament on March 23, 2013.
Jordan Rudess, legendary keyboardist for Dream Theater, held a master class for students and learned about their new instruments before giving a concert to benefit scholarships in the music department.
Thanks to a three-year $750,000 grant from the ADVANCE initiative of the National Science Foundation, researchers from UMass Lowell and UMass Medical School are developing an index to measure subtle gender biases within the academic setting.
Physics Profs. Partha Chowdhury and Christopher “Kim” Lister are among the researchers engaged in studying fleeting rare isotopes and determining their properties.
A team of researchers from Texas A&M University, King’s College London and Queen’s University of Belfast in the U.K. and UMass Lowell has developed a new metamaterial that could produce ultrasound images that are even higher in quality and resolution.
Computer Science Prof. Jie Wang is collaborating with researchers from the University of Texas, Arlington, and George Washington University to develop innovative waveform designs to improve the "spectrum efficiency" of wireless networks.
Roughly two dozen student emergency medical responders and staff keep the campus safe 24/7 throughout the school year while picking up invaluable work and life skills.
Students educated the public about climate change during the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston in February.
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.
To help strengthen our country’s cyber defenses and protect national security, jobs and privacy, the University merged its Center for Network and Information Security and Center for Cyber Forensics to form a new Center for Internet Security And Forensics Entrepreneurs (I-SAFE).
Prof. Jie Wang and his team have been conducting theoretical research on developing new mobile networks of undersea sensors for detecting submarine intrusions along the coast of the United States.
Each year, the Vietnamese Student Association hosts Tet on campus to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year with several hundred community members.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren visited campus to tour the Massachusetts Medical Device Development (M2D2) Center and the Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC), in addition to updating students on what's she's been doing since the Senate debate at the Tsongas Center in October that helped propel her to Washington.
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).
The New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center, which was inaugurated Feb. 12, will serve as “proving ground” for robots — a place where these complex machines will undergo rigorous testing to prove their strength, durability, design and functionality — and, in the process, help accelerate robotics research and development across the region.
The University community announced that all of its collegiate sports will be in Division I as of the 2013-14 academic year.
The Department of Physics and Applied Physics is now offering master’s degree and Ph.D. programs in radiological sciences with a medical physics option.
Electrical engineering students Anthony Capone and Derek Dempsey used assistive design technology to create a “hybrid power tricycle” for their client — a 4-year-old boy named Pierce who is afflicted with cerebral palsy.
Jonathan Gardner, Ph.D., of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will discuss the status of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which is scheduled for launch in 2018.
The National Science Foundation has recently awarded Prof. Robert Gamache a three-year grant worth more than $434,000 to establish the spectral “line shape” parameters for important gas molecules found in the atmospheres of Earth, Venus and Mars.
Physics Prof. Paul Song and his co-investigators at UMass Lowell's Center for Atmospheric Research recently received a three-year grant from NASA worth more than $356,000 to study magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded a team of researchers from UMass Lowell, UMass Boston and the University of Wisconsin a three-year, $3 million grant to develop a metal catalyst for converting sunlight, carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into hydrocarbon fuel.
A partnership between the GSE and the Lawrence public schools to improve classroom instruction for English language learners is expanding, thanks to a $1.6 million federal grant.
Computer science students enrolled in the Artificial Intelligence course taught by Assoc. Prof. Fred Martin develop some interesting class projects.
A team of researchers from UMass Lowell, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School is applying nanotechnology to a light-based therapy that could someday help patients fight viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells.
Stephen King daylong visit at UMass Lowell wowed fans and raised more than $100,000 for English students, establishing the Stephen and Tabitha King Scholarship Fund.
In the predawn hours of Nov. 21, a sounding rocket carrying a scientific instrument designed to observe and study a faraway galaxy was successfully launched from the Army’s White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, N.M.
Honors Scholar Co-op student Andrew Sanginario assisted PhD candidate Brian Patuto in a search for the connection between a protein and dementia.
George Hart, the new director of libraries, is seeking to open up new channels of communication to connect the library staff to students and faculty.
UMass Lowell’s Distributed Semiconductor Instructional Processing Laboratory (DSIPL) has been providing both undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on training in semiconductor design and fabrication.
The world’s problems will not get better on their own, but people who care can make a real difference. That was the message delivered by speakers at the KONY 2012 event on campus.
Prof. Andre Dubus’ award-winning memoir “Townie” has been a wildly successful Common Text for first-year students.
A total of 18 teachers from 20 middle schools and high schools in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island recently received classroom awards from UMass Lowell as part of the University’s Computer Science K–12 Community Partnership Program and STEM outreach.
Music students and faculty had a private tour and performance of keyboards from the Museum of Fine Arts’ musical instrument collection.
An integral part of UMass Lowell’s newly inaugurated $80 million Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center on North Campus is a “clean room” facility, where the air inside is continuously circulated, filtered and monitored to make sure that the number of microscopic particles present doesn’t exceed the maximum allowable limit.
Christopher Leger, an electrical engineering and math sophomore, and Josiah Hackendorf, a mechanical engineering senior, have created a prototype electric-powered tricycle that would help commuters cut down on air pollution and gas consumption.
Citing the University’s outstanding energy and environmental leadership, the state recently presented UMass Lowell with a Leading by Example award.
History students gained hands-on experience in archiving and conference planning by assisting as the University hosted the 2012 New England Renaissance Conference.
In a recent podcast produced by the Museum of Science in Boston, electrical engineering Assoc. Prof. Joel Therrien talked about the importance of studying how nano-sized particles affect human health and the environment.
A team of researchers from UMass Lowell, Duke University, the University of Vermont, the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and Penn State Altoona has recently received a two-year award of $1 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration to develop a high-tech automated system for inspecting and monitoring the health of the country’s rail transit infrastructure.
UMass Lowell and Northern Ireland’s University of Ulster have forged a new research partnership to advance international collaboration in the fast-growing fields of medical device technologies, innovation and health care.
A team of researchers at UMass Lowell are now able to replicate photosynthesis in the laboratory, with the goal of someday storing solar energy on a commercial scale.
In the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 10, physics Asst. Prof. Timothy Cook and his research team will be at the Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, ready to launch a NASA-funded science experiment called IMAGER.
UMass Lowell's Fall Career Fair, the university's largest job fair since 1999, had 150 employers talking to more than 700 students at the CRC.
The expanding Student Alumni Ambassador program encourages students to connect with alumni and community members to learn valuable career skills and share their experiences at the University.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from UMass Lowell and the State University of New York, Binghamton, has been awarded a three-year grant worth nearly $460,000 by the National Science Foundation to synthesize lead-free nanosolder materials and develop innovative nanosoldering techniques for joining electronic components measuring only billionths of a meter in size.
Enrollment in the Manning School of Business’ newly launched Master of Science in Accounting program has exceeded expectations.
Chemical engineering Asst. Prof. Prakash Rai has been awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NCI/NIH) totaling more than $725,000 to study the use of theranostic nanomedicine for the treatment of breast cancer.
At UMass Lowell, the number of international students rose 18 percent to 534, with a heavy influx of Chinese. Provost Ahmed Abdelal says he thinks increasing the numbers of international students on campus is good for all students. “The students that graduate from UMass really need to be globally prepared.”
The U.S. Army Research Office has awarded Prof. James Whitten a grant worth $345,000 over a period of three years to perform research on the photoluminescence of metal oxide nanoparticles measuring billionths of a meter.
Electrical and computer engineering Assoc. Prof. Xuejun Lu has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to develop an electrically tunable polarimetric infrared focal plane array (IRFPA) for adaptive infrared sensing and imaging.
John Hanlon, best known as Neil Young’s producer/recording engineer, shared his road to the top of the recording field with SRT students.
UMass President Robert Caret talks about career opportunities to a class of nearly 40 freshmen and transfer students majoring in chemistry during a campus visit on Sept. 28.
The men’s ice hockey team spent the summer training hard in preparation for the 2012-2013 season and it shows.
A conversation with biology Assoc. Prof. Juliette Rooney-Varga, who is passionate about climate change.
Fred Wudl, a research professor of chemistry and materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will speak about “Adventures in Organic Electronics” during the Tripathy Endowed Memorial Lecture, to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Alumni Hall on North Campus.
As the University expands its campus and programs, enrollment has increased in every department with high-caliber, diverse students choosing UMass Lowell.
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers from UMass Lowell and Wichita State University has been awarded nearly $1.9 million by the National Science Foundation to develop the next-generation of wind-turbine blades.
The Student Government Association represents students and makes sure their ideas are heard, with concrete results on campus.
Electrical and computer engineering Assoc. Prof. Alkim Akyurtlu recently received a three-year grant totaling about $650,000 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to study homogeneous negative refractive index metamaterials.
UMass Lowell’s mission to enhance the student experience by providing a global perspective will be highlighted when Queen’s University Belfast — in partnership with UMass Lowell and Dublin City University — hosts the Advanced Materials, Polymer Processing and Manufacturing Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Sept. 25 and 26.
Profs. Pradeep Kurup and Ramaswamy Nagarajan are conducting pioneering research to develop an electronic “tongue” for detecting and analyzing heavy metals in the soil and groundwater.
Incoming freshmen and transfer students arrived at a transformed UMass Lowell campus ready to make changes themselves.
In a convocation ceremony focused on community service, keynote speaker Robert Egger told the UMass Lowell class of 2016 that his original plan to make the world a better place was to open a nightclub. He's since founded Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit meal-distribution program DC Central Kitchen.
Electrical and computer engineering Assoc. Prof. Tingshu Hu has received a three-year grant totaling more than $372,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop advanced, nonlinear control-design methodologies for power electronic interfaces in renewable energy systems.
Chemical engineering Assoc. Prof. Sanjeev K. Manohar is developing a sensor that would help keep the military's food supply safe and secure.
Shannon Smith ’08 ’09 is helping to build an education system in the United Arab Emirates just a few years after graduation.
Three young researchers are currently working at the Center for Advanced Materials as part of the University’s summer internship program.
A team of researchers from several universities including UMass Lowell aims to control a robot by simply speaking to it or sending it a text message.
Retrospective on Marty Meehan's first five years as chancellor and the impact on the University.
A new minor launching in the fall, Journalism and Media Studies, will pull from several departments to prepare students for modern media careers.
UMass Lowell faculty and students, in collaboration with the Cambridge Educational Access TV Media Arts Studio have created a program that blends media-making and climate-change science.
Electrical engineering Prof. Martin Margala, together with his former graduate student Vikas Kaushal and collaborators from the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain and North Carolina State University, are moving one step closer to developing even smaller, faster and super energy-efficient mobile electronic devices with their work on “ballistic deflection transistors,” or BDTs.
A team of researchers in the Chemistry Department is studying a new drug developed by a biopharmaceutical company that could someday treat a form of lung cancer.
Assoc. Prof. Mathew Barlow is part of a team of researchers led by Judah Cohen, a climate modeler at the Lexington-based consulting firm Atmospheric and Environmental Research Inc. that developed a sophisticated seasonal forecast model which correctly predicted this year’s warm winter and hot summer.
A team of UMass Lowell researchers led by physics Prof. Jayant Kumar is using photonics, or light technology, to mimic the color of a nasty beetle — the emerald ash borer (EAB) — which has already killed tens of millions of ash trees across more than a dozen states in the U.S. and two provinces in Canada.
At the center of the University’s efforts is the brand-new, $80 million state-of-the-art Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC), which is scheduled to have its grand public opening Oct. 11.
Summer is an exciting time to be in Lowell and we’re sharing our favorite seasonal activities.
A group of mechanical engineering students is putting their engineering skill to work helping the Israeli Bobsled and Skeleton Federation team prepare for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Ruben Sanca of Cape Verde (and UMass Lowell) talks to Only A Game host Bill Littlefield about competing in the London Olympics in the 5,000-meter run.
Over the summer, more than 40 projects large and small will bring more stunning changes, including new buildings for learning and living, more and better dining options, increased parking and updated research and lab spaces.
Asst. Prof. Margaret Sobkowicz-Kline of Plastics Engineering and Assoc. Prof. Viktor Podolskiy of Physics and Applied Physics have been awarded Joseph P. Healey Advancing Research, Scholarship and Creative Work Seed grants for their work on photovoltaic cells and optics, respectively.
The International Sports Engineering Conference will be held at UMass Lowell this July, just two weeks before the opening of the Summer Olympics.
Look no further than campus and your nearest library for your summer reading fix from the UMass Lowell community.
The UMass Lowell concrete canoe team finished 13th overall in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) national competition hosted by the University of Nevada in Reno.
Two graduate students — Sethumadhavan Ravichandran and Soumitra Satapathi — have each been awarded the 2012 Tripathy Memorial Endowed Graduate Fellowship in honor of their academic accomplishments and multidisciplinary research in the areas of materials science and polymer science.
UMass Lowell’s pioneering Division of Online and Continuing Education has been breaking down barriers to education for 15 years.
Samuel Hamill, a senior electrical engineering student from Lawrence, has created a solar-powered lawn mower to help cut down on air pollution, gas consumption and noise.
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