UML to Offer Climate-Change Course

10/16/2010
By By Jennifer Myers, Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- UMass Lowell will be expanding its offerings next year to include a course on climate change, as well as opportunities for university students to receive paid internships to produce educational climate-change videos with Cambridge High School students, courtesy of a $614,691 grant from NASA.

U.S. Congresswoman Niki Tsongas announced the award at the school's second annual Climate Change Teach-In, held yesterday afternoon at Cumnock Hall.

"Expanding understanding about climate change is the first step in finding solutions to its harmful impacts," said Tsongas. "Not only is tackling climate change critical for our planet's future, but the clean-energy technology that allows us to do so holds tremendous economic opportunity for our country and the 5th District, in particular, which has one of the highest concentrations of clean-energy employers in New England."

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