The Clinical Lab Sciences/Medical Technology program has received perfect accreditation scores since 1989
Chemistry engineering major Kristina Krull is enrolled in the UTeach program that will help her decide if she wants to become a science teacher.
UMass Lowell’s concrete canoe and steel bridge teams scored impressive wins at this year’s regional competitions organized by the New England student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
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.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell say they have identified and tested a potential chemical substitute for bisphenol A (BPA) in epoxy.
Eleven research abstracts winged their way from UMass Lowell to Washington, D.C., where they joined 800 others in a national competition.
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.
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.
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.
The two Democratic U.S. Senate candidates started out in accord at Monday night's debate at UMass Lowell, condemning the effect of outside money in campaigns, but the common ground didn't last long beyond that first question.
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.
A frustrating number of sexual violence cases never reach resolution. A $1.2 million grant-funded research project will explore why and suggest changes.
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.
UMass Lowell professor James Nehring is about to get a big change of scenery when he sets up residence in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for a semester to research schools there. Nehring was named a 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar for Northern Ireland Governance and Public Policy.
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.
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 at the University of Massachusetts Lowell have received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve the nation's railway infrastructure, particularly through the development of an automated inspection system.
U.S. Rep. Edward Markey has a double-digit lead over his Democratic opponent U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch in the run for U.S. Senate as well as the three Republicans seeking the seat, according to a new UMass Lowell-Boston Herald poll released today.
U.S. Rep. Edward Markey is the clear frontrunner to win the special U.S. Senate election, but his support is so soft he's failing to break the 50 percent mark even against a field of little-known GOP challengers, a new UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll reveals.
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.
GRE Assoc. Prof. James Nehring has been selected as the Fulbright Scholar for Northern Ireland Governance and Public Policy.
Assoc. Prof. Manuel Cifuentes of Work Environment is testing the use of treadmills and electric sit-to-stand desks with five University employees.
University researcher and cancer epidemiologist Richard Clapp appeared on NBC News “Rock Center with Brian Williams” program on Feb. 22 in an interview with the network’s Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman.
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.
UMass Lowell's New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation Center at 1001 Pawtucket Blvd. is being hailed as the nation's most advanced facility for robotics testing to date.
The Mass Technology Leadership Council plans to release its report in conjunction with the opening of the 10,000-square-foot New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The facility is part of the school’s $80 million Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center, which opened in October.
UMass Lowell and Natick lab announced their partnership for various research projects during a ceremony Feb. 7. The collaboration, called "Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers (HEROES)," aims to find ways to better ensure soldier safety, ranging from flame-retardant camouflage to lighter food-packaging materials to improved body armor for female soldiers.
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.
Communications professionals and alumni have connected with English students to discuss the versatility of their shared studies.
M2D2, a joint UMass Lowell and UMass Medical School initiative, today announced a medical-device venture competition that aims to find the best new Massachusetts-based medical device startups – and award them $20,000 in product development services.
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.
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.
UMass Lowell, with partners MassCOSH and the Boston Workers Alliance, released a new study that examines obesity and low-wage workers and held a forum with experts to discuss solutions.
UMass Lowell announced today that its new, $80 million Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center has been named in tribute to distinguished alumnus Mark Saab ’81 and his wife Elisia. The naming recognizes the Saabs for a new multimillion-dollar commitment to UMass Lowell that will make the couple the largest individual donors to the university.
On Saturday, UMass Lowell formally unveiled the name for the Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technology and Innovation Center. The contribution of Saab, a 1981 graduate, and his wife to the $80 million center's construction and to other university.
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.
Hosted by UMass Lowell’s Office of Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property, the Nov. 27 meeting of the Middlesex 3 Coalition was billed as “Enabling Life Sciences Innovation Beyond Cambridge.”
The Middlesex 3 Coalition is a regional collaboration of public and private leaders from Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford, Bedford and Burlington. It's tasked with helping local businesses flourish. UMass Lowell has been a partner in that mission, especially when it comes to life sciences.
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.
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.
UMass Lowell's climate-change experts weigh in on the effects of Hurricane Sandy and what they mean for the future.
UMass Lowell's Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center has a new Sumitomo Demag SE-EV Series all-electric injection molding machine as part of that machinery supplier's commitment to "keep the university supplied with the latest technology from Sumitomo Demag."
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.
With less than 48 hours until Election Day, the race for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts between Republican incumbent Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren is extremely close, according to a new UMass Lowell-Boston Herald poll released today.
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.
Asst. Prof. Alex Ruthmann traveled to several countries during his sabbatical to teach and research music and technology.
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 has added an Irish ally to its network of global education partners, announcing Tuesday that it will join forces with the University of Ulster to help trans-Atlantic entrepreneurs develop medical devices.
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.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.2 million grant to a project led by Graduate School of Education faculty to study how ads on subway trains impact learning about climate change.
Spider expert Jessica Garb says she fears a rare, endangered spider found in an underground cave in Texas may lose the battle that’s put a $15 million San Antonio highway project on hold.
U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas mentions Natick Laboratories, the new Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center at UMass Lowell that recently opened, and other facilities like these around the country that are working toward extraordinary breakthroughs that will catalyze state-of-the-art military resources for years to come.
UMass Lowell’s unique partnership with ConforMIS, maker of custom-designed knee implants, is helping prepare students for the workforce while providing the fast-growing company with a pipeline of highly qualified engineers.
Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, discussed our changing relationship with social networks at the inaugural Provost Speaker Series.
Prof. Nelson Eby of the Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences says New England has the same seismic risk as San Francisco in terms of damage to infrastructure.
Internship programs, co-ops and service learning projects have expanded, giving students more opportunities to be ready for work once they graduate.
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.
Students, industry and reasearchers will now have access to everything they need at UMass Lowell, as the university officially opened its $80 million Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC).
More than 500 UMass Lowell community members, public officials and industry leaders officially opened ETIC, an 84,000-square-foot, $80 million research center and the first new academic building constructed on campus in more than three decades.
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.
A stunning 338,000 viewers tuned into the UMass Lowell/Boston Herald U.S. Senate debate Monday night on Ch. 7, WHDH-TV, easily trouncing all the competition on the other stations. The live-stream of the debate also generated more than 155,000 total streams and was viewed nationwide and in Canada, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Italy, France, South Africa and the Russian Federation, among other places.
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.
Manning School of Business Asst. Prof. Berk Talay is researching whether stock market reactions to a company’s marketing activity can provide insight into the company’s future success.
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.
Chancellor Marty Meehan joined University administrators, faculty and staff as well as friends and family members in honoring plastics engineering Prof. Stephen McCarthy, who was named this year’s University Professor.
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) awarded four grants to UMass Lowell faculty to identify and test less hazardous substances.
Republican incumbent Scott Brown has the edge over Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren in the race for U.S. Senate, according to a new UMass Lowell-Boston Herald poll released today.
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.
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.
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.
UMass Lowell Prof. Tingjian Ge is the recipient of almost $773,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation for his research in data management that aims to solve everyday problems, like GPS units directing users to the wrong address.
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.
Prof. Marie Frank’s illustrated history of UMass Lowell compiles hundreds of the University’s best images and memories from 1894 to 2011.
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.
The National Science Foundation has awarded computer science Asst. Prof. Tingjian Ge two research grants totaling nearly $773,000, including the prestigious, highly competitive “CAREER” award.
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.
David Gregory of NBC’s “Meet the Press” will moderate the one-hour debate between Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, which will be held at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on Monday, Oct. 1.
The International Sports Engineering Conference this week at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center is a meeting of minds focused on developing faster, stronger and sleeker equipment and fabrics through cutting-edge science. Performance-enhancement in this context is a virtuous exercise involving drag coefficient equations, terminal velocity, and good methodology.
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.
Two teams of UMass Lowell researchers — led by Prof. Holly Yanco of Computer Science and Prof. Robert Giles of Physics and Applied Physics — are among the recipients of nearly $750,000 in grants from this year’s UMass President’s Science & Technology Initiatives Fund.
Thoreau the environmentalist, education about climate change science and reinventing the city are projects that will benefit the public.
TURI and state legislators recognized “Champions of Toxics Use Reduction,” including Assoc. Prof. Daniel Schmidt of plastics engineering.
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.
David Gregory of NBC’s “Meet the Press” will moderate the one-hour debate between Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, which will be held at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on Thursday, Sept. 27.
When higher education and manufacturers collide, innovation can result. That's what happened when WaveMark Inc., a Littleton company that makes RFID-based supply chain products, worked with engineering students from UMass Lowell to solve a challenge with one of its products.
As the world readies for the 2012 Summer Olympics, sports engineers and equipment makers from around the globe will gather at UMass Lowell to discuss how high-tech fabrics can make swimmers and skiers faster, how baseballs equipped with instrumentation can improve pitchers’ deliveries and how understanding the technical parameters of a golf swing can enhance players’ games.
Prof. Emeritus David Wegman of Work Environment was selected to co-direct a $48 million fund that will be used to investigate life-saving advances for coal miners.
UMass Lowell recently hired Gary Delehanty to serve as facilities manager for ETIC, the Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center, set to open this fall on North Campus. Delehanty, who has 25 years of experience maintaining and operating clean rooms and other research labs, says taking care of ETIC is a dream job.
UMass Lowell freshman and sophomore students from across the five colleges are offered co-op scholarships to participate in the new Research, Community and Enterprise Co-op Scholars program.
Two computer engineering graduates have developed an Apple app designed to help people with speech disabilities communicate with their friends, families and caregivers.
Prof. Stephen McCarthy of the Plastics Engineering Department, lauded by his peers and students for his exemplary teaching, outstanding research and extraordinary service to UMass Lowell for nearly three decades, has been awarded the prestigious title of University Professor.
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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