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4 from MCC Present Manufacturing Research

September 23, 2018

Middlesex Community College students Yonis Abdi, Michael Donovan, Andrew Ellison and Linda Rattanasak presented their final research from the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at the UMass Lowell Alumni Hall in August.

“At Middlesex, we are very fortunate to have industry and university partners, such as Northeastern University and UML, that enable us to place students for REUs,” said Kathleen Sweeney, dean of STEM at MCC.

The program, funded by the National Science Foundation, brings students from local community colleges to perform research associated with advanced manufacturing under the guidance of a faculty adviser and graduate-student mentor. Students also participate in a professional-development program designed to improve their communication skills. Also, the Museum of Science, Boston, hosts a Science Communication Workshop that helps students present technical results to more diverse audiences.

The program culminates in a presentation where students display not only their research in advanced manufacturing, but their newly acquired public speaking and communications skills.

For more info about REU’s, visit https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/pathwayscenter .

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