At UMass Dartmouth, undergraduate education comes first, and we have dedicated large amounts of space in order to provide a hands-on educational experience for our undergraduate students.
The department’s computer lab is also designed to support our undergraduate instruction, and it provides a friendly meeting place for undergraduates working on team projects.
We are also rapidly expanding our graduate research facilities; for example:
- A graduate laboratory devoted to research in turbulent fluid dynamics, advanced nano-materials and fracture mechanics. Resources include laser particle velocimetry, an environmental test chamber, an optics lab, and a materials testing suite.
- A bioengineering research laboratory dedicated to work on cell preservation, thermal therapy, cell-material interactions, and bio-active bandages. Resources include fluorescent microscopy, laser confocal microscopy, mammalian and bacterial cell culture suites, atomic force microscopy, cryogenic equipment, and a small animal facility.
The IDEAStudio is a digital/multimedia space for advanced projects, from prototyping a design to exploring animation and new materials. Facilities include multiple computers with CAD programs, a 3D Scanner, a 3D printer, a laser engraver, and a full-length green screen wall for motion capture animation.
Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are involved in research at the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, in Fall River, and at the School for Marine Science and Technology, in New Bedford.
UMassD also offers high-performance computational facilities at the Center for Scientific Computing & Visualization Research.