Dr. Yanfen Li is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where her research was focused on the utilization of biomaterials to understand and influence cellular function and epigenetics. Her current research is in engineering education with a focus on curriculum development, formation of engineering identity in undergraduate students, and retention and recruitment of female and minority engineering students.  She is a passionate teacher and researcher who aims to inspire students of all ages to solve grand challenges.

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Calling all @UMassLowell students: enter the 2021 Student Research & Community Engagement Symposium! Share your #research, service learning projects, creative works and other academic endeavors. Learn more & submit your abstract today (deadline on Apr. 2):

Applications are now available and are due on March 22, 2021, by midnight! We have a great selection of finalist projects for next year.
Students also receive a $3,000 stipend for their work during the program!
For details and for applying, see

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