KITTERY, Maine - A Maine naval shipyard and the University of Massachusetts Lowell are partnering to share technology and enhance student education.
The five-year agreement between Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and UMass was signed at a ceremony Tuesday. It will allow the Navy to make its scientific, engineering and technology assets and subject matter experts available to university faculty.
In turn, the Navy is able to involve UMass Lowell faculty and students in innovative projects underway at the shipyard.
The shipyard commander said the agreement will allow the partners to collaborate and utilize the talent and facilities at UMass to address real-world technical challenges seen in a shipyard environment.