Recent News

The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) has announced the establishment of the Mahoney Alumni Award for the iCons Program, an annual award to be bestowed to one alumna or alumnus of the Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) Program who demonstrates application of the attitudes, knowledge and skills developed in the program and who has shown engagement and support of the iCons community since graduation.

The recipient will receive a $5,000 award, presented at the annual iCons Senior Celebration. It is the first alumni award for iCons graduates. The three Mahoney brothers – Robert, Richard and William – received their degrees in chemistry from UMass Amherst. They went on to become leaders in their own industries and have served as high-level alumni advisers to the campus.

Stein-Convestro Seminar
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Professor Karen Wooley, Texas A&M
Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering
"Expanding the Scopes of Synthetic Organic and Polymer Chemistries: Utilization of the inherent stereochemical and functional diversities of natural products to produce unique materials"
Host: Michelle Farkas
11:30 a.m. LGRT 1634

Professor Howard D. Stidham, 92, passed away November 13, 2017. He was a valued member of the UMass Chemistry Department for 61 years, specializing in physical chemistry and Raman spectroscopy until his retirement this past August.

In a trip to Beijing in October 2017, Professor Vincent Rotello from the Department of Chemistry was appointed as a Guest Professor at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He also gave an Institute-wide Molecular Sciences Forum presentation at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Both of these Centers are the top institution in their respective area in China, and are highly ranked internationally.

The photos shows Prof. Rotello receiving the Molecular Sciences Forum from Prof. Lanqun Mao, Deputy Director of the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.