The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Additional Campus Resources

College of Engineering

Human Performance Lab

Provides facilities for high fidelity and portable driving simulator, instrumented vehicle, eye trackers, virtual reality headsets and physiological monitoring. Research focused on young and older drivers, training and feedback, roadway design, and automation and transfer of control.

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College of Natural Sciences

Scientific Glassblowing Laboratory

Provides high quality, affordably priced standard and non–standard items, glassware modifications, repairs and custom designs for instructional and research needs.

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College of Natural Sciences

Greenhouses

Support faculty and student research, house historical and rare New England plants, and offer the public an opportunity to admire unusual plants in a beautiful conservatory setting.

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College of Natural Sciences

Geosciences Facilities

An array of resources ranging from biogeochemistry, GIS, geomechanics, hydrogeology, x-ray fluorescence, and sedimentology.

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College of Natural Sciences

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering Shared Resources

Gel Permeation Chromatography and Surface Scanning Facility

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Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Laboratory

Five reasons to test your soil: nutrient levels, soil acidity, environmental protection, economics, and health.

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Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Tick-Borne Disease Diagnostics

tests ticks to determine whether or not they carry the pathogens that cause Lyme Disease and more than twenty other tick-borne pathogens.

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Outreach Programs

Massachusetts Pesticide Analysis Laboratory

Provides analytical services and scientific expertise for the regulation and enforcement of pesticide use in Massachusetts.

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Outreach Programs

UMass Amherst All-Campus Makerspace

An interdisciplinary makerspace open to students, staff, and faculty from all majors and disciplines providing access to space, tools, equipment, training, and help connect individuals and facilitate mentorship and sharing of knowledge.

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Outreach Programs

UMass Water & Energy Testing (WET) Facility

A multi-purpose resource that includes the UMass Water and Wastewater Pilot Plant, the Mill River Monitoring Facility, and it is the home of the UMass Mobile Water Innovation Laboratory.

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UMass Libraries

Digital Media Lab

Provides production spaces, equipment borrowing, software for video editing, audio editing and composing, animation and motion graphics, presentation, graphics and design, as well as 3D printing.

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UMass Libraries

Science and Engineering

Librarians are available to help with research, including comprehensive literature searches, assistance with specialized science databases, bibliographic managers, and classes in library research methods.

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