UMass Amherst computer scientist Beverly Woolf recently received a one-year, $199,944 grant from the National Science Foundation to commercialize the intelligent tutor known as MathSpring for e-learning in mathematics.
Dozens of teenage girls spent four weeks this summer at UMass Amherst in the Eureka! program. Supported by the College of Natural Sciences in partnership with Girls Inc. of Holyoke, Eureka! encourages young women to apply to college and study STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields.
Sixteen high school students were on campus from July 27 to Aug. 7 for an intensive course introducing principles of kinesiology, such as exercise science, health and fitness, led by lecturer Tom St. Laurent.
The rising sophomores, juniors and seniors from around the country and Canada were taking...
The Stein Symposium, a full day of talks, research presentations and fellowship honoring Richard S. Stein, Goessmann Professor of Chemistry emeritus, will be Friday, Aug. 21. The 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. event at the Integrated Sciences Building is open to the public at no charge.
Computer scientists from UMass Amherst led by Evangelos Kalogerakis today unveiled a new software modeling program that uses sophisticated geometric matching and machine learning to successfully mimic the human perception of style, giving users powerful new tools to compare the style similarity of three-dimensional objects.
“The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina,” by Manisha Sinha, Afro-American studies, has been chosen by Harvard historian Sven Beckert as one of “Ten Books on Slavery You Need to Read.”
Writing in POLITICO, Beckert, who is Laird...
Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, was a plenary speaker at the 2nd Industry and Organizations Congress – Logistics, Innovation and Technological Development, held at the National University of Colombia in Bogot...
UMass Amherst professor Sandra Petersen, recently honored at the White House for mentoring minority graduate students in the sciences, has received a $50,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to lead a pilot mentoring network for minority faculty women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.