Biology professor Lynn Adler at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an expert in pollination and plant-insect interactions, recently received a three-year, $1 million grant from a special “pollinator health” program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study the role that sunflower pollen may play in improving bee health.
Erin Baker, industrial engineering and director of Wind Energy Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), was a plenary speaker at WINDFARMS 2017 held May 31-June 2 at Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid, Spain.
WINDFARMS was planned to bring together wind farm...
Four projects proposed by University of Massachusetts Amherst faculty have received Public Service Endowment Grants (PSEG) from a special campus fund designed to boost outreach, extend the campus resources into the surrounding community and enhance the public service mission of the university.
The university’s 1894 horse barn on Grinnell Way–the last barn on the main campus–is being dismantled and moved to a new foundation on North Pleasant Street, where it will become part of the Agricultural Learning Center on the former Wysocki Farm. Last used by the UMass Police Department for its mounted patrol more than a decade ago, the Queen Anne style structure will find new life supporting student agricultural activities.
The Cognition and Action Lab in the department of psychological and brain sciences is recruiting children ages 6-9 for a study assessing the effects of sleep on behavior in children with ADHD.
Children will wear a watch to monitor sleep for 10 days.
For 5 days of...
The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) has awarded three research grants totaling $25,000 in its inaugural round of funding through the Sustainability and Social Science Seed Grant Program.
The grant program is an annual competition designed to stimulate new scholarly collaborations for...
A new study by social psychologist Nilanjana Dasgupta and her Ph.D. student Tara C. Dennehy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that early in college, young women in engineering majors felt more confident about their ability, a greater sense of belonging in engineering, more motivated and less anxious if they had a female, but not male, peer mentor.
Three Amherst campus research initiatives are among nine projects across the five-campus system that are sharing $735,000 in grants from the President’s Science & Technology (S&T) Initiatives Fund.
Announced May 17 by President Marty Meehan, the projects showcase a range of cutting-...
The Expanding Computing Education Pathways team at the College of Computer and Information Sciences is once again taking part in the annual online “STEM for All Video Showcase” from May 15-22, a week of presentations that highlight cutting-edge work funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies.
Brian Callaci, a Ph.D. candidate in economics, has been awarded a $25,000, 2017-18 dissertation fellowship from the Center for Engaged Scholarship.
The money will support the writing of his dissertation, which examines the relationship between bargaining power and the distribution of risks and...