Physicist Jennifer Ross recently won a four-year, $800,000 INSPIRE award from the National Science Foundation to uncover and establish the laws for the fundamental workings of cells, which form the basis of tissues in plants, animals and humans.
Chul Park, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been awarded the 2013 Paul L. Busch Award from the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF). The $100,000 award will be used to demonstrate the ability to treat wastewater with low oxygen requirements and to efficiently...
AMHERST, Mass. – In a new review of how psychology research has illuminated the causes of war and violence, three political psychologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst say this understanding can and should be used to promote peace and overturn the belief that violent conflict is...
Chances are good that when medical device manufacturers offer a wearable biosensing patch that will allow a nurse to monitor a patient’s blood sugar or insulin level remotely, for example, it was designed and the prototype built by polymer scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by Jim Watkins.
Political psychologist Bernhard Leidner received a three-year, $374,750 grant from the National Science Foundation to study what approach may be most promising to achieve reconciliation and peace after international or inter-ethnic conflict and violence such as witnessed in Rwanda, South Africa and the former Yugoslavia.
Engineering professor Steve de Bruyn Kops heads a team of scientists that will be using high-performance computing capacity and data storage available from the U.S. Department of Defense to study fundamental aspects of fluid turbulence.
Wilmore Webley, associate professor of microbiology, will speak on “A Cure for Severe Asthma: New Hope for the Future,” on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Campus Center Auditorium. His talk is part of the Commonwealth Honors College Faculty Lecture Series.
Research psychologist Rebecca Spencer, with students Kasey Duclos and Laura Kurdziel offer the first research results showing that classroom naps support learning in preschool children by enhancing memory.
Psychology researcher says the American workforce is losing out on precious human capital because too few women and racial minorities pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.