Katherine Zeller, a doctoral candidate in environmental conservation at UMass Amherst, recently won a Switzer Environmental Fellowship from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation of Belfast, Maine, for her research on developing effective corridors for wildlife between protected areas and wildlife populations.
Five undergraduates have been selected for the fall 2015 Rising Researcher awards for their exceptional leadership and expertise in their areas of study. The students, Elvira Sukamtoh, Thomas McCarthy, Zachary Goodman, Jennifer Olins and Aaron Dunbrack, will be honored at a spring luncheon with...
Watershed scientist Timothy Randhir, environmental conservation, and research wildlife biologist David King of the U.S. Forest Service and environmental conservation, are celebrating the recent official announcement in Morazan, Honduras, by Ángel Matute, director of that country’s...
UMass Amherst computational chemist Scott Auerbach has been awarded a three-year, $330,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve basic understanding and optimize the process of producing fuels such as gasoline from plant biomass instead of from petroleum.
A new documentary from Fish Navy Films, “What We Fish For,” a celebration of recreational saltwater fishing and update on the state of the world’s coral reef ecosystems, will celebrate its world premier at the New England Aquarium’s Simon IMAX Theatre on Friday, Dec. 11 from 7–9 p.m. as part of the Boston Globe’s GlobeDocs series.
Food scientist and analytical chemist Lili He at UMass Amherst recently received a three-year, $473,628 grant from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture to study mechanisms of how chemical pesticides, applied both systemically and to the surface, penetrate fresh produce and move into plant tissues, and how this may affect food safety for consumers.
Richard Peltier, environmental health sciences, spent several days traveling throughout South Asia in October in a “multipurpose trip,” coordinating several research projects in the region, making presentations and meeting with officials at several universities.
The department of communication disorders is looking for individuals 40 years of age and older to participate in NIH-funded studies of hearing changes with age. Participants will complete tests of hearing, speech comprehension and cognition and will be paid $10 per hour.
The U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded a grant expected to total $6.25 million over five years to a team of chemists, physicists and chemical engineers led by Sankaran Thayumanavan of UMass Amherst.