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.
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.
Lizbeth Del Toro-Mejias, a doctoral student in the community health education program in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has received a two-year, $40,504 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to participate in data collection for a...
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.
UMass Amherst researcher Pamela Loring is studying endangered coastal birds in areas of potential wind energy development. She fits mini transmitters onto plovers and terns and tracks their flights with 17 antenna towers along the Northeast coast.
Cell biologists led by Thomas Maresca at UMass Amherst, with collaborators elsewhere, report an advance in understanding the workings of an error correction mechanism that helps cells detect and correct mistakes in cell division early enough to prevent chromosome mis-segregation and aneuploidy.
In a new assessment of nine state-of-the-art climate model simulations, Michael Rawlins at UMass Amherst and colleagues found broad disagreement in the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide annually sequestered in tundra and boreal ecosystems of Northern Eurasia.