AMHERST, Mass. – Brian Conz, a graduate student in geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education for political ecology fieldwork in Guatemala.
Astronomers have detected substantial amounts of filamentary, cold gas in compact groups of galaxies, highlighting what may be an important force in galactic evolution, scientists announced at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Calgary, Alberta.
Research that could result in substantial fuel savings for ships and submarines has garnered $300,000 over three years for University of Massachusetts Amherst engineer Jonathan Rothstein. The Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award will support Rothstein’s investigations of drag and how to reduce it.
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst biologist Sandra Petersen has received nearly $2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue two areas of research: investigating the hormones involved in inducing ovulation and research into the genes in the developing brain that are regulated by both sex hormones and the environmental contaminant dioxin.
AMHERST, Mass. – Scientists have boosted the power output of microbial fuel cells more than 10-fold by letting the bacteria congregate into a slimy matrix known as a biofilm. The research, led by microbiologist Derek Lovley of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, suggests that efficient technologies for generating electricity with microbes are much closer than anticipated.
AMHERST, Mass. – Jocelyn Scheintaub, a senior chemistry and English major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to travel to Mainz, Germany, to study at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research.
AMHERST, Mass. – Information is the currency of science. But access to the scholarly journals that publish new research can be severely limited in a country with the infrastructure problems that exist in Iraq.