AMHERST, Mass. - Wenshu Yu, of Andover, a junior at the University of Massachusetts, has won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. She was one of just 316 students in the United States to win the award for the 1998-99 academic year.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Ph.D. student Lyn Gualtieri, of Boxford, has received a Fulbright Fellowship to study glacial rocks in Iceland. Gualtieri earned her bachelor’s degree at UMass, and a master’s degree at the University of Alberta, Canada.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts is organizing a state-wide research conference for undergraduates to take place Fri. May 1 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. It is believed to be the first such state-wide undergraduate research conference in the United States.
AMHERST, Mass. - More than 30 senior electrical engineering students at the University of Massachusetts will exhibit their research projects at Senior Design Day on Thurs. April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Gunness Student Center in Marcus Hall at UMass.
AMHERST, Mass. - Eighty-two University of Massachusetts seniors will be honored and several of them will receive awards at the 24th annual graduation and awards banquet of the Bilingual Collegiate Program (BCP) Fri. May 1 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
AMHERST, Mass. - Five current or former University of Massachusetts students have won prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). One is a senior in physics; three are graduate students in linguistics; and one is a 1997 graduate who majored in linguistics and philosophy. A total of 766 fellowships were awarded this year.
AMHERST, Mass. - Student volunteers from the University of Massachusetts are offering free tax assistance to local residents at the Hampshire Mall in Hadley and to UMass international students, faculty, and staff at the School of Management building on the Amherst campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - Fergus Clydesdale, head of the department of food science at the University of Massachusetts, has been asked to serve as a member of the National Academy of Sciences food safety oversight commission.