AMHERST, Mass. – Members of the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student chapter at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently returned from a three-week trip to Kenya, where they worked to improve drinking water for a rural farming village.
AMHERST, Mass. – Students returning to the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst begin moving into residence halls on Sunday, Aug. 31 and classes begin Sept. 2. The students will be greeted with a full week’s schedule of activities from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6.
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst is taking a number of steps to accommodate a larger-than-usual number of requests from returning students and transfer juniors for on-campus housing this fall.
AMHERST, Mass. – Instead of lounging on the beach this summer, Erica Bischoff White, an engineering student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is researching condition monitoring of wind turbines − a technology that could prove an important component in the country’s drive to wean itself off fossil fuel in the next decade.
AMHERST, Mass. – Dining Services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded second place for “The Most Creative Nutrition Promotion” from the National Association of College and University Food Services.
AMHERST, Mass. – Nonprofit groups and town governments in western Massachusetts struggling to make sense of large amounts of data can now receive free statistical consulting from Statistics in the Community (STATCOM), a volunteer organization housed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s podcast series about the breakthrough discoveries of campus researchers focuses this month on the development of a portable hug vest—a new invention that promises to help people suffering from a wide range of problems become calmer, more focused and more grounded.
AMHERST, Mass. – Despite tornado warnings and torrential rain that temporarily forced her car off the track, Stacia Marcelynas led the University of Massachusetts Amherst Supermileage Team to an eighth-place finish in the 2008 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Supermileage Competition.
AMHERST, Mass. – Children with autism and ADHD may soon get anxiety relief from a novel “deep-pressure” vest developed by Brian Mullen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The vest, which can also be used for adults with mental illness, delivers a “portable hug” called deep pressure touch stimulation (DPTS).