AMHERST, Mass. - Stacey Whitbourne, a member of the Class of 2000 at the University of Massachusetts, is one of four students to win this year''s prestigious Psi Chi/American Psychological Association (APA) Research Award, which includes an invitation to make a presentation of undergraduate research at the APA meeting in Washington, D.C., scheduled for Aug. 4-8. Psi Chi is the national collegiate psychology honor society.
AMHERST, Mass. - Members of the University of Massachusetts group Students for Sustainable Engineering, along with 12 local high school students, will build a solar irrigation system on Thurs. May 25, in Orange, MA. The best times for photographs will be from 3-5 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine.
AMHERST, Mass. - Litza J. Melendez, of Amherst, a journalism major who has advised and assisted new students on campus for three years, has been selected student speaker for the 130th Commencement of the University of Massachusetts Sun. May 21 at 10:30 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts students studying herbs, spices and medicinal plants in the department of plant and soil sciences will share their knowledge with the University community and the community at large at next week''s Herbfest 2000. The annual event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Tues. May 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom on the UMass campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - Laurence Shumway, a junior at the University of Massachusetts, has won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. He was one of just 309 students in the United States to win the award for the 2000-01 academic year. A Worcester native, he is the son of Aldona A. Shumway of Worcester, and the late Robert B. Shumway.
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 international students, faculty, and staff from the Five Colleges at the Isenberg School of Management building on the Amherst campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - Nearly two years ago, University of Massachusetts engineering student Nathaniel Mulcahy bumped into the bathroom sink, and his Mennen Speed Stick smashed to the floor. "What a lot of bits of plastic," the mechanical and industrial engineering senior thought as he cleaned up the mess. Then he decided to build a better deodorant stick. Mulcahy''s resulting "Speedy Speed Stick" led him to win the student contest at the 1999 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn., late last year.
AMHERST, Mass. - Three dozen undergraduates at the University of Massachusetts are designing a campus-wide marketing campaign for TIME magazine as part of a semester-long internship with the national news weekly.