AMHERST, Mass. - Matthew P. Golombek, the University of Massachusetts graduate who is the chief scientist on NASA’s Mars Pathfinder mission, will present a lecture on the mission on Friday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium on the UMass campus. The presentation, which is hosted by the office of the dean of natural sciences and mathematics, is free and open to the public, and will include a question-and-answer period.
AMHERST, Mass. - A program at the University of Massachusetts is aimed at encouraging college students from diverse backgrounds to pursue advanced degrees in engineering. Eight students are participating this year in the Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. The program, in its third year at UMass, is funded by the National Science Foundation, and is coordinated by professors Sharon Long and James Male, both of the civil and environmental engineering department.
AMHERST, Mass. - The following is a statement issued by University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott in response to recent allegations by Connecticut sports agent John Lounsbury concerning the UMass basketball program.
AMHERST, Mass. - A recently graduated geologist is one of two scientists with University of Massachusetts degrees who are working on NASA''s Mars Pathfinder mission. Nathan Bridges earned his doctorate in geology this past April, before being hired by NASA''s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for a postdoctoral position.
AMHERST, Mass. - A University of Massachusetts graduate is the chief scientist on NASA’s Mars Pathfinder mission. Matthew Golombek, who has worked with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the mission since its inception five years ago, studied the geology of Mars, Earth, and the moon while earning his master’s and doctoral degrees in geology from the University in 1978 and 1981, respectively.
AMHERST, Mass. - Eugene and Ronnie Isenberg have donated $6 million to Campaign UMass in support of the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Gene Isenberg is chairman and CEO of Nabors Industries of Houston and an alumnus of UMass Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - When Robert Shulman returned to college and entered the same department at the University of Massachusetts where his daughter Sara was already a student, Sara joked, "My father is following in my footsteps."
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will confer five honorary degrees at Commencement ceremonies May 25. The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Approximately 4,000 undergraduates are candidates for bachelor''s degrees.
AMHERST, Mass. - Joseph Larson, professor of natural resources conservation and director of The Environmental Institute at the University of Massachusetts, has been named 1997 Conservationist of the Year by the Massachusetts Wildlife Federation.