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. – The groundbreaking ceremony for the new $118.7 million central heating plant project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be held Friday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. The site is adjacent to the Amherst wastewater treatment plant on Mullins Way, west of the Mullins Center and the athletic fields.
AMHERST, Mass. – The National Association of College and University Food Services has announced that the UMass Amherst Dining Services received second place for the 2006 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards in the multiple concepts category.
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.
A two-day visit to campus last week by leaders of China’s Shaanxi Normal University may lead to broader academic ties between the two schools, including faculty and student exchanges, joint international conferences and the development of new training programs.
The STEM Education Institute and the School of Education held a national conference titled “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math—Alternative Certification for Teachers” (STEM-ACT) on May 5-7 in Arlington, Va.