SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Some students spend years honing their observational skills, especially those that involve pattern recognition and spatial-thinking. But students who use American Sign Language (ASL) are often already adept at this 3-D thinking, and it may give them an advantage when grappling with the intricate networks of geologic fault systems.
AMHERST, Mass. – Six weeks after Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the Gulf Coast, the president and Congress have failed to establish any credible expert review process to guide the recovery of the region, according to University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Geography Rutherford H. Platt.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The scientific community’s failure to mount effective opposition against the intelligent design movement calls for new tactics, contends University of Massachusetts Amherst geologist Donald Wise. He will propose at a national meeting that scientists abandon all religious and philosophical discussions and focus instead on evidence that he believes demonstrates a clear lack of intelligent design.
A delegation of public officials, residents and students from Hokkaido, Japan visiting Massachusetts to mark the 15th anniversary of a sister-state relationship will pay a call to campus Oct. 15 to renew ties that extend back to 1876.
AMHERST, Mass. – Primary and secondary schools are turning out far too few graduates willing or able to study for science and engineering careers, and the second annual Massachusetts STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Summit will address the issue on October 17 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center in Sturbridge.