Prashant Shenoy, professor of computer science and associate dean in the College of Information and Computer Sciences, has been named a 2017-2018 Fulbright Specialist Scholar. He will travel to Mumbai, India, to work with researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay on water and energy challenges in Indian cities.
Michael Rawlins, geosciences and associate director of the Climate System Research Center, has received two grants, one from NASA and the other from the U.S. Department of Energy, for work in Alaska and western Canada that will complement a National Science Foundation-funded multi-institution study of how climate changes such as thawing permafrost, soil carbon mobilization and precipitation changes are altering the Arctic’s ecosystems.
A five-year, $1.29 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow Upward Bound at UMass Amherst to continue its work with Springfield High School of Commerce students. Sixty students enroll in Upward Bound each year, with many also participating in a six-week residential summer institute on campus.