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  • UMass Amherst Professor Brian Levine in the staircase of the Information and Computer Science building.

    Navigating Cybersecurity

    Networking expert sees many sides of Internet privacy

    Brian Levine wants to have a conversation with you about security and privacy. A network security expert and UMass Amherst professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), Levine... More

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    Alien Species

    Documenting the risk of invasives worldwide

    A new study by UMass Amherst biogeographer Bethany Bradley and Regan Early at the University of Exeter, U.K reveals that one sixth of the world’s lands are “highly vulnerable” to invasion by alien... More

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    STEMing the Tide

    Researcher discovers remedies to prevent attrition of girls and women from STEM

    Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta was drawn to the study of social inequality because of an interest in investigating its causes, and designing effective remedies using rigorous scientific methods. In... More

  • Picture of biowires and electrodes on brown background.

    Green by Design

    Scientists engineer new bacteria that spins out tiny, sustainable nanowires

    A group of researchers led by UMass Amherst microbiologist Derek Lovley have genetically designed a new strain of bacteria that spins out extremely thin and highly conductive wires made up solely of... More

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    Outbreak

    Team develops new data analytics to improve disease epidemic prediction

    Communicable disease epidemics place a huge burden on public health systems around the world, and techniques for predicting outbreaks to date have not adequately addressed public health officials’... More

  • UMass Professor Mark Leckie and graduate student Raquel Bryant and the STEMSEAS team aboard ship.

    STEMSEAS

    Growing diversity in the geosciences workforce

    Nine undergraduate STEM students from across the country took to the seas this spring on a 10-day oceanography voyage from San Diego to Hawaii as part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) STEM... More