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  • Unequal Opportunity

    Researchers ask tough questions about unconscious bias and racial inequality in schools

    Kathryn “Katie” McDermott has spent her academic career studying public policy that addresses inequality in education. Some of her work has examined desegregation programs that aim to make schools... More

  • Building Bridges

    Computational Social Science Institute combines disciplines to analyze our social world

    Is there social networking among bacteria? The question might seem whimsical, and it’s almost incidentally and rather lightheartedly posed by James Kitts, director of the UMass Amherst Computational... More

  • 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

  • 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

  • Blueprint Brigade

    Students engineer clean water projects and good will in Kenya

    Time Magazine calls it the “Blueprint Brigade.” The International Engineers Without Borders (EWB) organization, headquartered in Colorado, now runs over 350 water, renewable energy, sanitation, and... More