Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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  • Twenty-First Century Mosaics

    UMass experts improve manufacturing innovation for Massachusetts company

    Mechanical engineer Dr. Ted Acworth founded Artaic with a goal to revitalize the ancient mosaic art form. He was inspired by the beauty of the artwork but found the modern mosaic-making process to be... More

  • Stepping Up to the Challenge

    Undergraduate students tackle big problems through science and art

    UMass Amherst students are not ones to shy away from a challenge. We honor six undergraduates this semester with the Rising Researcher award for their impressive achievements in key areas of science... More

  • Work As Play

    Curiosity drives distinguished scientist’s pursuit of network innovation

    Is there a better mousetrap? Donald Towsley, Distinguished University Professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences, thinks so. His curiosity about life and his open, often playful... More

  • Digital Life

    Creating 3D models of all living creatures

    Biologist Duncan Irschick created the Beastcam Array, a rapid-capture, field portable tabletop system for making high-resolution, full-color 3D models of living organisms. He and his research team... More