Business & Economic Development

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CPPA Capstones

All Masters in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) students design and implement a final culminating or “capstone” experience in their final year. The projects address interests relevant to the student’s curricular or career goals, and often involve working with municipalities or community-based organizations, including those in Springfield.

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Diversity in Management Education Services

DiMES (Diversity in Management Education Services) was established in 1988 and aims to promote diversity within the Isenberg School community. The diversity program allows students to gain an edge by presenting a true image of today’s business profession and it works in collaboration with a variety of programs in Springfield as well as nationwide. Various resources are available to all students through DiMES. The Isenberg School works with the undergraduate office to offer academic advising and tutoring services to Isenberg School students.

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Equine Reproductive Services

Equine Reproductive Services offers advanced assisted reproductive techniques to horse breeders seeking maximization of the reproductive potential of fertile horses or restoration of fertility for subfertile and infertile horses in New England. Its global objective is to have this program be known as a source of advanced and modern reproductive techniques by the New England horse industry.

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Heritage Assessment and Community Development, Eleuthera, Bahamas

The Center for Heritage & Society has initiated a partnership with a community development organization on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas (oneeleuthera.org). We have conducted a pilot research project (Historic Building Survey) in Governor's Harbor, and we have developed a community engagement web portal for use by our partners. Finally, we are now in the development phase of an archaeological survey and excavation project in Millars on the site of a former plantation in collaboration with the descendent community.

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Institute for Cellular Engineering

The Institute for Cellular Engineering is a multidisciplinary, interdepartmental research initiative focused on coordinating and expanding cellular engineering educational and scholarly activities on campus and enabling translational research through strategic industry partnerships. Through ICE, engineering, life science, and information science departments collaborate to understand, and ultimately harness, cellular “machinery” in plants, animals, and microorganisms.

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InterNano Nanomanufacturing Library

InterNano supports the information needs of the nanomanufacturing community, a national audience including government works and industry. They pursue this mission by creating, collecting, and disseminating relevant and timely resources, employing appropriate and current web technologies so users can both contribute and extract information. InterNano works cooperatively with complementary informatics initiatives to facilitate data sharing among groups engaged with aspects of nanotechnology.

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Land Protection and Community Preservation

The Land Protection and Community Preservation project encourages sustainable growth by providing the residents of the northern towns of the Quinebaug Shetucket watershed corridor with outreach, education and facilitation that encourages capacity-building and the consideration of land, water and other sustainability issues in the day-to-day decision making processes of the towns and the region.

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Leadership Pioneer Valley

LPV is a regional community leadership program for mid-career professionals from non-profit, public, and private sector organizations throughout Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties. In this year-long monthly program participants spend the day either in leadership development programming or community orientation/network development. Field experiences bring the group to sites within a specified sub-region to meet with community leaders. UMass has been actively involved on the Steering Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Marketing Committee.

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