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Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders is a student run organization driven to help local and international communities create sustainable solutions to improve their quality of life and future. EWB aims to develop, fundraise, construct and implement tools necessary for communities to help themselves. The student chapter at UMass Amherst has managed projects in Ghana and Kenya to help develop sustainable methods for clean water.

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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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Hear Our Stories: Diasporic Youth for Sexual Rights and Justice

The “Hear Our Stories” program uses digital storytelling to work with young parenting Latinas in Holyoke to reveal the ways in which sexual and reproductive health disparities are embodied and discursively negotiated, and ultimately work to reframe public conversations on young motherhood and sexuality, health, and rights across generations.

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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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History Institute

Since 1994, the UMass Amherst History Department has hosted events, workshops and in-service trainings for K-12 teachers in Western Massachusetts. The Department’s signature offering is “The History Institute”. A joint endeavor with the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton, Massachusetts, The History Institute is an annual series of workshops organized around a central theme. At each workshop, a faculty member presents on a specific historical topic. Following the lecture, teachers and scholars work together to develop strategies for applying the content to the classroom.

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IMPACT! Service-Learning RAP Program

IMPACT! is the service-learning Residential Academic Program. Through this year-long program, students learn how to make a positive impact on the larger community around UMass, and find a place for themselves in that community, by working in a local community service site for 30 hours both fall and spring semester. IMPACT! strives to create a holistic experience for students by integrating service, contemplative practice, social justice, and leadership in the classroom, on campus and in the larger community.

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Information Technology Capstone

In this full-year, community-based capstone, student teams create and implement a service-learning project which provides technical support to a community partner. Previous projects have included designing websites, developing databases and training teachers. For example, one team project included planning and implementing four trainings for approximately 100 Holyoke Public School teachers, enhancing the ability of local educators to use technology for their own efficiency, as well as to enhance the educational experience of their students.

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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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