Research News & Stories
The bold discoveries coming out of UMass Amherst research labs draw national and international attention, and frequently make headlines. Follow recent news, take a peek inside UMass research labs, and meet some of the faculty and students behind the lab goggles.
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Faculty and students in UMass Amherst’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning are envisioning more beautiful, healthy, livable neighborhoods and regions through community-engaged research.
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Go deeper and discover the stories behind the research. Learn how researchers at UMass Amherst are making a real-world impact, from the classroom to technological innovation to protecting the natural environment.
The UMass Amherst Clean Energy Extension provides technical assistance to municipalities, conducts applied research, and offers workforce training to achieve the Commonwealth’s sustainability goals.
Graduate student Seanne Clemente is investigating whether bumble bees can use plants to "self-medicate."
For three-quarters of a century, UMass Amherst's top-ranked engineering program has been at the vanguard of research in fields ranging from quantum computing to wind energy to microwave remote sensing.
UMass Amherst’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem helps researchers take inventions and discoveries from ideation through the process of commercialization and, eventually, to market.
UMass Amherst sociology graduate student Brandi Perri used her distinctive background as a former janitor to study the experiences of custodial crew members within a newly corporatized educational system.
The Institute of Diversity Sciences (IDS) at UMass Amherst supports multidisciplinary research that aims to advance social justice and nurtures the success of diverse students as they enter the STEM workforce.
An initiative led by UMass Amherst seeks to develop new models, practices, methods, and ethical guidelines for braiding Indigenous knowledge together with current scientific practices.
The Core Summer Internship Program at UMass Amherst offers undergraduates hands-on research experience in state-of-the-art labs along with valuable soft-skills training.
Through an independent research study of her own design, Emily Knick ‘23 is investigating how languages evolve and what such changes can teach us about how the brain produces and perceives language.
As part of the global Event Horizon Telescope research consortium, UMass Amherst astronomers are capturing unprecedented images and testing current theories about the universe.
In close partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the UMass Transportation Center (UMTC) advances transportation mobility and safety through research, training, and workforce development.
In Sarah Perry's microfluidics course, students get hands-on research experience with real-world applications.
Researchers Making a Difference
Get to know some of the faculty and students conducting exceptionally creative and impactful research on campus.