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Research News & Stories


The bold discoveries coming out of UMass Amherst research labs draw national and international attention, and frequently make headlines. UMass researchers conduct impactful research across a wide range of disciplines, with real-world applications in Health and Wellness; Energy Transition; Environment and Sustainability; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and the Social Sciences. Take a peek inside UMass research labs, and meet some of amazing faculty and students behind the work. UMass recognizes exceptional research, scholarship, and creative activity by its faculty through its Spotlight Scholars honor, and by students through the Rising Researchers award program.

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A Global View of Tech and Society

The Global Technology for Social Justice (GloTech) Lab at UMass Amherst fosters research and dialogue on critical technology studies that go "beyond borders, bits, and biases."

Illustration of woman in yellow dress with pencil and speech bubble, "Why not come on down and join us at CBR Lab?"

The CBR Lab at UMass Amherst is building community and capacity around comics-based research, a novel, rapidly growing research methodology that can be applied to virtually any academic discipline. 

Researchers Making a Difference

Get to know some of the faculty and students conducting exceptionally creative and impactful research on campus.