Phoebe Gelbard

Undergraduate Sustainability Research Awards

The Undergraduate Sustainability Research Awards recognize students for their outstanding work in fields pertaining to environmental sustainability and innovation, promoting deeper understanding of these topics as well as insight into the strategies and resources available to conduct this research. 

alpine flowers seen while backpacking in the Chilean Andes in January of 2017

How bittersweet it is to approach a particular end, to think of the people, places, and moments that have filled an experience with joy, tinges of anguish, and overwhelming awe, and to let it go in the midst of both uncertainty and hope for what is to come. 

CSA pick-up

"I would like to see people more aware of where their food comes from. I would like to see small farmers empowered.” – Anthony Bourdain

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

“When you teach about George Washington, there’s absolutely no reason you shouldn’t tell Ona’s story too.” 


Sometimes all the inspiration we need to change our eating habits is a movie about a girl and her beloved super pig. 

Rice & Devlin

Imagine you have an exciting new idea for a classroom curriculum, but maybe you aren’t a teacher, and perhaps that curriculum doesn’t exist yet. For Ashley Rice '20 and Alyssa Devlin '19, two Honors students at UMass Amherst, this is exactly what they set out to do starting in the spring of 2019 while participating in a semester-long internship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. 


In December of 2019, four Honors students received the Pfizer Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT) recognizing their outstanding research achievements in the field.

world map

One of my interests that I don’t often get to engage with as an Honors College communications assistant is my love of maps.

online shopping

From the day after Thanksgiving until the winter holidays, we find ourselves in a mad dash of buying presents for family, friends, coworkers, and everyone else in between.

Fall 2019 Rising Researchers

The Rising Research Award recognizes students whose research stands out as being ambitious, creative, and having a positive impact on the greater community.