Three undergraduates in biology professor Peg Riley’s lab were recently selected to advance to the regional finals for the Hult Prize, the largest student start-up program in the world for early stage social start-up ventures. It recognizes “game-changing social entrepreneurs,” the organizers say.
Four undergraduates have received the Pfizer Award from the Society of Toxicology, which will support their registration, lodging, ground transportation, food and travel to the society’s annual meeting in March in Anaheim, California. Each of the 21 national winners will present their honors thesis research at the conference.
Issue 02, “Resilience,” of “Paperbark” literary magazine is now available to order. “Paperbark” is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the School of Earth and Sustainability, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the UMass Libraries.
The annual Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage raised over $632,000 this year, with many UMass Amherst faculty, staff and students participating. The department of sociology organized a team of 11 participants and raised $4,400 dollars for the cause. Faculty, grad students and undergraduates all took part in the event.
Six undergraduates from across campus have received the fall Rising Researcher award. The Rising Researcher program celebrates undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship or creative activity.
Environmental health sciences doctoral student Monika Roy recently received a three-year, $114,072 F31 Predoctoral Fellowship Award from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the liver toxicity potential of the environmental chemical 3,3’-dichlorobiphenyl, or PCB-11. PCB-11 is primarily a byproduct of yellow pigment manufacturing.
Students are invited to take a study break and explore natural, healthy ways to reduce stress and balance body and mind at De-Stress Fest 2019, Thursday, Dec. 12, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.
A number of international students will have an opportunity to explore life away from campus during the week-long Thanksgiving break in the Boston area. For the first time, the students who would not be able to go home during the break will spend the week on the Mount Ida campus of UMass Amherst.
The School of Public Policy will host a beta test of the 2020 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition, an international event where students hone their skills in policy development, negotiation and critical thinking, using real-world data to address a hypothetical but realistic situation.
The Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst reminds Ware students that they are eligible for the Charles P. McQuaid scholarship, which will cover approximately 70% of in-state tuition and fees. One new scholarship is awarded yearly for incoming students from Ware and its surrounding communities.