AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst will host the 2007 International Conference of Engineers Without Borders-USA this week, bringing together roughly 500 engineers who have been involved in humanitarian projects from Kenya to Thailand to El Salvador.
AMHERST, Mass. – A team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) recently returned from Kenya where the students began implementing a carefully designed plan to bring clean drinking water to more than 3,000 subsistence farmers.
AMHERST, Mass. – The Environmental Sciences Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is launching a new summer cooperative program opportunity with Triumvirate Environmental Inc. of Somerville, Mass.
AMHERST, Mass. – Need to charge your laptop? Go ride a bike. A device that converts the work of pedaling a stationary bike into power that could re-charge a laptop battery has propelled a team of University of Massachusetts Amherst students into the finalist round of the GE-mtvU Ecomagination Challenge.
AMHERST, Mass. – A plan for an enterprise that would produce diamond-coated, long-lasting artificial joints and thus lower the number of painful, follow-up surgeries for implant recipients has won $5,000 in the fall phase of the Technology Innovation Challenge at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. – Cadets from the Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will hold a Veterans’ Day vigil on the east side of Memorial Hall beginning Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m., with closing ceremonies on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m.
Tim Murray, candidate for lieutenant governor also to appear
AMHERST, Mass. – The Student Government Association (SGA) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deval Patrick and his running mate for lieutenant governor, Tim Murray, at a “Fresh Start for Massachusetts” community meeting Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. in the Curry Hicks Cage.
AMHERST, Mass. – Dining Services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will hold its fifth annual Halloween “Tricks, Treats ’n’ More” dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. All dining halls on campus will participate in treating 12,500 students to live lobster, clam chowder, strip steak and locally grown vegetables.
AMHERST, Mass. – Students returning to the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst will begin moving into residence halls on Sunday, Sept. 3, with classes set to start Sept. 6. The students will be greeted with a full week of activities.