Two tree species native to the Northeast have been found to be structurally sound for use in cross-laminated timber – a revolutionary new type of building material with sought-after sustainability characteristics, according to research by Peggi Clouston.
Two students, juniors Meg Davis and Rhada Dave, have developed a device to measure water usage in dorm showers. They used an $1,800 grant from the Sustainability, Innovation and Engagement Fund (SIEF) to create a prototype for their project.
Scientists at UMass Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy, climate change and in the future of medicine.
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.
Christine Hatch, extension associate professor of geosciences, recently received a grant from Sustainability, Innovation and Engagement Fund for the Rain Garden 52 project – the creation of a green infrastructure system, researched and designed by students, that will capture and filter stormwater while enhancing campus aesthetics by harnessing the beauty of a natural wetland.
Ten “green idea” projects around campus are underway, made possible with grants from the Sustainability, Innovation and Engagement Fund. Launched in 2013, the program aims to foster sustainability by financially supporting students, faculty and staff who propose projects to promote a greener campus.
The Climate Resiliency Task Force has launched an eight-month process to develop a Campus Resiliency Plan, outlining strategies for creating a stronger, more equitable, healthier and prepared campus that can thrive even under new stresses from climate change. Two events will be held Friday, Nov. 15 to give campus community members an opportunity to share their input.
The 2020 Best Global Universities guide published by U.S. News and World Report ranks UMass Amherst No. 4 in the comprehensive subject area of Agricultural Sciences. The rankings consider the top 1,500 universities across 81 countries.