A team of environmental scientists from UMass Amherst and China has for the first time used a dynamic, two-step process to completely degrade a common flame-retardant chemical, rendering the persistent global pollutant nontoxic.
The U.S. Department of Energy this month announced that 73 scientists from across the nation, including assistant professors Scott Hertel, physics, and Isaac Larsen, geosciences, will receive funding for their investigations as part of its Early Career Research Program.
The UMass Amherst Libraries, along with two other universities, were recently awarded a National Leadership Project Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to fund an immersion program to train faculty and instructors on how to integrate the use of makerspaces and technology into their courses.
Industry figures show the global rate of solar energy installations grew by 30 percent in one recent year, and the average cost of installing solar has fallen from $7 per watt to $2.8 per watt, making rooftop solar attractive to many more homeowners. But the progress of rooftop installationsis often slowed by a shortage of trained professionals who must use expensive tools to conduct labor-intensive structure assessments one by one, say scientists at the UMass Amherst.
The UMass Amherst campus recently hosted the 2019 Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) Summer Institute, attended by more than 150 women and gender non-conforming people dedicated to advancing Chicana/Latinx and Native American students, academics and activists.
The first meeting of an informal support and discussion group for UMass trans, non-binary and gender-nonconforming staff, graduate students and faculty will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Campus Center, rooms 174-176.
The UMass World Librarians project, which brings educational resources to students and teachers in under-resourced areas in Malawi, is expanding, after Charles M. Schweik, professor in the School of Public Policy, made connections at a conference.
The transition of e-Protocol for both human subjects (IRB) and animal subjects (IACUC) to Kuali Research will begin at the end of August. Kuali will be available for IRB and IACUC starting Monday, Sept. 9.