AMHERST, Mass. – Guy Lanza, director of the Environmental Sciences Program and professor of microbiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to assist the Hanoi School of Public Health in Vietnam develop new programs in education and research.
AMHERST, Mass. – Nilanjana Dasgupta, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a five-year, $400,500 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate what enhances or constrains female students in studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
AMHERST, Mass. – Robert Faulkner, professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, along with Howard S. Becker, of the Chicago School of Sociology, have received a two-year, $115,000 National Science Foundation grant to study repertoire in action among jazz musicians.
AMHERST, Mass. – Going with the flow is nothing new for mechanical engineer Jonathan Rothstein. He investigates solutions that are viscoelastic—behaving like fluids in some circumstances and like solids in others.
AMHERST, Mass. – Research conducted by a team that includes David Marquez, an exercise scientist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, finds that Latino men and women get most daily physical activity from work and home-related tasks, rather than recreational exercise.
AMHERST, Mass. – The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is soliciting applications from middle and high school teachers for its Research Experience for Teachers program on polymers for the summer of 2006.
AMHERST, Mass. – Wind, sun and switchgrass are all on the list of energy sources that could reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, but debate remains concerning the costs and benefits of each technology—and the likelihood of each one’s success. Now the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $347,000 to scientists to help untangle the pros and cons of such greener alternatives.
AMHERST, Mass. – A complete test unit of an innovative radar network that could transform how the country monitors weather and tracks storms will be unveiled today at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.