A new documentary from Fish Navy Films, “What We Fish For,” a celebration of recreational saltwater fishing and update on the state of the world’s coral reef ecosystems, will celebrate its world premier at the New England Aquarium’s Simon IMAX Theatre on Friday, Dec. 11 from 7–9 p.m. as part of the Boston Globe’s GlobeDocs series.
Food scientist and analytical chemist Lili He at UMass Amherst recently received a three-year, $473,628 grant from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture to study mechanisms of how chemical pesticides, applied both systemically and to the surface, penetrate fresh produce and move into plant tissues, and how this may affect food safety for consumers.
Richard Peltier, environmental health sciences, spent several days traveling throughout South Asia in October in a “multipurpose trip,” coordinating several research projects in the region, making presentations and meeting with officials at several universities.
The department of communication disorders is looking for individuals 40 years of age and older to participate in NIH-funded studies of hearing changes with age. Participants will complete tests of hearing, speech comprehension and cognition and will be paid $10 per hour.
The U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded a grant expected to total $6.25 million over five years to a team of chemists, physicists and chemical engineers led by Sankaran Thayumanavan of UMass Amherst.
A University of Massachusetts Amherst economic impact study released today estimates that the two-day Great New England Air Show held at Westover Air Base in Chicopee in May generated $11.6 million in local spending.
Study by co-author Ben Letcher, fisheries biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey and adjunct faculty in environmental conservation at UMass Amherst show that high summer air temperatures have a large influence, in particular on the smallest fry and eggs, which are most important to wild trout abundance in streams.
Molecular biologists at UMass Amherst who study nitrogen-fixing bacteria in plants have discovered a “double agent” peptide in an alfalfa that may hold promise for improving crop yields without increasing fertilizer use.
Christina Anderson Bosch, a doctoral student in the College of Education at UMass Amherst, has been awarded a fellowship to work with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education, a resource network for STEM education researchers supported by the National Science Foundation.