Energy, Climate Science, Sustainability

Sustainability issues pervade public debate and private-investment decisions at every level. UMass Amherst makes significant contributions in areas such as renewable energy, water-treatment technologies, environmental and climate science, and public policy. Large-scale national centers such as the Northeast Climate Science Center (one of eight national centers established by the U.S. Department of the Interior), the National Science Foundation’s competitively awarded offshore-wind Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program, and the Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems are at the intersection of research excellence and federal priorities.