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  • UMass Amherst undergraduate student researchers John Solitro and Paul Travers hold plant cultures while standing in the plant cell culture library.

    Plant Medicine

    UMass Amherst students find scientific pathways to botanical therapeutics

    Entering the enclosed, temperature-regulated space of UMass Amherst’s Plant Cell Culture Library, you are immediately hit by a scent in the air that is unfamiliar yet redolent of life.

  • View of a new graphical processing unit at the Mass Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, MA.

    Deep Learning Boost

    Campus poised to attract top talent with new GPU cluster

    With a new cluster of specialized graphics processing units (GPUs) now installed, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is poised to attract the nation’s next crop of top Ph.D. students and... More

  • UMass Amherst Professor J. Joshua Yang stands in between equipment in his lab.

    Transformative Technologies

    Nanoelectronics expert shapes future of computing

    The future of computing is anything but conventional, says UMass Amherst electrical and computer engineer Joshua Yang. An expert in nanoelectronics and nanoionics (small-scale systems which run on... More

  • Image of taxi signs on top of vehicles lined up in traffic.

    Nanoparticle Taxicabs

    New materials can identify, collect and transport debris on cell surfaces

    Inspired by proteins that can recognize dangerous microbes and debris, then engulf such material to get rid of it, polymer scientists led by Todd Emrick at the University of Massachusetts Amherst... More

  • UMass Amherst iCons students smiling standing in front of their poster.

    iCons at Work

    UMass Amherst program is a world leader in science education

    From oceanic plastic gyres to the Zika virus, “Every great problem is an educational opportunity,” says Professor of Chemistry Scott Auerbach, founding director of the Integrated Concentration in... More

  • UMass Amherst professor Amel Ahmed stands in the Integrative Learning Center.

    Electoral Perspective

    Acclaimed political scientist says small electoral reforms have big impact

    Political scientist Amel Ahmed focuses her work on what she calls “esoteric topics, such as small electoral reforms” that, she says with a laugh, don’t always spark the liveliest of conversations at... More