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  • Blueprint Brigade

    UMass students engineer clean water projects and good will in Kenya

    Time Magazine calls it the “Blueprint Brigade.” The International Engineers Without Borders (EWB) organization, headquartered in Colorado, now runs over 350 water, renewable energy, sanitation, and... More

  • Mathematical Mind

    Expert mathematician explores phenomena of how things work

    Professor Andrea Nahmod’s interest in mathematics began in early childhood. Her fondest memories include sitting in her mother’s kitchen as an elementary school child doing her math homework. “I... More

  • Top Flight

    New center to provide advanced aeronautical research and training

    A significant number of air traffic controllers in the New England region are expected to retire in the next decade, increasing the demand for a modern education and training facility. To help meet... More

  • A Hand in Justice

    How the public influences the Supreme Court

    When a vacancy opens up on the U.S. Supreme Court, there is a standard process for filling the seat: the President nominates a new justice, who then appears at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary... More

  • Growing Data Sciences

    New college and center are expanding the campus’s data science leadership

    This spring UMass Amherst demonstrated its deep faith in the potential of one of today’s highest-profile emerging technologies by holding a symposium celebrating the creation of the campus’s Center... More

  • Human Firewall

    UMass team promotes human intervention to combat socially engineered IT attacks

    Isenberg School of Management Professor Ryan T. Wright is calling on large organizations to build a human firewall within their information technology systems to help thwart socially engineered... More