Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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  • Improving Human Health

    Biomedical engineering blends disciplines for medical innovation

    "A biologist, a doctor, and an engineer walk into a room . . .” could be an opening line for UMass Amherst’s Biomedical Engineering program. Launched in 2017, it blends engineering, medicine,... More

  • Inspired by Nature

    New center taps natural processes for chemical innovation

    Sankaran “Thai” Thayumanavan has big plans for the $1.8 million National Science Foundation grant the campus has received to create a multi-university Center for Autonomous Chemistry. He and his... More

  • Finding Their Path

    Research experiences help students chart a course for the future

    Hands-on research is a hallmark of undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. We honor eight students from across campus with the Rising Researcher Award in recognition of... More

  • Twenty-First Century Mosaics

    UMass experts improve manufacturing innovation for Massachusetts company

    Mechanical engineer Dr. Ted Acworth founded Artaic with a goal to revitalize the ancient mosaic art form. He was inspired by the beauty of the artwork but found the modern mosaic-making process to be... More