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  • We Mean Business

    Innovation Challenge Winners Offer Innovative, Marketable Ideas

    Automated Controversy Detection, a startup business founded by computer science Ph.D. candidate Shiri Dori-Hacohen, earned top honors of $35,000 in seed money at the campus’s 2016 Innovation... More

  • Passionate Pursuit

    Undergraduates recognized for notable research and scholarly achievements

    UMass Amherst continues to be a destination of choice for truly exceptional undergraduate students. The campus’s varied opportunities for research, scholarship, and creative activity are part of the... More

  • Enabling Entrepreneurs

    Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship receives a top national award

    The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, headquartered in the Isenberg School of Management, is a cross-campus network of scholars, innovators, and entrepreneurs. It supports research, education,... More

  • Smart Car Extravaganza

    Engineering students avoid a crash course

    The 185 students in Professor David McLaughlin’s Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering course gathered in a large circle in the Student Union Ballroom, laughing, shouting, and cheering as dozens of... More

  • Nurturing Innovation

    The Armstrong Fund seeds science with high potential

    It’s an intriguing question, first posed in the 1970s: might economic or engineering benefits be gained by replacing the typical one-rotor design of offshore wind turbines with one using numerous... More

  • Reining In Antibiotics

    A campus researcher sees exciting potential in targeted bacteriocins

    Picture a fragile wilderness happily maintaining its delicate ecological balance until an invasive species begins edging out the native wildlife. If you were managing that ecosystem, would you carpet... More

  • Curious Minds

    UMass Amherst undergrads have dazzling research opportunities

    Emma Lutz ’17 spent the past summer cloning. Ten years ago, as a member of the Class of 2007, she likely would have been working as a lifeguard or a cashier over the break. Instead, she took on... More

  • Eureka Moments

    Software that enables inventors to think outside the box

    Sometimes the greatest discoveries come from sideways thinking. This approach is the crux of Innovation Accelerator Inc., a startup company by UMass Amherst alumnus Tony McCaffrey that creates... More