Through increased funding for enriched programs, you help distinguish UMass Amherst, build our reputation, and attract a diverse student population and faculty who make a difference in their communities and beyond.

Already we have a cluster of programs, centers, and institutes that are considered to be among the best in the nation -- where transformative knowledge is uncovered.  Your investment in key initiatives and programs like these and others will stimulate cutting-edge inquiries that investigate current and emerging issues in the sciences, arts, and humanities, and provide opportunities for students and faculty to discover and lead.

  • Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA)
    We bring national leadership to this multi-sector partnership among academia, industry, and government on campus. CASA is dedicated to engineering revolutionary weather-sensing networks that will save lives and property with early detection of severe weather.
  • Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons)
    Our iCons program is at the forefront of integrative science education.  The program builds on the disciplinary strength of a student's major by bringing together peers from all the sciences and engineering to collaborate in a team-based learning environment and develop creative solutions to real-world challenges.
  • UMass Poll
    The poll combines cutting-edge internet technology with leading expertise in political science.  The result is accurate, cost-efficient, and swift survey results on the issues most important to Massachusetts residents.  Outcomes provide an invaluable resource for communities, public officials, and the press as they are used to assess the quality of government and strength of the Commonwealth's economy.