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On Thursday, October 30, David R. Gaboury, P.E. (B.S. '76 CEE) will deliver the 15th annual Tang Lecture in the Amherst Room, 10th floor, Campus Center on the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus. The Tang Lecture begins at 4:00 p.m., with a reception at 5:00 p.m. The title of Mr. Gaboury’s Tang Lecture is “Prosperous Growth in Service of Employees, Clients, and Communities.” The public is cordially invited to this free event.

Gaboury is the president and CEO of Terracon, whose annual revenue has grown in the past 15 years from about $50 million to nearly $500 million,...

According to an article by the UMass Amherst News Office, the Engineering Center for Collaborative Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) at UMass Amherst has a four-year, $2.48-million National Science Foundation grant to study how mobile devices carried in our pockets, bags, and backpacks can serve as the next generation of weather warning systems in the coming decade. A mobile weather app that would allow officials to send targeted, neighborhood-level warnings of approaching severe weather, something that might have helped residents of Hadley and Easthampton during recent hazardous weather...

On October 27 at 9:00 a.m., more than 210 female students, teachers, and guidance counselors from more than 28 high schools from Massachusetts and beyond will gather in the Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the annual Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day Conference. The aim of this program is to excite, inspire, and encourage young women to pursue engineering or computer science as an academic track and career path.

In attendance will be high schools from Amherst, Springfield, Chicopee, Greenfield, Fitchburg, East...

Dr. Paul Witherell, an alumnus of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department, has received the 2014 Young Engineer Award from the Computers and Information in Engineering (CIE) Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The CIE division sponsors the Young Engineer Award to recognize a promising young investigator who is making outstanding contributions to the progress in the application of computers in engineering. Link to article:...

Paul Siqueira of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is one of 15 scientists selected by NASA to serve on the Science Definition Team of a $600-million collaborative mission between NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). In a meeting in Toronto on September 30, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of ISRO, signed two documents to launch a NASA-ISRO satellite mission to observe Earth and establish a pathway for future joint missions to explore Mars. The Science Definition Team is a group of 15 scientists nationwide who are...