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Caitlyn Butler of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has received a $1,500 grant from the UMass Amherst Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) to serve as a Student Centered Teaching and Learning (SCTL) Fellow for the coming academic year.

As Glenn Caffery of the CTFD wrote to Butler when announcing the grant “The selection committee was impressed by the strength of the applicant pool. Your proposal was chosen because of the direct impact your project will have on student learning, the perspective you will bring to the fellowship cohort, and the...

Paula Rees, the Director of the Diversity Programs Office at the College of Engineering, participated in presenting three papers at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2015 Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington, on June14 to 17.

The first paper, entitled “The Impact of Federally Funded Scholarship Programs on the Success of Transfer Students at a Public Engineering College,” reviewed the effects of two National Science Foundation S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) grants on undergraduate minority engineering transfer...

A group of brilliant undergraduate researchers, working on cutting-edge summer projects, will present a poster session on Friday, July 31, from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Campus Center Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. All the students are participating in various programs under the umbrella of the Research Experience for Undergraduates, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The poster session is free and open to the public.

Examples of the exciting and topical research on display will include: a habitat-use analysis of breeding bald eagles near...

The College of Engineering recently received a $632,369 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program. The S-STEM program “addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce” by increasing the success of “low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need” who are pursuing degrees in STEM fields, according to the NSF. See NSF S-STEM Program Description

This grant, entitled...

Professors Guoping Zhang and Don J. DeGroot of the Geotechnical Engineering Program within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE) are overseeing research being funded by GeoEngineers, a Seattle-based earth science and technology company. GeoEngineers awarded the CEE department a $10,000 unrestricted grant and $20,000 in fellowship money, both supporting coastal research to be conducted by the department.

DeGroot noted that the main person at GeoEngineers to take the initiative for the fellowship donation is David S....