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Associate Professor Shelly Peyton and Professor Neil St. John Forbes, both of the Chemical Engineering Department, were two of the six winners of the inaugural Manning Prize given by the UMass Amherst Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS). The mission of so-called Manning/IALS Seed Grants of $100,000 apiece, according to the IALS website, “is to move the cutting-edge science at UMass Amherst into the real world.”

According to the Falmouth Patch, the trailer featuring the Distractology® program, developed by the UMass Amherst College of Engineering and the Arbella Insurance Foundation, visited Falmouth High School on Cape Cod from November 12 to 15. The program shows students the dangers of driving while talking on the phone, texting, or any other common distraction.

On November 19 and 20, UMassSafe, a division of the UMass Transportation Center, hosted the 2019 Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit with a theme of “Best Practices for Industry and Law Enforcement Partnerships.” The event brought together safety stakeholders from across the Northeast, including those from state trucking and bus associations, law enforcement, state drivers licensing agencies, universities, and government.