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Associate Professor Casey Brown of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has won the Climate Science Service Award from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). Brown has overseen the work of his two team-members, Research Assistant Professor Dr. Patrick Ray and Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr. Sungwook Wi, on the award-winning project. The citation from the DWR noted that this research team has “worked with DWR on a climate change vulnerability assessment for DWR’s State Water Project (SWP) facilities. Their close coordination with DWR has ensured that the...

A team of researchers in Sundar Krishnamurty’s mechanical and industrial engineering laboratory is putting a couple of new, high-end 3D printers through their paces now in their temporary location in Elab II while they await the building of new facilities at the Life Science Laboratories (LSL), expected to be finished in 2016. See News office Story: http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/engineering-team-using-3d-printers-test.

The short, squat Connex 350 by Stratasys can handle two...

To realize that the United States is in the throes of a nutritional crisis, all you have to do is pay attention. We are a country festering with obesity, eating disorders, and nutritionally caused conditions such as diabetes. As the founder and CEO of a new company targeting this crisis, alumna Alaina Hanlon Adams has her finger on the pulse of a country in big nutritional trouble. Her company, NuPlanit (http://www.nuplanit.com/), empowers people to sustain healthy, balanced eating habits using mobile technology and a network of nutrition experts....

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department and MIE Professor Yahya Modarres-Sadeghi, together with Professor Christian Santangelo from the Physics Department and Professor Ryan Hayward from the Polymer Science and Engineering Department, hosted NEW.Mech 2014, a one-day workshop in ELab II. The purpose of the event was to bring together academics and professionals in the New England mechanics community with an interest in exploring new directions for the mechanics of materials and structures and share the latest advancements in the field. See event website:...

Cole Fitzpatrick of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department was one of three doctoral candidates from the University of Massachusetts Amherst to receive Eugene M. Isenberg Scholar Awards of $10,000 apiece. The other two Isenberg award winners were Yueran Zhuo and David Agogo from the Operations and Information Management Department at the Isenberg School of Management.

The awards were established by the late Eugene M. Isenberg ('50, former CEO of Nabors Industries, Inc.) and his wife Ronnie Isenberg to aid UMass Amherst graduate students who demonstrate...