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On October 20 through 23, members of the Boston chapter of the Society of Military Engineers (SAME), which refers to itself as the Boston Post, attended  the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation, Inc Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy Conference at UMass Amherst. “I think the event was significant,” said Bernd F. Schliemann, faculty advisor of the UMass SAME student chapter, “as it introduced our students to industry professionals who can continue to mentor them throughout their undergraduate...

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have announced that David A. Reckhow, a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his colleagues have received a $4.1-million grant to create a national center for research aimed at assisting small-sized drinking water systems. There was regional and national news coverage of the November 17 event: Gazette,...

Two faculty members in the UMass Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department who were named faculty fellows by the campus Civic Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) unit have spent the past year adding community service activities to their classes. The CESL faculty fellows from MIE are Ana Muriel and Hari Balasubramanian. The CESL fellowships add service learning and community service to Ana Muriel’s MIE 422 course, entitled “Statistical Quality Control and Improvement.” UMass CESL promotes learning for lifelong, engaged citizenship, partnering with communities on and off...

Undergraduate Shayna Nolan of the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department is one of five students who have been selected to receive the fall 2014 UMass Amherst Rising Researcher student achievement award. This new award, sponsored by the Vice Chancellors for University Relations and Research and Engagement, recognizes exceptional UMass Amherst undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship, or creative activity. ChE Professor Shelly Peyton nominated Nolan for the award in recognition of her research on cell migration on biomaterial surfaces, conducted under Peyton’s direction....

C.V. Hollot, the head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, is a member of the interdisciplinary research team from UMass Amherst and the University of Minnesota that received a four-year, $2.4-million, National Science Foundation grant to study the increasingly complex ways in which content is delivered to users on the Internet and to invent new architectural and algorithmic mechanisms to coordinate these interactions better. Hollot’s expertise is in control theory and its applications. As co-investigator and UMass Amherst computer scientist Don Towsley noted, "Solving...