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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...

The 2014 College of Engineering Annual Report has been mailed to our alumni and is now posted on the college website: 2014 Annual Report: "Championing Research, Education, and Public Service". “As the College of Engineering rises with the tide of the UMass Rising campaign, much of our continuing success depends on the foresight, philanthropy, and loyalty from a flood of alumni and friends,” wrote Engineering Dean Tim Anderson to introduce the report. “As valued supporters of our community, you control...

An article in the Taunton Gazette about teenage drivers being statistically more likely to be in car crashes than drivers from any other age group mentions the “Distractology 101” program, designed by the UMass Amherst College of Engineering in conjunction with the Arbella Insurance Foundation. In the past, Distractology 101 has been featured on the Today Show, the Boston Globe, and hundreds of other newspapers, TV shows, and websites. The Distractology 101 program brings a...