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Shelly Peyton served as co-chair for the Biomedical Engineering Society annual conference, where the BME department also hosted its first booth.

Biomedical Engineering major Sophia Chang was recently interviewed about the UMass Amherst section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for the SWE national website. 

 

Sergio F. Breña of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Cathal Kearney from the Biomedical Engineering Department were among 24 STRIDE Faculty Fellows announced as part of the 2021 STRIDE Faculty Fellowship Program. 

 

Assistant Professor Siyuan Rao of the Biomedical Engineering Department has received a two-year, $70,000 Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) to develop a toolset that will enable her to investigate the cellular mechanism of the neural circuits related to autism.

 

The College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been ranked in a seven-way tie for No. 56 overall and No. 30 among public engineering programs (five-way tie) in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings. The college also retains its status as the No. 1 public engineering program in New England.

Professor Ian R. Grosse (MIE) is retiring after more than 30 years of productive service to UMass Amherst. Among many other honors, Grosse is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  Most recently, he has served as associate head of biomedical engineering focused on ABET accreditation preparations for this new program.

Assistant Professor Siyuan Rao of the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department is currently working on a prestigious, three-year, $747,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support her groundbreaking research on the neural circuitry mechanism of autism spectrum disorders.