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On Thursday, October 30, David R. Gaboury, P.E. (B.S. '76 CEE) will deliver the 15th annual Tang Lecture in the Amherst Room, 10th floor, Campus Center on the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus. The Tang Lecture begins at 4:00 p.m., with a reception at 5:00 p.m. The title of Mr. Gaboury’s Tang Lecture is “Prosperous Growth in Service of Employees, Clients, and Communities.” The public is cordially invited to this free event.

Gaboury is the president and CEO of Terracon, whose annual revenue has grown in the past 15 years from about $50 million to nearly $500 million,...

According to an article by the UMass Amherst News Office, the Engineering Center for Collaborative Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) at UMass Amherst has a four-year, $2.48-million National Science Foundation grant to study how mobile devices carried in our pockets, bags, and backpacks can serve as the next generation of weather warning systems in the coming decade. A mobile weather app that would allow officials to send targeted, neighborhood-level warnings of approaching severe weather, something that might have helped residents of Hadley and Easthampton during recent hazardous weather...

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...

Recently the Engineering Research Center for the Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA Engineering Research Center) installed the fifth of eight planned weather radars in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. This newest radar was installed in Johnson County, Texas. The new radar network, which offers higher resolution data and potentially earlier warning of severe weather, is being installed by a consortium of government agencies, universities, and industry partners that was initially funded by a 10-year, $40-...

According to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Tilman Wolf, the Associate Dean of Engineering (Graduate Studies and Operations) and a professor in our Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been selected among 77 of “the nation's most innovative, young engineering educators” to take part in the NAE's sixth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium. Faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines will come together for the two-and-a-half-day...

During the weekend of September 20 and 21, UMass Amherst Associate Professor Charles Schweik (environmental conservation and public policy) took a group of students to the international Maker Faire in New York City. The field trip is part of a larger collaborative effort between the UMass colleges of Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Engineering, working in partnership with Amherst Media to conduct outreach in the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools related to open science and “making.” This town-gown partnership was highlighted in a recent White House report on...

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