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Golbon Zakeri, a professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, has been selected by Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) as the inaugural editor of its new INFORMS-Springer book series. 

 

Aggrey Muhebwa, an ECE doctoral candidate, is the first University of Massachusetts Amherst student to be awarded a prestigious international scholarship from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

 

Shaun Ghosh, an undergraduate in ECE, was one of two College of Engineering undergraduate students chosen as “Rising Researchers” for the fall of 2021.

 

Govind Srimathveeravalli recently joined the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Foundation Board of Directors in a newly created position for scientist members of SIR and was interviewed in the SIR publication, IR Quarterly.

 

A multi-institutional team led by Paul Siqueira (ECE) has been awarded a $4.5 million NASA contract to develop a sensing instrument capable of characterizing the depth and density of North American snowpack with unprecedented accuracy.

 

The overall goal for the UMass Amherst NSBE Chapter is to bring all 35 members to the convention. This would be the largest attendance UMass Amherst NSBE has ever had and the first in-person convention for many NSBE members.

 

Alumni Jose LaSalle and Alex Nichols (both of ECE) were two of the four members of team HEMPAX, which finished in second place during the Executive Pitch Challenge in November, winning a $3,000 prize. 

 

What if doctors could use a delivery system that acts in the manner of a Trojan Horse, which can travel directly into cancer cells, release cancer-killing drugs, and thereby treat currently untreatable cancers?

Jamar Hawkins, a fourth-year MIE doctoral student focused on mechanobiology and embryo culture, has received the NAACP’s Hubertus W. V. Willems Scholarship for 2022. 

 

The research team of Meghan Huber (MIE) and Wouter Hoogkamer of the Kinesiology Department has received a UMass ADVANCE Collaborative Research Seed Fund award for their project to create portable robotic footwear.

 

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