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College of Engineering Launches New Biomedical Engineering Department

Tammy Haut Donahue

Tammy Haut Donahue

In an article posted on October 16, the UMass News Office reports on the fifth department established by the College of Engineering, the Biomedical Engineering Department. Professor Tammy L. Haut Donahue, the founding department head, will lead the emerging program, which will offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The college will eventually hire 12 full-time, tenure-track faculty members for the department by the fall of 2022.

Knodler Settles the Difference Between a Rotary and Roundabout in First Video of UMass Transportation Center Series

Stil image of an empty rotary

“Is there a difference between a rotary and a roundabout?” Boston Globe correspondent Morgan Hughes asked a very New-England-centric question in a recent edition of the Globe. “Transportation experts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have the answer.” Yes, the UMass Transportation Center has launched a series of informational videos that explore a range of issues often questioned by the driving public. The series is made up of short, five- to 10-minute videos released monthly and hosted by staff from the center.

An Inexpensive Incubator for Testing Microbial Water Contamination in the Field

Emily Kumpel of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is sponsoring an interdisciplinary senior design project for five Mechanical Engineering students to design a “DIY Portable Incubator for Testing Microbial Water Quality in Field Settings.”  In rural areas of underdeveloped countries the portable incubators currently on the market for this application are unavailable, expensive, or require reliable electricity....

College of Engineering Stages Ninth Annual Outstanding Alumni Awards

outstanding alumni award plaques

On Friday, November 2, the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will hold its ninth annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Celebration (Registration & More info ») during Homecoming Weekend. The college’s celebration will be held in the Marriott Room on the 11th floor of the Campus Center at UMass Amherst. The Homecoming Reception & Awards Celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. During the reception, the College of Engineering will present its Outstanding Senior and Junior Alumni Awards to eight individuals who, through exemplary accomplishments, epitomize the potential of a superlative education at the UMass Amherst College of Engineering.

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