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Confronting Sexual Discrimination and Harassment

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UMass Amherst and the College of Engineering are addressing the nationwide “Me Too” movement with hands-on action. On December 7, the UMass Society of Women Engineers held a very timely and topical panel discussion entitled “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - It Could Happen to You Too: Data, Strategies, Resources, and Allies.” Meanwhile, Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy announced a new task force to address the important issues in the “Safe at Work” campaign ...

Six MIE Alums Land Academic Faculty Positions in Banner Year

Jongyun Lee

Jongyun Lee

As Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department Head Sundar Krishnamurty says, “We had a banner year this year with six of our alums taking up faculty positions” at various institutions. Banner year indeed! Robert Hyers’ student, Jongyun Lee, is now an assistant professor at Iowa State University. Zana Cranmer, an IGERT student with Erin Baker, has moved on as an assistant professor at Bentley University. Rachel Koh, IGERT student with Matthew Lackner and Robert Hyers, is currently an assistant professor at Lafayette University.

ECE Alumna Akshaya Shanmugam Earns Spot on Forbes' '30 under 30' for Healthcare

Akshaya Shanmugam

Akshaya Shanmugam

Akshaya Shanmugam — a UMass Amherst alumna of our Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and CEO and co-founder of the Amherst-based spinoff company Lumme Inc. — has been recognized in Forbes Magazine’s list of “30 under 30” entrepreneurs for Healthcare. At Lumme, Shanmugam has developed helpful and effective software for smokers who want to quit. See press coverage: Mirror Now, Zee News, See UMass News Office article. Shanmugam earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical and computer engineering at UMass Amherst in 2012 and 2015, respectively, both under the direction of Dr. Christopher Salthouse of the ECE department.

MIE’s Hawkins Chosen for Prestigious Rising Researcher Award

Jamar Hawkins

Jamar Hawkins

Senior Mechanical Engineering Major Jamar Hawkins is among a small group of students who have been selected to receive the 2017-2018 UMass Amherst Rising Researcher student achievement award. This award recognizes exceptional UMass Amherst undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship, or creative activity. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Professor Yubing Sun nominated Hawkins for the award in recognition of his student’s research and academic achievements conducted under Professor’s Sun’s direction. Read more about the award and previous recipients »


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