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Emily Hennessy, a transportation engineering PhD student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, has been awarded her second Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Hennessy will receive $10,000 from the program to support her research on “Assessing Equity through Accessibility” in pedestrian walkways.

Sandip Kundu is head of an international team of collaborators whose paper on analyzing fake news classification has been accepted for publication by the 16th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Semantic Computing (IEEE ICSC).

A new summer undergraduate research experience at UMass Amherst will give ten undergraduate students training in how to create advanced materials and how to use these materials to tackle crucial challenges in biology.

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.

 

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?

College of Engineering faculty and students were part of the research team that developed Sundown, a computer model for residential solar fault detection featured in a recent article in PV Magazine. 

Two visionary financial gifts have provided a strong foundation for University of Massachusetts Amherst nurses and engineers to collaborate and lead transformational change in patient care, nursing practice and medical product development.

Caitlyn Butler (CEE) has spent the last fifteen months running a research team that monitors the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater associated with the UMass Amherst campus. 

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