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Scientist Studies How Electric Fish Evolved – and How They Buzz to Find a Mate

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | February 01, 2017

Scientists don't yet know how, or why, each species of electric fish uses a different electrical frequency.

Honors Students Partner with BPS on Street Trauma Research, Present Findings to Superintendent Chang

Colleen Locke | January 30, 2017

UMass Boston students taking the class Understanding Their Experiences with Street Trauma: Youth Participatory Action Research Methods were co-researchers with students at Community Academic of Health and Sciences (CASH) High School in Dorchester on a photovoice research project in fall 2016.

NSF Grant to Fund UMass Boston Chemistry Education Research

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | January 03, 2017

Hannah Sevian has received a $2.5 million grant to help teachers foster a new kind of teaching and learning around chemistry.

School for the Environment Professor Elected ASLO Fellow

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | December 05, 2016

UMass Boston Professor Bob Chen has been elected as a fellow in the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).

COSMIC Physics Curriculum to be Taught Across Thailand

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | November 23, 2016

40 teachers and 30 school principals gathered in Bangkok to learn to teach lessons from Active Physics, which is being translated into Thai.

UMass Boston Scientist Studies “Rockstars of Ocean Resilience”

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | November 17, 2016

A new paper reveals changes to kelp forests around the world.

UMass Boston and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center U54 Partnership Receive $17.8M

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | November 15, 2016

Grant supports cancer disparity research and training of minority researchers

Computer Science Students to Represent UMass Boston in Supercomputing Competition

Colleen Locke | November 09, 2016

Two UMass Boston undergraduate computer science students are part of a team that’s going to Salt Lake City this weekend to compete in the prestigious Student Cluster Competition.

Alumni Association Supports Beacons Student Success Fellowship; Paid Internships Continue

Colleen Locke | October 28, 2016

The UMass Boston Alumni Association has made a three-year commitment of $170,000 to support the Beacons Student Success Fellowship.

Green Chemistry Stars Return to UMass Boston Roots

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | October 11, 2016

UMass Boston and Yale University co-hosted a green chemistry workshop at UMass Boston.