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BPS Students and UMass Boston PhD Student Equate to Winning Formula

Colleen Locke | April 11, 2018

Two Boston Latin Academy students have teamed with third year Chemistry PhD student Raúl Orduña Picónto to get their science fair project ready next month's state and international competitions.

UMass Boston Biologist Discovers Frogs Impacted by Deadly Disease in Panama Are Making a Comeback

Office of Communications | April 03, 2018

The search for answers to protect Central American frogs from extinction is giving scientists like UMass Boston Assistant Professor of Biology Douglas Woodhams clues on how to predict and respond to emerging diseases and epidemics in humans, other wildlife, and plants.

Faculty Receive $1.1 Million NSF Grant to Study Effectiveness of STEM Assessment Practices

Colleen Locke | March 01, 2018

Professor of Chemistry Hannah Sevian and Chair and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Lisa Gonsalves are the recipients of a five-year, $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant that begins today.

Hack.Diversity Selects 10 UMass Boston Students for Fellowship

Vanessa Chatterley | January 25, 2018

The student fellows will each receive training, coaching, and mentoring during the program.

12 PhD Students Chosen to Participate in Transdisciplinary Dissertation Proposal Development Program

Office of Graduate Studies | January 24, 2018

The Office of Graduate Studies has chosen 12 doctoral students from across the university to participate in this special program to help them develop their dissertation proposals.

UMass Boston Graduate Student Receives American Chemical Society Award for Green Chemistry Research

Colleen Locke | December 27, 2017

Chemistry graduate student Steven Couture has received a $2,000 award to attend the American Chemical Society’s March conference in New Orleans. He’ll present about the green chemistry research that he is conducting in Professor of Chemistry Hannah Sevian’s research group.

Wanted: Citizen Scientists to Identify Giant Kelp in Falklands and Beyond

Colleen Locke | December 13, 2017

Today, Assistant Professor of Biology Jarrett Byrnes and his colleagues are launching a new, improved NASA-funded Floating Forests website which will give citizen scientists the chance to help explore more of the world’s kelp forests from their desktops or phones.

“Mother of Hubble” Speaks About Women in Science, Life in Space

Colleen Locke | November 13, 2017

Nancy Grace Roman, the astronomer known as the “Mother of Hubble” and the first woman to hold an executive position at NASA, visited campus to talk about everything from large moons and dwarf planets to Legos and advocating for women in science.

UMass Boston Professor Uses NSF Grants to Spark Science Interest in Elementary, High Schools

Colleen Locke | October 24, 2017

Second-year professor Tej Delvi and her co-principal investigators applied for and received three different National Science Foundation grants centered on helping teachers teach science.

UMass Boston Engineer Part of Zika Test Breakthrough

Colleen Locke | October 19, 2017

Associate Professor of Engineering Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli has helped develop a paper-based test that can diagnose a Zika or dengue fever infection within 15 minutes.