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School for the Environment Climate Scientists Receive National Award

Colleen Locke | October 27, 2017

School for the Environment professors Ellen Douglas and Paul Kirshen and their research team were one of 18 groups nationwide to receive the Federal Highway Administration’s 2017 Environmental Excellence Award, for the Boston Harbor Flood Risk Model.

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.

UMass Boston Gerontology Professor to Explore Ties Between Elders and Their Older-Adult Children

Steven Syre, Gerontology Institute | October 02, 2017

A new study may help providers of aging services better understand the unique relationship between residents and their older-adult children.

Grant to Put UMass Boston Engineers at Forefront of Computing Technology

Colleen Locke | September 14, 2017

UMass Boston received a $100,000 grant from UMass President Marty Meehan’s office and the Science and Technology Initiatives Fund to upgrade UMass Boston’s nanofabrication facility and position the school as a research leader in this emerging field.

From the Cover of TIME to UMass Boston’s JFK Winner: Daniela Bravo-Terkia a Voice for Immigrants

Colleen Locke | May 23, 2017

This year's JFK Award winner is Daniela Bravo-Terkia, who has dedicated her time at UMass Boston to making sure undocumented students like her don’t feel pressured to hide. The JFK Award is the highest honor a UMass Boston undergraduate can receive.

UMass Boston Scientists Honored by EPA New England for Contributions to Environmental Stewardship

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | May 19, 2017

Urban-Rich and Shiaris received the 2017 Environmental Merit Award for their work with the Outfall Monitoring Science Advisory Panel (OMSAP).

Faculty Research Celebration Highlights Mentorship On Campus

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | May 04, 2017

On May 2, Chancellor J. Keith Motley and the Friends of the Library hosted the annual Faculty Research Celebration in the Integrated Sciences Complex.

Professor Arthur Eisenkraft to Receive National Science Board Public Service Award

Office of Communications | April 25, 2017

The award honors exemplary public service in promoting public understanding of science and engineering.

UMass Boston Scientist Receives Harvard University Bullard Fellowship to Study Threatened Hemlocks

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | April 20, 2017

Crystal Schaaf is a noted expert on remote sensing.