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Nonprofit Organization Uses Urban Sneaker Culture To Engage, Inspire, and Empower Minority Students

Shyimel Brown


Sneakers for Success, which was started as a small educational organization in 2011 by alumnus Samuel del Pilar II while he was a student in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, is now an official 501c3 nonprofit organization holding educational and inspirational programs in Providence, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Boston.

UMass Researchers Use $1-million NSF Grant to Create Smart Energy Services

HG & E Smart Meter

HG & E
Smart Meter

David Irwin, a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, is one of three co-principal investigators in a three-year, $1-million grant from the National Science Foundation (see National Science Foundation news) to create smart energy services in conjunction with the Holyoke Gas & Electric Company (HG&E).


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