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Ogechi Vivian Nwadiaru, a PhD student in industrial engineering and operations research and a fellow in the Elevating Equity Values in the Transition of the Energy System (ELEVATE) program, hopes to play a substantial role in shaping this new global renewable energy system for the better.

A collaborative project funded by a UMass Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Award has initiated collaboration among mechanical engineers, architects, and computer scientists to investigate the processes of visualizing scientific data and their implications beyond the scope of disciplinary boundaries.

The UMass Amherst Wind Energy Center’s second issue of their online newsletter, Wind Connection, is now available. It offers the latest news on WEC seminars, events, alumni, faculty, students and more.  View it here | Subscribe to Wind Connection

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce a new endowed scholarship created to honor the legacy of longtime College of Engineering faculty member Robert D. Davis.


WEC celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year! As the oldest running wind energy education and research program in America, the Wind Energy Center's faculty and students offer perspectives on how the program has changed over the decades to prepare the future wind energy workforce. #WECis50 #windenergycenter #umasswindenergycenter #windpower

Matthew A. Lackner, a professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and director of the Wind Energy Center at UMass Amherst, will discuss the future of offshore wind energy on February 12 as part of the historic Newport Art Museum’s Winter Speaker Series.

Three students of Assistant Professor Xian Du of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department won impressive awards at the recent 2021 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


rStream Recycling LLC, a company founded by two mechanical engineering graduate students, has been announced as one of 10 U.S.-based early-stage companies selected to participate in VentureWell’s Propel workshop this week at the Cambridge Innovation Center. 


In December, the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department held its annual Fall Design Showcase, a competition among 18 inventive student teams working diligently to develop a wide range of topical innovations. 

Professor J. MacGregor Smith of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department has published a book titled Combinatorial, Linear, Integer, and Nonlinear Optimization Apps with Springer publications.