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Mary Chase Sheehan of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department is one of three UMass College of Engineering students who are receiving Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

Three UMass College of Engineering students are receiving coveted Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

What if you could create a wearable vest that uses the human body's natural heat loss in cold temperatures to passively generate electricity? UPow3r, a team of four mechanical engineering undergraduate students, did just that for their senior capstone design project. 

The College of Engineering has selected Colby Norwood as the winner of the 2022 Dean’s Outstanding Service Award and Jodi Ozdarski as the recipient of the 2022 Dean’s Outstanding Student Support Award. 

SequesChar, a startup venture company that proposes to transform the spent grains used by brewers into biochar for carbon capture, soil amendment, and renewable energy, has won the second-place, $21,000 prize at the finals of the recent UMass Amherst Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship Innovation Challenge. 

While all engineering students are encouraged to take on internships and co-op opportunities during their time at UMass in order to gain hands-on experience and explore a variety of career options, undergraduate student Jabin Chen chose the extreme sports version of this advice.


A bus accident in India more than 25 years ago has inspired the U.S. patent of a groundbreaking retrofit seatbelt for buses and motor coaches that could save many lives and serious injuries. 


Jahinaya Parker '22, an undergraduate in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department, was one of two College of Engineering undergraduate students chosen as “Rising Researchers,” for the spring of 2022.


Carl Christenson ’82, ’84 MS and Thomas Sebastian ’12 PhD have been chosen by the UMass Amherst Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department as the recipients of the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2022 Outstanding Young Alumni Award, respectively.