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The research team of Meghan Huber (MIE) and Wouter Hoogkamer of the Kinesiology Department has received a UMass ADVANCE Collaborative Research Seed Fund award for their project to create portable robotic footwear.


College of Engineering faculty and students were part of the research team that developed Sundown, a computer model for residential solar fault detection featured in a recent article in PV Magazine. 

The team help students gain hands-on, practical experience in spaceflight and rocketry by competing in NASA's annual Student Launch Initiative, in which teams design, build, and fly  payloads that support NASA's Space Launch Systems. 

Two visionary financial gifts have provided a strong foundation for University of Massachusetts Amherst nurses and engineers to collaborate and lead transformational change in patient care, nursing practice and medical product development.

An inaugural Ventus Award to honor excellence in offshore wind has been named for William Heronemus, the late engineering professor at UMass Amherst who is considered the "father of modern wind power."

The committee will examine current educational practices and make recommendations for integrating advanced manufacturing teaching and technologies into undergraduate engineering programs.


Apoorva Hungund, a doctoral student in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department, has received the annual $20,000 H. Clay Gabler Scholar’s Award from the Association for Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM).


“Energy Justice: Who Gets Listened to?” was the topic of a powerful TEDx talk by Erin Baker, a professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and faculty director of the Energy Transition Initiative.

Assistant Professor Xian Du has obtained an $810,000 grant from the Aramco Services Company (ASC) to support the development of a novel sensing technology for strain-condition monitoring of critical oil-pump equipment. 


During the spring semester of 2021, Govind Srimathveeravalli, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and an adjunct professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department, and his first-year doctoral student Mary Sheehan organized, designed, and delivered a short course to expose students of the Springfield Conservatory of the Arts to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).