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The development of the new Aviation Research and Training Center at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee – a center started by UMass Amherst and M2C Aerospace, Inc., of Milford, Massachusetts – is attracting widespread media coverage, including articles in the Springfield Republican, Generalaviationnews.com,...

An article about the campus-based Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS), headed by Professor David Reckhow of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, is one of the eight feature stories in the recently released UMass Amherst annual Report on Research (2015 Report on Research). WINSSS is a national center for research aimed at assisting small-sized drinking water systems. The article about WINSSS is titled “A...

The New York Times recently cited an influential article in the academic journal Nature Climate Change, co-authored by Casey M. Brown of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. In the Times article, Brown said that bringing engineers early in the planning process for major dams allows them to gauge ecological impacts at a time when changes can still be made. He also said engineers need to consider the impact of an entire...

Professor David Ahlfeld, the Associate Department Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), is involved in a three-credit independent study practicum that is exposing  five CEE students and five students from the UMass Department of Environmental Conservation (Eco) to some of the technical and policy details of dam removal. This is a two-semester effort to involve the students directly in the dam removal process. Ahlfeld is team-teaching the course with ECo faculty member Allison Roy and Kristopher M. Houle, P.E., the Ecological Restoration Specialist at the Division of...

According to Professor Brett Towler of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, CEE graduate alumnus Kevin Mulligan recently completed his Pathways Internship Program with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and has accepted a professional position with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Towler is Mulligan’s adviser, an adjunct professor in CEE, a USFWS hydraulic engineer, and, along with Dr. Alex Haro (USGS) and CEE Professor David Ahlfeld, one of the creators of the Fish Passage community at...