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The Daily Hampshire Gazette has published an article about the $6,141,551 grant received by the UMass Transportation Center (UMTC) in the College of Engineering from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The large grant will support UMTC’s project to combine and run the state’s Local Technical Assistance Program, the Transportation Training Institute, and the Cooperative Research Program as one unit. The funding runs from...

According to a long article in Wind Systems magazine, a team of researchers that includes two engineers from UMass Amherst is developing a new mooring system for floating offshore wind turbines that uses an integrated network of anchors and lines to hold dozens or even hundreds of turbines in place in the ocean in industrial-scale, offshore wind farms. See UMass...

A team from the Civil and Environmental Engineering department ranked 6th out of 33 teams participating in the 2016 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition, which was held in conjunction with the 2016 EERI Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California from April 5th to April 8th. This is the highest the Department has placed at the annual competition. The team's structure was one of fifteen entries to survive all three ground motions; the structure was also ranked in the top 9 design...

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is one of the most noteworthy and commendable organizations on campus, a sort of Peace Corps for engineers in which the student members travel to disadvantaged countries and apply their education to improve the quality of life of local residents. Now you can become a virtual member of the UMass Amherst chapter of EWB by helping to fund wells in Kenya and Ghana that will deliver safe drinking water to many thousands of subsistence farmers who struggle for survival in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

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On Monday, April 4th, Professor Carlton Ho accompanied Civil Engineering undergraduate students to the nearby Skinner State Park. The field trip was organized as part of the course CE-ENGIN 423, focused on Engineering Geology.