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  1. UMass Amherst Project Seeks to Engage Middle School Girls in RoboticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Combining robotics and simulations of natural disasters, a new project led by University of Massachusetts College of Education professor Florence Sullivan and Elms College associate professor of computer science Beryl Hoffman is aimed at spurring interest in computer science among middle school girls in Holyoke. Funded with $570,697 from the National Science Foundation, Girls Involved in Robotics Learning Simulations will serve students who attend Girls Inc. of Holyoke and the Boys and Girls Club of Holyoke during vacations and summer camps, says Sullivan.

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  2. Geoscientist Haiying Gao Receives $525,000 Grant to Study Earthquake ZonesRead the original story

    May 22, 2018 | University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Geoscientist Haiying Gao, a seismologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently received a five-year, $525,800 faculty early career development grant from the National Science Foundation to model and compare five subduction zones across the globe where large earthquakes have occurred, for the first time characterizing their fundamental differences and similarities. Gao is an expert in studying the tectonic activities in these zones, areas where two plates in the earth's crust meet and the oceanic plate slides underneath the continental plate.

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  3. Community Works' Final Week of Recruitment ApproachingRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2018 | University of Massachusetts Amherst

    The first week in April will be the final week for applicants to attend information sessions for Community Works, one of the few registered pre-apprenticeship programs in Massachusetts aimed at getting folks from the greater Springfield area into the highway construction industry and building trades. The program and all associated certifications are free to accepted trainees.

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