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Small-ball lineup sparks UMass men’s basketball comeback over Saint Joseph’s -

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UMass men’s basketball tops St. Joe’s in wild comeback -

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UMass women’s track and field have record day at Beantown Challenge -

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UMass women’s basketball blows halftime lead to Saint Joseph’s, fall to the Hawks 84-79. -

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UMass hockey beats Vermont 6-3 in courageous win -

January 13, 2018

Makar, Leonard score but UMass can only muster 2-2 tie with Vermont -

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Pipkins breaks UMass single game scoring record in comeback win over La Salle -

January 10, 2018

Conservative student activism group sues UMass over free speech policy -

January 10, 2018

Report: Makar declines invite from Team Canada Olympic team -

January 10, 2018

Prince Hall flood over winter break -

January 10, 2018

Minutemen look to avoid three straight losses with pair against Vermont -

January 10, 2018

Men’s and women’s track and field open seasons at Dartmouth Relays -

January 10, 2018

Turnovers and poor shooting hurt UMass women’s basketball in another conference loss at St. Bonaventure -

January 8, 2018

Shorthanded, UMass men’s basketball shocks Dayton with 62-60 win -

January 7, 2018

Northampton City Council elects Ryan O’Donnell as new council president -

January 7, 2018

UMass power play stays hot but Minutemen lose 8-3 to UMass Lowell -

January 7, 2018

UMass hockey falls to UMass Lowell in 8-3 blowout -

January 7, 2018

Summer work opportunities

By: Emily Reynolds

 

Summer is about to approach the students of UMass, and what better way to spend it than getting work experience in your field? Science majors of all kinds are looking for research projects to get their foot in the door. One student’s project made the UMass website for his achievement.

Earlier this week, UMass was proud to announce that sophomore biochemistry and molecular biology major, Eric Johnson, got a $3,000 grant to do research this summer for the American Society of Plant Biologists.

Students can also find research projects on their own. The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds 11,000 projects a year, and some of the funding goes to students who are working on their own or with a professor on research. The website for the foundation literally has an A to Z guide for projects funded in nearly all science and engineering fields.

As it is, the NSF gives close to $10 million in research funding to UMass already.

Created by the NSF, the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) has research projects and grants that are on a more global scale. The CRDF has research that can be in science, engineering or even the health field. All you have to do is look for the opportunity.

Of course, one of the best places to look for a research opportunity is by asking professors what they will be working on over the summer vacation.

Emily Reynolds can be reached at ereynold@student.umass.edu.

 

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