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UMass STEM seminar promotes positive psychology

The seminar discussed ideas such as observation, mindfulness and learning.

UMass professor speaks about gender disparity in STEM fields

Professor Nilanjana Dasgupta led a talk Tuesday evening that explored how female experts and peers serve as role models that encourage young women and increase their participation in STEM fields.

College: A place of lost opportunities

Jasmyn Guzzetti questions the rigid structure of major requirements and class choice.

Programs help women in STEM majors overcome stereotypes

Programs like the Association for Women in Mathematics and the UMass Society of Women Engineers help provide a supportive environment for female STEM majors.

Marty Meehan inaugurated as UMass system president

Meehan was inaugurated as the 27th president of the University of Massachusetts system during a ceremony Thursday.

Pursue a passion, not a job

John Zawawi argues that educators should stop pushing students toward STEM majors just because of better job prospects, and instead should encourage students to follow their passions.

Nilanjana Dasgupta named director of Faculty Equity and Inclusion for CNS

The psychologist will research patterns in the hiring processes and retention rates of minority faculty.

The Land of Opportunity

Suyash talks about immigration and the land of opportunity.

Campus Perspective: Picking a major at a cost

Florida’s proposed decision to freeze tuition costs for STEM majors and raise fees on others in an effort to steer students towards job-friendly degrees has left some UMass students feeling as though such an economic strategy devalues a liberal arts education.

Changes in elementary education may encourage STEM majors

Jason Brooks critiques the educational practice of praising participation rather than hard work and its impact on higher learning.

Don’t give us the “piecemeal,” give us the whole thing

Nathan Fatal lays out the argument why the approach of the new STEM Jobs Act is too roundabout and a more direct reform should be implemented.

Research experience program for freshmen launched by College of Natural Sciences

The new program offered by the College of Natural Science gives 18 freshmen this semester a chance to work one-on-one with select faculty members.