Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass offers high school students a chance at polymer research

By Collegian News Staff

November 29, 2009

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News, Science & Technology

The University of Massachusetts Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is accepting applications from high school students interested in gaining first-hand laboratory research experience. The Center will...

Smith College harnesses solar energy

By R.P. Hitt

November 16, 2009

Filed under Five College News, Science & Technology

The roof of Smith College’s campus center will soon be producing its own energy. Solar panels are to be mounted atop the campus center in the upcoming weeks, according to a press release from Smith released Nov. 6. Community...

UMass researcher shows link between air pollution and obesity

By Angela Hilsman

November 5, 2009

Filed under Science & Technology

An assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts has concluded after a five-year study that high concentrations of air pollution increase health risks on obese people more than on people who are not obese. Assistant...

On Campus Drama lets students speak without censorship

By Niina Heikkinen

November 5, 2009

Filed under Science & Technology

Tired of being told that you need to censor your Facebook profile content for fear of offending a future employer? Looking for a place to post your blog where Mom can’t leave comments? is here to help. The...

Presentation designed to raise awareness about sport organizations’ carbon impact

By Tim Jones

November 3, 2009

Filed under Environment

A presentation designed to raise awareness about the carbon impact that sports organizations are leaving will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the Isenberg School of Management at 7:30 p.m. The event, “Challenges and Triumphs...

UMass professor works to shrink hydrogen fuel cells

By Matthew M. Robare

November 2, 2009

Filed under Archives, Science & Technology

Professor Dimitrios Maroudas of the University of Massachusetts chemical engineering department thinks that briefcase-sized hydrogen car batteries could be on the horizon, thanks to new research attempting to advance hydrogen’s...

UMass conference seeks to increase female high school student interest in engineering

By Alyssa Creamer

November 2, 2009

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Science & Technology

On Oct. 29, female high school students explored their potential interests in the University of Massachusetts engineering program, along with the field and future of engineering itself, during UMass’ annual Women in Engineering...