Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Student activism heads toward the web

By Niina Heikkinen

January 21, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

This year, student activists have a new tool on Google Maps to help them publicize their protests and find support from like-minded students across the country. Angus Johnston, professor of American student activism at City University in New York, began tracking student ...

UMass scientists design microscope so powerful it can see individual molecules

By R.P. Hitt

January 19, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Science & Technology

In the spirit of Chancellor Holub’s initiative to make the University of Massachusetts Amherst a research powerhouse, biology professor Patricia Wadsworth and physics assistant professor Jennifer Ross are developing a new microscope...

UMass researchers link sleep habits to learning

By Tim Jones

January 19, 2010

Filed under Archives, Science & Technology

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have been watching students while they sleep – all in the name of science. A recent study conducted at UMass has been attempting to clear up the sometimes murky connection between...

UMass physicists trying to reveal the mysteries of the universe

By R.P. Hitt

December 2, 2009

Filed under Science & Technology

University of Massachusetts physicists will be performing experiments with the, as of Nov. 20, fully functioning Large Hadron Collider, which boasts the largest machine in the world with very sophisticated instruments. The...

UMass researchers use ‘TinkerPlots’ to teach students data literacy

By Sam Butterfield

December 1, 2009

Filed under Science & Technology

If you were like most, math may not have been your favorite subject in your primary and secondary school education. It was boring, it seemed irrelevant or tedious, your teacher had dandruff and was always wearing holiday sweaters. University...

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 4, 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 4, 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? OnCampusDrama.com is here to help. The...

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...