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The following are short stories that describe what we and our students do in Environmental Conservation.

BCT Alumnus Profile: Caroline Kmiec (BS ’14)

Posted: May 16th, 2016
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We caught up this semester with our alumnus, Caroline Kmiec, who currently works as an Assistant Project Manager at W.T. Rich Company, Inc. in Newton, MA. She shared details of her recent projects with us and provided our graduating seniors with stories “from the real world”. Asked about her experience here at BCT, she shared this with us:

“My name is Caroline Kmiec. I graduated from UMASS Amherst from the BCT program in December of 2014

NRC 540 Quabbin

Posted: May 1st, 2015
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  Forest Resource Course (NRC 540) – North New Salem Lookout on the Quabbin Forest    

NAHB students participate in 2015 Residential Construction Management Competition

Posted: March 12th, 2015
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This January the UMass Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders once again competed in the NAHB’s Residential Construction Management Competition. Last year was the team’s first year competing and they took home “Rookie of the Year”. This year, the team was led by returning members, President Frank Kelly, Vice President John Yip and Secretary Evan Miamis.

Each student chapter was to act as a Construction Company with a fully developed proposal that they would present to a panel of investors. The site of the competition this year was a 40 acre site in Lebanon Tennessee that is part of a larger development called Hamilton Springs. Their company was once again Minuteman Construction and their development

Video Media for Science Education and Conservation

Posted: September 19th, 2014

Andy Danylchuk is creating an initiative at UMass focused on the use of video media for science education and conservation.  The demand to use video media in our collective disciplines is growing pretty fast, whether for teaching, research, client needs, meeting expectations of granting agencies, or simply creating a greater public awareness of how science works […]

Greening the Community

Posted: August 13th, 2013

  Eco “Greening” the Community After vandals stole trees that had been planted at the Square One Daycare facility, ReGreen Springfield, a local nonprofit tree advocacy and planting group, quickly took action to donate and replant replacement trees, free of charge. Pictured here are ReGreen Springfield Members, including UMass student Todd Beals (L) and UMass […]