Professor Schweik collaborates on improving governance world-wide in the digital age

Posted by: Amanda Drane '12 https://www.umass.edu/researchnext/egovernment   Fountain has released a report, Implementing Cross-Agency Collaboration: A Guide for Federal Managers, in partnership with IBM. The report offers practical advice for federal managers working to implement more effective cross-agency collaboration. From electronic tax returns to online government documents, technology is increasingly an essential tool for governments large and small. As digital governance continues to rapidly evolve, there is an urgent need for research that addresses the impacts these fundamental changes have on nations worldwide—research that can help legislators make informed decisions about the future of online infrastructure. Jane Fountain (far left in photo), UMass Amherst professor of political science and public policy and director of the National Center for Digital Government (NCDG), has focused her career around issues related to institutional change and government reform. Founded in 2002 with support from the National Science Foundation, NCDG researchers work at the intersection of government and information technologies, examining technology’s critical role in the transformation of governments. Fountain has advised groups around the globe, from the World Bank...
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Professors Clouston, Hoque, Weil introduce Eureka! students from Girls Inc. to energy conservation and bridge construction

Girls from project Eureka! (Girls, Inc.) working with Ben Weil and Simi Hoque to test the duct dog for air leakage. In our workshop, they learned about energy conservation, heat transfer, and how to use a thermal imaging camera to detect heat signatures. They also had a really good time decorating 'Milo' the dog and cleaning him off after he was very well air sealed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOx5EwI4bWQ Helping girls excel in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Clouston worked with eighth graders on bridge construction during a workshop sponsored by Girls Inc. Eureka! They built and broke models of truss bridges while learning about forces and how material can be placed in special patterns to make stronger structures. More information: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/07/post_392.html http://bct.eco.umass.edu/news/hoque-and-weil-introduce-eureka-students-from-girls-inc-to-energy-conservation http://bct.eco.umass.edu/news/clouston-and-hoque-host-girls-inc-eureka-summer-camp ...
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