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Archive for April, 2016

2016 ECO Student Awards and Scholarships

Posted: April 29th, 2016

The department’s programs handed out their student awards and scholarships at this year’s picnic. You can find some of the photos on this Facebook album: The individual awardees were:   BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY Alexander Schreyer, Presenter Outstanding Senior – Building and Construction Technology Christopher Therrien For scholarship and departmental involvement. 2016 Donald Hyde Memorial […]

ECo Joins the New School of Earth & Sustainability (SES)

Posted: April 26th, 2016
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ECo joins the new School of Earth & Sustainability (SES) in partnership with Department of Geosciences, and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture!  SES is dedicated to solving the complex, global environmental challenges of the 21st century.

ECo Seniors McElhinney, Green, Among Honorees for Community Engagement    

Posted: April 26th, 2016

April 28, 2016 – The Provost’s Committee on Service-Learning recently honored 22 students with the Academic/Community Transformation (ACT) Award for their efforts connecting academic work and community engagement in transformative ways. Students are nominated for this award by faculty members who teach Civic Engagement or Service-Learning-designated courses. Among the recipients were ECo seniors Ashley McElhinney (Env. Sci) […]

UMass Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters Wins Quiz Bowl

Posted: April 26th, 2016
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The UMass student chapter of the Society of American Foresters’ quiz bowl team of Monika Sowinska, Eric Brown, Collin Oliver, and Kevin Surdam won the 2016 quiz bowl at the recent New England Society of American Foresters annual conference.    Each year, schools from around the region, including the University of Maine, University of New […]

PhD student, Nigel Golden, Receives Explorer Club Exploration Grant

Posted: April 14th, 2016

ECo PhD student, Nigel Golden has been awarded an Explorers Club Exploration Fund Grant for your project “The effect of arctic ground squirrels (Urocitellus parryii) on climate change.” Due to a generous donation from the Foundation Mamont, the 2016 Exploration Fund awardees are further designated “Mamont Scholars.” Explorers Club grants are highly competitive and only a […]