Charlie Schweik and Brenda Bushouse Receive NSF Award to Study Open-Source Software

Charlie Schweik and Brenda Bushouse Receive NSF Award to Study Open-Source Software

From: https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/schweik-bushouse-and-partners-receive-34 Research Team Including UMass Amherst’s Charlie Schweik and Brenda Bushouse Receives $3.4 Million in NSF Grants to Study Open-Source Software Over 80% of businesses, including all major tech companies, rely on open source software, Schweik says A research team including Charlie Schweik and Brenda Bushouse of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded $3.4 million in grants from the National Science Foundation’s Growing Convergence Research program for their project, “Jumpstarting Successful Open-Source Software Projects with Evidence-based Rules and Structures.” Schweik, professor of public policy and environmental conservation, and Bushouse, associate professor of political science and public policy, will work in collaboration with Vladimir Filkov and Seth Frey of the University of California Davis to discern the socio-technical structural and governance conditions under which internet-based open-source software (OSS) projects are most—and least—effective, and provide actionable knowledge to OSS developers and to the nonprofit organizations that support them. The NSF Growing Convergence Research program funds projects that address complex research problems, particularly ones focused on societal needs, by...
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Andy Danylchuk receives Flats Stewardship Award

Andy Danylchuk receives Flats Stewardship Award

The recipient of the 2020 Flat Stewardship Award from the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is Dr. Andy Danylchuk, Professor of Fish Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a BTT Research Fellow. He also serves as Director of the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program; an Ambassador for Patagonia, Thomas and Thomas, and Sight Line Provisions; and is also a National Fellow of the Explorers Club. Dr. Danylchuk has authored or co-authored more than 45 scientific publications focusing on flats species. They have included studies on catch and release, movement ecology and early observations of bonefish moving offshore to spawn. He is also the Principal Investigator on the BTT's tarpon telemetry project, which is studying the population connectivity movements and habitat uses of 200 acoustically-tagged tarpon. "We appreciate our partnership with Andy through his role as a collaborating scientist and Research Fellow," said Jim DcDuffie. "The Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project is rewriting the book on what was previously known about...
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Dr. Joe Elkinton receives prestigious International Society of Arboriculture Award

Dr. Joe Elkinton receives prestigious International Society of Arboriculture Award

The New England Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (NEC ISA) wrapped up its 53rd annual conference. For his seminal research contributions to the field of urban forestry, Dr. Joe Elkinton received the chapter’s award of merit: the ‘Dr. H.Dennis P. Ryan III’ Award. About the Award The Dr. H. Dennis P. Ryan III Award is the highest honor bestowed by the ISA New England Chapter. It is given in recognition of outstanding service in advancing the principles, ideals, and practices of arboriculture. The award is granted to a dedicated and active member of the Chapter who has made seminal contributions to arboriculture, either through work in the organization, research, education, field practice or promotion....
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