We congratulate our 2021 Natural Resources Conservation graduates!

We congratulate our 2021 Natural Resources Conservation graduates!

Congratulations Natural Resources Conservation graduates! We are so very proud of you and all of your accomplishments these past years. Good luck out there, in the workforce, graduate school, or on other life adventures. Keep in touch, and keep us as part of your professional network. We wish the best for you and will continue to be here for you. Find our Senior Celebration page here with a recording of our spring 2021 Awards ceremony, where students were recognized for exceptional work and accomplishments....
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Congratulations to our graduating Environmental Science seniors – Class of 2021!

Congratulations to our graduating Environmental Science seniors – Class of 2021!

We are tremendously proud of you, and we wish you all the best for the future. Some of you are heading directly to graduate school and many of you are heading out into the environmental workforce. As the environmental challenges facing the world continue to grow, we know that you are ready to make a positive impact. Best wishes on behalf of our entire interdepartmental EnviSci faculty group, from Environmental Conservation, Geosciences, and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. Everyone in the EnviSci class of 2021 is of course now part of the ever-growing group of UMass Amherst EnviSci Alumni, so be sure to stay in touch by Connecting with our alumni group on LinkedIn. If you missed our Virtual Senior Celebration you can watch a video of it on our blog, where you will also find our EnviSci 2021 Virtual Yearbook, along with congratulatory messages from faculty, and a list of EnviSci seniors recognized for their outstanding accomplishments with end-of-year awards....
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Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2021!

Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2021!

https://youtu.be/lKE5YaUdW7Y Congratulations to our graduating seniors in BCT’s class of 2021! We are tremendously proud of you all and we wish you all the best for your upcoming professional lives. You may be entering a changed world, but you are well prepared for it. All the best from the BCT faculty! Everyone in BCT’s class of 2021 is of course now part of the ever-growing BCT Alumni community! Due to the still-ongoing pandemic situation and related gathering limitations, we weren’t able to take our traditional group photo at the CNS celebration (or hold our traditional CNS and departmental receptions and celebrations). Instead, we organized a commencement and awards celebration event on Zoom, which you can re-watch in the video above. We also had seven graduate students completing their M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Sustainable Building Systems and our first student completing the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Building Construction. Congratulations also to them! Your BCT Faculty Reposted from: https://bct.eco.umass.edu/news/congratulations-to-bcts-class-of-2021/...
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Register now for BCT’s Summer 2021 Online Professional Education Courses

Register now for BCT’s Summer 2021 Online Professional Education Courses

With an increasing number of our courses now online, we are announcing the immediate availability of the following professional education courses for the upcoming Summer Terms (Summer 1: 5/17 - 6/25; Summer 2: 7/6 - 8/13). There is no need to be a matriculated UMass student to take these courses. Anyone with a professional interest in our field can take them on a per-credit fee basis through University Without Walls (UWW). Register Now! Learn more about these courses and register now on the UMass UWW website at the following link: Find Courses and Enroll   (filter by “Subject” and look for “Building and Construction Technology” or “Environmental Conservation”) Want More? Many of these courses can be taken to fulfill requirements of our Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Building Construction or our Professional Masters in Sustainable Building Systems. Contact us anytime if you would like to learn more about those options. Summer 1 Upcoming Courses International Construction The main objective of this course is to prepare the students to try to adjust to...
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2021 Outstanding Achievement Awards

Each year, the College of Natural Sciences honors its faculty, staff, and student leaders who have made important contributions to their discipline, department, college, and university by presenting them with the Outstanding Achievement Awards.     Recipients are nominated by colleagues within the college and chosen by committees chaired by designees appointed by Dean Tricia Serio, who may include past awardees. Of this year’s recipients, Dean Serio remarked, “These leaders continue to enrich our college community with their exceptional work. I am tremendously grateful for their efforts to demonstrate academic excellence, enhance the student experience, and create a more inclusive and accessible learning environment.”  Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards Karine Fénelon, Assistant Professor, Biology "I am deeply humbled and honored to receive this award. I also truly appreciate the continued support of UMass and CNS in creating a space for diversity and social justice. But most important, I hope that my efforts have contributed to the University's mission and willingness to engage in conversations and self-reflections toward concrete tangible changes...
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