We are Hiring: Lecturer (full-time) in Digital Design & Professional Communication

We are Hiring: Lecturer (full-time) in Digital Design & Professional Communication

We are excited to announce the availability of a full-time (12 month) Lecturer position in our BCT program, focused on Digital Design & Professional Communication in the AEC field. Reviews begin in early April with a job start date of September 1, 2024. See below for details: APPLY NOW Job no: 522021 Work type: Faculty Full Time Location: UMass Amherst Department: Environmental Conservation Union: MSP Categories: Faculty, College of Natural Sciences About UMass Amherst UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region. About the Department and the Program Building and Construction Technology (BCT) is one of the programs in the Department of Environmental...
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BCT Students’ Preconstruction Team wins First Place at ASC Region 1 Competition

BCT Students’ Preconstruction Team wins First Place at ASC Region 1 Competition

We are thrilled to announce that after a semester of hard work and dedication, BCT's amazing preconstruction student team, under the skillful guidance of Prof. Fernando Romero, have achieved their goal and brought home the first place trophy at the 34th Annual Associated Schools of Construction Region 1 Student Competition and Conference in Albany, NY. Our student teams were able to secure 3rd place in 2021, 2nd place in 2022, and this year, we clinched the ASC competition and brought home the 1st place trophy. As Prof. Romero said: "I am incredibly proud of each and every one of my students who made this possible, and it is a true testament to our collective effort and commitment. Your outstanding performance was noticed, and the judges were thoroughly impressed by your fantastic presentation." Additionally, the UMass Commercial team's hard work and dedication earned them a commendable 4th-place finish. The team members were: Preconstruction: Jocey Krooks, Madison Mathieu, Connor Perley, Brendan Ware, Lucas Kubaska, Luke...
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Environmental Conservation Graduate Students Organized Successful 2021 EcoGSS Symposium

Environmental Conservation Graduate Students Organized Successful 2021 EcoGSS Symposium

Environmental Conservation Graduate Student Symposium 2021 offered a full day of talks and a panel discussion focused on diverse fields of study within the Department of Environmental Conservation. The symposium was held on March 19th, 2021 and brought together 140 registered participants. Sessions included traditional talks, lightning talks, and one panel discussion. The invited keynote speaker, J. Casey Clapp, who received his Masters of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry at UMass Amherst and is the Forester for the city of Portland, Oregon, addressed “The Urban Tree and Me”. The symposium co-organizers included UMass Amherst faculty advisor Timothy Randhir and graduate students, Patricia Levasseur, Alexia Perides, Amanda Suzzi, Ayodele O’uhuru, Samantha Myers, and Grace Casselberry. The panel discussion was co-organized by three UMass Amherst Ph.D. students, Mahsa Farid Mohajer, Hossam Mahmoud, Suncica Milosevic, focusing on the importance of energy efficiency considerations, built environment, and climate change. Farid Mohajer moderated the session, and the panelists were, Ajla Aksamija (Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture...
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Celebrating the Heritage and Future of Land Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

On October 11th, 2019, ALPINE, the Harvard Forest, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and the Highstead Foundation recognized both the University of Massachusetts Amherst and UMass Professor David Kittredge with Charles H.W. Foster Awards for Exemplary Academic Leadership in Land Conservation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cVe4yOP9P8&feature=youtu.be...
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Lisa Komoroske Co-Leads Team While Following Breeding Green Sea Turtles in Remote Islands of Brazil

Lisa Komoroske Co-Leads Team While Following Breeding Green Sea Turtles in Remote Islands of Brazil

Courtesy of Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst UMass Amherst ecologist, team will study reproductive and migration patterns July 24, 2019 Contact: Lisa Komoroske 413/545-2491 AMHERST, Mass. – The National Science Foundation this month announced that assistant professor of environmental conservation Lisa Komoroske will co-lead a four-year, $1.4 million, multi-institution grant to study how reproductive behaviors will influence the effects of climate change on green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas). Her team will spend months in the field at turtle nesting beaches on Fernando de Noronha, a marine reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site composed of archipelago of 21 islands about 220 miles off the coast of Brazil. She and collaborators at Florida State and Oregon State universities will also work with the Brazil-based non-profit conservation organization PROJECTO TAMAR on the project. Komoroske and her colleagues believe this work will be the first comprehensive examination of resilience to environmental change among these turtles and will provide insights relevant to other temperature sex-determined species. Komoroske, an expert in the use...
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