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Hoque panelist on Nov. 3 on “Women in Energy and Environment” (Oct 27th, 2015)

Women In Energy Flyer

Next Tuesday, Nov 3, there will be a panel on Women in Energy and Environment: Discover your Career! (see flyer below) at 5:30pm in the Cape Cod Lounge (Student Union) at UMass, featuring our own Dr. Simi Hoque!

UMass celebrates new Design Building’s construction (Oct 22nd, 2015)

Wood structure cutaway

On Friday, October 16th, 2015, UMass campus officials, local politicians, faculty and students celebrated a belated “ground-breaking” for the new UMass Design Building. This event was covered by the Daily Hampshire Gazette, the Republican, and WWLP. UMass University Relations also produced the video shown below, in which the chancellor and the three program and department leaders elaborate on […]

Hoque Co-PI in $1M NSF grant to study intelligent building systems (Sep 16th, 2015)


Together with Co-PIs Prashant Shenoy in Computer Science and David Irwin in Electrical and Computer Engineering, BCT faculty member Simi Hoque has received a three-year, $1M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to work with Holyoke Gas & Electric Co. (HG&E) to develop smart energy services that will improve grid efficiency, encourage energy conservation and promote local […]

Clouston and Schreyer awarded $390k NSF grant to study local CLT (Aug 18th, 2015)


Peggi Clouston (PI) has just been awarded a $390k grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study local Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). She will share this award with co-PIs Sanjay Arwade from CEE and Alexander Schreyer, also from BCT. This grant was issued through the NSF‐CMMI-Structural and Architectural Engineering (SAE) Program. The goal of the project is […]

Crowdfunding Campaign Underway for Wood on the Plaza Project (Aug 6th, 2015)


Together with her graduate students, BCT Associate Professor Peggi Clouston is starting a crowdfunding campaign to turn the idea of a 30-foot wooden gridshell into reality. The project involves a large public art exhibition on Wood Architecture and Engineering to be held on the Plaza of the UMass Fine Arts Center. The plan is to build a […]