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Simi Hoque interviewed on WHMP about Eureka! program (Dec 11th, 2013)


BCT faculty member Simi Hoque was interviewed today for the Bill Newman show on WHMP in Northampton, MA about her experiences with last summer’s Eureka! program. During the Eureka! program, teenage girls from Girls, Inc. in Holyoke visited UMass for a workshop series at UMass. You can listen to the entire podcast here: More […]

Simi Hoque’s Urban Modeling (Oct 17th, 2013)

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Dr. Simi Hoque is passionate about improving the ways in which buildings use the earth’s resources.  She teaches environmental systems and sustainable design principles in the Department of Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst. Her research, partially funded by the Center’s Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, is focused around the application and development of energy-efficient buildings. Dr. […]

Hoque and Weil introduce Eureka! students from Girls Inc. to energy conservation (Jul 22nd, 2013)

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Girls from project Eureka! (Girls, Inc.) working with Ben Weil and Simi Hoque to test the duct dog for air leakage. In our workshop, they learned about energy conservation, heat transfer, and how to use a thermal imaging camera to detect heat signatures. They also had a really good time decorating ‘Milo’ the dog and […]

Clouston hosts Girls Inc. Eureka! summer workshop (Jul 19th, 2013)

Girls Inc. Summer Camp at BCT

Helping girls excel in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Clouston worked with eighth graders on bridge construction during a workshop sponsored by Girls Inc. Eureka! They built and broke models of truss bridges while learning about forces and how material can be placed in special patterns to make stronger structures. More information:

Simi Hoque Collaborates on Building Integrated Aquaculture (Feb 8th, 2012)

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Building Integrated Aquaculture: can holistic design increase system efficiencies and make indoor recirculating aquaculture more successful? Two faculty members and a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Massachusetts, Dept. of Environmental Conservation introduce the concept of Building Integrated Aquaculture (BIAq), where aquaculture processes and building systems are treated holistically as a means to harness potential […]