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Hoque receives NSF CAREER grant to study urban development impacts (Jan 28th, 2016)

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Cities today contribute almost two-thirds of the world’s primary energy demand. By 2030, this fraction is projected to increase to three-quarters, matching the urban sector’s expected share of global energy-related CO2 emissions. The current urban outlook demands a comprehensive understanding of urban sustainability policies to address climate change and energy security. Dr. Simi Hoque, assistant […]

BCT Program Wins 2015 USGBC West Branch “Green Giants” Award! (Dec 2nd, 2015)

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The UMass Amherst Building and Construction Technology program was honored on December 1st, 2015 at a joint WMAIA/USGBC event at Hampshire College for our efforts in educating future leaders in green building and sustainability. Program director Alexander Schreyer and Associate Professor Peggi Clouston accepted the award on behalf of the BCT program. This is a biannual […]

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

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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!

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

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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 […]

Simi Hoque and Brian Kane talk about their Eureka! experience this summer in new video (Aug 14th, 2015)

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The following video, published by UMass Media Relations, summarizes another successful summer at UMass for the Eureka! Girls Inc. group of Holyoke. BCT’s Simi Hoque, who coordinated their visit to UMass, introduces the many workshops in the video. One of the workshops – on building macaroni bridges – was run by BCT graduate students Carl Fiocchi, Nariman Mostafavi, […]