As part of the Western Mass Green Consortium’s Green Night, Ben Weil presented on December 11th a talk on “The REAL performance of hot water heating and their effects on building efficiency”.
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: http://whmp.com/podcasts/the-bill-newman-show-12-11-13/ More […]
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 […]
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: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/07/post_392.html
As part of a documentary on the background behind Peter Weir’s maritime masterpiece, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.”, Alexander Schreyer (Lecturer and Assistant Program Director in BCT) conducted several tests on Live Oak, a wood species that gave the USS Constitution the nickname “Old Ironsides”. In these tests, which were filmed by […]