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BCT’s Peggi Clouston Speaks About “Emerging Technologies in Wood and Bio-Based Building Products” (Nov 21st, 2014)

The concluding talk of this semester’s impromptu BCT lecture series “Building with Wood” was delivered November 21 by our very own Dr. Peggi Clouston. After covering the many benefits of wood and other bio-based materials (such as bamboo), she illustrated several of her research projects that featured mainly composite applications of these materials in structures. Her talk followed […]

Weil and Clouston Participate in NSF Grant to Fund Sustainable Agriculture, Clean Energy Partnership with HCC, Hampshire (Nov 19th, 2014)

The National Science Foundation has awarded an $810,000 grant to Holyoke Community College, in partnership with UMass Amherst and Hampshire College, to create collaborative programs combining clean energy studies with sustainable agriculture and share new resources that will benefit students at all three schools. The grant supports a series of joint courses, the first of […]

Hoque and Weil participate in another successful Eureka! summer (Sep 23rd, 2014)

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BCT faculty Ben Weil and Simi Hoque participated in this summer’s Project Eureka! a partnership between CNS and Girls, Inc. of Holyoke to provide STEM education to middle and high school girls from underrepresented communities. Ben taught a workshop on energy conservation in the built environment and Simi organized a tour of the zero energy […]

BCT Fall 2014 lecture series announced (Sep 23rd, 2014)

As part of the impromptu 2014 BCT Fall Lecture Series on “Building With Wood”, BCT is proud to announce the following talks: “Sustainable Forestry, A Global Perspective” Fri., September 19th, 11am-12pm – Holdsworth Hall, Room 308, UMass Amherst CASSIE PHILLIPS, Vice President, Sustainable Forests & Products, Weyerhaeuser With a background in Forestry and Law, Cassie Phillips […]

Schreyer’s Favorite Places Open-Source Project Implemented at Smith College (Jul 3rd, 2014)

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As it turned out, finding the places that really matter to people on a campus wasn’t just for UMass. Smith College now has their own “Favorite Places” app. Implemented by Jon Caris, director of the Spatial Analysis Lab at Smith, this web app now allows anyone at Smith to share their experiences on and around their campus. The […]