2014 BCT Alumni & Friends Newsletter: Season’s Greetings!

2014 BCT Alumni & Friends Newsletter: Season’s Greetings!

A Message from the BCT Program Director As we conclude another successful semester in the BCT program, we are very proud to now have close to 200 undergraduate students and 10 graduate students including several PhDs. This year brought some changes to our program: With Dave Damery retiring (more on that below), I have taken over as program director. We also have a new faculty member, Dr. Ho-Sung Kim (see also below) and we will embark on a search for a replacement for Dave Damery soon. We are also very excited about a new building that will soon be our home - the “Integrated Design Building”. This state-of-the-art building will encompass many sustainable features (like an engineered wood structure) and will offer us better spaces for teaching, collaboration, labs, shops, and computer facilities. More on this below. If you haven’t done so yet, I would encourage you to join the new BCT student and alumni LinkedIn group. It is a great way to stay...
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The BCT Team at Next Step Living

The BCT Team at Next Step Living

We love hearing about our successful BCT alumni. It is especially exciting when several of them work at the same company. That's why this picture, which Bob Hastings (the guy in the center) just sent through is so cool! Our five BCT alumni at Next Step Living are Edison Dika, Nick Celularo, Bob Hastings, Chris Kennedy, and Andy Truong. Not pictured is Chris Haringa. About the company: Next Step Living is a one-stop resource for informed advice, expert workmanship and guidance about available incentives and rebates, Next Step Living partners with more than 400 municipalities, civic organizations and leading corporations to deliver energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions. Those solutions include: Home energy evaluations Weatherization work (air sealing and insulation) Roofing and windows Heating and cooling (ductless mini splits, HVAC systems) Solar panel installation Named to the Inc. 500 list of fast-growing companies, the 2014 Global Cleantech 100 and recognized by the New England Clean Energy Council as an employer of the year, Next Step Living has more than 800 employees in Massachusetts and...
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Where did the BCT students go?

As it turns out, to a bunch of different places: Iceland, Ireland, UK, Australia!!! We now have a nice map with pins that show where BCT students went for their semesters abroad. You can find it and links to programs that can get you too to discover the world while studying on our "Study Abroad Programs" webpage: http://bct.eco.umass.edu/for-students/study-abroad-programs/ Don't forget to click on the map pins to get comments and tips. (If you went and we forgot to put your pin on there, email us and we'll add you, too!)...
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Commencement 2014

Commencement 2014

We had the absolute pleasure to congratulate our graduating undergrad (BS) and grad (MS) students today and yesterday at UMass' commencement. Most but definitely not all of our undergrads are shown in the image above. Below are more impressions from these ceremonies. We are so proud of you all!!! All the best from us. ...
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At BCT we just supersized our social links!

Now that our BCT Facebook page has over 200 likes, we at BCT decided to offer a few more ways for you to get our news / follow us / like us / stay in touch / or just see what's happening here. Feel free to check out any of the following social media links and connect with us. Especially if you are a current BCT student or recent Alumni, make sure you link back to us so that we can stay in touch (and don't forget to sign up with the UMass Alumni Association - link is below, too). News via Email and RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/umassbct-news Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMassBCT Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMassBCT LinkedIn Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=6591054 UMass Alumni Association: http://bct.eco.umass.edu/for-students/bct-alumni/...
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