BMATWT Students’ Greasy Endeavour makes it into the Globe and on TV

Amherst, March 29, 2007 Two Building Materials & Wood Technology students do their part to green America. In a time where filling stations charge anything between $2.00 and $3.50 per gallon of gasoline, brothers David and Richard Posluszny pay 28 cents per gallon for fuel. This is accomplished by clarifying and using recycled vegetable oil from restaurants for their personal transportation (an old Mercedes Benz). As of now, their story has been featured in the Boston Globe and on the Hallmark Television channel. See their method in the video below or simply visit their website to learn more. Links: Website: http://www.thegreasybrothers.com/ BMATWT students' greasy endeavor makes it into the Globe. (2/27/2007) (PDF) ...
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BMATWT FPS Students win Award

Quebec City, Quebec Canada - The University of Massachusetts Forest Products Society Student Chapter has received an Outstanding Student Performance Award that was presented at the 59th International Convention - Quebec, Canada at the Official Luncheon held on Monday, June 20th.Dave Damery, faculty liaison, accepted the award, commemorated by a handsome plaque (wood of course!). Section officers named on the plaque are Michael Breor, Walter Pawlowski, Don Smith and Jean Augustin. The student chapter was one of just 4 chapters nationwide to receive an award. Performance criteria for the award included: membership, meetings, educational meetings, and additional activities including public service. The BMATWT student chapter built and now maintains the much-used benches and planters at the entrance to Holdsworth. They participated in several recruiting activities for the department including the NRE College Day, Undeclared Majors Fair, and others....
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