Simi Hoque and Brian Kane talk about their Eureka! experience this summer in new video

Simi Hoque and Brian Kane talk about their Eureka! experience this summer in new video

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, and Soroush Farzinmoghadam. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nly3IN6NRe0...
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UMass Extension Inaugurates New Program in Energy

The UMass Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE) recently showcased BCT faculty member Ben Weil's efforts with the Massachusetts Energy Extension Initiative (MAEEI), a program funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. You can read more about it here: http://ag.umass.edu/news-events/highlights/umass-extension-inaugurates-new-program-in-energy  ...
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Simi Hoque interviewed on WHMP about Eureka! program

Simi Hoque interviewed on WHMP about Eureka! program

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 on the Eureka! program can be found here: http://bct.eco.umass.edu/news/hoque-and-weil-introduce-eureka-students-from-girls-inc-to-energy-conservation/ and here: http://bct.eco.umass.edu/news/clouston-and-hoque-host-girls-inc-eureka-summer-camp/...
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Leers Weinzapfel Associates recommended for Integrated Design Building at UMass

Leers Weinzapfel Associates recommended for Integrated Design Building at UMass

  Boston-based Architecture firm Leers Weinzapfel Associates has been recommended to Katherine Craven, the Executive Director of the UMBA, to be the design firm for the Integrated Design Building at UMass. As mentioned before, this building will in a few years become the new home for BCT, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, and Architecture+Design. We are looking forward to working with this excellent design firm to create the most sustainable and most exciting building on the UMass Amherst campus. In the meantime, we would like to thank the selection committee and especially our graduate student representative Patricia O'Flaherty for their hard work on making this happen....
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Designer RFP for UMass Integrated Design Building (the future home of BCT) has been released

Designer RFP for UMass Integrated Design Building (the future home of BCT) has been released

The University of Massachusetts (technically, it's the UMBA) is planning a building that will bring together BCT, Architecture, and LARP (Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning) on the Amherst campus. Since this will be our new home, we are envisioning this building to be a showcase green and sustainable building. The designer RFP has been released a little while ago (8/7/2013) and can be accessed via the link below: http://www.massachusetts.edu/buildingauthority/baamhertstbidocs.html If your company is interested in submitting a bid, please note the deadline at the end of the month. Please forward this to potentially interested parties....
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