BCT is now also part of the School of Earth and Sustainability (SES) at UMass

BCT is now also part of the School of Earth and Sustainability (SES) at UMass

As one of the programs in the Department of Environmental Conservation, BCT is very proud to be part of the new UMass Amherst School of Earth and Sustainability (SES), announced today. Our core foci of sustainable building, construction, and energy systems make us a keystone partner to represent the sustainable built environment in this new school. This development will provide new academic opportunities, research partnerships, and strengthens linkages that we already developed across campus. UMass press release: UMass Amherst Establishes New School of Earth and Sustainability April 21, 2016 AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has established a new School of Earth and Sustainability (SES), which will serve as a central hub for a suite of academic programs, research, innovation, outreach and extension activities focused on finding solutions to the complex, global environmental challenges of the 21st century. The school was approved by the UMass Board of Trustees on April 13. A partnership between the university’s department of environmental conservation, department of geosciences and the...
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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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