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Picture of Steve GoodwinThe College of Natural Sciences excels in world-class research, award-winning teaching, and distinguished outreach and service.

Our cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in the life, environmental, computational, and physical sciences touches lives—reducing energy costs, transforming medicine and health care, sustaining our natural resources, and improving the world we live in.

Outstanding research and teaching go hand-in-hand in CNS. Our professors are dedicated to effective teaching in the classroom and lab and committed to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students pursuing independent research.

Our students are high achievers in and out of the classroom. CNS students receive Goldwater and Fulbright awards on an annual basis, engage in a wide range of academic and social leadership activities, and have a high level of participation in Commonwealth College—33 percent of our seniors graduate with honors.

CNS faculty and staff share their expertise through a range of outreach activities, from service to professional societies to connecting with community organizations.

From innovations in knowledge and education, the development of new materials, systems, and tools, to partnering with the community, the College of Natural Sciences engages in scientific discoveries that make a difference for you, UMass, Massachusetts, and beyond.

Feel free to check out a pdf version of the State of the College slides shown at the September 13 State of the College event.

Steve Goodwin, Dean