Academics in CNS

Our world-class research also informs our teaching and student mentoring, making possible the high-quality educational experience that is unique to a research-intensive university such as UMass Amherst. The college has many award-winning teachers—an CNS faculty member has been awarded the UMass Amherst Distinguished Teaching Award in four out of the past five years. CNS faculty are dedicated to providing supportive research mentorships and undergraduate research opportunities, encouraging student-driven, inquiry-based laboratory and classroom experiences, and pioneering adavances in instructional technology.