CNS Women in Science Initiative

The CNS Women in Science Initiative (WISI) focuses on increasing the success of women scientists at all stages of their academic careers. WISI offers special programs and events, and connects women scientists through campus organizations and community outreach, and provides helpful off-campus resources for women scientists.

Kathryn Cooney and Michael Roberts, both Environmental Science, have won second place UMass Amherst Libraries Undergraduate Sustainability Research awards. Cooney's paper was “Longitudinal Differences in Brook Trout Density and Mean Length in Headwater Streams of Western Massachusetts”. Roberts' paper, a team effort, was "Coastal Erosion in Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Finding Sustainable Solutions”.

The new modeling and analyses of fault geometry in the Earth’s crust using kaolin that is being done by Michele Cooke, master's student Alex Hatem, and postdoctoral scholar Elizabeth Madden, all Geosciences, is featured on Research Next.

Patricia Brennan, Psychological and Brain Sciences, comments in a story about new video footage of the secretive black tinamou, a bird found in the foothills of the eastern Andes. Science World Report,, eScience News, Science Daily,

The ImmuCell Corp. of Portland, Maine, has announced that it has entered into an exclusive agreement to license new bacteriocin technology from UMass Amherst, developed by biologist Margaret Riley and colleagues, internationally recognized researchers in antibiotics.,, Bloomberg, Reuters, News release

The work of astrophysicist Stella Offner about how two- and three-star systems form is featured on Research Next.