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.

Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta, Psychological and Brain Sciences and CNS Director of Faculty Equity and Inclusion, and her research identifying remedies to prevent attrition of girls and women from STEM, are featured. Read more

Dong Wang and Li-Jun Ma, both Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, were recognized for their research at the 17th International Congress of the International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions held July 17-21 in Portland, Ore. Wang received the inaugural MPMI Young Investigator Award and Ma presented a plenary talk at the meeting. Read more

Alison Roy, Envrionmental Conservation, and CNS students are featured in a video about the newly re-purposed Aquatic Research Center in Sunderland, Mass. UMass Amherst staff and students work with fisheries specialists to increase colonies of endangered freshwater mussels in the Connecticut River basin and the wider northeastern U.S. Watch video

The UMass Extension 4-H Youth Development program engaged 59 students from across the state in active hands-on learning on the UMass Amherst campus in June. Each year young people have the opportunity to select a track of study where they spend the day exploring a field of science with faculty, staff or a professional in the field. Their experience is rounded off with short workshops and other activities that expose these middle and high school students to a wide array of scientific fields. Another benefit for 4-H campers is that they get a taste of college life as they sleep in dorms and eat in campus dining halls. Read more

Peggi Clouston, Environmental Conservation, is profiled regarding her work designing the new timber-framed Design Building on campus. Daily Commercial News