UMass Amherst now provides free COVID-19 tests for local community members. Tests will be offered by appointment only at the Mullins Center. For more information, visit the Community COVID-19 Testing page. UMass Amherst has announced its Spring 2021 operating plan, inviting additional students to return to campus to advance their studies. The plan prioritizes public health and safety, including expansion of the university’s successful COVID-19 testing program. For more information, go to www.umass.edu/spring.
Celebrating Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. In the College of Natural Sciences, we take this month as an opportunity to pause and especially celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women in science and honor the many barriers they have overcome.
March 5, 2021
Great strides have been made in recognizing the accomplishments of women who have paved the way in scientific discovery and advancing the representation of women in science and mathematics.
There is more to be done to build from this foundation and to ensure that we dismantle the remaining barriers that limit the representation and success of women and especially women of color. In CNS we are striving to address these inequities, working to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for women in STEM, and developing more proactive recruitment strategies to diversify our science based on gender, race, and ability so that all members of our community have the opportunity to thrive.
The university will mark the significance of Women’s History Month with events such as the following:
Don’t forget to check out the Women of the Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) Instagram for quotes from inspiring women this month. Below, you’ll find some additional resources honoring the achievements of women in the sciences.
The university will mark the significance of Black History Month with a series of art performances, activities, lectures, films, and more. The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) proudly joins in the celebration to honor Black achievement throughout time.