1. Articles in category: Life Sciences

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    1. Robotics, iPads, museum trip funded by $11,000 grant from Friends of Holyoke Public Schools

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      Robotics, iPads, museum trip funded by $11,000 grant from Friends of Holyoke Public Schools

      Robotics, iPads and a trip to a science museum were among ways teachers used $11,000 in grants awarded by the Friends of Holyoke Public Schools. "We received a lot of great proposals this year from dedicated teachers aiming to further enrich the lives of their students," Christian Lachapelle, president of the group's board of directors, said Monday in a press release.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    2. MassMutual donation boosts UMass science

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      MassMutual donation boosts UMass science

      The largest grant ever made by MassMutual to a local or regional initiative is a tremendous boost to the computer science program at the University of Massachusetts. The $15 million grant is a nod to the present but also the future. Most will go to the Center for Data Science and will allow for additional faculty, a doubling of course options and expansion of the master's degree program. The remainder of about $3 million will support the cybersecurity program at UMass Springfield at Tower Square. Announcement of the grant was made June 10.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   MassMutual

    3. MassMutual donates $15M to boost computer science at UMass Amherst and Springfield

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      MassMutual donates $15M to boost computer science at UMass Amherst and Springfield

      MassMutual announced Friday that it will donate $15 million to University of Massachusetts computer science programs over the next 10 years. Of the $15 million, $12 million will support the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Center for Data Science with additional faculty, a doubling of the number of available courses and an expansion of the master's degree program. In Springfield, the company will donate $3 million over 10 years to expand a cybersecurity certificate program taught at the university's center in MassMutual owned Tower Square. The cybersecurity certificate program is an eight-week, 15-credit-hour program. "We believe the world ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   MassMutual

    4. Square One Advocates for Access, Opportunities in Early Education

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      Square One Advocates for Access, Opportunities in Early Education

      For more than 130 years, Square One has met the challenge of providing quality early-childhood education, thus serving not only young people, but also their families and the community. Today, as the importance of such education becomes ever more apparent, the challenges to providing it continue to mount. Square One is trying to meet those challenges through vital connections to a host of constituencies.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   MGM

    5. State Announces $9.3 Million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants

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      State Announces $9.3 Million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants

      Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced $9.3 million in workforce skills equipment grants to 35 high schools, community colleges, and vocational training providers across the Commonwealth for vocational-technical education and training equipment purchases that connect Massachusetts students and residents to economic opportunities in high-demand industries. “Workforce skills education and training plays an enormous role in economic and personal development by helping residents acquire the skills they need to connect with promising careers,” Baker said. “These vocational-technical education equipment grants will help build stronger communities and a more competitive business environment that ensures more residents have the ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   West Springfield   Springfield

    6. Photos: Umass Amherst gets new $3.2 million MRI machine for its Life Sciences institute

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      Photos: Umass Amherst gets new $3.2 million MRI machine for its Life Sciences institute

      The University of Massachusetts at Amherst received a new, $3.2 million Siemens medical imaging machine at its Institute for Life Sciences on Tuesday. The seven ton MRI machine arrived early Tuesday morning. A 100 ton crane was used to unload the controls and the main three ton magnet, piece by piece. Professors and administrators involved stood by watching every move as the crane picked box after box from the trailer for almost six hours

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    7. Bay Path Awarded $300,300 to Enhance Undergrad STEM Education

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      Bay Path Awarded $300,300 to Enhance Undergrad STEM Education

      Thanks to a recently awarded grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Bay Path University will undertake a three-year project aimed at increasing the academic success, engagement, and retention of undergraduate women enrolled in bachelor’s-degree programs in biology, forensic science, and cybersecurity, particularly those students from underrepresented groups. The grant, totaling $300,300, will be awarded over a three-year span. The funding provides resources and programmatic support for student tutors and mentors, materials and stipends for student research, student travel, and guest speakers. In addition, funding was allocated for upper-level course redesign and faculty professional development around mathematics. “Providing ...

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    8. WMBExpo Boasts a Strong Educational Component

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      WMBExpo Boasts a Strong Educational Component

      This special corridor of the Expo show floor will be occupied by a host of agencies with varying missions but a common purpose — helping area businesses thrive. “The Business Resource Hub will be a true resource,” said Campiti. “It has never been tougher to be in business and stay in business, and those trying to run often have questions — about everything from how to secure financing to how to navigate the new sick-leave law — but often don’t know where to look to find answers. The Business Resource Hub will help them make important contacts with a host of state ...

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    9. Berkshire Community College and Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing partner as Part of Mass Life Science's Internship Challenge | masslive.com

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      Berkshire Community College and Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing partner as Part of Mass Life Science's Internship Challenge | masslive.com

      In just a matter of weeks Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing's (BSM) warehouse space in Lee will be transformed into clean rooms – and several Berkshire Community College (BCC) students will have played a role in the transformation, according to a news release.  BSM, which provides the safest sterile drug products possible for clinical use and small scale requirements, has created a paid internship program with BCC as a part of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center's (MLSC) Internship Challenge, a workforce development program focused on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts companies engaged in life sciences. The program facilitates the placement ...

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    10. Life science grant helps UMass biochemist secure science foundation grant

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      Life science grant helps UMass biochemist secure science foundation grant

      In 2013, then Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced the award of $95 million to the University of Massachusetts to outfit half of the life sciences building. That award has helped UMass biochemist Elizabeth Vierling secure a three-year $682,982 National Science Foundation grant to study how plants respond at the molecular and cellular level to stress in their environment and the role of a regulatory protein called S-nitrosoglutathione reductase. Vierling said they wouldn't have been able to propose the grant without the new mass spectrometry equipment. She said that equipment cost $1.2 million.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    11. Teachers' special: New Silverbrick Lofts in downtown Springfield offer rental discount to educators

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      Teachers' special: New Silverbrick Lofts in downtown Springfield offer rental discount to educators

      As the Springfield school system prepares to welcome newly minted college graduates to teach in the city, one of the first questions out-of-town recruits ask is: "Where's a nice place to live?" The school district and DevelopSpringfield believe they've found the perfect address: the Silverbrick Lofts apartment complex at 15 Taylor St. in downtown Springfield, which has recently undergone a $6 million renovation. If the soaring architecture and light-drenched units of the four-building, pet-friendly complex aren't enough of an incentive to buy-in, there's a 10 to 20 percent rental discount for teachers.

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    12. Bay Path University uses realistic apartment to teach occupational therapy | masslive

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      Bay Path University uses realistic apartment to teach occupational therapy | masslive

      Bay Path University opened the $13.7 million, 58,000-square-foot center on Jan. 5, moving both the occupational therapy and physical therapy programs off the university's main campus in Longmeadow.  The two-year occupational therapy program has 230 students, 127 of them first-year students who use the apartment and the labs a lot. The remainder are in the field as part of their second year of study. The program awards master's degrees.

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    13. New science wing at Springfield's Central High School has all the bells and whistles, state treasurer says

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      New science wing at Springfield's Central High School has all the bells and whistles, state treasurer says

      State-of-the-art science equipment and labs throughout Bay State schools will help elevate the lives of immigrant families and student who come from less fortunate circumstances, as the commonwealth champions STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Math) education, she said. Superintendent Daniel J. Warwick praised the Massachusetts School Building Authority, which Goldberg oversees, for its 80 percent reimbursement for the project and others in the city.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    14. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announces $2.6M in funds for STCC, HCC, Bay Path, Berkshire Community College | masslive

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      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announces $2.6M in funds for STCC, HCC, Bay Path, Berkshire Community College | masslive

      Springfield Technical Community College will start two new associates' degree programs, one in biomedical instrumentation and one in biomedical device manufacturing, and will upgrade labs with a $972,850 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announced Friday.  It's part of $2.6 million in grants to schools all over Western Massachusetts Susan Windham-Bannister, president and CEO of the Life Sciences Center made public Friday.  Bannister said that jobs in the biomedical field, everything from genetic research to medical-device manufacturing, are up 17.5 percent in six years. The $600 million in the Life Science Center has put into ...

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    15. UMass professor Sandra Petersen to receive Presidential Award for STEM mentoring

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      UMass professor Sandra Petersen to receive Presidential Award for STEM mentoring

      Petersen, a professor in the veterinary and animal sciences department at UMass Amherst, since 2003 has served as executive director and a mentor for the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, a 15-institution alliance focused on increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups who earn doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, according to a UMass press release.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    16. State OKs Up Academy to open in Springfield in fall 2016

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      State OKs Up Academy to open in Springfield in fall 2016

      SPRINGFIELD — The state has approved UP Academy taking over a struggling city middle school starting in fall 2016. The move was approved by a 9-1 vote Tuesday of the Massachusetts Board of Secondary Education and followed a positive recommendation...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    17. Nuclea Biotechnologies partners with BacterioScan on new instrument | masslive

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      Nuclea Biotechnologies partners with BacterioScan on new instrument | masslive

      Nuclea Biotechnologies Inc. announced today that it is partnering with BacterioScan inc. of St. Louis,ito do the validation testing of its BacterioScan 216Dx instrument in a CLIA certified laboratory.  This collaboration will focus on antimicrobial susceptibility testing to guide the best course of antibiotic treatment for different strains of urinary tract infections

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    18. Holyoke Community College awarded $300,000 for Center for Life Sciences | masslive

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      Holyoke Community College awarded $300,000 for Center for Life Sciences | masslive

      Holyoke Community College has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to purchase biotechnology laboratory equipment and supplies for the college's future Center for Life Sciences. This grant will supplement a $3.8 million grant the college received in 2013 from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center for renovations to the Marieb Building that will create the Center for Life Sciences

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    19. UMass science center rceives interior funding to look at climate change on fish and wildlife

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      UMass science center rceives interior funding to look at climate change on fish and wildlife

      Scientists at the Northeast Climate Science Center at the University of Massachusetts have received more than $200,000 from the federal government to look at how climate change is affecting coastal fish and wildlife.The funding is part of nearly $690,000 the Department of the Interior has awarded to universities and other partners for research to help managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change, according to a press release

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    20. Progress — by Design

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      Progress — by Design

      Inside the labs at Western New England University’s Biomedical Engineering (BME) department, students aren’t simply studying the technologies behind medicine. They’re constantly searching for ways to improve them.  It’s a philosophy, acting Department Chair Dr. Robert Gettens and BME students agree, that prepares them well to be leaders in a variety of careers. Many recent WNEU graduates have become specialized medical attorneys. Others have gravitated toward research. One particularly accomplished alumnus, Ryan Turner, is on his way to becoming a brain surgeon. But, regardless of what path graduates choose, they all share an ability to comprehensively ...

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      Mentions:   Western New England University

    21. STCC professor, Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, earns Carnegie honor

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      STCC professor, Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, earns Carnegie honor

      The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education recently named Springfield Technical Community College professor Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, a city resident, their 2014 Massachusetts Professor of the Year. McGinnis-Cavanaugh was selected from 400 nominated professors in the United States. On Nov. 20, McGinnis-Cavanaugh, along with the 30 other state winners, was honored at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Springfield Technical Community College

    22. National Science Foundation $800,000 grant shows vision, strong priorities: Editorial

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      National Science Foundation $800,000 grant shows vision, strong priorities: Editorial

      An $800,000 grant has been awarded by the National Science Foundation to Holyoke Community College, the University of Massachusetts and Hampshire College to create collaborative programs combining clean energy studies with sustainable agriculture.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    23. Gov. Deval Patrick: 'Water innovation the next frontier'; UMass Amherst professor receives $4.1 million EPA grant for drinking water research

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      Gov. Deval Patrick: 'Water innovation the next frontier'; UMass Amherst professor receives $4.1 million EPA grant for drinking water research

      University of Massachusetts Amherst researcher has received a $4.1 million Environmental Protection Agency grant to create a national research center aimed at assisting small-sized drinking water systems. David A. Reckhow, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, accepted the grant at a ceremony Monday. Under the EPA grant, the UMass Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSS) will develop and test advanced, low-cost methods to reduce, control and eliminate various groups of water contaminants in small water treatment systems. Speaking at the university's new $160 million Life Sciences Laboratories on Monday, Gov. Deval Patrick also announced ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Palmer

    24. Building a Pipeline of Innovation | BusinessWest

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      Building a Pipeline of Innovation | BusinessWest

      Reinhart, a veteran biopharmaceutical executive and researcher, was recently named founding director of the institute, which was created in 2013 with $150 million in capital funding from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) and additional contributions from the university. Its mission is to accelerate life-science research and advance collaboration with industry to effectively shorten the gap between scientific innovation and technological advancement.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

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