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    1. HCC to Hold Grand Opening for Center for Life Sciences on Oct. 24

      HCC to Hold Grand Opening for Center for Life Sciences on Oct. 24

      U.S. Rep. Richard Neal and Massachusetts Secretary of Education James Peyser will be the featured speakers at a ribbon cutting and grand-opening celebration for the new $4.55 million Center for Life Sciences at Holyoke Community College (HCC) on Wednesday, Oct. 24, during Mass STEM Week.  The celebration will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Center for Life Sciences, located on the lower level of HCC’s Marieb Building. Refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome to attend. The 13,000-square-foot facility features a suite of biotechnology labs and classrooms and what is ...

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    2. UMass water technology lab could spur new developments

      UMass water technology lab could spur new developments

      Thirty companies are in the pipeline, waiting to use a $3.9 million water technology demonstration center that could be built at the University of Massachusetts in as soon as two years. About 250 people attended the "Innovations and Opportunities in Water Technologies" conference Monday at the Amherst campus. Now the job is to get the money, already called for in a 2014 state bonding bill, and include it in a state spending budget, said Richard K. Sullivan Jr., president and CEO of the Economic Development of Western Massachusetts.

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    3. State Report Unveiled at UMass Amherst on New Water Technologies to Boost Business, Jobs and the Environment | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

      State Report Unveiled at UMass Amherst on New Water Technologies to Boost Business, Jobs and the Environment | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

      The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has released a comprehensive study that evaluates the potential of developing a network of water-testing demonstration centers in the Commonwealth, including one at UMass Amherst. The centers would pilot new water technologies to position Massachusetts as a global leader in the water innovation and energy efficiency sector, providing significant business and employment opportunities.

      Link to the full report: 

      https://www.masscec.com/water-innovation

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    4. $1 million education grant to help student parents at UMass with child care costs

      $1 million education grant to help student parents at UMass with child care costs

      Low-income student parents will get added financial help after the federal Department of Education awarded a $1 million grant to the University of Massachusetts to subsidize child care costs.   The four-year funding is provided through the education department's Child Care Access Means Parents in School program, which supports the participation of low-income parents in post-secondary education, according to a press release.  The funding will significantly increase the amount of financial aid, coaching and parenting resources offered by the university's Office of Student Parent Programs to qualified low-income undergraduate and graduate students, according to the release.

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    5. Chicopee Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Boosts HCC Culinary Arts Program

      The Chicopee Savings Bank Charitable Foundation donated $50,000 to Holyoke Community College (HCC) for the benefit of students preparing for careers in the culinary-arts and hospitality industry.  Bill Wagner, president of the foundation, presented a check for that amount to HCC President Christina Royal and officials from the nonprofit HCC Foundation during a brief ceremony on Oct. 2 at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute. The $50,000 donation will go toward programs, equipment, maintenance, instruction, and student services at the institute, which opened in January at 164 Race St. in downtown Holyoke.

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    6. Women tapped to lead Westfield State University's 4 new colleges

      Women tapped to lead Westfield State University's 4 new colleges

      After more than a year of planning and reorganization, Westfield State University began this academic year with a new four-college structure featuring an all-female administrative team.  The new structure, announced last month, transitions the school's more than two dozen departments to four new colleges: the College of Graduate and Continuing Education; the College of Mathematics and Sciences; the College of Education, Health and Human Services; and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition to restructuring its Division of Academic Affairs, Westfield State appointed a provost and four founding college deans -- all women -- to oversee the new ...

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    7. Community Music School of Springfield to receive $375K from the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts...

      Community Music School of Springfield to receive $375K from the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts...

      Community School of Music of Springfield will receive two grants totaling $375,000 over three years from the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Art Initiative. "Community Music School is thrilled to be selected as part of the Barr Klarman MA Arts Initiative alongside this distinguished cohort of nonprofit organizations. For the past 35 years, CMSS has delivered high quality music programs that are equitable and inclusive. The Barr-Klarman MA Arts Initiative is transformative opportunity for CMSS to build on our foundation, supported by a team of experts that will help CMSS grow and adapt for the future," said CMSS Executive Director Eileen McCaffry ...

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    8. UMass Amherst Researchers Plan to Develop Alternative Energy Source for Muscle

      Muscle biophysicist Ned Debold in the kinesiology department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences, with Dhandapani Venkataraman and Jianhan Chen of the chemistry department, are collaborating on a project to develop a compound to serve as an alternative energy source for skeletal and cardiac muscle during times of stress. The work is supported by a two-year, $200,000 Innovative Project Award from the American Heart Association.

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    9. UMass professor receives grant to educate Springfield community college students

      UMass professor receives grant to educate Springfield community college students

      An educator at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a grant that she will use to help local community college students gain experience conducting scientific research.  Trisha L. Andrew, an associate professor of chemistry at UMass, has been given a $2,500 L'Oreal USA Changing the Face of STEM grant. Andrew, whose lab specializes in wearable technology and textile electronics, will train ten students from the Springfield Technical Community College as interns in a program to create garment-integrated sensors. The students will be provided with a stipend for their work with the program.

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    10. Yves Salomon-Fernandez Takes the Helm at GCC

      Yves Salomon-Fernandez Takes the Helm at GCC

      Yves Salomon-Fernandez became the 10th president of Greenfield Community College this past summer, succeeding Bob Pura at the helm of a school that enjoys some of the highest retention and graduation rates in the state. Her primary goals moving forward are to build on the momentum generated over the past several years, set the bar higher, and then clear that bar. Salomon-Fernandez is confident in her abilities, and, like the school itself, she says she’s “innovative and entrepreneurial.”

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    11. UMass Amherst Chancellor Appointed to State Cybersecurity Strategy Council

      UMass Amherst Chancellor Appointed to State Cybersecurity Strategy Council

      UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has been named by Gov. Charlie Baker to the new Massachusetts Cybersecurity Strategy Council, which will advise state leaders on ways to spur economic growth and cyber-resilience in the Commonwealth. The appointment of the 19-member council, which includes representatives from state government, the private sector, and the Commonwealth’s leading research institutions, was announced on Sept. 27 during the 2018 Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum in Boston. Baker also announced the appointment of Stephanie Helm as the first director of the MassCyberCenter at the Mass Tech Collaborative.

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    12. Holyoke STEM Academy awarded $175,000 state grant; open house Thursday

      Holyoke STEM Academy awarded $175,000 state grant; open house Thursday

      The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education awarded the Holyoke STEM Academy a $175,000 21st Century Learning Center grant. The recently opened academy caters to middle school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math.  The academy shares space with the newly named Holyoke High School Dean Campus, formerly the William J. Dean Technical High School. It will host an open house Thursday. The federally funded grants support out-of-school learning and programs, aids in closing proficiency/opportunity gaps, bolster student engagement, promote social and emotional learning, and strengthen career and college readiness, according to the state.

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    13. UMass graduate student receives Department of Energy award, will contribute work to Large...

      UMass graduate student receives Department of Energy award, will contribute work to Large...

      A graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a prestigious award from the U.S. Department of Energy that will put him to work on a project connected to the Large Hadron Collider--the world's largest particle accelerator. Physics Ph.D. candidate Guy Rosin, of Watertown, has been chosen to receive the Science Graduate Student Research Program award, UMass announced Wednesday.  Rosin is one of 47 students nationwide to receive the award which prepares graduate students for STEM careers by providing work and thesis opportunities at DOE labs.

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    14. Bay Path Names Matt Smith Director of Computer Science & Cybersecurity Programs

      Bay Path Names Matt Smith Director of Computer Science & Cybersecurity Programs

      Bay Path University announced that Matthew Smith has been promoted to the position of director, Computer Science & Cybersecurity Programs. Smith has been with Bay Path University’s American Women’s College for nearly two years, first serving as an adjunct faculty member and later being named full-time academic director, Cybersecurity and Applied Technology. In June, he was promoted to academic director, Technology, Security & Justice.

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    15. Springfield schools superintendent lauds MCAS results, but says more work to be done

      Springfield schools superintendent lauds MCAS results, but says more work to be done

      Superintendent of Schools Daniel Warwick praised the results of the newly released MCAS scores for students in Springfield, which showed slight increases. But he said there is more work to be done as local scores -- among the trove of statewide data released Thursday by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education -- remain below state averages. Warwick said students' overall academic performance continues to improve. And, under a new state accountability system, Springfield schools were listed as "not requiring assistance or intervention."

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    16. Holyoke MCAS results 2018: 'Bright spots' seen but 'tremendous' work needed, officials say

      Holyoke MCAS results 2018: 'Bright spots' seen but 'tremendous' work needed, officials say

      Progress is inching along with tons of work left to make the majority of the city's public school students proficient in English, math and science, officials said Thursday after release of the spring 2018 MCAS results. "While our progress is steady and we have many bright spots to celebrate, tremendous and obvious work remains to improve and accelerate learning outcomes for all Holyoke students," said Stephen K. Zrike, the state-appointed receiver in charge of managing the public schools.

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    17. Schools in Boston, Springfield, Worcester exit 'underperforming' status

      Schools in Boston, Springfield, Worcester exit 'underperforming' status

      Four Massachusetts schools are no longer designated as underperforming, and that label will not be newly applied to any schools or districts this year, education officials announced as they released 2018 MCAS scores and school accountability ratings. This year marked the first time the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education used a new accountability system to measure how schools and districts are performing and what support they may need.

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    18. Western Mass scientists receive $635k from NASA to develop methods to study life beyond...

      Western Mass scientists receive $635k from NASA to develop methods to study life beyond...

      A microbiologist with the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a mineralogist at Mount Holyoke College have received a $635,000 grant from NASA to develop techniques to study evidence of "life beyond Earth," according to UMass. Jim Holden, with UMass, and Darby Dyar at Mount Holyoke, will work together over a three year period, using the funds from the large federal space agency to develop new methods to detect evidence of extraterrestrial life.

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    19. STCC gets $1.15 million for programs in photonics, 'internet of things'

      STCC gets $1.15 million for programs in photonics, 'internet of things'

      On Monday, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, was at Springfield Technical Community College to announce $1.15 million in National Science Foundation grants aimed at preparing students to work not just in the self-driving car industry, but in jobs involving many applications of these technologies. The grants include $599,388 to develop Professor Gary J. Mullett's "Internet of Things Education" project and $551,202 to develop Professor Nicholas M. Massa's "Problem Based Learning in Advanced Photonics Manufacturing Education" project.

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    20. Community Music School of Springfield awarded $50K for special needs children

      Community Music School of Springfield awarded $50K for special needs children

      Community Music School of Springfield has been awarded $50,000 for its Adaptive Music Program, a partnership with the Springfield Public Schools. AMP trains and supports teachers who specialize in teaching students with special needs. With the help of this program, teachers can integrate music and arts into their teaching.  The state budget allocation was supported by Sens. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow, and James Welch, D-West Springfield.

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    21. Training & Workforce Options Helps Enhance Skills of Medical Assistants

      Training & Workforce Options Helps Enhance Skills of Medical Assistants

      When Holyoke Medical Center and Western Mass Physician Associates (WMPA) needed help enhancing the skills of their medical assistants, they partnered with Training & Workforce Options (TWO). TWO developed a curriculum and taught a 10-week class to 15 medical assistants from WMPA. The training was designed to prepare the workers for a national credentialing exam. The TWO course at Holyoke Community College (HCC) was a hybrid of classroom work and online learning taught by a medical assistant.

       

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    22. UMass Amherst gets $3 million to encourage women, minorities to pursue STEM fields

      UMass Amherst gets $3 million to encourage women, minorities to pursue STEM fields

      The University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant to implement new diversity and equity policies.  The large grant comes from the National Science Foundation, whose ADVANCE project seeks to fund inclusive policies that encourage larger amounts of women and minorities to join the scientific fields and industries.

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