UMass Boston junior Urwah Kanwal is the 2019 winner of the John W. Ryan Award, the highest honor given to a UMass Boston junior. She will be honored at convocation on Wednesday.
In his time as a physics major at UMass Boston, Joseph Farah has done everything from coding for quantum mechanical research to hunting black holes with the Event Horizon Telescope.
The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development takes UMass Boston students beyond the realm of textbooks and in-class experiments to participate in the latest scientific inquiries.
In 2019, biochemistry major Sarah Dubois-Coyne was selected for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and UMass Boston’s Entrepreneur Scholarship. She hopes to run her own neurobiomedical optics lab while working as a professor.
UMass Boston physics major and Honors College student Joseph Farah is sharing in a $3 million Breakthrough Prize for being part of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration that took the first image of a black hole in April.
Professor Kristin Murphy has secured grants that pay for avatars that look and talk like actual middle school students and their parents, so UMass Boston students have an opportunity to engage with and practice on someone other than their peers before getting into an actual classroom.
Associate Professor of Engineering Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli is one of the corresponding authors of a new paper that shows how the UMass Boston team used the biomarker Myxovirus protein A (MxA) and what looks like a sort-of pregnancy test to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections.
Already making an impact on campus and at the state level on issues related to sexual assault and domestic violence awareness and prevention, UMass Boston senior Madison LaCure is one of the winners of the 2019-2020 Newman Civic Fellowship.
Brianna Leonardo has worked on paper-based tests to detect viral infections in humans and bacteria in oysters and Madison LaCure developed a resource guide for the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence aimed at civilians and those in the military.
UMass Boston is ranked No. 247 on the 2019 Forbes Best Value Colleges ranking, up 50 spots from 2018.