An entrepreneur who started a plastic-free product shop while a student at UMass Boston has received the top two honors a graduating undergraduate at the university can receive: the John F. Kennedy Award for Academic Excellence and the “29 Who Shine” award.
Global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds has ranked UMass Boston No. 9 in Massachusetts and No. 79 overall on its inaugural ranking of top universities in the United States, with diversity, employability, and internationalization being key factors.
Biochemistry Major Third to Receive Honor
24/7 Wall St. reviewed U.S. Department of Education data and determined that UMass Boston is the third most diverse four-year college in the United States. It's also accessible, and costs far less than most other schools on the list
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.