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A new summer undergraduate research experience at UMass Amherst will give ten undergraduate students training in how to create advanced materials and how to use these materials to tackle crucial challenges in biology.

S. Thai Thayumanavan, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, has been named head of the Biomedical Engineering Department (BME) in the College of Engineering. 


Rebecca Louisthelmy, an undergraduate in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department, was one of two College of Engineering undergraduate students chosen as “Rising Researchers” for the fall of 2021.

Govind Srimathveeravalli recently joined the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Foundation Board of Directors in a newly created position for scientist members of SIR and was interviewed in the SIR publication, IR Quarterly.


Shelly Peyton served as co-chair for the Biomedical Engineering Society annual conference, where the BME department also hosted its first booth. 

Biomedical Engineering major Sophia Chang was recently interviewed about the UMass Amherst section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for the SWE national website.  

Sergio F. Breña of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Cathal Kearney from the Biomedical Engineering Department were among 24 STRIDE Faculty Fellows announced as part of the 2021 STRIDE Faculty Fellowship Program.