Student News

First-Ever Entrepreneur Scholarship Winner Wants You to Live an Eco Life

Colleen Locke | January 07, 2019
Maria Vasco, an environmental studies and sustainability major who is passionate about changing plastic packaging in the beauty industry, is the first-ever recipient of UMass Boston’s inaugural Entrepreneur Scholarship. In addition to receiving $5,000, she is being mentored by the scholarship’s founder for the next two years.

Students in UMass Boston’s Green Planet LLC Lead the Charge in Greening the Campus

Colleen Locke | January 04, 2019
Maria Rodriguez and other members of the Class of 2022 have joined one of UMass Boston’s three Living-Learning Communities as a way to connect with people with the same interests. Rodriguez is part of the Green Planet LLC. “I like to be a part of change, and Green Planet LLC gives me the ability to do that,” she said.

School for the Environment Students Work with Restaurants on Alternatives to Plastic

Colleen Locke | December 17, 2018
This semester, seven groups of seniors in Professor of Hydrology Ellen Douglas’s capstone class were tasked with contacting a restaurant/catering company that they frequent, doing an assessment of their plastic/single-use dishes/bags/straws, and making recommendations for replacements.

Women of SFE Share Stories As Part of Smithsonian Museum on Main Street

School for the Environment women featured by Women Mind the Water as part of Smithsonian Museum on Main Street story telling road show. | October 15, 2018
Up on SoundCloud you will discover stories from around the U.S. as part of the Be Here series supporting the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street "Water/Ways" traveling exhibit. Look for School for the Environment women throughout all of the water stories.

PhD Student and IGERT Fellow Courtney Humphries’s Work to Be Featured in New Book

School for the Environment | October 15, 2018
The writings of PhD student (Environmental Sciences) Courtney Humphries will appear in a forthcoming book from MIT Press. The book presents stories that explore the universe and our place in it from the best science writers working today, of which Courtney is one!

NSF Funds UMass Boston PhD Candidate’s Internship with Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance

Office of Communications | October 01, 2018
The National Science Foundation has awarded UMass Boston alumnus and PhD candidate Sean McNally a Non-Academic Research Internship for Graduate Students to work with the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance. McNally will primarily be working on the Massachusetts Shellfish Initiative.

Spending the Summer Giving Back to Planet and Community

School for the Environment | September 11, 2018
Max has always been committed to our forests. Whether working in Mexico on his research or working with the Mt. Hood Chapter of the Pacific Crest Trail Association, Max's passion for our planet is boundless. This past summer Max served as Gorge Crew Leader restoring trails damaged by the Eagle Creek Fire.

Capizzano (Marine Science PhD Student) Wins W.F. Thompson Award from American Fisheries Society

School for the Environment | September 05, 2018
Capizzano wins American Fisheries Society award for best student paper at 2018 annual meeting

UMass Boston Marine Science PhD Student Earns $72K Ford Foundation Fellowship

Colleen Locke | July 01, 2018
Kelly Luis, a PhD student in marine science and technology in UMass Boston’s School for the Environment and an IGERT fellow, has won a $72,000 Ford Foundation Fellowship, which will allow her to focus on researching the clarity of our ocean waters and her goal of becoming a professor.

UMass Boston’s Urban Planning Program Launches Website on the Work of Planning Scholar Paul Davidoff

Colleen Locke | February 14, 2018
Master’s Program in Urban Planning and Community Development Director Ken Reardon and students Sajani Kandel, Carlos Velasquez, and Donald Morrison searched library and web-based resources and interviewed more than a dozen of Paul Davidoff’s closest family members, co-workers, and friends in Massachusetts and New York.