Innovation

UMMS Works to Improve Web Text for People With Cognitive Disabilities

Filed in Featured, General, Innovation by on September 8, 2016
UMMS Works to Improve Web Text for People With Cognitive Disabilities

UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is conducting research to determine if simplifying text for people with cognitive disabilities improves their understanding of what they read online. “We want to prove that their comprehension increases after they read simplified text,” said John Rochford, MS, director of the Shriver Center’s INDEX program and instructor of […]

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Are Alive and Well at Umass Dartmouth

Filed in Featured, General, Innovation, Student Success by on June 1, 2016
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Are Alive and Well at Umass Dartmouth

This spring, Umass Dartmouth held its 3rd Startup Weekend event. With almost 70 participants from across campus, it was by far the most competitive Startup Weekend yet. Undergraduate and graduate students, including a couple of PhD candidates, participated to either work on their own ideas or to help others with their proposals. The weekend started on […]

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HPC Day II at UMass Dartmouth

Filed in Awareness, Featured, General, Innovation by on May 12, 2016
HPC Day II at UMass Dartmouth

Modern science is increasingly dependent on computational methods and resources. This observation is clearly supported by noting the growth in the number of users and the amount of installed infrastructure at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center. While the infrastructure is impressive, it is really all about the research. On Tuesday May 17th, the Center […]

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Supercomputing Offers Peek Inside a Rotating Black Hole

Filed in Featured, General, Innovation by on February 18, 2016
Supercomputing Offers Peek Inside a Rotating Black Hole

Researchers at UMass Dartmouth, Georgia Gwinnett College, and University of Maryland develop first-ever computer simulation of the interior of a rotating black hole Black holes have captured much attention not just in science but also in popular media. The 2014 movie Interstellar portrays a fast-rotating supermassive black hole, into which the protagonist falls in order to probe […]

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Student Startup Brings Phone Charging Kiosk to UMass Lowell Campus

Filed in Featured, Innovation, Student Success by on February 11, 2016
Student Startup Brings Phone Charging Kiosk to UMass Lowell Campus

When UMass Lowell looked to install a cell phone charging station in the lobby of University Crossing, it turned to a local startup company co-founded by two of its students: seniors Felipe Nascimento and Upkar Singh. Nascimento, a business administration major in the Manning School of Business, and Singh, a mechanical engineering major in the Francis College […]

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