Sonia Ellis’ Young Adult Novels Inspire a Future of Women in STEM

From her laptop screen, author Sonia Ellis’ second novel TimeTilter gently illuminates her breezy pale green kitchen. Several years ago, the former chemical engineer made a radical career change to write young adult novels that aim to engage underrepresented youth with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts. “It was a little easier to write …

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UMass nursing snags grant for sleep and stress research

Originally published on the Amherst Wire October 25, 2016. View the story here. The goal is to use data to enable patients to take charge of their symptoms. Allyson Morin, Writer • October 25, 2016 UMass Life Sciences Building (Allyson Morin/Amherst Wire) AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing has begun researching fatigue and stress …

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Innovation and team building the focus at fourth annual HackUMass

Originally published October 11, 2016 on the Amherst Wire. View the story here. Innovation and team building the focus at fourth annual HackUMass Allyson Morin, Contributor October 11, 2016 Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase AMHERST — Tech-savvy University of Massachusetts Amherst hackers from across the northeast produced projects to be proud of at HackUMass, a 36-hour …

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Hacked! 700 hackers to flood UMass

Originally published October 6, 2016. View the story on the Amherst Here. Hacked! 700 hackers to flood UMass Friday Allyson Morin, Contributor October 6, 2016 Filed under Campus, Showcase AMHERST — Hackers and tech-savvy students will spend their Friday night in a University of Massachusetts Amherst classroom, and they won’t emerge until Sunday morning. Nearly 700 students from …

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