“I want to mean something to someone.” | Strength in Numbers | How it Feels to be 18
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“I want to mean something to someone.” | Strength in Numbers | How it Feels to be 18

In this series, Strength in Numbers, I interview humans of different ages and stages of life to learn how it feels to be in their shoes. Today we meet Devyn. Devyn is no stranger to the digital world. The 18-year-old Call of Duty enthusiast spends hours on his computer playing video games, talking to friends, … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

UMass nursing snags grant for sleep and stress research
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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 … Continue reading

Innovation and team building the focus at fourth annual HackUMass
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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading