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UMass receives $632,369 grant to support transfer students from community colleges to College of Engineering

Monday, August 10, 2015

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts has received a four-year $632,369 grant from the National Science Foundation to support academically strong students transferring from community colleges to the College of Engineering. A key goal of the program is to increase the success of low-income, academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing college degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. An initial group of up …

UMass, Hampshire and Holyoke Community colleges get $810,000 grant to combine clean-energy studies with sustainable agriculture

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

AMHERST — Agricultural students at the University of Massachusetts, Hampshire College and Holyoke Community College will benefit from an $810,000 National Science Foundation grant to create collaborative programs combining clean energy studies with sustainable agriculture. “The main purpose of the grant is to marry what has for the most part historically been two separate sides of sustainability education — clean energy and agriculture,” …

Community colleges agree to train casino employees

Monday, January 7, 2013

SPRINGFIELD — A local group hoping to help train the 10,000 people who are projected to work at Massachusetts casinos inked agreements Monday with four companies proposing casinos for western Massachusetts communities. The agreements state that the casino developers will work with the Massachusetts Casino Careers Training Institute — made up of the …