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Two Engineering Undergrads Chosen as Rising Researchers

Zachary Goodman

Zachary Goodman

Thomas McCarthy

Thomas McCarthy

Two College of Engineering undergraduate students were among the five so-called “Rising Researchers” throughout the whole university designated by the UMass Amherst website Research Next (Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for a Brighter Future). The two engineering winners are Electrical Engineering major Zachary Goodman and Chemical Engineering major Thomas McCarthy.

The five Rising Researchers for the fall of 2015 will soon be saluted with a special article about their research and other accomplishments in Research Next.

The Rising Researcher program acknowledges the excellent work of UMass Amherst undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship, or creative activity. More information about the award and previous recipients can be found on the Research Next website.

Professor and Associate Dean Tilman Wolf nominated Goodman for the award in recognition of the research and academic achievements conducted under his direction. Professor Shelly Peyton nominated McCarthy for the award to honor his research and academic achievements under her direction.

To celebrate this honor, the award winners, their advisors, and their special guests (such as parents, guardians, or partners) will be invited to a reception hosted by the Chancellor and Mrs. Subbaswamy in the spring to receive their awards. More details about the event are forthcoming.

UMass Amherst created the Rising Researcher Awards in 2013 to honor undergraduate students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and expertise in a particular area of study. The five recipients for the fall of 2015 have fully met those standards. (December 2015)