Feature Stories 2015

Oriane Pitah sitting at desk
Oriane Pitah: Experience of an international education

Oriane Pitah is an international student pursuing an MBA in accounting.

Charlton Learning Pavilion
Excellence in business education

With AACSB accreditation, and a host of distinctions, Charlton College of Business is a great choice for business education

Meg Cichon: Science editor at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory

Meg Cichon MA '15 uses the skills she learned in the Professional Writing Program to write for new audiences and new purposes.

Work, Serve & Internship Fair 2015 - Career Development
10 steps to career success

Staff from the Career Development Center share their top suggestions for how to achieve career success.

Dr. Craig P. O'Connell
Dr. Craig P. O’Connell "14: Focus on shark conservation

When he’s not conducting research on shark conservation or diving with great white sharks, O’Connell focuses on youth education

Casey Snook standing beside sign, 200x200
Casey Snook: Service trip to Panama

Casey Snook '16 travelled to Valle Las Perlas, Panama, this August as part of Engineers Without Borders' ongoing project to rehabilitate the village's water distribution center.

Alumna Jacqueline Tran '15 at her white coat ceremony at UMass Medical, 2015.
From UMassD to UMass Medical

UMass Dartmouth offers several pathways to medical school and other health-related professional programs.

This We Believe 2015
This We Believe--UMass Dartmouth

Program for first-year students engages them in campus values as they join the academic community

Zachary Aaronson: Professional & personal learning experience in Panama

Engineers Without Borders President Zachary Aaronson '16 traveled with the group to Panama in an ongoing effort to provide safe drinking water to the village of Valle Las Perlas.

Julia Plotnick
UMassD nursing around the world

The $1.25 million gift of Rear Admiral Julia Plotnick (Ret.) to the College of Nursing focuses on research and innovative teaching methods to advance global health.

Emmanuel R. Fernandes Jr.: Gaining professional confidence at Hasbro

This summer, Emmanuel R. Fernandes Jr. interned in the Digital Technology department at Hasbro in Pawtucket, RI.

ROV underwater
Preparing tomorrow's engineers

Over 100 teams of middle and high school students gathered at the Tripp Athletic Center to compete in the National SeaPerch Challenge.

Cameron Barron, Jordan Bonnell, Jay Frenette, Carlson Magina
Capstone Project: Firefighter Remote Temperature Monitoring System

Design the mechanical and electronic systems for a highly compact and highly reliable temperature measuring device that will transmit to a receiver several hundred feet away; to be installed under a firefighter’s coat to monitor body temperature and alarm on overtemp conditions.

James Mohler*, Jared Bigos, Anthony Montano, Andrew Simmons
Capstone Project: Portable, Radio Frequency, In Situ Soil Conductivity and Permittivity Measuring System

The goal of this project is to design, fabricate and test a portable (lightweight/ compact) and inexpensive system that can provide reasonable values of the soil’s constitutive parameters, conductivity and dielectric constant, using a small handheld battery powered Vector Network Analyzer.

Capstone Project: High Bay Storage Alarm System Upgrade

Designing a replacement safety alarm system for our rack storage system in our primary warehouse.

english alumna at unitedhealth job
An English Alumna's Fast Track to Success

Amanda Butcher accepted her college diploma and put her undergraduate studies behind her. Now she is focused on her new job as a Senior Technology Development Program Associate, which grew out of an internship with UnitedHealth Group.

Prof. Jing Wang
Prof. Jing Wang: Blending tradition with innovation

Prof. Jing Wang earned the MacDowell Fellowship, one of the highest awards in the arts.

Renee Laurencelle: Running toward a career in health & nutrition

Renee Laurencelle is one of UMassD's representatives with "Run for Krystle" in the Boston Marathon.

Jacqueline Tran
Jacqueline Tran: UMassD's first BaccMD student to enter UMass Medical

Jacqueline Tran: UMassD's first BaccMD student to enter UMass Medical

Keneshia Estime
Keneshia Estimé: Study abroad leads to self-discovery

Keneshia Estimé spent six months studying abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Aneudy Gonzalez UMass Law
Aneudy N. Gonzalez: Commitment to public interest law

Aneudy Gonzalez worked at UMass Law's Immigration Law Clinic, which provides free legal services to immigrants.

Sara Cederholm UMass Law
Sara Mycock Cederholm: Exploring the intersection of law & public education

Following the bar exam, Sara Cederholm JD '15 will begin work as a law clerk at the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Sapna Jawid Piracha
Sapna Jawid Piracha: Big data, philanthropy & travel

Sapna Piracha became Pakistan’s only female to sit on a panel of design engineers for the construction of the Gandhara International Airport, which upon completion will be one of the world’s largest airports.

Heather Fatcheric: One of 29 Who Shine

Heather Fatcheric was recognized as one of "29 Who Shine," an elite group of students representing the Commonwealth's 29 public colleges and universities. She also received UMass Dartmouth's Lamar E. McClinton Student Leadership award and was named a "Pillar of the Community."

Alyssa Foley
Alyssa Foley: Social media internship & a promising future

Alyssa Foley held an internship with the university's Marketing and Public Affairs departments.

Zachary Kowzic: Tangible experience in social media marketing

Zachary Kowzic held an internship with the university's Marketing and Public Affairs departments.

Shravani Kakarla: Researching biofuel & bio-manufacturing

Part of the first UMassD class to graduate with a major in bioengineering, Shravani Kakarla researched biofuel and bio-manufacturing.

Jordan McDonald: Education is the key to success

Jordan McDonald: Education is the key to success

Tejendra Patel: Internships are crucial for success

Tejendra Patel held internships with Nextdrift Technologies and Akamai Technologies.

Jillian Bolinger: Researching exploding stars

Jillian Bolinger's research on supernovae earned her a spot at the 2014 "Posters on the Hill" event in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research.

WecJeannie Emmanuel: Research on cross-cultural emotional perception

WecJeannie Emmanuel: Research on cross-cultural emotional perception

Nicholas Phillips: Growing bacteria to make bio-plastics

Nicholas Phillips: Growing bacteria to make bio-plastics

David Burr: Observation and identity in art

Using various media and formats, David explored different modes of observation and identity.

Matthew Crossman: Research on cybersecurity

Matthew Crossman: Research on cybersecurity

Brittany Raposa UMass Law
Brittany Raposa: Health law & healthcare policy

Brittany Raposa plans to practice in family law or health and social policy law.

Genesis Barrientos
Genesis Barrientos: Outstanding peer health educator

Genesis Barrientos received an Outstanding Student Award from the National BACCHUS Network for her work in peer health education

Ryan Carey: Nurse on a cardiothoracic intensive care unit

As part of his Community/Public Health Nursing clinical experience, Ryan Carey participated in service trips to Haiti.

Samantha Smith, 2015
Samantha Smith: Biology major planning a career in opthalmology

For her Endeavor Scholar service project, Samantha Smith spent a week in Ghana working with Unite for Sight.

Matthew DaCosta: Holistic approach to healthcare

Matthew DaCosta: Holistic approach to healthcare

Ana Paula Krelling: first PhD graduate of SMAST & IOUSP
Ana Paula Krelling: first PhD graduate of SMAST & IOUSP

Ana Paula Krelling is the first first dual-degree Ph.D. graduate of UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science (SMAST) and the University of São Paulo Institute of Oceanography (IOUSP).

Carolyn McQillan '15, Graphic Design, internships & graphic designer position at Liberty Mutual
Carolyn McQuillan '15: Internship in graphic design

Carolyn McQuillan worked two summers as a graphic design intern for Liberty Mutual Insurance's Web & Communications team.

Aubrie Brault
Aubrie Brault: Internship at the Zeiterion Theater

Aubrie Brault balanced a double major with internships, community service, and a position as an Admissions Ambassador.

Christopher Crogan: Computational theory and the mind

Christopher Crogan's research, "Mind's Brains and Robots: Towards a Computational Theory of Semantics," focuses on the human mind.

Carlos Colon: Understanding the roots of terrorism

Carlos Colon's research with the UMass Drone project led to internships with the International Center for Terrorism Studies and the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism.

Kiley Alpaugh: Embracing new experiences

Kiley Alpaugh won the Margaret Mullaney Panos Honors Essay Contest and was awarded third place in UMassD's "Three-Minute Thesis" competition for her Honors Thesis Project: "The Impact of Therapy Dogs on College Students’ Stress Levels."

Maria Amell '16 paints photo portrait of campus with "Humans of UMass Dartmouth"

Maria Amell began a Facebook page to tell stories through photography and brief profiles.

Julia Rayberg in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala
Julia Rayberg: Focus on entrepreneurship and social change

Julia Rayberg completed an internship with ROI Corporation.

Lauren Roche
Lauren Roche '15: A passion for art and politics

Lauren Roche completed an internship with Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley's community relations unit.

Maegan McConnell in Amsterdam
Maegan McConnell: Study abroad is life-changing

Maegan McConnell studied abroad for a semester in Prague.

Chad McGuire at the New Bedford waterfront
Dr. Chad McGuire: Understanding Climate Change

Dr. Chad J. McGuire, whose research focuses on environmental law, addressed Pres. Obama's Executive Order to address climate change.

Innovative program prepares first-year engineering students for future success
Innovative program prepares first-year engineering students for future success

EGR 111: Introduction to Engineering and Computing provides first-year engineering students with experiences across the engineering disciplines.

Jorge Tolentino
UMass Dartmouth welcomes Dr. Jorge Tolentino

Dr. Tolentino will give a lecture on “U.S. Cabo Verde Relations: The construction of a historic and strategic partnership.”

Dr. Sheila Macrine presenting her research in Qatar
Prof. Macrine's work with blind children in Qatar earns 1st prize at international conference

Prof. Macrine received a grant from the Qatar National Research Fund.

X-ray diffractometer
X-ray diffractometer: device will advance research throughout the region

UMass Dartmouth's newly installed x-ray diffractometer is the only one of its kind in southeastern Massachusetts.