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Green STEM Education Summit Scheduled for May 15

Posted March 28, 2013 by

The event will bring together 120 informal science educators, after school program providers, program directors and “green” industry professionals to learn about innovative approaches for incorporating green concepts into STEM education efforts, how to connect young people to pathways into green careers in the clean energy industry, and discuss ways in which to collaborate on green STEM education initiatives underway in the City.

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May 15, 2013


National Association of Women in Construction Present a Panel Discussion: Women in Media

Posted March 28, 2013 by

Success in many environments, including the construction industry, comes from a combination of old-fashioned hard work, excellent social skills, and a touch of flagrant self-promotion. From so-called “legacy” newspapers and mainstream TV networks to Internet-driven blogs and social networks, the media has gone through a massive transformation in the last decade into a fragmented and often mysterious beast.

Join three women with different media backgrounds as they take you “by the hand through media land” — a guide to getting your message heard in the digital age. Attendees will learn how to carve out slivers of time to create content and to expand their personal and professional brand, all components of building the impression and reputation of their companies.

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MassCEC and MTTC Announce Funding Available for Early-stage Innovations

Posted March 14, 2013 by

BOSTON – March 14, 2013 – The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) have launched the sixth solicitation for the MassCEC Catalyst Program, which is aimed at commercializing the game-changing clean energy technologies coming out of Massachusetts.

“These grants support Massachusetts clean energy innovations and help to expand the Commonwealth’s growing clean energy sector, which employs 72,000 workers at 5,000 firms across the state,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan. 
“We’re proud to work with the MTTC to help clean energy innovators take their ideas from the research lab into the global marketplace,” said MassCEC CEO Alicia Barton.

The MassCEC Catalyst Program, which is funded by MassCEC and managed by MTTC, awards early-stage researchers grant awards up to $40,000 to help demonstrate the commercial viability of their clean energy technology. “The funding provided through MassCEC’s Catalyst program really helps entrepreneurs at very early stage companies and researchers at Massachusetts universities show the commercial viability of their technologies” said MTTC Director Abi Barrow. “We’re pleased to help distribute these grant awards to move these projects forward.”

Recipients must use funding for projects that move their technologies towards commercialization. This includes gathering initial data to demonstrate proof of concept, how the technology compares to existing technologies and competitive advantages of the technology or to develop a prototype for the technology. The goal of the MassCEC Catalyst Program is to help technologies progress along the development curve to a point where additional commercialization funding can be obtained.

To be eligible for an award a researcher must be a principal investigator, the technology must be disclosed to a researcher’s host institution and the host institution must be in Massachusetts.

The first deadline for applicants is April 1, 2013. Application directions are available at: 

For more information, contact Michele Bernier at the MTTC at 
mbernier@umassp.edu or (774) 455-7278.

About MassCEC
Created by the Green Jobs Act of 2008, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in the Commonwealth—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts. Since its inception in 2009, MassCEC has helped clean energy companies grow, supported municipal clean energy projects and invested in residential and commercial renewable energy installations creating a robust marketplace for innovative clean technology companies and service providers.

About the MTTC
The Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) was created in 2004 as a program in the Massachusetts Economic Stimulus Bill. Its goal is to support technology transfer activities from public and private research institutions to companies in Massachusetts. To achieve this goal, the Center works with technology transfer offices at Massachusetts research institutions; faculty, researchers, and students who have commercially promising ideas; and companies across the Commonwealth.  The MTTC is based in the University of Massachusetts President’s Office.  More information is available at www.MaTTCenter.org


EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. Honored with Business Achievement Award for its Stormwater Program Management Practice

Posted March 11, 2013 by

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced today that it has won a Business Achievement Award from the Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ), for the growth of its Stormwater Program Management for Transportation Modals practice.  EBJ recognized the company for implementing a variety of initiatives that are enhancing the way stormwater is managed by state transportation agencies.  This is the sixth consecutive year that EA has been honored by EBJ for outstanding business achievement.

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MassCEC Accepting Program Applications for Workforce Capacity Program

Posted March 1, 2013 by

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is currently seeking innovative programs for its Workforce Capacity Program.

The Request for Proposals seeks to develop and support projects that provide career pathways for the clean energy youth pipeline by combining higher education with education and training programs, including those that allow high school students to take college courses, as well as those that seek to equip organizations with clean energy awareness, learning and education and/or address the lack of exposure into the clean energy industry work experience for educators and students; and lack of exposure to clean energy career options requiring (STEM) skills.

For more information, please visit: http://masscec.com/index.cfm/page/Solicitations/pid/11187?utm_source=Workforce&utm_campaign=Workforce&utm_medium=email