Engineers are hardworking and driven. They seek to improve the world. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, we empower our engineering students to realize their ambitions and to propel change. Here strong minds challenge the ordinary with ideas that are bigger, bolder — game-changing. From artificial neural networks and bio-inspired computing; to a new class of environmentally friendly polymer materials; to transformative water-treatment discoveries, our research is leading-edge and students have the opportunity to play a big part at the lab bench, in the field, and with technology transfer and building start-ups.