Each gift supports our innovative academic community. In 2018, 70% of Astronomy majors received donor-funded scholarships. An alumni-supported fund also supported educational and research trips, by both graduate and undergraduate students, to the Large Millimeter Telescope in Mexico. Our cutting-edge research is supported by $5.47 million in research awards. Contributions support our faculty, which includes two researchers recognized as among 2018’s most highly cited in the world. In the past two years, our two Fulbright Scholars contributed to UMass Amherst’s ranking as a “Top Producing Institution” for Fulbright Scholars.
We are grateful for all those who have given, and those who continue to give.