Economic Development & Impact
Research universities such as UVM are economic engines that provide the raw power of innovative discoveries that propel the renewal of existing fields of commerce, or open the way to entirely new commercial ventures that revolutionize the way we live and work. The University is a full-fledged member of the world around it, and it plays a vital role in the economy of its community in all the ways "community" can be defined: locally, regionally, nationally, and around the globe.
IoT might sound like the latest new texting acronym. What it actually stands for is more serious: a technology revolution waiting in the wings called the "Internet of Things."
Michael Rosen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Research, has produced research related to people with disabilities for the past four decades, the last ten in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. It wasn't until he co-founded Engineering to Assist and Support You (E.A.S.Y), LLC with a colleague and a former student, however, that he felt like his research truly impacted lives.
A new initiative from the Department of Medicine at the UVM College of Medicine is helping to bridge the divide between biomedical research and the market by bringing promising researchers together with business innovators and biotech leaders. Called SPARK VT, the goal of the program is to address the challenge of translating novel research from bench to bedside.
Professor Stephanie Seguino is a macroeconomist studying the impact of globalization on income distribution and wellbeing. She's earned the ear of policymakers worldwide by showing that, while women — and ultimately children — bear the brunt, the entire economy suffers when some are marginalized.
Clinical Trials: Research Translating to Improved Care
Clinical trials are the testing of new treatments in humans after extensive laboratory research has been completed. Read more >>
Using Technology to Engage Middle Schoolers
When the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education was launched in 2009 with a $5 million gift from the Rich E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation, its 10-year mission was clear... Read more >>
Career Skills Correlate with Volunteering
For almost a decade, David Jones has studied how company-supported volunteer programs increase employee loyalty, happiness and retention.
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