University of Vermont

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Students doing field research on riparian vegetationMany Rubenstein students are actively involved in on-going research projects with faculty and graduate students here in the Rubenstein School. Learn more about Rubenstein School faculty research projects. Student researchers learn skills in empirical observation, utlize cutting edge technologies, and develop a sense of excitement about asking the big questions while working hard toward solutions.

Get started!

For more information on research opportunities, contact Anna Smiles-Becker in 220G Aiken. Another great resource to check out is the Office of Undergraduate Research.

And check out this searchable list of opportunities that Anna has emailed to students.

Undergraduate students have the option of enrolling in independent research courses or working directly with a faculty member or graduate student on a research project. Recent students have quanitified the effects of zebra mussles on shipwrecks, studied what triggers color in maple trees, and measured Vermont's quality of life through the Genuine Progress Inidicator with faculty in Ecological Economics. Many students present at profressional conferences and publish their work in a variety of professional journals.

Past project involvement ... to name a few

Rubenstein students have also joined research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, just to name a few. Summer research programs such as Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU - through the National Science Foundation) are also great opportunities to explore.

Read stories about our students' past research and internship experiences.

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