University of Vermont

Greening Interns Present Video Screening of Class Projects

Greening of Aiken Intern class team presents on their work at the Spear Street Forestry SciencesLab.
Greening of Aiken Intern class team presents on their work at the Spear Street Forestry Sciences Lab.

The Rubenstein School Greening of Aiken Intern class recently finished up its 13th year. Taught by Research Associate Gary Hawley, the student interns presented their final products to the RSENR community in the form of a video screening on April 30, 2014.

The 34 students in the class received mentorship from Gary, Senior Researcher Carl Waite, Research Technician Matt Beam, senior Sam Wallace, and junior Anastasia Procaccini; graduate teaching assistance by Eliese Dykstra; and technical assistance from Rich Wolbach, UVM’s energy manager.

Eight teams of students completed projects to learn ways to enhance the sustainability and energy efficiency of five of the Rubenstein School’s buildings: the Aiken Center, the Bittersweet Building, the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, the Spear Street George D. Aiken Forestry Science Laboratory, and the Gund Institute's Johnson House. Several energy-saving changes recommended by the students were put into practice during the academic year.

View the Interns’ final projects on the Greening of Aiken Interns YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi67HglArlf4ZWS3Ll7PjKw

Read about each of the eight projects: 

http://www.uvm.edu/rsenr/?Page=news&storyID=18033&category=rsenr

Visit the Greening of Aiken wiki space (greening-aiken.wikispaces.com/Greening+Aiken+Home) to learn more about current and past Greening of Aiken Interns projects.