University of Vermont

  • environmental leaders

    "I wanted to learn about how forest ecosystems work and find a job where I could be outside and do something meaningful."— Eric Donnelly

    Eric DonnellyForestry major, research project at UVM forest, forestry technician protecting society's forest-based natural resources long-term. More about Eric

  • environmental leaders

    "The hands-on learning approach allowed me to integrate classroom learning with real life experience." — Alex Marcucci

    Alex MarcucciEnvironmental sciences major, watershed steward & restoration intern, valued service-learning courses, environmental scientist with consulting firm. More about Alex

  • environmental leaders

    "I knew I would be surrounded by individuals who shared many of the same passions."— Carson Casey

    Carson Casey Natural resources major, student government, research on clean energy for Vermont legislature, study abroad in Tanzania, job in renewable energy education. More about Carson

  • environmental leaders

    "Here is a cool new technology for me to jump into that combines geography, natural resources, and information technology!" — Maya Thomas

    Maya ThomasEnvironmental sciences major, GIS minor, research internships, GIS specialist with consulting firm. More about Maya

  • environmental leaders

    "I learned that science can provide you with the outdoor adventure of a lifetime." — Ryan Sleeper

    Ryan SleeperEnvironmental sciences major, graduate student in natural resources, field research in Alaska, job with environmental consulting company. More about Ryan

The Rubenstein School offers exciting, hands-on environmental programs that integrate natural sciences and social perspectives. Our small, close-knit community challenges students to discover knowledge, skills, and values to become innovative, environmentally-responsible leaders. More about our School | More about studying the environment at UVM

Academic Programs

 Undergraduate Majors
 Undergraduate Minors
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry
  • Geospatial Technologies
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • Wildlife Biology
 Graduate Degrees, Concentrations & Certificates

RSENR NEWS

RSENR EVENTS

Tuesday April 21, 2015
Tour Centennial Woods with UVM Natural Areas Manager Rick Paradis; Meet at Centennial Woods Entrance
Meet at Harris Millis Dining Hall entrance
Russell Brand, Identity Economics and Our Malleable Decision-making Process
Brendan Fisher
Gund Institute
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
University of Vermont

Aiken 102
The CEMS Dean's Lecture Series is pleased to present Lloyd Treinish.

"Coupled Modelling for Weather-Sensitive Business Decisions"
Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Center

Coffee and Dessert will be served

Lloyd A. Treinish
IBM Distinguished Engineer
Chief Scientist - Deep Thunder
Chief Scientist - Environmental Modelling
Industry Solutions Research, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
Davis Center Livak Ballroom

Creating an Ecologically Conscious and Globally Engaged Citizenry - Is it Time to Embrace a New Educational Paradigm?

Reception immediately following in the Fireplace Lounge.
Shannon Bell
Assistant Professor, Sociology, Kentucky University

Shannon examines the challenges local people face becoming involving environmental justice movements. She also looks at the ways environmentally destructive industries manipulate culture and identity to maintain power.
Wednesday April 22, 2015
VSTEP will be showing the films Samsara and Koyaanisqatsi. These are two films that showcase the juxtaposition of human society and nature. This is an opportunity to meditate on the human relationship to the earth in the relaxing Living Well Studio space.
Speaker: George Crabtree, Director, JCESR, Argonne National Labs & Director of the UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability & Energy

Website:
Location:>http://www.jcesr.org/george-crabtree-director/

Location:
Livak Ballroom (Davis Center 417) Reception to follow.

Description:
The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) pursues high performance, inexpensive beyond lithium ion electricity storage that will transform transportation and the electricity grid. JCESR will leave three legacies:

(1) a library of fundamental knowledge of the materials and phenomena of energy storage at the atomic and molecular level;
(2) two prototypes, one for the grid and one for transportation, that, when scaled to manufacturing will be able to deliver five times the energy density at one-fifth the cost;
(3) a new paradigm for battery R&D that combines discovery science, battery design, research prototyping and manufacturing collaboration in a single highly interactive organization, accelerates the pace of discovery and innovation and significantly shortens the time from discovery to commercialization.

An introduction to JCESR’s vision, mission and legacies will be followed by a discussion of opportunities for energy storage to extend the reach and power of the smart grid.

This work was supported as part of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, an Energy Innovation Hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences.
Tashi Tsering
Postdoctoral Fellow, York University Center for Asian Research

Tashi researches the intersection of gender, caste and class in resource management practices in remote Tibetan Buddhist villages in the Himalyas. He studies environmental issues as social, political and economic problems sculpted by power relationships.
Groucho Fractal (AKA Scott Beibin) will speak on Sustainable Futurism - the concept of mixing new technologies and implementing them on a grassroot level. Participants will help make 3D printed vegan snacks while pedaling a bicycle to create elecricity that powers the show.

Davis Center Silver Maple Ballroom
Thursday April 23, 2015
Davis Center 4th Floor

9:00 - 10:00 Poster Set-up (Morning)
9:00 - 12:00 Oral Presentations - Morning
10:00 - 11:30 Poster Presentations - Morning
11:30 - 12:00 Poster Set-up (Afternoon I)
12:00 - 1:30 Poster Presentations - Afternoon I
1:00 - 4:00 Oral Presentations - Afternoon
1:30 - 2:00 Poster Set-up (Afternoon II)
2:00 - 3:30 Poster Presentations - Afternoon II

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Earth Week

RSENR faculty share their Earth Day experiences and insights.

Rick Paradis"My first Earth Day was the first Earth Day. I was in high school and we spent the morning picking up litter around the high school building and neighborhood..."

Nancy Mathews"On the first Earth Day in 1970, in a suburb of Detroit Michigan, my 6th grade teacher organized a picket out in front of our elementary school..."

Tom Hudspeth"I was a student leader at Williams College for the first Earth Day in 1970. Our featured speaker was U.S. Representative Morris Udall (D-AZ)..."
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