Rubenstein School Office of Experiential Learning
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Many Rubenstein students are actively inovlved in on-going research projects with faculty and graduate students here in the Rubenstein School. Student researchers learn skills in empirical observation, utliize cutting edge technologies, and develop a sense of excitement about asking the big questions while working hard toward solutions.
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.
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.
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