Student Resources and Opportunities

Student Profiles
Brendan O'Brien


Rubenstein School Grad Student Receives Award from UVM & Casella Resource Solutions Partnership

This fall, Brendan O’Brien, MS student in UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, began a three-semester internship supported by a $15,000 award from Casella Resource Solutions to conduct his research on soil amendment products produced through organics recycling strategies. His work is well-timed with ...

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Dan Kopin


Dan Kopin Interns with UVM Energy Researchers

In the fall of 2015, I worked as a research assistant on the UVM Off-Campus Energy Study. The study, run by Rubenstein School Ph.D. candidates Dan Fredman and Elizabeth Palchak, examines how monetary incentives and real-time feedback influence electricity customer behavior. I contributed to the study in three ways: assisting in ...

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Rebecca Stern


Rebecca Stern Studies Adaptation of Tree Species to Environmental Change

Like many budding scientists, I was first inspired to pursue study in an environmental field by an exceptional high school teacher. Wanting to do the same for young learners, I entered the field of science education post-college, in which I taught in both formal and informal settings. Preparing students to face the challenges our ...

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Undergraduate Programs

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources has a reputation for excellence in the study of the environment and natural resources. We are proud to be one of the nation's premier environmental programs. Hands-on learning, outstanding faculty, an innovative curriculum, state-of-the-art research come together in our extraordinary outdoor laboratory—the state of Vermont. Your experience will be personalized in our close community of about 600 students. Meet some of our students >>

Faculty who love to teach. Rubenstein faculty are dedicated to undergraduate teaching. You will share the classroom with teacher-researchers solving today's biggest environmental problems. Our faculty >>

The Rubenstein School offers an innovative four-year core curriculum. The four-year sequence integrating ecology, human perspectives, ecosystem management, natural resource policy, and environmental assessment applies your knowledge of natural and social science to solving real-world problems. Core curriculum >>

The Rubenstein School graduates succeed. Our career services coordinator in our Office of Experiential Learning works directly with our students from the time they arrive at the University. Most of our graduates are employed in positions that tap their specific education in natural resources. They work as environmental consultants, foresters, naturalists, wildlife biologists, ski area managers, land-use planners, teachers, researchers, natural resource policy analysts, and more. If you want a broad-based education and an environmental career that can lead to positive change in the world, join us. Learn more about Experiential Learning >>

Why study the environment at UVM?

The University of Vermont long ago recognized the importance of providing educational opportunities in natural resource conservation and management. Efforts were initiated with forestry courses in 1888. High quality undergraduate instruction and advising in environmental and natural resources disciplines are our highest priorities. The emphasis on excellence in undergraduate natural resource programming is underscored by the School's administrative structure and a strong interdisciplinary core curriculum. Distinctions among disciplines are de-emphasized while the elements of a strong professional education are retained.