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Student Profiles
Sam Parker conducting stream research in Alaska.


Rubenstein School PhD Student Receives Thomas J. Votta Fund for the Environment Award

Sam Parker, a Rubenstein School graduate student, received the 2014-2015 Thomas J. Votta Fund for the Environment award. Sam is a PhD student in RSENR's Natural Resources program. He works with Professor Breck Bowden in the Bowden Watershed Research Lab.

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Doctoral student Stephanie Juice's research adds to the understanding of effects of climate change and acid deposition on forest health and human communities..


Stephanie Juice Examines Seasonal Phenology and Soil Nutrients to Understand Effects of Climate Change and Acid Deposition

I am broadly interested in the ecological and biogeochemical effects of environmental change on forests and how multiple environmental pressures may interact to affect ecosystem processes.  My doctoral research under the guidance of Dr. Carol Adair examines plant-microbial interactions and nutrient dynamics in northeast forests, ...

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Undergraduate intern Taylor Smith


Taylor Smith Monitors Superfund Sites with Environmental Protection Agency

Throughout the course of my internship at the EPA, I gained a lot of experience in a number of different fields. I worked in the Superfund Division, which means that I was working with hazardous waste sites mostly. I had my hand in a number of projects, but the main thing I worked on was a site by the name of Norwood PCBs. It is ...

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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.