Interactive Map Shows UVM Research Around Vermont
- By Amanda Kenyon Waite
Forest health in Marshfield. Adaptive sports on Killington. Cheese caves in Greensboro. UVM programs and research projects dot the Vermont landscape. Now, thanks to an interactive Google map created by University Relations, it’s easy to visualize the scope and impact of the university’s work across the state.
Click on any of the colored pinpoints on the map, and learn through photos, text and links to news articles about UVM faculty and student projects in service to farmers, teachers, health care providers and governmental entities, among other beneficiaries.
“As a land-grant institution, part of UVM’s mission is to use our expertise in a way that benefits the community,” says Joe Speidel, director of local government and community relations. While University Relations has long collected and communicated evidence of this work, Speidel says that Google’s map service provides a more easily accessible and richer picture of these efforts.
But it’s a sampling, says Lisa Young, University Relations coordinator and co-creator of the map. While every UVM project isn’t mapped, the tool is an ever-evolving representation of UVM’s presence not just in Chittenden County but throughout the state. Vermonters can check in periodically to see what UVM research is happening in their county, area or town.
Get on the map
UVM faculty and programs looking to add their work to the map can email email@example.com.