"They used to be just the little critters that marauded my picnic. But pick one up and look closely at it, or better yet, put it under a microscope, and you suddenly realize what gorgeous creatures they are."
Elizabeth Farnsworth, illustrator and ecologist at the New England Wildflower Society. Farnsworth recently worked with UVM biologist Nicholas Gotelli and two fellow scientists to author A Field Guide to the Ants of New England, Yale University Press.
With strong credit to UVM research, CNNMoney, the online presence of Fortune and Money magazines, named Vermont number one among their top ten most inventive states, a list based on patent activity.
Paul Hines, assistant professor in the School of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the foundation's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty. Hines' research is focused on creating more resilient power grids.
In its annual ratings, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has again ranked UVM among the top 100 best value public colleges in the country. UVM was ranked sixty-third and sixty-seventh for in-state and out-of-state students, respectively. The magazine narrows its list from a field of nearly six hundred public colleges and universities.
The Aiken Center received the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council's 2012 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Award. The Beyond Green Awards recognize those initiatives that shape, inform and catalyze the high-performance building market, as well as the real-world application of high-performance design and construction practices.