Shouldering high ambitions
Release Date: 08-01-2007
Author: Tim Johnson
[The following is reprinted from the Burlington Free Press.]
When Gov. Jim Douglas set out his vision for the state's economic future in his inaugural address this year, he vowed to promote "the growing field of environmental engineering" as "Vermont's next captive industry."
When administrators at the University of Vermont discuss ways to position UVM as a "green university" on the vanguard of environmental research and job creation, environmental engineering is central to their vision, too.
It stands to reason that one man who finds himself shouldering these ambitions Domenico Grasso, dean of UVM's College of Engineering and the Mathematical Sciences is an environmental engineer himself.
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