University of Vermont

College of
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

UVM/GIV Engineering Summer Institute

Release Date: 07-08-2006

Author: CEMS Communications

The UVM/GIV Engineering Summer Institute is an 8-day program for high school students held every summer at the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) at the University of Vermont.

This year the Institute runs from July 8 to 15.

Approximately 80 students from across the country attend each year to explore career opportunities in aerospace, biomedical, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as statistics, mathematics and computer science.

Throughout the week, students attend lectures by CEMS and visiting professors, take field trips to engineering companies, meet engineers, and learn about career options in engineering. Students also experience life in a college dorm setting.

In the past, students have worked on a week-long robotics project, culminating in a robot competition at the end of the week. This year, students are working in four focus areas: wind energy conversion, biomass utilization, atmospheric probe design, and robotics control. The goal is for students to choose a project that is relevant and meaningful to them personally.

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