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Student Stories

Below is an alphabetical list of the students featured in our Spire e-newsletter.

  • Laura BalzerLaura Balzer
    Mathematics is a universal language understood in all cultures and countries. With such a worldwide presence, it's not surprising Laura Balzer is enthralled with the thought of using mathematics to serve humanity and make the world a better place. Find out more...
  • Jacqueline Elizabeth BellJacqueline Elizabeth Bell
    Engineers Without Borders-UVM (EWB-UVM) is an engineering club not motivated by winning first place in a competition or designing a widget to win a prize. Instead, our projects truly impact the communities we work with. Our current project is taking us to Honduras. Find out more...
  • Owen BradyOwen Brady
    "Dancing is a universal language. You can go anywhere in the world, and if someone knows the foxtrot, you can dance with them even if you don't speak the same language." Meet Owen Brady: CEMS junior, certified auto mechanic, and member of the UVM Ballroom Dance team. Find out more...
  • Alex CastletonAlex Castleton
    For the 8th edition of Spire we are pleased to "raise the curtain" on a Computer Science student with a strong interest in theatre. Ladies and gentlemen, Alex Castleton! Find out more...
  • Alaina DickasonAlaina Dickason
    "I truly love UVM!" says Alaina Dickason, undergraduate student majoring in civil engineering in the School of Engineering in the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS). But four years ago, UVM was not Alaina's first choice. Find out more...
  • Travis GangTravis Gang
    Cicero, New York, native Travis Gang knew at a young age that he wanted to be an engineer. It didn't hurt that his high school offered a program called Project Lead-the-Way, which gave him, starting in 9th grade, an opportunity to take engineering courses throughout high school. Find out more...
  • Harrison GoldbergHarrison Goldberg
    Not many first-year CEMS students can claim a U.S. patent to their credit, but School of Engineering student Harrison Goldberg can. Harrison — Harry to his friends — is a born entrepreneur. Find out more...
  • Caitlin HillCaitlin Hill
    Caitlin Hill offers a first-person account of her six-month Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op assignment with GE Aviation and her experience as an undergrad in UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematics. Find out more...
  • Ezra KahnEzra Kahn
    Ezra Kahn came to the University of Vermont's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) from New York City in the fall of 2003. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UVM CEMS in December 2006, and begins an Accelerated Master's Program for Mechanical Engineering in the spring. Find out more...
  • Rose LongRose Long
    "After I heard him, I stayed behind to talk with him," says Rose. "His explanation of how physics could be applied to engineering human bodies was truly amazing to me -- I had no idea what engineering was until then."Find out more...
  • Allison MurphyAllison Murphy
    Allison Murphy offers a first-person account of her opportunity to live and study in three other countries (so far!) — Hungary, Spain and Nicaragua — as well as her double major in Environmental Engineering and Spanish. Find out more...
  • Andy O'BrienAndy O'Brien
    Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Andy O'Brien joined the Navy after graduating from high school. It was while he was assigned to NATO and living in Italy that he decided to move to Burlington, Vermont. It wasn't until after he arrived that Andy decided to enroll in the University of Vermont. Find out more...
  • Jill RademacherJill Rademacher
    Jill Rademacher, engineering student and Vermont women's basketball player, was just five when she tossed her first basketball. "There was nice dirt and a hoop against our barn," she says. Little did she know that basketball would later earn her a college scholarship to the University of Vermont. Find out more...
  • Andrew SeierAndrew Seier
    Pass by the large window at WRUV-FM Burlington in the Davis Student Center on any given Sunday night and you'll find Andrew Seier spinning music in the UVM radio station. Find out more...
  • Connor TobinConnor Tobin
    When Connor Tobin was thinking about college, he had a unique problem. He wanted to find a place where he could play Division 1 soccer AND get a first-class engineering education. He applied to the University of Vermont, mostly because he knew UVM had a strong, nationally known soccer program. But when he read Dean Grasso's article on "Engineering a Liberal Education," he was sold. Find out more...