University of Vermont

Research & Graduate Programs

The cross-pollination of ideas is only possible in a setting like CEMS, where students have the opportunity to gain knowledge of supporting disciplines within and outside the college. Our aim is to provide you with a unique experience that allows you to maximize your individual potential while providing you a world-class education and skill set.

  • UVM graduate programs are very flexible, encouraging multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary study.
  • CEMS is a close-knit community. Our graduate students collaborate closely with our outstanding faculty. Learn More
  • CEMS is home to many excellent research centers including Complex Systems Center, Smart Grid IGERT, Sustainable Transportation System Solutions, Vermont Advanced Computing Center and Vermont Space Grant Consortium. Learn More
  • We offer many funded opportunities. Learn More
Ph.D. student Scott Hamshaw receives Switzer Environmental Fellowship
Ph.D. student Scott Hamshaw receives Switzer Environmental Fellowship

Congratulations to Scott Hamshaw, Ph.D. student at UVM, for receiving the Switzer Environmental Fellowship. Scott is a Ph.D. candidate in the Civil & Environmental Engineering program at the University of Vermont. His research focuses on applying advanced computational methods to characterize sediment transport in river systems. He hopes to develop tools that help organizations better utilize and understand both existing environmental data and data from new technologies and sensors. These tools can be used to inform decision-making in watersheds and guide protection and management strategies. In addition to his research, Scott remains active in environmental community service through involvement in The Watershed Center, a non-profit conservation organization, and his international development work in Honduras initiated as an undergraduate. Prior to graduate studies, Scott completed a dual-degree bachelor program at University of Vermont and St. Michael’s College, and subsequently worked for three years as a consulting civil engineer before returning to pursue M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering at the University of Vermont. The latter was made possible via a NSF Graduate Fellowship. Scott is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Vermont.