First-year students are eligible to receive grants that will give them hands-on research opportunities with world-class researchers in their first year on campus. Sophomores, juniors and seniors may be asked to join research teams of individual faculty members working on a variety of socially relevant projects.
In 2007, seniors in the Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering programs became part of a new initiative Student Experience in Engineering Design (SEED) that pairs students with corporations like Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, IBM and General Dynamics in order to solve real-world engineering problems.
We're also building a strong internship and co-op learning program. With hard work and dedication, you'll graduate with a meaningful resume and important industry contacts!
We've added 15 new faculty, enhancing the breadth and depth of our programs. If you're thinking about an advanced degree, you can stay right here after graduation! We offer Master's degrees and Ph.D programs in all curricular areas, and you'll have the advantage of already knowing the faculty and facilities.
You'll study at one of the nation's "hottest schools" located in a "top college town." Whether you like to ski, ride, hike, bike, sail, kayak, listen to live music or just hang out, Burlington, Vermont is the place to be.
Just as IBM is moving from solving narrow problems focused primarily on technology, to issues at a societal level, UVM is leading the way in redefining its educational structure to graduate engineers and mathematicians that are prepared to use their training in service to humanity.
Engineering education needs to change to produce problem definers as well as problem solvers. The vision and mission of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at UVM is right on track with this forward thinking.
All students are encouraged to join one (or more) of our clubs and associations, such as the Society of Women Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, the Math Student Association, the Computer Science Student Association, and others. In these groups, you'll find like-minded students who work on interesting projects, and help each other get through our rigorous academic curriculum.
For more hands-on experience — and friendly rivalry — join our AERO Project GreenSpeed and put engineering design principles to work in a nationwide competition. Or, when you arrive on campus, ask about the Mini-Baja team, the Steel Bridge competition, or the Concrete Canoe competition. You'll gain real technical skills to complement the math, science, humanities and liberal arts education you'll be receiving from one the finest universities in the country.