University of Vermont

The Honors College

Undergraduate Research at UVM

Our goal is to promote undergraduate research throughout the University, providing students with a more active approach towards education emphasizing application and discovery of knowledge and to allow faculty members to benefit from a collaborative work with undergraduates.

CEMS Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Research
  • Transportation Research Center: various projects related to travel patterns, mobility, energy, emissions and system efficiency - see for more info and contact Dr. Lisa Aultman-Hall
  • Snow monitoring networks: will develop skills with sensors, board design/fab, data analysis and field testing. Contact: Dr. Jeff Frolik
  • Sensors for geotechnics: will develop skills in LabView, sensor technology, wireless communications and field testing. Contact: Dr. Jeff Frolik
  • Auto emissions monitoring: will develop skills in Labview, device development and field testing. Contacts: Dr. Britt Holmen and/or Dr. Jeff Frolik
  • Barrett research scholarship: summer research program in the areas of energy, sustainability, and/or environmental. Contact: Dr. Donna Rizzo

    As a guest of the L / L Scholarly Undergraduate Research Focus Suite (SURF UVM!), faculty member Rory Waterman of the Chemistry Department will present an overview of the funding application process for the National Science Foundation. Details of the Wednesday September 23 program can be found at: Surf UVM

    The NSF provides generous three-year fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral programs. Each year the NSF awards more than 1,000 fellowships to students in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

    Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunities - APLE

    Stream Research

    The College offers two excellent opportunities for undergraduates doing research under the mentorship of a faculty member to obtain support for their work. During each semester, students may apply for up to $500 of support for research supplies, data sets, research-related travel and so forth. Applicants must be full-time students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences will contribute up to $250, and the student's sponsoring department or program must match the amount contributed by the College.

    The deadline for the fall round of applications is October 30, 2009. All the relevant information can be found at the following address: Follow the links: Resources for Current Students, Academic Resources, Research and Internships, APLE, and then Funding.

    We also offer two summer stipends for undergraduates who are working with faculty on research projects. These $3000 stipends have a March 1, 2010 application deadline. Complete information is found at the same web location listed above.

    Fall 2009 Mini-Grants

    On September 29, 2009, the Office of Undergraduate Research and CW Link announced the Fall 2009 Mini-Grant winners. These grants awarded 10 University of Vermont students up to $500 for research expenses and supplies for a project of their choosing.

    Listed below are the winners and their project titles.

  • Julia Camuso, Psychology,
    Hormonal Contraceptives and Sexual Desire

  • Kelly Carstens, Biology,
    The Effects of Nicotine on Emotional Memory

  • Kanita Chaudhry, Biochemistry,
    Identifying Phosphorylation Sites in Cardiac Thin Filament Proteins

  • Benjamin Grande, Biology,
    The Role of VASP on the Subcellular Localization and Activity of the Non-receptor

  • Katherine Jerome, Biology,
    Age estimation of Live Little Brown Bats and Big Brown Bats Using Telomere Measurement by Quantitative PCR

  • Elizabeth McCallion, Psychology,
    Stress Reduction at a University Counseling Center

  • Ariel Moser, Bio-Behavioral,
    Psychology, MCPP's Effect on Cued Conditioning Fear in Mice

  • Caitlin Russell, Biochemistry,
    Investigating the Binding of VASP and Arg Non-receptor Tyrosine Kinase in Vitro

  • Katherine St. Denis, Zoology,
    Evolution in a Malaria Parasite: Allele Frequency Changes Over Time

  • Anurag Shukla, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics,
    Identification of Target Antigens on BreaaST Cancer Stem Cells Using Phage-developed scFv Antibodies: A Proteomic Approach

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