Catamount Community Projects
Be an Engineer and Make a Positive Difference in The World!
Many communities in Vermont are facing increasing population pressure that affects civil and environmental infrastructure in their towns. Development pressure also puts a strain on the surrounding environment by increasing stormwater runoff and pollution. Stormwater issues have become a major concern for many towns.
The catamount community service learning projects are being integrated into many courses starting in the first-year of the program. The relationship with the local communities will continue over the four years of a student's time in the civil or environmental program resulting in a long-term relationship between engineering and the communities.
|Terms||Brief Description of Projects||% of Grade||Community Partner||# of Groups Per Year||Total Students Per Year|
|First Year||Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering||Required||Fall
|Analyzed/designed traffic solutions at problematic intersections; Developed interactive exhibits on engineering / environment||25||2006-Town of Essex, Town of Monkton; 2007, 2008 - ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center Burlington||12-16||
|Mapping a bike path in Chittenden County||5||City of Burlington||15||45|
|Environmental & Transportation Systems||Required||Spring
|Rain Garden monitoring, analyzing runoff and design using HydroCAD||10||AWWA student chapter and UVM||10-20||
|Junior||Water and Wastewater Engineering||Required||Spring 2007||Onsite wastewater treatment for two communities||25||Town of Monkton Long Point Community||8||40|
|Modeling Environmental & Transportation Systems||Required||Spring
|Mentored home schooled children on biomimicry projects||20||IBM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center Burlington, and UVM||10||33|
|Stormwater evaluation / design
ater treatment, small hydro, building preservation and design, bridge reconstruction, street reconstruction
|100||2006: Recycle North, Burlington Airport; 2007: Towns of Essex, Greensboro, Taluabe, Chelsea; VT Ag Museum; Preservation Trust;
2008,2009: VT Agency of Transportation, City of Burlington, Essex, Milton.
remedial measures associated with historic structures
|35||(1) Preservation Trust of VT
(2) Shelburne Farms, Shelburne
|Hazardous Waste Management||Elective||Offered
|Pollution prevention projects in local institutions and businesses that benefit whole community||35||Examples include, Fletcher Allen Hospital, University of Vermont, Blodgett Oven, Offset Printing, Dynapower, Medical Center of VT||2-5||5-15|