It’s 4 p.m. on a Thursday in UVM’s Kalkin Hall — hello, afternoon slump! Not for Eugene Korsunskiy, who’s wearing a peppy plaid shirt and jeans and is literally bouncing around the room, arranging tables askew to the beat of Generationals tune, from a Songza “Happy” playlist that soon gives way to “Sugar, Sugar” by ...
As many students across campus close out the semester with final presentations to professors and peers, a team of four students has been preparing to show their work to a different audience: NASA engineers.
The conversation is flowing freely among the two dozen students and their dean bellied up to the large island counter in the kitchen/rec room of UVM’s Honors College. Talk ranges from cold medications to theoretical physics to horror movies to such weighty matters as whether athletes or actors are more overpaid.