Growing up in southern India, Srinivas Venugopal witnessed people living in extreme poverty on a daily basis. He often marveled at their entrepreneurial abilities to meet basic consumption needs by selling tea or umbrellas or patching punctured bicycle tires on the streets of Chennai.
The University of Vermont’s Spatial Analysis Lab reached a milestone late last month. The lab – which provides Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, services to customers around the country – crossed the $1 million threshold in wages paid over the last five years to the UVM students who worked there.
There was no golden dome on the top of the Davis Center, but the fourth floor of the UVM’s student center bore more than a passing resemblance to the Vermont State House on Monday morning.