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07-18-2014

Editorial Lauds UVM’s STEM Initiative as an Imperative for the State

Editor and co-publisher of the St. Albans Messenger Emerson Lynn makes a powerful case for the university’s planned $100 million investment in STEM, arguing that its focus on excellence makes UVM a stronger partner in achieving the economic development necessary to sustain Vermont. “Is it expensive?” Lynn writes. “Compared ...

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fablab students

07-14-2014

Pre-College Class Goes Deep into the DIY Maker Movement

Rachel Schneck holds up a thin sheet of wood intricately cut into the shape of a leaf. Down the table sits a plastic toy guitar with its electronics ripped open. On one wall, a 3-D printer slowly ejects layers of plastic in the shape of Minnie Mouse, an elephant and a Star Wars clone trooper helmet. At the other end of the room is ...

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teachers evaluate zebra mussels

06-30-2014

New Program Connects Vermont Teachers to UVM Science Research

“Who’s ready to get muddy?” Professor Ellen Marsden grins, rubs her hands together and bounces a little on her feet. As dubious an invitation as that may seem, consider her audience: a group of middle and high school science and math teachers looking to get their hands dirty digging into UVM research.

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06-27-2014

New Scholarship Grant to Benefit Computer Science Students

Maggie Eppstein, chair of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Vermont, was recently awarded a competitive $650K 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), as part of the new NSF S-STEM program (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). This S-STEM scholarship project will address the ...

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Outpost

06-12-2014

UVM One of Five Institutions Selected by NASA to Design and Create Deep Space Technology

The frontiers of innovation for UVM engineering majors’ senior projects have been varied and far-reaching, impacting real-world places and products from cheese caves to golf clubs. In the coming year, a team of undergraduates, with mentorship from three engineering faculty, will create a prototype designed for use in the ...

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Tarrant technology in classroom

06-11-2014

Tarrant Code Camp Expands Offerings in Second Year

After attending the 2013 Tarrant Code Camp, Dayle Payne went back to Georgia Elementary and Middle School where she works as a computer teacher/technology integrationist and started teaching Ruby programming. Her decision to co-teach the programming language along with the three students she brought to the camp resulted in some ...

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