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UVM Transportation Research Center Receives $1M Grant from USDOT to Create Workforce Center

The University of Vermont Transportation Research Center has been selected to host the Northeast Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Center under a four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT). The new center will be based at the Transportation Research Center (TRC) on the UVM Trinity Campus in ...

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opening celebration for VCET @ BTV


Senator Leahy, Fairpoint, UVM Launch VCET@BTV

At an Oct. 14 ceremony, Senator Patrick Leahy, FairPoint, the University of Vermont and the Vermont Technology Council officially launched VCET@BTV, a co-working and technology accelerator space opened by the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET). Located in downtown Burlington in the FairPoint Technology Hub, the ...

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STEM building


$1 Million Gift from Alumnus Is First Major Private Gift to UVM’s STEM Project

A $1 million gift commitment from University of Vermont alumnus Richard W. Barrett, class of 1966, and his wife, Elaine, is the first major private gift to the largest capital project in the university’s history.

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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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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


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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