University of Vermont

Vermont-Sandia Partnership


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Grid modernization requires a new generation of field engineers, control-room operators and others that not only understand the technical complexities of intelligent communications systems, dynamic load management and renewables integration but also the larger policy and economic implications of these systems. To this end, we are offering seminars and short courses to both student and professional audiences.

Seminar Series

In the spring of 2011, we launched a seminar series, bringing researchers from Sandia National Laboratories to the University of Vermont to speak on topics broadly related to the energy infrastructure.

Fall 2011
Brian Gaucher

Control System Cyber Security: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Safeguards
Bryan T. Richardson
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 4:00 pm
Jost Conference Room, Davis Center

Previous Seminars

Spring 2011
  • March 23
    Smart Grid Challenges and Opportunities
    Juan Torres (Manager, Energy Systems Analysis)
  • March 29
    Solar Energy and Our Electricity Future
    Charles Hanley (Manager, Photovoltaics and Grid Integration)
  • May 2
    Climate Modeling and Its Relation to Energy Delivery
    Robert Leland (Director, Computing Research; Director, Climate Security)

Short Courses

In July and August, 2011, Sandia and its educational partners (including the University of Vermont, the Vermont Law School and Norwich University) offered a series of short courses aimed at utilities' employees, engineers at energy-technology companies, policy analysts, graduate students and anyone else interested in power systems on the following topics:

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