Graduate student and faculty member collaboration
The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees can be concentrated around one or more sub-disciplines of environmental, geotechnical, water resources, structural, materials and transportation engineering. Our dedicated faculty members work together with highly motivated graduate students to address critical issues facing our world related to sustainability and energy; infrastructure systems; climate change, hazard mitigation and adaptation; and environmental and public health. Our emphasis is on interdisciplinary education with research collaborations and opportunities across campus including not only other engineering and science departments but also social science, policy and medicine.
Supported research funding
Many of our graduate students are supported by research funding from our faculty and from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, National Park Service and other federal agencies. Research has also been supported by Vermont Agency of Transportation and Agency of Natural Resources and private sector. Our faculty are actively engaged in Interdisciplinary research collaborations and centers such as the Transportation Research Center, Gund Institute for Environment, Vermont Advanced Computing Center, NSF EPSCoR, Vermont Space Grant Consortium, NASA EPSCoR, Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center and Vermont Complex Systems Center, among others. Many of these centers also support graduate research assistantships.
Our students cherish the integrated learning atmosphere we offer, individualized design of the degree, and many employ the watersheds, landscapes and strong communities of Vermont as laboratories for their research. Explore some of the research projects.