Students Design Aquaponics System to Grow Plants, On Display in Aiken Center

Five undergraduate students work around a tank of water in a makerspace.

While aquaculture, the growing of food—from fish to plants to algae—in water, has been a focus of research and workforce development in coastal states for decades, the field is just beginning to gain traction in the Lake Champlain basin.

In the wake of COVID-19, Lake Champlain Sea Grant hired an aquaculture specialist, Theo Willis, to introduce...

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Cultivating Meat For A Sustainable Future

Americans love their meat. According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, Americans consume, on average, over 270 pounds of meat each year.

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Beta 11

Ready for Take Off

When the coronavirus outbreak brought Bella Rieley home to Williston, Vt., in 2020, after two years at a major university in Boston, she thought her education was “derailed.” Then, influenced by a family friend who worked at the company and raved about it, she took a year off to intern at Burlington-based Beta Technologies, a super nova in the emerging field of electric aviation.  

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