A female and a male student collaborate on a windmill model




Teaching Labs

CEMS Teaching labs are housed in Votey and Discovery buildings (See campus map) Individual teaching labs are listed below:

  • Fluids VOTEY 101
  • Materials & Structures VOTEY 114A
  • Reaction Frame Observation (Coming Soon!) VOTEY 114
  • Advanced Projects VOTEY 120
  • Prototype Shop VOTEY 125
  • Geotechnical VOTEY 127
  • Biomedical Engineering VOTEY 225
  • Fabrication (FabLab) VOTEY 242
  • Clean Materials VOTEY 246
  • Electrical & Biomedical Engineering Projects VOTEY 308
  • TESLA Energy Systems VOTEY 312
  • MARCONI Communication Systems VOTEY 328
  • KILBY Digital Electronics VOTEY 330
  • KIRCHOFF Electrical Fundamentals VOTEY 332
  • FARADAY Circuits & Electronics VOTEY 334
  • Environmental Engineering DISCOVERY W218

Providing a safe environment for all education and research activities is a priority for the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Please visit ​the CEMS Lab Safety ​page to learn more about our safety program.

Teaching Lab Schedules

Teaching lab schedules can be viewed on EMS
Please contact the CEMS Lab Manager or department administrator with scheduling requests.
Computer lab schedules can be found on the Lab Schedule page.

Working in CEMS Teaching Labs

Lab supervisors and graduate students that work in CEMS teaching labs must complete the online training courses required by UVM and attend the CEMS Safety and Emergency Response Training annually. Please visit CEMS Lab Safety for more info.

Lab Specific Training Guidelines

Lab specific training is carried out by the lab supervisor or the CEMS Lab Manager. It is the responsibility of the lab supervisor to ensure that students and workers in their lab have received the appropriate training and that all training and procedures are documented in the Lab Safety Notebook. See CEMS Lab Safety

Training guidelines

  • Complete the CEMS Laboratory Training Assessment
  • Review relevant procedures for the equipment or process of interest
  • If working with a new procedure, contact UVM Risk Management and Safety to conduct a hazard assessment and develop the necessary safety documentation
  • Lab supervisors assess the proficiency of students/employees to carry out procedures correctly and safely
  • Document lab- or equipment-specific training in the Lab Safety Notebook
  • Report any issues to the lab supervisor or CEMS Lab Manager

Graduate Students

Welcome to CEMS! Are you are planning to work in any of the teaching labs as a Graduate Teaching Assistant or Graduate Research Assistant? If so, please fill out the teaching and research assistant survey to give us a sense of your background and plans for working in the labs. This will help us to determine the appropriate level of training and support for you during your time in CEMS. 

Graduate Student Training

  • Review the CEMS Lab Safety page
  • Complete the online training required by UVM to work in labs
  • Attend the annual CEMS Safety and Emergency Response Training
  • If you are new to working in CEMS labs, complete the Orientation/Training Checklist
  • Beginning of semester, contact your supervisor to complete the training specific to the lab you will be working in.
  • Beginning of semester and annually, complete the recommended fire extinguisher training. Note: No UVM student or employee is permitted to use a fire extinguisher in the event of an emergency unless they have completed UVM’s fire extinguisher training.
  • Contact your department administrator for Key or CatCard access requests two weeks prior to date needed.

Access to Teaching Labs


Votey and Perkins: Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 10:00PM

Dean's Office (Votey 109): Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Teaching Labs: If a course is scheduled through the Registrar the doors to the scheduled room will unlock automatically during the class time. If access is needed outside of regularly scheduled course times, please contact the CEMS Lab Manager or department administrator:

Karen Bernard, Mechanical Engineering

Pattie McNatt, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Katarina Khosravi, Electrical & Biomedical Engineering

    Lab Citizens Initiative

    UVM and CEMS support a culture of inclusiveness, stewardship, and safety in our labs. This means that everyone does their part to create a safe and supportive work environment. Good lab citizens will contribute to keeping their lab facilities clean, safe, and functioning so that all users can have the best experience possible. To do your part:

    • Complete the appropriate training prior to working in labs
    • Communicate problems, issues, or lab needs. All users are encouraged to speak up if something is wrong, broken, or unsafe. Please submit your feedback or contact the CEMS Lab Manager
    • CEMS Community Service – Help to maintain supplies, equipment, space, communicate issues
    • Graduate Teaching Assistants: Attend end of semester feedback sessions, contribute to course inventories, provide lab manual revisions
    • Each year, the CEMS Dean's Office will identify recipients for the Outstanding Lab Citizen Award to acknowledge their contribution to a supportive and safe work environment in CEMS


    CEMS Lab Manager Courtney D Giles

    CEMS Facilities and Operations Douglas Dickey

    Prototype Shop Manager Floyd Vilmont

    FabLab Manager Jenn Karson

    CEMS Lab Safety Contact Lee Diamond or email safety@uvm.edu


    Labs by Department

    Computer Labs