SUMMIT is a semiannual magazine published by the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS). Each issue explores the College's rich offerings in scholarship, education and service. CEMS alumni are encouraged to submit news for future issues. Please send your name, graduating class and news to summit@uvm.edu.

Fall 2017

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In this issue:

  • CEMS News and Updates
  • Expanding Innovation
  • In Memoriam: Ken Gross
  • Researchers Discover an Early-warning System for Depression in Social Media
  • What Lies Beneath. Solving for the Bigger Picture
  • Real-world Solutions for Cars and Communities
  • A Passion for Collecting and Understanding Natural Data
  • The Power of Student Innovation
  • Alumni Spotlight: David Hosmer
  • Votey 2.0 Upgrade and Discovery Building Labs

 

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In this issue:

  • CEMS News & Updates
  • A New Wrinkle in Conductivity
  • Reddit Brings Evolutionary Robotics Class to the World
  • UVM's New Data Science Degree
  • Greed for Speed
  • Making it Real
  • Alumni Spotlight: Nick Strayer
  • Looking Back: When Votey was New

 

Summit Fall 2017 CoverFall 2016

 

 

 

 

In this issue:

  • CEMS News & Updates
  • CEMS Welcomes New Faculty and Staff
  • Healing with Seaweed
  • Alternative Energy Racing Organization
  • Racing Toward the Future
  • Close to You: Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering: New Major Opens Cutting Edge Field to Students
  • Innovation in Action: Senior Projects Design Night Showcases Engineering for the Community
  • Alumni Spotlight: Cynthia Barnhart, Nicole Mason, Greg Santoro
  • Engineers Across Centuries

 

Spring 2016

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In this issue:

  • FEATURE STORY: LEARNING THROUGH SERVICE
    For their senior capstone, students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program help area nonprofit and government agencies move forward with engineering projects.
  • SHOWCASING INNOVATION
    Computer science students participate in CS Fair to display their creations.
  • CEMS CLUBS LIVEN UP SCIENCE FOR KIDS
    Club members have middle schoolers test their engineering prowess.
  • BUILDING APPS FOR CLASS
    Students learn the ins and outs of app-making in Chris Skalka’s Mobile and Embedded Devices class.
  • ADDING RENEWABLES TO THE GRID
    $1.5 million grant will help CEMS professors research ways to make the electric grid accommodate power from renewable energy sources.
  • DIRTY PIPELINE
    Study shows how fracking interacts with abandoned wells to release methane.
  • CELEBRATING DIY
    Maker Faire pairs with engineering competition to introduce kids in grades K-12 to STEM fields.
  • WHAT MAKES A SKI HUM?
    Olympic Skier uses Advanced Structural Analysis to study beam loads and go faster.
  • ALUMNI PROFILE: KEN PIDGEON ’84
  • JOSH BONGARD TALKS ROBOTS ON REDDIT

 

 

Fall 2015

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In this issue:

  • ENGINEERING THE CLASSROOM
    How the new Vermont Engineering Initiative is preparing K-12 teachers to add engineering design to their curricula.
  • DISCOVER CEMS
    The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont hits the sweet spot of summer learning, while UVM breaks ground on its new STEM building complex.
  • NEW FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
    The next wave of new faculty and staff at CEMS spans expertise in fields ranging from big data to geotechnical engineering.
  • A BRIDGE TO CROSS
    A model steel bridge from the college’s ASCE student chapter scores high marks in the National Steel Bridge Competition.
  • MAKING THE SMART GRID SMARTER
    Funded by the National Science Foundation, an interdisciplinary team at CEMS is tackling problems such as energy conservation and climate change.
  • SPARKING NEW IDEAS
    Four CEMS research groups win seed grants for moving their ideas to the marketplace.
  • A FLUID SITUATION
    CEMS professor George Pinder applies modern medicine to an age-old ecological problem.
  • HACKING 101
    An all-night hackathon in Votey Hall leads to new apps for improving student life at UVM.
  • SHOOTING FOR THE STARS
    How Professor Doug Fletcher is studying the ways materials perform in the hostile environments of space.
  • THE LIVES OF STRUCTURES
    New techniques are helping Professor Eric Hernandez predict the life spans of bridges and buildings.
  • WHERE NUMBERS MEET MEDICINE
    The FDA looks to UVM biostatistician Chip Cole in assessing biosimilars, or generic copies of biological drugs.
  • MAKING THE GRADE: STUDENT PROFILES
    How Katherine King’s love of math and stats led to her new job with the Mayo Clinic, while Presidential scholar Nick Martin aims for the aerospace industry.
  • A TWITTER EARLY WARNING SYSTEM
    A team of CEMS scientists taps the social-media network to mine evidence of drug interactions.
  • A LEGACY OF GENEROSITY
    Growing up poor in the Northeast Kingdom sparked a desire in Richard Fisher ’47 to give back to CEMS.