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In celebration of UVM’s recent historic increase in sponsored research — and to commemorate UVM becoming a Top 100 Public Research University in the United States — the University of Vermont’s Office of Research is excited to announce the third annual UVM Research Week – with events highlighting and celebrating UVM’s research, scholarship and creative works. See the schedule below for more details!


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Research Week 2024 Schedule

Monday, April 15: Research Open House and Raffle at the Libraries

Research Open House and Raffle at the Libraries

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Howe Library

To kick off the week, UVM Libraries will host a special research open house to showcase the libraries’ services and resources that support research at UVM. Come and meet your librarians and staff and learn about how we can help you with your research, or simply explore our library and check out our cool multimedia services! There will be locations and staff throughout the library - grab a card as you come in and get it marked at the various stations. Turn in your marked card for a chance to win a great raffle prize. More details to come!!

Tuesday, April 16: Sponsored Research Luncheon – by invitation only

Sponsored Research Luncheon

By Invitation Only

On April 16, the Office of Research will host a Sponsored Research Celebration Lunch, hosted by Kirk Dombrowski, UVM’s Vice President for Research, to celebrate UVM’s top sponsored research faculty.


Wednesday, April 17: 2024 UVM Graduate College 3 Minute Thesis Competiton

2024 UVM Graduate College 3 Minute Thesis Competiton

3:00-5:00 pm | Carpenter Auditorium – Given Medical Building

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an internationally recognized research communication competition that challenges Ph.D. students to present a compelling oration on their research project and its significance in just 180 seconds, in language accessible to a non-specialist audience.  UVM’s first 3MT is a celebration of the discoveries made by our Ph.D. students and will allow the broader community to learn about ongoing research at UVM. The competition assists Ph.D. students with fostering effective presentation and research communication skills: it asks Ph.D. researchers to consolidate their ideas, crystallize their research discoveries, and capture the imagination of their audience. Competitors will be judged on comprehension, content, engagement, and communication.

Eligibility: All UVM Ph.D. students who have passed their candidacy examination by the date of the competition are eligible to participate in the 3MT competition.

Rules: present research in non-technical language to a general audience with only one static visual slide to accompany the speech.

Hosted by the Graduate College as part of UVM Research Week

Prizes: All contestants gains invaluable experience.

1st prize:  $750
2nd prize:  $500
People’s Choice Award: $250

For more information, visit the 3MT Event page. 

Thursday, April 18: Student Research Conference | Invention2Venture | Corporate Mixer

Student Research Conference

All Day | Davis Center

Open to any UVM undergraduate, graduate, or medical student, the Student Research Conference, hosted by the Fellowships, Opportunities, and Undergraduate Research (FOUR) Office, showcases hundreds of students' research all day at the Davis Center.

Find out more and register here. 


Silver House Pavillion 1-4:30 pm

UVM Innovation's annual Invention 2 Venture (I2V) Conference pulls together dynamic experts, academic researchers, students, entrepreneurs and business leaders from across Vermont and New England to talk about how to protect, develop, and finance your ideas. They share resources, what's worked for them... and what can work for you.

Register for I2V Here




Kirk Dombrowski, Ph.D., UVM Vice President for Research: Welcome to I2V
Corine Farewell, DVM, Director, UVM Innovations:
Presentation of awards to UVM faculty
Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Senator Leahy



Keynote Speaker: Dominic Endicott
Keynote: “The Vermont Deep Tech Experience”

Dominic Endicott, is co-author of ‘Knowledge Towns: Colleges and Universities as Talent Magnets’, a 2023 book published by Johns Hopkins University proposing how towns and gown can collaborate in achieving sustainable economic, environmental, and social progress.


ARC Pitch, Secure Solutions

Taylor Moulton and Lucy Powell give an update on Secure Solutions in year two of ARC.


Panel Discussion

UVM Innovations Panel


ARC Pitch, FiberCrete

Learn about how a biomaterial is changing the way we think of Fiber and Concrete Composites. Joshua Moore, Lila Sargent and Nate Garceau


Vermont Ecosystem Initiatives

Join Doug Merrill & Tina Thornton and learn more about exciting new expansions in the UVM and Vermont community.


ARC Pitch, HarmonIQ

Learn how this solution to measuring ground moisture can change the way we think of railroad construction management. Marco Caliandro, Vikyat Mulpuri, Rowan Godbout


OCRA Presentations

Learn about the UVM Open Research Community Accelerator and it’s work with research and community partners in making the Interactive Management App and the Vermont Zoning Atlas open-source projects.


Corporate Mixer

Showcase of student startups hosted by UVM Office of Engagement. Catamount Innovation Fund table display of companies.


Corporate Mixer

4:30 - 6:30 | Silver House Pavillion (by Invitation Only)

Friday, April 19: UVM Innovations & ARC Open House | Introducing the Planetary Health Initiative

UVM Innovations & ARC Open House

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 129 Patrick Leahy Building

Both UVM Innovations and the ARC program will also be hosting an open house on Friday, welcoming provosts, deans, researchers, entrepreneurship professors, across campus, as well as current and past ARC students to talk about the importance ARC has on the educational experience.

Introducing the Planetary Health Initiative

RSVP Required | Contact Lori Desotell

Research Week will conclude on April 19, with the launch of the Planetary Health Initiative, which will engage faculty, students and staff in interdisciplinary research, educational activities, and community engagement to explore the connections between human well-being and the health of the environment. The event, “This is Planetary Health” will introduce the university community to the Planetary Health Initiative at UVM with a keynote address by Dr. Tom Gillespie from Emory University, who will provide an example of the power and impact of a planetary health approach, followed by a Q&A with Dr. Gillespie and UVM leaders in this field.

Research Open Houses – Explore Research Labs and Cores Around Campus!

Tuesday, April 16

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UVM's Center for Biomedical Innovation

Discovery Hall W326

9:00 am - 11:15 am


UVM FabLab

Votey 227, 242, and 248

9:15-11:15 am
2:00-4:00 pm


Pringle Herbarium

Jeffords 353

11:00-1:00 pm


Thompson Zoological Collection

Blundell House, Redstone Campus

11:00-1:00 pm


CBSR: Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting

Microscopy Imaging Center

VBRN - Proteomics Facility

Vermont Integrative Genomics Resource (VIGR)

Firestone Medical Building
(Lobby and Break Area)

12:00-2:00 pm

Offering a combined tour running every 30mins.


280 East Avenue, Burlington, VT

1:00-3:00 pm


Spatial Analysis Lab

205 Aiken Center

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Vermont Advanced Computing Center (VACC)

530 Community Drive, South Burlington

2:00-4:00 pm

Off campus
Accessible via the #1 Bus Route


Wednesday, April 17

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Agilent Lab for Chemical Analysis

On Campus, Discovery 414

9:00-12:00 pm


Vermont Complex Systems Center

On Campus, MassMutual Center of Excellence, Innovation Hall (4th floor)

10:00-12:00 pm

Meet in the central gathering area inside the MassMutual Center of Excellence space in Innovation Hall (fourth floor). Follow the large blue signage into the complex systems center space.

Spatial Analysis Lab

205 Aiken Center

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


George D. Aiken Forestry Sciences Laboratory

705 Spear St, South Burlington

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Walkable from campus. Sign up for a shuttle from Aiken.

UVM Greenhouses

On Campus, 95 Carrigan Drive

11:00-1:00 pm

Meet at Greenhouse entrance through Stafford Hall

Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory (RESL)
Lake Champlain Sea Grant (LCSG)
Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center at RESL

3 College St

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Walkable from main campus: 3 College St, Burlington, VT 05401 (or sign up for shuttle from Aiken, departs 1pm returns 3pm)

Jericho Research Forest and Conservation Center

127 Tarbox Road, Jericho, VT

Shuttle: Departs at 1:00 pm, Returns at 3:00 pm
Tour: 1:30-2:30

Off campus: can drive (22 min, parking on site)– coordinate by emailing Jess Wikle first! (or sign up for shuttle from Aiken)


280 East Avenue, Burlington, VT

1:00-3:00 pm


UVM FabLab

Votey 227, 242, and 248

2:15-4:00 pm


If you want to host a core tour next year reach out to Jessica.Waite@uvm.edu

Thursday, April 18



500 Spear St, South Burlington

4:30 pm

Attendees should wear close-toe shoes. Parking is limited. Attendees are encouraged to walk from the Gutterson.