Are you a maker? Tinkerer? Endlessly curious? Excited about the possibilities? Join a community of students, faculty, and staff ready to empower you to: utilize design thinking, create change across fields, and develop your inner creativity.

Our hometown is known nationally as a center for innovative thinking. Here in the birthplace of Burton and Ben & Jerry’s, develop the next big idea that could solve a global problem, launch a business, or design the future.

 

LEARN WHERE YOU LIVE

Make your home on a campus in the midst of a community grounded in the innovative spirit. Explore the state-of-the-art laboratory, classrooms and research facilities of UVM’s STEM complex. Engage with the Generator and other incubator spaces in Burlington. Let your interests drive you to make, learn, and explore in an in-house design thinking space.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • First time, first-year students will take Innovation Explored, a one-credit course centered on design thinking.
  • Faculty across a multitude of disciplines including Community Development and Applied Economics will lend their expertise and mentor the innovative spirit within.

 

ENGAGE

Connect with local social entrepreneurs using business to be the change. Tackle real-world challenges and creatively apply what you learn. Harness creativity and innovation skills to lead you to your career goals. 

 

Locations for 2018-2019: Hamilton, Simpson

Please check your housing contract for more specific location information.

MEET OUR STAFF AND FACULTY

Joshelyn RamirezJoshelyn Ramirez
Area Coordinator
jramire5@uvm.edu

 

Haley ClaytonHaley Clayton
Program Director
hclayton@uvm.edu

 

Tanaisha ColemanTanaisha Coleman
Program Coordinator
trcolema@uvm.edu

 

Steve KostellSteve Kostell
Faculty Co-Director
sekostel@uvm.edu

 

Andrew MeadAndrew Mead
Faculty Co-Director
afmead@uvm.edu