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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Two researchers kneel by plants in a research plot.

Bryce Carleton’s Ecological Design Experiences Grow into Job at Innovation Start-Up

Senior Bryce Carleton ’22 wasn’t really sure what he wanted to do when he entered college. A class at his Exeter, New Hampshire high school on wind turbines and the idea of green roofs intrigued him, and he liked plants.

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Mindy Morales conducting research on a lake in Vermont

Dr. Mindy Morales-Williams Awarded NSF CAREER Award, a first for the Rubenstein School

Rubenstein School Assistant Professor, Dr. Mindy Morales-Williams, has been honored with a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her outstanding contributions and vision for continued research in limnology and phytoplankton ecology.

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