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

Two researchers kneel by plants in a research plot.

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. He chose the Environmental Sciences major in the University of Vermont (UVM) Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources,...

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Aerial view of the Aiken Center on the University of Vermont campus, showing vegetation on green roof

Undergraduate Class Projects Contribute to Campus Sustainability for 21 Years

In honor of Earth Day 2022, the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources highlights the long legacy of its Greening of Rubenstein Interns course and student contributions to sustainability at the University of Vermont.

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Samples of tree cores against a standard wooden pencil for scale.

Story Cores

At first, the noise coming out of the tree sounds like a slo-mo woodpecker, “thack…thack…thack.” Every few seconds, Professor Shelly Rayback twists the drill another turn, her forearm muscles flexing visibly, teeth gritted in determination, rain and sweat mixing on her forehead and running down her jacket onto the forest floor. “You gotta be in shape to do this,” she says, laughing.

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