UVM Student Project Seeks to Diversify STEM

Undergraduate Research Program to increase diversity in the sciences launched at UVM this summer
Jackson State University student Mouhamadou Kane working with a sample in a lab alongside UVM Graduate Student Bella Bennett

Two University of Vermont (UVM) graduate students, Isabella (Bella) Bennett (Gund Institute Graduate Fellow and Rubenstein School PhD Student) and Krizzia Soto-Villanueva (Gund Institute Graduate Fellow and Food Systems PhD Student), created an experiential learning opportunity for students from minority-serving institutions.

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A participant in the UVM drone training workshop being led through a flight training proficiency test outside on a campus green.

UVM Spatial Analysis Lab Helps First Responders Take Flight with Drone Training Program

When an emergency like a car accident or a natural disaster happens there are a lot of questions that need to get answered as quickly as possible. First Responders arrive on the scene and assess rapidly before taking action, but when the situation is in a hard-to-reach location, or an unprecedented disaster has occurred, it can be difficult to act fast.

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student gently untangling a bird from a net strewn across an open barn door

Summer Vocation

The term summer vacation often conjures up images of long summer days spent relaxing by a pool, lake or one of Vermont's many natural swimming holes. But for many UVM students, summer vacation is another opportunity to deepen skills and gain first-hand professional experience through research, internships and experiential learning programs.  

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