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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Interns with sample bottles in the field

Matt Fidler Interns with Lake Champlain Sea Grant

The Lake Champlain Sea Grant internship has a lot of different facets to it. The studies we were working on involved field sampling, equipment maintenance and installation, lab work and creative thinking to solve day to day and study-wide questions. Also, due to the broad nature of the study, I found I was loaned out a few times to help other parts of our team.

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Astrid Adams and Matt Fidler in a stormwater retention pond

Astrid Adams Interns with Lake Champlain Sea Grant

For my internship I worked as a field and lab technician for Lake Champlain Sea Grant. I spent most of my time at Quarry Ridge stormwater pond in South Burlington, a pond that contained several large black mats called Floating Treatment Wetland units. These mats had several species of wetland plants growing on them, with roots that went down into the water.

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