The University of Vermont Smart Grid IGERT bridges in-depth research in engineering, policy and behavior using complex systems theory as an integrating approach. All trainees in the program complete the Certificate of Graduate Study in Complex Systems at the University of Vermont, as well as specially designed courses in smart grid power networks, behavioral economics, policy systems, and research ethics. The IGERT program is conducted in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories and with a coalition of Vermont utility companies building the first state-wide smart grid in the nation. All trainees complete a summer internship at Sandia, participate in field trips to different utility companies in the region, and participate in the Smart Grid seminar series and reading group. View a complete summary of the Student Requirements (PDF).
Students interested in being considered for the IGERT program should complete the IGERT Student Application Form (PDF) (MS Word) and email it to Dr. Jeffrey Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students also need to complete a UVM graduate application form on which they request simultaneous admission to the Certificate Study in Complex Systems and one of the following UVM PhD programs:
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Experimental Psychology
- Mathematical Sciences
- Mechanical Engineering
- Natural Resources
Additional PhD programs may also be acceptable, but please first contact Dr. Jeffrey Marshall (email@example.com), director of the IGERT program.