Taking notes in the research lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting in 2016 the Office of Fellowships, Opportunities & Undergraduate Research (FOUR) and the Graduate College began managing the Innovative Research track. Each receiving funding from the Sustainable Campus Fund to award to innovative sustainability research projects using their existing institutional processes. Students seeking financial support for research projects should contact the appropriate office directly.

Undergraduate Research

Current Awards

Project

Recipient

Amount

Year

The Impact of Environmental Factors on Invasive Vinca major Management in the Sonoran Desert

Emma Roseneau

$1,000 

FY22

Malaria Parasite (genus Plasmodium) Spillover in House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) Across an Urbanization Gradient

Matthew Heilbronn

$600 

FY22

Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth?: A Study in Balancing the Value of Visitors, Horses, and Ecological Management on Assateague Island

Nora Ripley-Grant

$300 

FY22

Constraining Laurentide Ice Sheet Retreat in Under-Sampled Areas of New England

Jason Drebber

$1,000 

FY22

University of Vermont Office of Sustainability Internship

David Brantley

$1,000 

FY22

Vermont Cooperative for Practice Improvement and Innovation Internship

Kyle Doucette

$1,500 

FY22

University of Vermont Office of Sustainability Internship

Julia Lenz

$1,000 

FY22

Vermont State Parks Internship

Trisha Melton

$1,500 

FY22

National Telecommunications and Information Administration Internship

Sachi Sakaniwa

$750 

FY22

Effects of Integrated Pest Management for grazing dairy cattle on beneficial insect diversity

Lauren Giroux

$5,000 

FY22

Formulation of an Epigenetic Clock for Vermont Eastern Bobcat

Magda Kmiecik

$5,000 

FY22

Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth?: A Study in Balancing the Value of Visitors, Horses, and Ecological Management on Assateague Island

Nora Ripley-Grant

$5,000 

FY22

The Impact of Environmental Factors on Invasive Vinca major Management in the Sonoran Desert

Emma Rosenau

$5,000 

FY22

Evaluating the Success of Fishing Advisories among Angling Groups in the Lake Champlain Basin, Vermont

Eli Stein

$5,000 

FY22

Hemp Processing for Use in Sustainable Bioproducts

Annika Zimmermann

$5,000 

FY22

Impacts of Urbanization on the Spillover of Avian Malaria Parasites

Matthew Heilbronn

$5,000 

FY22

 

Past Awards

ProjectRecipientAmountYear
Power ScavengingSkylar Bagdon$1,000 FY18
Critical Films on Graphene SubstratesRenee Beneski$2,807 FY18
Gund Institute for Environment InternshipAmanda Cole$4,000 FY18
National Renewable Energy Laboratory InternshipBin Du$5,650 FY18
Energy Action Network Vermont InternshipEva Hoskins$3,100 FY18
National Renewable Energy Laboratory InternshipBen Isengard$5,650 FY18
Low-Cost Portable Air Quality Sensor Quality Assurance and ValidationAnnaliese Keimel$3,000 FY18
Synthesis and Characterization of Green Tea - Zero Valent Iron (GT-ZVI) for Ground Water RemediationBen Page$4,070 FY18
National Renewable Energy Laboratory InternshipOlivia Sergiovanni$5,650 FY18
Examining the Historical Drivers of Land-Use Change in CubaHannah Turner$4,299 FY18
Testing the Feasibility of Over-Summer Snow Storage at the Craftsbury Outdoors CenterHannah Weiss$5,000 FY18
Land Use and Transport Policy InternGabrielle Altounian$3,812 FY20
On-Campus Anaerobic Digestion Feasibility StudyAbby Bruzas$4,000 FY20
Vtrans Gully Erosion Research InternshipLuc  Burnier$2,146 FY20
Automated Aeroponic Research Tool (AART), to rapidly test for ideal aeroponic crop coditions.Matthew Crisp$4,750 FY20
Cold Storage Facility in Rural KenyaJoshua Dansie$1,500 FY20
350 Vermont InternshipChris Gish$2,666 FY20
Sustainable Transportation Vermont (journalism) InternshipIndigo Glaza$3,140 FY20
350 Vermont InternshipCharlotte Graf$3,040 FY20
Sustainable Transportation Vermont (Community Development)  InternshipBrianna Jasset$3,210 FY20
Vermont Environmental Research and Podcast SeriesLeah Kelleher$4,839 FY20
Addressing Public Opinion and Feasibilty of Biomass Energy in VermontOlivia Lopez$4,100 FY20
UVM Housing: Motivations Behind Institutional Sustainability TransitionsNoah Stommel$4,750 FY20
Sustainable Transportation Vermont (Land use and Transportation)  InternshipJacob Weinstein$3,800 FY20
How Much Carbon is in those Mussels? The Potential Impact of a Quagga Mussel Invasion on Energy Pathways in Lake ChamplainDani Berger$5,000 FY21
Randolph Herald InternshipAlex Binzen$1,650 FY21
Revealing the Extent of Reproductive Isolation in Subspecies of Acartia tonsaHannah Buscher$4,893 FY21
Sustainable trail design, erosion control, and stream healthSarah Clauss$4,700 FY21
Good News Garage InternshipMeaghan Contois$3,100 FY21
Constraining Laurentide Ice Sheet Retreat in Under-Sampled Areas of New EnglandJason Drebber$5,100 FY21
Understanding Earthworm Invasion through Nematode Trophic CommunitiesEleanor Duva$5,100 FY21
Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association InternshipKatie Enns$2,600 FY21
1% for the Planet InternshipQuint Finney$3,100 FY21
Spatial analysis of MtNPF5.5 expression in the roots/nodules of Medicago truncatula under salt stressDavid Green$5,093 FY21
Massachusetts Execuive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) InternshipRowan Hawthorne$2,785 FY21
Tarping with Tradeoffs: Growers' Perspectives on Tarping in AgricultureCarlin Molander$5,000 FY21
Common Roots InternshipGretel St. Lawrence$3,100 FY21
 

Graduate Research

Current Awards

ProjectRecipientAmountYear
Consumer acceptance of insect-based foods among university students in New EnglandPatrick Shafer$4,500 FY22
Functional Diversification of FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT)-like Genes in Pooideae GrassesHannah Shafer$10,644 FY22
Metrics for hemp as a contributor to sustainable and resilient agricultural systemsHannah Lacasse$10,801 FY22
Climatic and genetic determinants of biomass production and yield in the temperate model grass Brachypodium distachyonMasoumeh Khodaverdi$10,366 FY22
 

Past Awards

ProjectRecipientAmountYear
Mango and Potato Food Wastes as Sources for Sustainable Textile Fiber DevelopmentCeres Rafiq$13,200 FY21
Bovine Muscle Cell Scaffold Design for Sustainable Cultured Meat ProductionIrfan Tahir$7,500 FY21
Strain - Enhanced Luminescence in Small Molecule Thin Films for Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) ApplicationsLibin Liang$23,500 FY20
Synthesis & Characterization of [1]benzo[3,2-b]benzothiopene (BTBT) for Organic PhotovoltaicsRobin Rice$17,046 FY19
Monitoring Clean Energy and Sustainable Production SystemsLindsay Barbieri$24,590 FY18
Phytosanitation in the wood pellet supply chainAlex Neidermeier$2,667 FY18
Organic Charge Transfer Crystal Complex for Use in Solar CellsJustin Paluba (MS ’19) & Dahal Ekraj (PhD)$15,788 FY17
Development and Design of a Novel Non-Aqueous Flow Cell Battery Using Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons for Sustainable Energy StorageAdam Dyer$24,620 FY17
 

Earlier Research Projects

ProjectExpended as of April 2019YearDepartments/OtherProject Champion
Off-Campus Student Energy Conservation Challenge$20,8762014Gund InstituteDan Fredman
Hybrid Street Lamp System with Helix Bamboo Wind Turbines and Solar Panels$33,5102013Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Ting Tan, Dr, Tian Xia

Clean Energy Greenhouse$67,4252012Community Development & Applied EconomicsTad Cooke, Erick Crockenberg
Compst Power: Using Compost Power to Heat a Greenhouse$27,4962012Residential Life ServicesChloe Wieland, Laurel Valchuis
Organic Solar Cells Fabricated by UVM Students$18,7002011Physics DepartmentDr. Randy Headrick