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Vermont researchers win two RII Track-4 Awards - new funding opportunity from the National Science Foundation

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:11
Drs. Matthew White, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Vermont and Laurie Grigg, from the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at Norwich University, were each awarded an individual RII Track-4 from the National Science Foundation for their respective research.
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VT EPSCoR interns present to Appropriations Committee Staffers

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:11
During the Senate Appropriations Committee staff's visit, five of the VT EPSCoR BREE interns had the chance to briefly introduce their research. The interns talked about the broad scope of research that happens under BREE.
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Two New Journal Articles Co-Authored by BREE Team Leader Asim Zia

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:11
Two new journal articles co-authored by BREE Team Leader Asim Zia were recently published in the Journal on Policy and Complex Systems.
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Sensors deployed in St. Albans Bay - St. Albans Messenger

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:11

St. Albans Messenger

Sensors deployed in St. Albans Bay
St. Albans Messenger
One of the researchers, Andrew Schroth, an assistant professor of geology at the University of Vermont, gave a brief overview of the project at the St. Albans Area Watershed Association (SAAWA) annual meeting Thursday night at the St. Albans Bay Park ...

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Climate Team Visits Dartmouth College

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:37
Interns and mentors from Vermont EPSCoR's BREE Climate Team visited Dartmouth College in July 2017 to share their findings with colleagues.
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Macroinvertebrate Workshop for Educators

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:37
Declan McCabe, PhD, Professor of Biology at Saint Michael's College and member of BREE, led a macroinvertebrate workshop for educators in his laboratory on July 19, 2017. The hands on workshop offered middle and high school instructors tools with which they could incorporate the study of aquatic ecosystems into their curricula.
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Three Funding Opportunities for Vermont Small Businesses

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:37
Three funding opportunities for Vermont small businesses provided by Vermont EPSCoR. Applications open in November 2017.

* Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR STTR) Phase (0).
* Faculty-Small Business Partnerships
* Vermont EPSCoR SBIR/STTR Travel Awards
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Vermont EPSCoR Newsletter - Summer 2017

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:37
The first year of our BREE award has flown by and we are into Year 2. We have made great progress in the first year and met our milestones. Available here is a brief snapshot of many of the efforts that are underway.
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Caddisflies: Submerged Silk Spinners - Adirondack Almanack (press release) (blog)

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 13:48

Adirondack Almanack (press release) (blog)

Caddisflies: Submerged Silk Spinners
Adirondack Almanack (press release) (blog)
Declan McCabe teaches biology at Saint Michael's College. His work with student researchers on insect communities in the Champlain Basin is funded by Vermont EPSCoR's Grant NSF EPS Award #1556770 from the National Science Foundation.

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Vermont Works teams with Packetized Energy

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 01:00
Vermont Business Magazine A Burlington-based energy start-up and a new social impact investment firm has announced a capital investment that will fund operations and growth into the future. Vermont Works Management Company, LLC (link is external) has become the anchor investor in Packetized Energy's (link is external) current fund raising effort, according to founders of both firms.
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UVM researchers studying Lake Iroquois - Shelburne News

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 01:00
UVM researchers studying Lake Iroquois
Shelburne News
At Lake Iroquois, a team of researchers from the University of
Vermont
is studying how one of these nutrients – phosphorus – gets into the lake, and their investigation could one day aid in control and mitigation efforts. Algae blooms can introduce
...
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Undergraduate Intern Orientation - May 30-June 2, 2017

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 09:52
The first cohort of 30 undergraduate summer interns began their research on Lake Champlain Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) on Tuesday May 30th. Their internship began with a four-day orientation. The first day started with of an overview of the BREE project and an introduction to the different components: climate modelling, integrated assessment modeling, social sciences, ecology, and workforce development.
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2017 BREE Intern Workshops

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 09:52
To promote the career development of BREE undergraduate summer interns, the Center for Workforce Development and Diversity hosts weekly workshops. The workshops help develop interns' communication skills and provide them the tools they need to put together a poster or presentation for the spring Symposium where they will present their findings.
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2017-2018 High School Streams Teams

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 09:52
There are 20 Streams Teams this year, including 7 teams from Puerto Rico!
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Welcome High School Teams - 2017-2018

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 09:52
The CWDD welcomed 19 high school student/teacher teams to the Saint Michael's College campus for a week of research education, stream sampling, and career exploration. Teams traveled from Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Boston and all around the state of Vermont. Students learned about the EPSCoR program, received hands-on experience with BREE faculty, and were able to participate in a number of Vermont-based activities.
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Dr. Asim Zia Presents 2 Papers at the 35th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 09:52
Dr. Asim Zia recently presented two papers at the 35th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society in Cambridge Massachusetts. Both papers were coauthored by Dr. Zia and Dr. Christopher Koliba, both VT EPSCoR BREE members.
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Modeling the drivers of interannual variability in cyanobacterial bloom severity using self-organizing maps and high-frequency d

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 09:52
In this study, we compared high-frequency estimates of oxygen metabolism in a shallow bay of Lake Champlain to concurrent measurements of physical and chemical parameters over 3 years with very different bloom dynamics.
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Climate Change Indicators Are Not Enough

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:53
Article by Alan Betts.
Extreme events capture the public's attention, but gradual climate shifts will more profoundly affect civilization and life on Earth. Scientists must get better at conveying this to the public.
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BREE Agricultural Site Installation

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:53
Dr. Carol Adair, BREE Ecological Systems Co-Leader, directed the installation of a new cutting-edge sensor network in the Hungerford Brook watershed in June 2017. The team installed the sensors in several different riparian areas to study what makes those areas effective water filters. Learning this information will enable researchers to maintain the processes when and where the riparian areas fail to filter water after an extreme event or in a riparian area that fails to remove pollution.
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IAM Team Meets to Plan Summer Activities

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:53
The IAM team kicked off the summer with co-leaders Drs. Donna Rizzo and Asim Zia leading a group meeting in the Jost Foundation Room at the UVM Davis Center on June 20th. Approximately 20 team members were present, with several attending remotely. Attendees included GRAs, undergraduate interns, and Post-Doctoral Associate Dr. Jory Hecht. The meeting covered modeling updates on extreme events, the integration of new models, platform testing, and more.
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