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2015-11-12 Stream Study Raises New Questions About Lake Pollution

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 07:08
For decades, phosphorus pollution has been contributing to unwanted algae blooms in many lakes—including Lake Champlain. A raft of recent research has pointed a finger at eroding streambanks, suggesting that their washed-out soils are a major source of this phosphorus flow.
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2015-11-12 NASA EPSCoR 2016 National Research Group Competition.

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 07:08
Vermonts NASA EPSCoR Project anticipates that a solicitation from the National Program at NASA Headquarters for a new 2016 NASA EPSCoR Faculty Research Team Competition will be announced sometime late in the Fall of 2015. Historically, NASA EPSCoR has made awards of $750,000 for a three-year period of performance to the selected research teams, including a 50% match (1-to-2) consisting of local non-Federal funds.

As in past years, it will be necessary to select the top project(s) ahead of time so as to be prepared once the formal announcement of the 2016 Competition is posted. This local selection of projects will be made on the basis of peer-reviewed pre-proposals. Vermont faculty researchers wishing to be considered as Science PIs for inclusion in this competition must submit a pre-proposal for their proposed team research project to the VT-NASA EPSCoR Office no later than COB on Friday, November 13.
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Scientists frustrated that lake efforts oriented more toward management than ... - vtdigger.org

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 14:52

Scientists frustrated that lake efforts oriented more toward management than ...
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This goes on for more than 12 hours, as Middlebury professor Tom Manley guides student Perri Silverheart through a project involving sub-sediment mapping of the lake bed. Manley says information .... And as Vermonters embark on an ambitious task of ...

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Apps: There's a Class for That - UVM News

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 09:46

Apps: There's a Class for That
UVM News
One such stakeholder is Patrick Clemins, also a computer science professor at UVM and a cyber specialist with Vermont EPSCoR -- a program through the National Science Foundation that funds research projects in smaller states. Vermont EPSCoR's current ...

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A primordial lake monster - Stowe Today

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 14:00

Stowe Today

A primordial lake monster
Stowe Today
It came from the lake. It is a life form nearly as old as life itself. Living peacefully in the depths for eons, it is awakened by humans' abuse of the environment. It strikes out with toxins that attack nerves or the liver. Attempts to kill it only ...

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2015-10-27 CWDD teaches stream flow to Saint Michael's College Calculus class

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 14:15
On Friday, October 23, 2015 the CWDD taught 20 Saint Michael's College students how to measure and calculate stream flow at Potash Brook in South Burlington, VT. The students are enrolled in Calculus I with Professor Craig Jensen, a new faculty member at the College. Dr. Jensen will use the stream flow activity to demonstrate the practical application of calculating integrals, and to have the students use hands-on learning techniques in their math class. Students learned how to measure a stream's cross-sectional area and calculate stream flow using the EPA standard protocol that is used in all VT EPSCoR Streams Project measurements.
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2015-10-26 CWDD at the "Women Can Do!" Action Expo

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 14:15
On October 15, 2015, the Vermont EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD) had a table at the "Women Can Do!" Action Expo hosted by Vermont Works for Women at the Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT. The event is a one-day career immersion experience for 9-12 grade girls. Students have the opportunity to test out various STEM and trades careers while networking with other girls around the state interested in STEM. The CWDD table, called "Let's BUG Out!" was a success. Students were asked to identify three benthic macroinvertebrates using dissecting microscopes, a dichotomous key, and the Macroinvertebrate App (free download on the iTunes store!). If they correctly identified two out of three correctly, they won a prize!
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2015-10-26 NEWRnet Outreach: Harwood Union Middle School

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 14:15
On Wednesday, October 21, NEWRnet graduate student Matt Vaughan along with CWDD Staff met Harwood Union Middle School eighth graders at Lozelle Brook - right on their school's campus! The eighth grade science teacher, Brian Wagner, has been involving the students in an ongoing project to learn about the school's storm water runoff infrastructure.
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2015-10-23 Vermont Town and City Management Association 2015 Fall Conference

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 14:15
The 2015 Vermont Town and City Management Association Fall Conference was held in Burlington, Vermont on October 22 and 23. Dr. Asim Zia, Associate Professor of Community Development and Applied Economics at UVM, and a Science Leader for Vermont EPSCoR, Research on Adaptation to Climate Change in the Lake Champlain Basin (RACC) program was an invited presenter.
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2015-10-22 Mamava wins InnovateHER VT, the $10,000 Business Pitch Event in Burlington

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 14:15
October 20, 2015 (Burlington, VT): The Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) and Hotel Vermont hosted the InnovateHER VT Challenge, a new business pitch event in Burlington, VT on Monday, October 19th to a packed house of area entrepreneurs, students, and innovation ecosystem participants. Mamava, a company who delivers design solutions for nursing mamas on the go, was named the contest’s $10,000 prize winner.
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2015-10-19 Phosphourus just a piece of the blue green algae puzzle

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:41
This summer saw extensive and disgusting blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms in northeastern bays of Lake Champlain, but much has occurred on the recent policy front to send hope about the future of Lake Champlain.
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The Outside Story: A primordial lake monster - Bennington Banner (subscription)

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:41

The Outside Story: A primordial lake monster
Bennington Banner (subscription)
Andrew Schroth, a geologist at the University of Vermont, is studying the water conditions that produce toxic colonies. "What they've seen in Lake Erie is that the blooms are driven by how much phosphorus comes into the system during spring runoff ...

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Excursion au coeur des algues bleues - LaPresse.ca

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 05:41

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Excursion au coeur des algues bleues
LaPresse.ca
Peter Isles, candidat au PhD à la Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, explique que sa routine hebdomadaire estivale consiste à lancer une bouée chargée d'appareils de mesure. Accompagné de Yaoyang Xu, postdoctorant à la ...

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Climate policy needs a new vision - SciDev.Net

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 06:14

Climate policy needs a new vision
SciDev.Net
Policies that split mitigation and adaptation don't work. It's time for a shift, say Asim Zia and Caitlin Waddick. The climate change policy endorsed by the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and adopted by member countries tends to ...

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$10000 winner-takes-all business pitch event to be held in Burlington - vtdigger.org

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 18:43

$10000 winner-takes-all business pitch event to be held in Burlington
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Vermont EPSCoR and VCET have underwritten a $10,000 cash prize to the event winner as well as a nomination to participate in the national SBA event (which has $70,000 in prizes) in spring 2016. Organizers intend this competition to increase access to ...

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2015-10-13 NEWRnet Outreach: J. J. Flynn 5th Graders study Lake Champlain

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 19:43
On Friday, October 2, NEWRnet graduate student Ryan Sleeper along with CWDD Staff met J.J. Flynn Elementary School fifth graders just a short walk from their school - on the shores of Lake Champlain! A few days earlier, the CWDD presented background information to each class about the work of VT EPSCoR. The fifth grade, led by teachers Joni Pecor, Keith Brown, and Michelle D'Agostino, has been involved in an extensive water quality unit this fall. Activities include a workshop with the Floating Classroom program, creating aquaria/terraria in the classroom, and visiting Lake Champlain with the VT EPSCoR CWDD.
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Weekly Planet: Warm fall brings hope - Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 03:07

Weekly Planet: Warm fall brings hope
Barre Montpelier Times Argus
This century, as ecosystems crumble and refugees flee from war and drought, it is our foresight and compassion that will bring hope. Alan Betts is a leading climate scientist who works with Atmospheric Research in Pittsford. He can be reached through ...

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Zebra mussels: Good, the bad and the ugly - BurlingtonFreePress.com

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 06:06

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Zebra mussels: Good, the bad and the ugly
BurlingtonFreePress.com
His work with student researchers on insect communities in the Champlain Basin is funded by Vermont EPSCoR's Grant EPS-1101317 from the National Science Foundation.The illustration for this column was drawn by Adelaide Tyrol. The Outside Story is ...

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2015-09-30 Dr. Andrew Schroth invited speaker at Vermont Feed Dealers Conference

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 15:54
Dr. Andrew Schroth, Science Leader for the RACC Lake Processes, Question 1 group, was an invited speaker at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Vermont Feed Dealers and Manufacturers Association on September 22 and 23, 2015. Held in Stowe, Vermont, Dr. Schroth gave a presentation on RACC research titled, "Phosphorus Cycle and Lake Champlain Relationship - The Real Story", focused on loading to Lake Champlain in the context of climate change.
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2015-09-30 Fall 2015 Newsletter - VT EPSCoR

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 15:54
In this issue of Watershed Moments you will find many examples of how each award has helped advance science and broaden participation throught Vermont and beyone, especially through publications, grants, and outreach. Our capacity for building scientific infrastructure throughout the state and region has been strengthened by the talented and dedicated efforts put forth by the interdisciplinary team of faculty researchers, post-doctoral associates, graduate students, undergraduates, technicians, staff, high school and middle school participants contributing to these important questions that seek how to better understand the Lake Champlain Basin and contribute to the future of its health. An important part of this research includes feedback gathered through surveys from citizens, stakeholders and decision makers, that we couple with data collected from our advanced sensor network to form secario texting through our innovative Integrated Assessment Model. a recent "Willingness to Pay Report" from members of the Policy and governance team can be found in this issue.
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