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The afterlife of logs

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:52

Vermont EPSCoR CWDD Attends SACNAS and ABRCMS

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 09:03
Vermont EPSCoR CWDD Outreach Coordinator, Veronica Sosa-Gonzalez, PhD, attended major conferences in Fall 2017 as part of an effort to recruit undergraduate interns into research for Basin Resilience to Extreme Events, the current RII Track-1 award. Combining efforts with Tabitha Finch from the Vermont Genetics Network (VGN), the pair attended the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Later, Dr. Sosa-Gonzalez attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). The events each had more than 4,000 attendees.
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Vermont Students Awarded a total of $55,000 in Scholarships for STEM

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 09:03
The Vermont EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD) awarded $55,000 in scholarships to meritorious First Generation and Native American students in 2017. All students are Vermont residents, attending Vermont institutions and pursuing studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
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Fall 2017 Policy and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Meeting

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 09:03
The Policy and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Fall Meeting was held on November 28, 2017. This served as the second meeting in 2017 for the committee, offering a chance for stakeholders from around the state and region to participate in interactive sessions and discuss the state of the Lake Champlain Basin.
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Students Verify San Juan's Water Quality

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 09:03
Robinson School students from Puerto Rico Andrea Salellas and Gabriela Handall, along with their teacher mentor Marcel Torres, were selected to travel from June 12-18 to the state of Vermont to take an intensive training in management and water quality at Saint Michael's College in Vermont.

As part of the training, the students attended a conference about lake and stream ecology, environmental policy and management, climate change indicator, water quality indicators and land use management. At the end of the training week, the students designed their research project in which they will be working during from July through February, in order to present the findings on March at the Vermont research symposium.
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The Afterlife of Logs

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 09:03

  1. The Afterlife of Logs  Adirondack Almanack (press release) (blog)
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Winter 2018 Funding Update Newsletter

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:28
We are happy to share with you the following funding opportunities and positions offered through Vermont EPSCoR in this Funding Updates issue of our e-newsletter. Please distribute broadly.
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Teaching Elementary Graders Scientific Methods

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:42
Vermont EPSCoR Graduate Research Associates Caitlin Crossett and Maike Holthuijzen together with Livia Donicova and Janel Roberge from the Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD), traveled to Shelburne Farms in Shelburne Vermont to demonstrate scientific methods to elementary students from area schools during Watershed Day on October 5, 2017.
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"Saving Our Waters": VT PBS releases new series

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:42
ST. ALBANS — Vermont PBS screened the second episode of its series Saving Our Waters at the 14th Star Brewing Co. Wednesday evening, followed by a panel discussion and audience questions.
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2017 Grant Writing Workshop

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:42
Vermont EPSCoR held a Grant Writing Workshop at Trader Duke's Hotel (formerly the Doubletree) in South Burlington, Vermont on Saturday, November 11, 2017. This day-long workshop provided helpful information and hands-on proposal writing instruction to over 35 graduate research assistants, post-doctoral associates and faculty.
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Water is focus of UVM fifth legislative summit

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:10
There was no golden dome on the top of the Davis Center, but the fourth floor of the UVM student center bore more than a passing resemblance to the Vermont State House on Monday morning.


Nearly 50 state legislators took up residence there from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on hand for UVM fifth annual Legislative Summit.
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ILHS teacher, students do environmental study in Vermont

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 20:05
An Indian Land High School teacher and two students visited Vermont in June to do research on water in the Lake Champlain basin and bring their new skills home to put into practice. Dr. Thomas Townsend, Anna Juarez and Nisha Patel visited Burlington, on the east side of Lake Champlain, from June 19-23, along with 19 other groups from high schools in Vermont and Puerto Rico.
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Goldenrod Golf Balls

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 20:05
A few Thanksgivings ago, my then-ten-year-old daughter and I went for an afternoon stroll. Unseasonably warm weather made for a longer than planned walk through a power line right-of-way and on down through steeply sloping woods to the Winooski River. As we moved through the tall scrub, Lauren's interest was drawn to the golf ball-sized swellings on desiccated goldenrod stalks.
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EPA awards UVM $598K to explore links among algal blooms, human health, community action

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 14:43
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are found naturally in freshwater in the U.S. and in Lake Champlain and other Vermont waters. Cyanobacteria grow well in water that contains high levels of phosphorous and nitrogen. Cyanobacteria can multiply quickly to form dense blooms, especially during warm days of summer and fall. In recent years, cyanobacteria blooms have occurred most often in northern sections of Lake Champlain, such as St. Albans Bay and Mississquoi Bay, where researchers at the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory conduct ongoing studies of lake ecosystem health.
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