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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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Summer town hall is set for Rutland - Rutland Herald

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:37

Summer town hall is set for Rutland
Rutland Herald
Alan Betts, a climate scientist who works with Atmospheric Research in Pittsford, will speak about his work as part of the discussion of environmental justice. Betts, who has written columns published in the Rutland Herald, said he expected to talk ...


Summer town hall is set for Rutland - Rutland Herald

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:37

Summer town hall is set for Rutland
Rutland Herald
Alan Betts, a climate scientist who works with Atmospheric Research in Pittsford, will speak about his work as part of the discussion of environmental justice. Betts, who has written columns published in the Rutland Herald, said he expected to talk ...


Biomedical Conference Begins In Burlington - WAMC

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:33

Biomedical Conference Begins In Burlington
WAMC
The Institutional Development Awards from the NIH target smaller rural states, according to Vermont Genetics Network and UVM Biology professor Judith Van Houten, a conference co-coordinator. “This is a coming together of all the funded faculty and ...


NR Garden Club announces Curb Appeal Contest winners: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville - cleveland.com

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 22:11

cleveland.com

NR Garden Club announces Curb Appeal Contest winners: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville
cleveland.com
The Safteyville village, 35753 Bainbridge Road, recently received two new additions thanks to some local students. The first was an Eagle Scout project by Andrew Schroth. He made a new St. Julie's building. The second was a new jail made by the ...


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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The Outside Story: Submerged silk spinners - Bennington Banner (subscription)

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:52

Bennington Banner (subscription)

The Outside Story: Submerged silk spinners
Bennington Banner (subscription)
By Declan McCabe. A small boy asked "what's your favorite insect?" I answered without hesitation; caddisflies. Not the short-lived adults, which while charming in their own hairy moth-like way, do not capture my attention. My caddisfly predilection is ...


Hires and promotions for week of Aug. 3 - BurlingtonFreePress.com

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:06

BurlingtonFreePress.com

Hires and promotions for week of Aug. 3
BurlingtonFreePress.com
Dr. Benedek Erdos, an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, was invested in a formal ceremony as the inaugural Martin E. Bloomfield '56 M.D. '60 and Judith S ...


Vermont's BreakShuttle, largest provider of college break transit services, acquired by W+A - Vermont Biz

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:15

Vermont Biz

Vermont's BreakShuttle, largest provider of college break transit services, acquired by W+A
Vermont Biz
Vermont Business Magazine Wells + Associates today announced that it has acquired Burlington-based BreakShuttle (link is external), the largest provider of charter trips for college students departing and returning directly to campus during academic ...


Be grateful for global society - Rutland Herald

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 00:15

Be grateful for global society
Rutland Herald
But despite all our rain this summer, my year's supply of garlic is harvested and dry. When I get home, there are potatoes to be dug, and no doubt prolific squash and tomatoes. Alan Betts is a climate scientist who works with Atmospheric Research in ...


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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Ashby traders say roadworks to relocate market have led to huge drop in takings - Scunthorpe Telegraph

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 01:59

Scunthorpe Telegraph

Ashby traders say roadworks to relocate market have led to huge drop in takings
Scunthorpe Telegraph
Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News & Events and much more... Butcher Alan Betts has said trade at his shop on Broadway has been affected by roadworks being done as part of the ...


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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Public weighs in on Lake Champlain flooding - Plattsburgh Press Republican

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 09:52

Public weighs in on Lake Champlain flooding
Plattsburgh Press Republican
Study Group member Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux said she plans to suggest a GIS mapping effort to allow people to pinpoint their location and share their story of the damage they sustained. That would help provide a human perspective to the study efforts.

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