Part of our communicating science work with RACC and NSF EPSCoR involves the creation of short videos highlighting work performed by our research team and many stakeholders. This set of Watershed Moments Short Videos aims to provide vignettes of the progress of our work, outreach, workforce development efforts through the VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD) and the many dimensions of relevance it has in the region. These videos highlight the connections we have with many area stakeholders and to broader questions of relevance and the use-based science underway.
Watershed Moments builds from a NSF mandated workshop strategy on communicating science. VT EPSCoR launched this pilot communications project as an outcome from the workshop hosted in VT and aimed at integrating training opportunities for our scientists to share their work with each other, to other disciplines and for a broader audience outside of conventional settings such as meetings, labs or other professional gatherings. Producer, Victor Guadagno, from Bright Blue EcoMedia, works with participants to help train them in media production techniques with the final project being a short, taped interview highlighting recently published or recognized work in their field.
Mr. Guadagno explains: "The goal of this program is to educate and inspire VT EPSCoR scientists to better present their work to the media and the general public. Bright Blue helped Vermont EPSCoR implement an innovative strategy to train and expose VT EPSCoR scientists to media production techniques. Bright Blue trained Faculty and Graduate students in interviewing techniques and handled all technical aspects of the production of short videos highlighting UVM faculty recently published or recognized for critical work in their field. The resulting video series exposed students and faculty to media strategies and resulted in quality video for online distribution. The end result has been twofold: a more media savvy scientific community and the creation of a valuable series of short videos. "
Major Research Instrumentation [MRI] Award.
Dr. Mandar Dewoolkar and Gabriela Bucini
Released June 12th, 2015
Pervious Concrete Filters for Sustainable Water Resource Management.
Dr. Tara Kulkarni and Ph. D. Candidate, Matthew Vaughan
Released June 4th, 2015
REU Award, Research Experience for Undergraduates.
Dr. Jason Stockwell and Ph.D. Candidate, Sarah Coleman
Released May 28th, 2015
Assessing the Effects of Unpaved Roads on Lake Champlain Water Quality.
Dr. Beverley Wemple and Graduate Research Assistant, Justin Guilbert
Released May 28th, 2014
NSF Award (START) at Johnson State College - New scholarships for STEM.
Dr. Leslie Kanat (JSC) and Graduate Research Assistant, Trevor Gearhart
Released May 16th, 2014
New Sensors to Take the Pulse of the Watershed.
Drs. Andrew Schroth and Courtney Giles -
Released May 9th, 2014
Policy and Social Systems - Released May 5, 2014
Predictions & Future Generations - Released April 29, 2014
Current Science - Released April 18th, 2014
Land Use Adaptation to Climate Change: Economic Damages from
Land-falling Hurricanes in the Atlantic and Gulf States of the USA, 1900-2005.
Drs. Asim Zia and Steve Scheinert
Released in 2013
The Very Hungry City: Urban Energy Efficiency and the Economic Fate of Cities.
Dr. Austin Troy, and Graduate Research Assistant Jody Stryker
Release in 2013