About: Center for Workforce Development and Diversity at Saint Michael's College

Education and Outreach

The VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity works to cultivate and prepare students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Through integrating students and teachers into active research we inspire students to pursue STEM careers. The CWDD helps connect interested students in social science and STEM areas with faculty researchers throughout Vermont at multiple institutions.

Current CWDD initiatives include:

Integration of students and teachers into research: Opportunities to work with faculty on Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) for:

Research projects are highlighted during an annual spring Student Research Symposium.

Initiatives to support under-represented groups in attending college: As part of our work we are pleased to award Native American Student and First Generation Student Scholarships to Vermont students who enter STEM majors at a Vermont institution of higher education. Read more about the Native American and First Generation Student Scholarship Program

Partnership with the VT Technology Council Internship Program: Matching students with internships at Vermont technology companies. Read more about VT Technology Council Internships.

Rosie's Girls: VT EPSCoR provides financial support in the form of scholarships for girls and economically-disadvantaged Vermont students to attend Rosie’s Girls, a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and Trades exploration program for middle school girls.

Contact Information:
VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity
Saint Michael's College
One Winooski Park Box 137
Colchester, VT 05439