On June 3rd and 4th, eighteen NEWRnet interns visited the University of Vermont for the second annual NEWRnet short course. The 2015 short course included presentations by NEWRnet faculty introducing students to climate change in the northeast, experimental economics, and water quality issues in the region.
Students played an experimental economics game where they examined human impacts on the environment and toured the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory by the Burlington Waterfront. Field excursions included a boat trip on the Melosira RSV to explore Lake Champlain, and a hike up Mt Philo to see the Lake Champlain Basin from a different perspective.
NEWRnet interns will spend 10 weeks studying topics related to water quality and agent based modeling in three EPSCoR states: Delaware, Vermont and Rhode Island. Students will reconvene at Saint Michael's College in Vermont in August to present their research.