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. Students had the opportunity to either view Lake Champlain up close on a kayaking trip, take a hike at Rock Point to see the Lake and the Champlain thrust fault, or take a trip on UVM's research vessel, the Melosira.
They will spend the next year working on BREE research which will culminate in their presenting their individual projects at the Vermont EPSCoR Student Research Symposium next spring!
View a list of the 2017 teams and team photos here!