The 9th annual Vermont EPSCoR Student Research Symposium showcased the work of student researchers in the Research on Adaptation to Climate Change (RACC) program. The event took place on Tuesday March 28, 2017 in the Dudley H. Davis Center on the University of Vermont campus and was hosted by the Center for Workforce Development and Diversity. The symposium offers student researchers an opportunity to practice their science communication skills in a professional environment, and provides a critical capstone to the year-long high school research projects and summer undergraduate internships. RACC research provides valuable insights on the Lake Champlain Basin for many stakeholders throughout Vermont. The many contributions from this year’s young scientists will help improve our understanding even more! Thank you to all for your effort and dedication.