This year marked the launch of MiddCOREplus, MiddCORE’s project-based summer program. Each week throughout the summer, students spent four days interning at Vermont-based organizations followed by all-day workshops each Friday to build skills such as problem-solving and persuasive communication. Led by established and experienced mentors, students were tasked to complete specific challenges—from researching Smart Grid technology and its implementation to building the social media presence for the Better Middlebury Partnership.
To wrap up the program, students presented a summation of their experiences to faculty, staff, and mentors. MiddMag’s Brendan Mahoney ‘11 was there to capture their presentations.