Attached please find a flyer for the Vermont EPSCoR Undergraduate Internship Program, which offers students a $5,000 stipend and the opportunity to join a team of scientists (faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates) conducting research on the coupling of natural and social systems of the Lake Champlain Basin to understand and promote Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE).
Undergraduates will be matched with a research team working for 10 weeks in summer 2019 on the transdisciplinary BREE research program. Research teams are assembled by topic and interact regularly across focus areas including Ecological Systems, Social Systems, and Integrated Assessment Modeling.
The summer 2019 internship runs from May 28 to August 2 at the University of Vermont. In addition to the $5,000 stipend, travel and on-campus lodging will be provided. Interns will have the opportunity to present their research at the Vermont EPSCoR Research Symposium. Applications will be available the first week of December, and the deadline to apply is January 30, 2019.
For more information, see our website at https://epscor.w3.uvm.edu/epscor, or contact us at this email address if you have any questions.
The VT EPSCoR CWDD Team
Funding Provided by NSF OIA 1556770
How do we make real change to ensure all living beings on our planet are nourished, both socially and ecologically?
How do we enact justice and regenerate health?
And how do we do it together in place, in diverse groupings that can adapt and endure?
Join us as we enter into conversation with thought leaders and practitioners in education, agriculture, and community building who are imagining new stories, remembering valuable wisdom, and creating innovative relationships and pathways to address the urgency of this transformation.
Friday, December 7th 9:30 a.m. to noon
Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center
Hosted by Middlebury College’s Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest and Middlebury College’s Program in Environmental Studies with the support of the Middlebury Food Studies Program.
Tuesday, September 25, 4:30 PM in Hillcrest 103
Jack Ewing, Germany correspondent for The New York Times and author of Faster, Higher, Farther: How One of the World’s Largest Automakers Committed a Massive and Stunning Fraud (W.W. Norton 2017), explains how a win-at-all-costs company culture made a mockery of Volkswagen’s claims to be environmentally conscious–and why Volkswagen is a cautionary tale for any corporation striving to be socially responsible.
Cosponsored by Program in Environmental Studies, Franklin Environmental Center, Department of German, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, and Department of Economics.
Fall 2018 Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series with Siddhartha Roy, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech
Thursday, September 20, 12:30 PM in Hillcrest 103
We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we’re not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or buil
ding character. Take, for example, the environmental crisis that recently unfolded in Flint, Michigan — and the professionals there who did nothing to fix it. Siddhartha Roy helped prove that Flint’s water was contaminated, and he tells a story of science in service to the public good, calling on the next generation of scientists and engineers to dedicate their work to protecting people and the planet. Check out his TED Talk here.
Siddhartha Roy is an environmental engineer and science communicator who works at the nexus of water quality, public health, and environmental justice. He and his team helped uncover the Flint. Michigan water crisis.
Cosponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
For a full schedule of the Colloquium Series, click here.