VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity

The VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity works to cultivate and prepare students in science, technology, engineering and math and social science (STEM) fields. Through integrating students and teachers into active research we inspire students to pursue STEM careers. The CWDD helps connect interested students in social science and STEM areas with faculty researchers throughout Vermont at multiple institutions.

Undergraduates

Research on Adaptation to Climate Change

VT EPSCoR offers opportunities for students to work through summer internships in the Research on Adaptation to Climate Change (RACC) research program. Opportunities exist for students interested in science, engineering, technology, mathematics, and/or social science/policy. For more information and to apply click here.

North East Water Resources Network (NEWRnet)

Are you interested in learning more about protecting our water resources, and getting good information to decision-makers? The North East Water Resources Network has opportunities for undergraduate students to carry out research for 10 weeks during the summer - in our Vermont, Rhode Island and Delaware research locations. For more information and to apply click here.

Private Sector Internship Program

VT EPSCoR partners with the Vermont Technology Council to connect in-state businesses with motivated, capable students, to the benefit of both. Businesses provide the opportunities, students provide the talent, and the Technology Council brings the two together. For more information and to apply click here.

High Schools

Research on Adaptation to Climate Change

The High School Program offers students and teachers the opportunity to participate in current research. Through involvement in the Research on Adaptation to Climate Change (RACC) research program participants develop skills in scientific methods, climate literacy and Earth systems thinking. For more information and to apply click here.

Leaves of Green

The Leaves of Green program is a workshop for high school teachers exploring how carbon is assimilated and partitioned by plants and how these processes affect agriculture, global climate change, and biofuel production. For more information and to apply click here.

Middle Schools

We are excited to begin offering opportunities for middle school teachers to be involved with the Research on Adaptation to Climate Change (RACC) research program. Contact us at cwdd@smcvt.edu or 654.3270 if you are a teacher interested in becoming involved in the RACC research program!

Scholarships

Native American and First Generation College Scholarships

The VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD) works to increase the Vermont Science-Technology_Engineering_Math (STEM) workforce in size and diversity. As part of our work we are pleased to award scholarships to support Native American and First Generation students to study in STEM majors in Vermont. For more information and to apply click here.

Governor's Institutes of Vermont

The Governor's Institutes of Vermont enriches the lives of motivated high school students by providing intensive, hands-on educational opportunities on Vermont college campuses. VT EPSCoR enables the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) to reach out to every high school in Vermont with scholarships so that girls and economically disadvantaged students can attend the STEM institutes offered in the summer months as well as the Winter Weekend. For more information and to apply click here.

Each year the CWDD hosts the Vermont EPSCoR Watershed Project Spring Symposium to showcase the work of participating high school and college students in the Research on Adaptation to Climate Change (RACC) program. For more information and to see student research presentations and posters click here.

If you'd like to contact us or get involved, please call the VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity at 802.654.3270 or stop by our office in Founders Annex 251.

Lindsay Wieland, Director
Founders Annex 251
Box 137
lwieland@smcvt.edu

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