VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity
The VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity recognizes the increasing importance of cultivating and preparing a diverse science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and social science workforce in Vermont and providing research internship opportunities for meritorious high school, undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing these areas of study. The CWDD works to inspire students to enter STEM careers and to increase the diversity of people, institutions, and disciplines engaged in VT EPSCoR programs. The CWDD will help connect interested students in social science and STEM areas with faculty throughout Vermont from the high school to undergraduate level at multiple institutions and companies through a competitive application process.
For further information please contact the center director:
Founders Annex 149 and 251
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 654.3270 if you are a teacher interested in becoming involved in the RACC research program!
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.
Miranda Lescaze, Director
Founders Annex 149
Lindsay Wieland, Project Manager
Founders Annex 251