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.

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Undergraduates

Basin Resilience to Extreme Events
VT EPSCoR offers opportunities for students to work through summer internships in the Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) 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.

High Schools

Basin Resilience to Extreme Events
The High School Program offers students and teachers the opportunity to participate in current research. Through involvement in the Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) research program participants develop skills in scientific methods, climate literacy and Earth systems thinking. 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 Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) research program. Contact us at cwdd@smcvt.edu or 802.654.3271 if you are a teacher interested in becoming involved in the BREE research program!

Scholarships

Native American, BIPOC, and First Generation College Scholarships
The VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD) works to increase the Vermont Science, Technology, Engineering and 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.

Rosie’s Girls
Rosie’s Girls® is a summer day camp that helps girls develop grit, connection and expanded possibilities as they explore hands-on STEM- and trades-related activities. Girls entering 6, 7 and 8th grades practice the skills of carpenters and engineers as they invent, design and build cooperative projects. VT EPSCoR provides financial support in the form of scholarships for girls and economically-disadvantaged Vermont students to attend Rosie’s Girls. For more information and to apply click here.

Each year the CWDD hosts Student Research Symposia to showcase the work of participating high school and college students in the Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) program. To experience the work of our high school researchers please click here. For more information about our undergraduate intern work and to see a sampling of their research efforts, please click here.

If you’d like to contact us or get involved, please call the VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity at 802.654.3271 or stop by our office in Joyce 109.

Janel Roberge, Operations Manager
Joyce 109
Box 137
cwdd@smcvt.edu