Investigate human impact on Vermont’s environment in this week-long “environmental CSI.” You’re the specialist collecting, analyzing, and interpreting environmental data from local communities using professional-grade laboratory and field instrumentation. What’s in our air, water, and soil and what are the potential impacts for public health and our environment?
At this Institute, you will:
- Work on real community environmental issues gathering data that can have an impact on Vermont’s environmental policy
- Combine outdoor field research with computing and laboratory technology to evaluate the distribution of pollutants
- Learn the scientific method, collect environmental data, and present your work to the community
- Make friends with other Vermont high school students with similar interests
- Explore academic and professional career paths for emerging scientists
Your environmental detective work will focus on air, water, and soil pollutants. You will get hands-on experience with specialized scientific equipment, work alongside environmental professionals, and talk with world-renowned scientists. For a week, you will see Vermont through the eyes of a professional scientist. During eSAT career night, you will talk to a broad range of scientists – allowing you to explore a variety of career options.
“A high school class can teach you about science, but GIV makes it possible for teens to work with teachers who are the best in their fields, while gaining hands-on knowledge working in state-of-the-art labs. These opportunities to truly experience science give students a chance to apply their interests in real-world applications, and the occasion to work together as a team for a common good.”
-A 2014 Environmental Science & Technology graduate
High school juniors and seniors may enroll for UVM college credit for this Institute using their Dual Enrollment voucher. Families are responsible for a $30 comprehensive fee to obtain college credit. Contact Nichole Hathaway to sign up by June 15, 2015 (must be accepted to the Environmental Science & Technology Institute first) or with questions regarding obtaining college credit for this Institute: