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Why, Vermont Tech’s mechanical cow, of course.  When up and running, the anaerobic digester will process things like manure and crop waste from farms, as well as nonfarm organic material like yogurt whey, into biogas (primarily carbon dioxide and methane) that can then be converted into heat and electricity.  Construction of the digester, the first of its kind in the United States, began in July, and immediately VTC had a hands-on learning forum for many of its programs.
The admin building at Vermont Tech.

Vermont Tech Professor Carolyn Stannard-Carlo was recently honored with the college’s most prestigious faculty recognition, the Harold G. Wirtz Master Teaching Award. The Wirtz Award celebrates the legacy of Harry Wirtz, who was a professor of civil and environmental engineering technology. The annual award is presented to a faculty member that stands as a role model for other faculty members and conducts themselves with the highest academic standards. Qualities of a Master Teacher Award recipient include a deep mastery of the subject matter, engagement with students at all levels of preparation, fostering intellectual curiosity and growth, and maintaining strong collegial relationships with the Vermont Tech community. Read more...

On May 27, installation of Vermont’s first parklet commenced in Montpelier. In partnership with Montpelier Alive, fifteen Vermont Tech architecture students designed the parklet, acquired permits and built the small deck. This parklet will remain in Montpelier for two summers, and the city has dedicated six parking spaces for future parklets to be built. The structure is intended for pedestrians to have a place to sit and socialize in the warm months of the year.

Learn more via Vermont Digger, WCAX and My Champlain Valley. View the complete photo gallery.

Aerospace & Defense Technology covers the Vermont Tech CubeSat – a small satellite designed and built at the college that will remain in orbit for three years. Part of NASA’s ELaNa (Educational Launch of Nano-satellites) IV program, the CubeSat is testing the systems that will be used in a lunar mission. Students at Vermont Tech developed the software used in the CubeSat project.
Vermont Tech is proud to announce that 2014 Vermont Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) student Indra Acharya has received the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. The second Vermonter ever to receive this distinction, Acharya will attend Georgetown University this fall on a full ride, where he plans to study law and politics. VAST is an independent, accredited high school program that allows high school seniors to take a full year of college-level classes at Vermont Tech while completing their high school degree.  Coiverage by Vermont Business Magazine and Rutland Herald.

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