Vermont Forest & Wood Products Business Roundtable

A group of business owners talking in a lumber yard.
Members of the VT Forest & Wood Products Roundtable meeting at Gagnon Lumber in Pittsford, VT. Photo credit: Dana Ruppert.

The May 2022 meeting of the Vermont Forest & Wood Products Business Roundtable was held at Gagnon Lumber in Pittsford, and featured a tour by owner and roundtable member Ken Gagnon. During the gathering, discussions ranged from the art and science of lumber drying, to how the different companies celebrate holidays and other notable events. “I learned two helpful things today,” said a smiling Brent Karner, who is also a roundtable member and owner of Clearlake Furniture in Ludlow, VT. Continue reading “Vermont Forest & Wood Products Business Roundtable”

ASCI Students Attend Alpaca Bootcamp in Ecuador

UVM ASCI 297 students in a group photo with alpacas.

Animal and Veterinary Sciences students in ASCI 297: Bootcamp in Alpaca Husbandry spent two weeks in Ecuador during the summer of 2022, with Adjunct Assistant Professor Stuart White. They learned alpaca management skills including restraint, SC, IM and IV injections, castration, oral administration of liquids, gastric tubing, toenail and incisor trimming, blood drawing, shearing, fiber classification and body scoring. Continue reading “ASCI Students Attend Alpaca Bootcamp in Ecuador”

McKay Lab Student Graduates from Air Force Academy

A photo of Dr. Stephanie McKay, Ms. Xenia Yee, 2nd Lt. Rex Yee and CMSgt Brent Carson (Retired)
Dr. Stephanie McKay, Ms. Xenia Yee, 2nd Lt. Rex Yee and CMSgt Brent Carson (Retired)

Rex Yee spent a summer in the McKay lab as a high school sophomore in the summer of 2014 investigating global DNA methylation. After high school, Yee earned more than $500,000 in scholarships and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Continue reading “McKay Lab Student Graduates from Air Force Academy”