Perkins Presented With Inaugural Innovations Impact Award

Tim Perkins and CALS Dean Leslie Parise are holding Tim's UVM Innovation award, a large glass maple leaf.
Tim Perkins accepting the UVM Innovations Impact Award with CALS Dean Leslie Parise.

UVM Department of Plant Biology Research Professor Tim Perkins has been awarded the inaugural UVM Innovations Impact Award. Perkins is also the director of the Proctor Maple Research Center (PMRC), where his research focuses on the physiological ecology of managed and unmanaged sugar maple forests. Continue reading “Perkins Presented With Inaugural Innovations Impact Award”

Ben Dangl Receives Community-Engaged Learning Award

Dr. Susan Munkres is standing in the front of an audience with Ben Dangl while receiving an award for excellence in community-engaged learning.
CELO Director Dr. Susan Munkres presents Ben Dangl with the Community-Engaged Learning Award.

Each year, with support from the Division of Faculty Affairs, the UVM Community-Engaged Learning Office (CELO) presents the Community-Engaged Learning Awards. Community-engaged learning is central to UVM’s fulfillment of the land-grant mission, and these awards recognize excellence in community-engaged learning, honoring community collaborators, faculty instructors, and student leaders. Continue reading “Ben Dangl Receives Community-Engaged Learning Award”

UVM Students Compete in 21st Annual Dairy Challenge

Four college students looking at dairy cows and their feed on a farm.

(Summary written by Wanda Emerich at The Miner Institute.)

Saratoga Springs, New York was the home base for the 2023 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC). The competition was held from March 30 to April 1, with six area dairies participating in the educational event. Dairy students from 31 colleges worked to improve their dairy management and communication skills, networked with other students, and explored industry careers. Continue reading “UVM Students Compete in 21st Annual Dairy Challenge”

Two CALS Students Receive Robert L. Parsons Award

A Pennsylvania dairy farm with two silos and barns, and many acres of corn growing during the summer.

Laura Eckman, a second-year PhD student in the Department of Plant and Soil Science’s Entomology Research Laboratory, and Sydney Miller, a senior undergraduate student studying agroecology, have been awarded funding from the Robert L. Parsons Fund for Professional Development in Production Agriculture. The Parsons award is offered in honor and remembrance of “Bob” Parsons, a dear colleague of many in the UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The funding supports expanded educational opportunities for students and agricultural producers. Continue reading “Two CALS Students Receive Robert L. Parsons Award”