Category Archives: Pre-College
From a Construction Site to College Lectures. GAP Student Lucas Schoen Carves His Path to Higher Education.
Overcoming obstacles is what Lucas Schoen has done all his life. In the last few years, Lucas learned how to manage a learning disability and discovered that UVM’s Guaranteed Admission program was a way to an undergrad degree, when he thought college wasn’t an option. Lucas is pushing himself and tackling challenges to carve out […]
By Kate Whitney And just like that, our schools were closed. Graduation parties and proms were cancelled, SATs were put on hold, campuses were shut down for prospective student tours, school districts moved classes (sometimes clunkily) to remote learning, and everyone was left wondering how to move forward in this period of nationwide uncertainty and […]
JeanPaul Habyalimana knows that he wants to study medicine more than anything. Ever since sixth grade, the high school junior from Colchester has been interested in health and science—specifically neuroscience. Last summer, he completed UVM’s Health and Medicine pre-college course to explore his interests. “I’ve always been interested in neuroscience, and I decided I should […]
Experiencing a Drone Training Course and a Chance to Learn about UVM. Drones Course Goes Online for 2020.
Cedar Zobel-Williams loves flying drones. So, when he learned that UVM offered a Drones for Environmental Mapping course last summer as part of its Summer Academy program, he jumped at the chance to participate. The high school senior from Roslindale, Massachusetts, enrolled in the drone training precollege course to get a chance to fly drones in […]
Harlan Morehouse isn’t about to sugarcoat the severity of environmental challenges facing the world today. The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit since the late 1800s. Most of the warming occurred in the past 35 years, with the five warmest years on record taking place since 2010. But the root causes […]
Mia Lobel is attending UVM in the fall and setting her sights on working in orthopedic medicine. Last summer, the high school senior from New Albany, Ohio, completed UVM’s Health and Medicine pre-college course to get a better sense of college life and the University’s rigorous academic expectations. The Health and Medicine course is part […]
A drone course at UVM propelled Griffin Bohan’s college dreams to new heights. The Brooklyn Technical High School senior enrolled in the Drones for Environmental Mapping course last summer as part of UVM’s Summer Academy program. The experience not only opened his eyes to campus life but also allowed him to envision what the future […]
By Kate Whitney College can be expensive enough for those who are fortunate enough to attend, and student loans are no joke. So why on earth should you sign up for a course and take on the financial burden before you’re even through high school? (Hint: because you may be able to take up […]
Summer Academy Course Inspires Mount Mansfield Union High School Student to Create Neuroscience Club
One morning a week, about a dozen students gather for a neuroscience club meeting at Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho. The club, which includes students in grades 9-12, explores everyday things in the study of neuroscience, such as sleep, memory and behavior. The club is the brainchild of Theresa Christiansen, a junior from […]
Shaye Squillante wants to study science and medicine in college. So when she learned about UVM Summer Academy’s Health and Medicine course, the high school student jumped at the chance to enroll. Summer Academy’s Health and Medicine course exposes students to the world of medicine and bioscience through active learning in labs, lectures, demonstrations, and […]