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VT EPSCoR: Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE)

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Academic Level:
High School Students
K-12 Educators

Join the Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) program, a research community that engages and challenges youth in STEM fields.

BREE sponsors student and teacher teams (one teacher and two students, one student must be female) from Vermont and partner states. We connect you with a mentor in your area of interest to guide your research project. Some teams work outside of the classroom to collect stream water quality data, whereas others choose to work with existing datasets.

Research Topics Include:

Lake and stream ecology, environmental policy and management, water quality indicators, land use management, and climate change indicators.


Attend a virtual training event during the week of June 21-25. Learn how a research team functions and experience the scientific process first-hand. Investigate a research question of your own design during a three-month research period. Attend a virtual student research symposium and present your research.

Teachers receive a $500 stipend in addition to the equipment needed to complete their project!

Application Deadline: 4/1/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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Saint Michael's College (Lead)
University of Vermont

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Computer Sciences
Crop & Soil Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
STEM Fields

Data Analysis
Earth System Science
Ecological Modeling
Environmental Policy
Environmental Sensors
Water Quality
Watershed Sciences

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 7/21/2021
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