Vermont Tech in the News

Johnson, VT - Rebecca Broadbent and Kayla Morse ran a great race at Johnson State last Saturday. Kayla ran a personal best race with a 5K time of 27:01 and an 18th place finish. Kayla joined the Vermont Tech woman’s team this past week and will be a great asset to the program.

Freshman Rebecca Broadbent ran her fastest Collegiate time in the Johnson State meet with a winning time of 20:27. This smashes the Vermont Tech school record which she set a week ago by 1:15.  The previous record was set by Sarah Flint 2008 at the Cardinal Classic @ Plattsburgh NY wit ha time of 22:18.

Broadbent’s race was a classic fun-to-watch cross country race. She ran neck and neck for 2 ½ miles with Chloe Matillo of Paul Smiths College and then with a half mile or so to go she took a permanent lead going up the last hill. When she came out of the woods in the final stretch, Rebecca had a 10 second lead and a big smile on her face.  The team will be off for 2 weeks training hard for the Vermont State Meet being held here at VTC on October 4, 2014 and Regionals on October 19, 2014.

Vermont Tech and the Community College of Vermont have announced a partnership that will guarantee certain CCV graduates admission to Vermont Tech. The new pathway allows students that have earned CCV's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) studies associate's degree to enter Vermont Tech's Renewable Energy Bachelor of Science degree program. This partnership is an exciting step towards making sought-after degrees even more accessible for students in Vermont.  

Coverage by The Brattleboro Reformer, Bennington Banner and Vermont Business Magazine.

At a press conference on Wednesday, September 10, Vermont Tech announced that students majoring in aviation now have an unusual airplane in which to learn rare flying skills.  Vermont Tech’s Professional Pilot Technology program, in partnership with the Vermont Flight Academy, received a Twin Seabee amphibious aircraft as a donation from a southern California couple. The donation of this aircraft has made Vermont Tech the first college in the U.S. to offer training in multi-engine seaplanes, in addition to single-engine seaplanes. The Twin Seabee is the sixth airplane donated to the program, making up about 30% of the fleet. The new plane, which is an amphibious aircraft that operates on both land and water, and which had a cameo in the 1980 hit movie "Caddyshack", was unveiled at the press conference. Read more...


Vermont Tech’s satellite—its first ever—is one of hundreds of tiny spacecraft projects under development that may change how we explore the solar system. This particular one won’t travel far, but after being launched into Earth orbit last November, the Vermont Lunar CubeSat began testing navigational equipment that, in theory, could guide it to the moon. If all goes well, in a few years VTC professor Carl Brandon and his team will try to turn theory to reality with a slightly larger version.  Learn more about CubeSats and VTC's specifically, in this Air & Space Magazine article.


Between her first and second years of civil-engineering studies at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Sarah Rosenzweig is spending five months dangling in safety harnesses from four-story-high supports, carrying building materials weighing half her 104 pounds and otherwise learning the ropes of bridge construction on and around the span that carries the northbound lanes of Interstate 91 across Route 44 and Mill Brook. Out of 40 Lane employees and about 15 subcontract workers, Rosenzweig is the only woman on the Windsor site this summer. Learn more about Sarah in this Valley News article.


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