Vermont Tech in the News

WCAX overage of Vermont Tech’s CubeSat shows footage of the satellite being launched into space. The video also includes an interview with Vermont Tech’s Director of the CubeSat Lab, Carl Brandon.


Vermont Tech’s Director of the CubeSat Lab, Carl Brandon, discusses the launch of the Nanosatellite that was built by students and faculty in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Vermont Tech is the first college in the Northeast to launch a CubeSat into space. The article also notes that Vermont Tech’s program has even beaten schools like MIT to the launch pad.


Today, Vermont Tech is proud to announce that a small satellite built and programmed at the college has been launched into space. The first college in New England to launch a cube satellite, Vermont Tech’s Lunar Lander CubeSat will remain in space for three to five years, testing the navigation components that will eventually be used to send a satellite to the moon.  The CubeSat was launched as part of the ORS-3 Mission from the NASA Wallops Island, Virginia Flight Facility and is part of NASA’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) IV program. This is an initiative created to build interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for students.

The growing fields of sustainable design and technology are quickly developing in the state of Vermont and beyond, and Vermont Tech is pleased to announce the addition of three expanded Bachelor of Science degrees to educate students in these innovative areas. Enrolling first-year students for the fall of 2014, the new degrees are Green Building Design, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Land Use. These degrees are designed to prepare students to secure meaningful work in these technical fields or pursue graduate studies.

Vermont Tech is pleased to announce the hire of four new staff members for the Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems. Joining the college this fall, Peter Howe will serve as the Farm Operations Manager, John Roe has been appointed Project Manager, Cara Butterly Gauthier will serve as Outreach Coordinator and Melissa Nielsen will be the Student Resource Coordinator. The Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Tech is a new program focusing on food processing and dairy farm management with an emphasis on soil conservation and innovative energy production. It is made possible through a $3.4 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the Department of Labor.


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