GIV in the News
- GIV’s Inaugural Astronomy Institute made Voices of National Geographic!
- Former GIV Engineering staff member Matthew Brand receives a National Science Foundation fellowship for his research on bridge failure. Read more about Matthew’s research here.
- Listen to writer, commentator and former GIV Board Chair Stephanie Greene talk about GIV on VPR
- Read about summer opportunities for tech-loving teens in Vermont Tech Jam
- The Times Argus of Montpelier reports on the exciting learning opportunities available at GIV in “Program offers residential learning for high school students,” March 3, 2015.
- GIV Winter Weekend Writing & Song graduate Susie Francy is featured in VPR’s Student Composer Showcase. She studies music at Leland & Gray High School with long-time Arts Institute faculty member Ron Kelley. Listen to Susie’s VPR interview and her original piece, “Apollo’s Medley,” here.
- GIV held two Winter Weekends in February 2015. 79 Vermont high school students explored AstroPhotography, Entrepreneurship, Current Issues and Comedy Theater at Goddard College, and 23 students studied Advanced Math for Girls and Writing & Song at Marlboro College.
- GIV’s 2015 Summer Application season is open! We’re holding 8 residential Institutes on six college campuses throughout Vermont this summer. High school students should talk to their school contact and apply today!
- Asian Cultures alumnus Eli Harrington is the Executive Director of Technology for Tomorrow, a South Burlington-based nonprofit that connects high school volunteers to their communities by teaching senior citizens to use new forms of technology. Two-time GIV alumna (Arts 2013/Current Issues & Youth Activism 2014) Nirali Desai is the South Burlington chapter President. We’re proud to see GIV alums working together to improve their communities. Learn more here.
- GIV receives a Vermont Community Foundation grant to embark on a collaborative project with Leadership Champlain, Vermont Principal’s Association and the School for International Training called “Where are the Boys?” to address the gender achievement gap. Read about it in VT Digger. Stay tuned for more on this project.
- “Bellows Falls Union High School students take advantage of summer travel to expand their education,” Brattleboro Commons, November 2014.
- 2014 Current Issues & Youth Activism alumnus Dylan McAllister is appointed as one of two student representatives on the Vermont State Board of Education.
- Former GIV Executive Director Jean Olson (1993-2010) received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Johnson State College. Read more about Jean’s achievements and the award here.
Summer 2014 Press
- “Governor’s Institutes of Vermont: Hands-on Learning for Youth with a Passion,” Vermont Woman Magazine
- “Teens Focus on Entrepreneurship during the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont,” Shelburne News, June 2014
- “Farms, Food and Feeding the World: Vermont High School Students Tackle Food Issues in Summer Institute,” Vermont Life magazine, August 2014
- “VT Teens Turn Paint Into Political Action,” Time Argus, July 2014
- See photos of the 2014 Arts Institute in the Rutland Herald
- GIV’s partnered with the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation to present GIV’s first astronomy strand at Winter Weekend 2014. Some of our students’ stellar work was even featured in National Geographic (click the photo below)!
- GIV Releases Long-term Outcomes Evaluation and honors 25 years of the Current Issues & Youth Activism Institute – The Brattleboro Reformer
- “It’s not often I want to revisit my turbulent teenage years, but scanning the list of course offerings for the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont Winter Weekends makes me wish I were back in high school,” Cathy Resmer writes in in an article about GIV’s upcoming Winter Weekends on Vermont Tech Jam’s blog.
Governor’s Institutes Launches New Special Topics Institute for Summer 2014
- Aspiring business leaders hone their skills in marketing, development, teamwork and presentation at GIV’s new Entrepreneurship Institute, held at Vermont Technical College’s Randolph campus July 7 – 12, 2014.
Spotlight on 2013 Institutes
- Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams was one of the thought-provoking leaders bringing real-world expertise to the Governor’s Institutes on Current Issues and Youth Activism this summer. To read more about it and see student feedback, click here.
- Learn about the Governor’s Institute on the Arts (“GIA”) experience on Seven Days’ “Stuck in Vermont” web series.
- Read about GIV’s newest Institute, “Farms, Food and Your Future” on WPTZ, WCAX and in the Randolph newspaper, The Herald.
- Take a look at Engineering students at work
- See some of the projects created by 2013 Engineering students on WCAX News
GIV is an Advocate for Education in Vermont
- Listen to Executive Director Karen Taylor Mitchell talk about the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont on VPR’s Vermont Edition.
- Watch GIV alums and Directors speaking with Secretary of Education Armando Vilaseca on the Vermont Agency of Education’s web series, “Education – Join the conversation.”
- GIV was the driving force behind this article in the Burlington Free Press on trends in the gender gap in education.
- Read Arts Alumna Eva Sollberger’s article on GIV here.
UVM Grants College Credit for Two Governor’s Institutes
High school students now have the option to receive UVM college credit for participation in the Asian Cultures or Environmental Science and Technology Institutes. Credits are free for students who use their Dual Enrollment voucher, but even if you have already used your voucher, you can apply to UVM’s Academically Talented discount for 50% off the course cost. For more information on obtaining UVM credit for your participation in these programs, contact Nichole Hathaway: 802-656-4682 or Nichole.Hathaway@uvm.edu.
- Arts/Winter Weekend Faculty member and writer/musician Robin MacArthur edited Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology, published by Green Writers Press in November 2014. The collection includes Robin’s work, as well as Vermont authors Julia Alvarez, Howard Frank Mosher, and GIV Board Member Megan Mayhew Bergman.
- Listen to Arts Faculty member and master stone cutter George Kurjanowicz on VPR.
Girls Get Tech-Savvy At Our Information Technology Institute
This great video highlights young women’s experiences with technology at the Governor’s Institute on Information Technology. Filmed and edited by Ray McCarthy-Bergeron, a faculty member at the Institute.
Congratulations to GIV graduate and staffer Jessie-Ruth Corkins, who received the 2012 Holly D. Miller award from the Vermont Women’s Fund. The award honors Jessie-Ruth for using the opportunities provided by the Governor’s Institute of Vermont’s Engineering Institute to transform her life and the community for the better. Corkins was recognized as the visionary founder and leader of the award-winning Vermont Sustainable Heating Initiative (VSHI), a student organization that grew out of a Governor’s Institute Winter Weekend that is dedicated to engineering sustainable solutions for cost-effective heating in Vermont.