Ready to learn lifelong engineering skills and develop your own projects?
“GIV was definitely an empowering and inspiring experience for me…The various workshops and hands-on learning experiences provided by the Engineering Institute allowed me to exercise and develop problem-solving skills essential in any field of engineering. The strand-specific projects allowed for a direct application of these skills.”
Do you want to save the world?
This summer, help create a sustainable future at the GIV Engineering Institute! You’ll spend a week on Norwich University’s campus developing your own projects in fields like energy, robotics, and structural engineering as you work to create resilient solutions to the planet’s most pressing problems. With access to professional equipment and the guidance of renowned engineers, you’ll build bridges to a better future!
Summer 2024 dates and information coming soon!
For information regarding tuition, please click here.
Note: This album is arranged in chronological order as events took place throughout the Institute.
Video recap from the Institute coming soon!
We encourage all students who participate in an Institute to use the experience to earn high school credit.
Awarding high school credit is at the discretion of the student’s sending school, so we recommend students make a plan with their high school guidance counselor before attending GIV to earn their credit.
Each school has unique requirements around proficiencies, credits, and PLPs, so there are multiple pathways to awarding credit based on your school's system of assessments.
However, we recommend that high schools award credit by having students produce one or more of the following...
- A presentation to reflect on the overall experience to present for counselors and/or teachers in the fall after their participation.
- A learning journal for submission about areas of learning, activities, reflections.
- Work examples to share with sending school teachers (physical or digital products, writing, videos of presentations, learning journal, etc.) to be reviewed and assessed.
Please reach out to us at [email protected] if we can directly help or support you or your school in determining credit opportunities for your experience at GIV.
2 activities each day
Students choose between two strands of study- energy or hydrology
Students work independently and in teams on projects
Workshops, presentations, and activities that cover different areas of engineering
Field trips to area engineering hubs and businesses
Dormitories and roommates
12:1 student-to-staff ratio
Aeronautics and aerospace industries
50 hours of engineering training
Connections/collaborations with professional engineers and college professors.
Connections with Institute sponsor companies and local employers (GS Precision, Global Foundaries, Norwich Solar, NASA)
Equivalent to one semester of high school credit in 1 or more of the following:
Science - Physical Sciences
Science - Engineering and Technology
This Institute’s curriculum has been aligned with the following Vermont proficiency-based graduation requirements at the high school level.
- Physical Sciences: 1d, 1e, 1j, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g
- Engineering Technology and Applied Science: 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 8e, 8f, 8g, 8h
- Modeling: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f
- Functions: 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 4f
- Geometry: 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e
- Communication: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f, 1g
- Self-Direction: 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g, 2h, 2i
- Problem Solving: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3f, 3g, 3h
- Citizenship: 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 4f
- Informed Thinking: 5a, 5b, 5f
Every day is a unique experience filled with expert-led instruction, hands-on investigation, field trips, and immersive learning. We work to build a community around our experiences and share in our passion for everything we explore.
**The schedule is slightly different each year and announced when you arrive!
GIV’s supportive Institute structure is endlessly enriching, empowering, and engaging.
7:30 AM: Breakfast
8:30 AM: Morning Check-in
9:00 PM: Guest Speaker Presentations
10:00 AM: Morning Workshop
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Afternoon Workshop & Field Trips
5:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Nightly social events
10:00 PM: End of Day
Based in Brattleboro, VT, G.S. Precision is a global leader in the manufacture of critical components for the Aerospace and Defense Industries.
Based in Hartford, VT, Norwich Solar provides complete end-to-end solar solutions to businesses, schools and towns throughout Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
GF is one of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, redesigning innovation by developing feature-rich process technology solutions that provide leadership performance in pervasive high growth markets.
NASA is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government responsible for the civil space program, aeronautics research, and space research.
Michael Cross, PhD, is a lecturer of electrical and computer engineering, teaching classes in the areas of circuits, electronics, energy systems, and engineering design.
Cross received degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Vermont and began his academic career at UVM, where he taught courses in the areas of analog and digital circuits, electronics, semiconductor physics, power electronics, and engineering design.
His doctoral and post-doctoral research at the University of Vermont explored the electrical, structural, optical, and electro-chemical properties of thin films and energetic nanomaterials. His professional experience includes working as a development engineer at IBM Microelectronics in Essex Junction, Vt., where he was involved in the development of state-of-the-art photomasks. His professional and scholarly work has been published both nationally and internationally.