The State of Vermont chartered the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering (VASE) to honor the accomplishments of scientists and engineers, promote the interests of science and engineering within the state, educate Vermonters about the importance of those fields, and help state government resolve scientific and engineering problems. The Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering (VASE) was founded in 1995 by, and reports to, the Vermont Technology Council, following a recommendation of the Vermont Science and Technology Plan of December, 1994.
VASE was established with three purposes:
To recognize outstanding achievement and contributions in the broadly defined areas of science and/or engineering
To foster a deeper understanding and promote discourse on scientific and technical matters among the citizens of the State of Vermont
To provide expert and impartial technical advice to the people and the government of the State of Vermont