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The following topics have been identified in partnership with University operational departments and faculty from various academic departments to assist students in identifying potential JP, Senior Thesis and graduate research topics using the campus itself as a living laboratory for sustainability problem-solving.
Please browse below, or use the sorting options to the right to narrow your search by topic or discipline. Contact the Campus as Lab team, Caroline Savage and Gina Talt '15, for more information or questions!
If you have a campus as lab research question that should be included on this list you can submit it using our contact form.
Are current strategies effective at improving the water quality of Carnegie Lake? Which regional strategies would improve it further?
Why do Helm building occupants still use paper cups when they were given reusable mugs?
Incorporate community buildings in downtown Princeton into the Tiger Energy platform.
Study the life cycle costing of common campus building materials (stone, metal, etc.), energy technologies, and labor analysis and establish recommendations.
Incorporate educational components (e.g. how to decrease usage or energy usage calculator of an office/dorm) on the Tiger Energy platform.
Evaluate the feasibility of use of water recovery from sewage for irrigation purposes (regulations, permits, etc).
Which non-recyclable materials are the most prevalent contamination in recycling bins?