Need a Research Question?

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.

How is climate affecting the physiology of tree species? Monitor metrics of tree health over time to determine whether there is a correlation between changing climate patterns and tree health or decline.

Topics: landscape
Disciplines: natural sciences

Refine and update data displayed on the Tiger Energy platform by conducting a submetering pilot.

Topics: energy, buildings
Disciplines: engineering

Assess the feasibility of local offshore wind power as part of the University's renewable energy portfolio.

Topics: energy
Disciplines: engineering, social sciences

What are the bottled water purchase patterns on campus and what are the most effective way to reduce those purchases?

Disciplines: humanities and arts, social sciences