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 search the questions below, or use the sorting options to narrow your search by action area or discipline. Contact Kristi Wiedemann for more information.
Expand existing research to understand the consumption profile (energy, travel, shopping, food, etc.) of residents in the municipality of Princeton towards helping to set carbon emissions reduction targets for the municipality.Discipline:Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Studies, Sociology
Help us visualize campus data to create ethnographies of sustainability on campus.Action Area:Discipline:Anthropology, Environmental Studies
How are beliefs and practices around sustainability for religious students on campus different (or similar) from the sustainability beliefs and practices of their parents, and generations before?Action Area:Discipline:Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Religion, Sociology
How can art, literature, theatre, and/or film inspire sustainable behavior change and an ethos of sustainability in ways that science alone cannot?Action Area:Discipline:Anthropology, Art & Archeology, English, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre
How can indigenous literature inform approaches to sustainability on campus?Action Area:Discipline:Anthropology, English, Environmental Studies, Sociology
How can we learn (in aggregate) about individuals’ waste, energy, transportation, and other behaviors without impinging on privacy?Discipline:Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology
How could the operations of Princeton’s S.C.R.A.P. Lab be enhanced to reduce environmental impact?Action Area:Discipline:Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Physics
How do ancient and/or modern religious scholarship inform how sustainability should be practiced on Princeton’s campus?Action Area:Discipline:Environmental Studies, Religion
How do Princeton's purchasing, consumption and waste and other interactions with surrounding communities contribute to a narrative of environmental justice or injustice?Action Area:Discipline:Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Sociology
How do religious beliefs or lack thereof, of students, staff, and/or faculty on campus interact with their behaviors related to sustainability?Action Area:Discipline:Environmental Studies, Religion