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.
Investigate the relationship between fuel prices and transportation-mode choice of University faculty, staff, and commuting students.
Study the changes in the movement and location of the campus Adirondack lawn chairs to evaluate the cultural significance and utilization of campus green spaces.
Update and/or design a new chapter that captures the essence of Princeton in the environment/sustainability category for the Mapping Princeton project
What is the effect of "living walls" on indoor air quality? Use sensors to monitor the indoor air quality in the Office of Sustainability's trailer, comparing the West side (with wall plants) vs East side (no wall plants).
Incorporate weather-normalized data into the residential college ranking on the Tiger Energy platform.
View research opportunities with the Princeton Vertical Farming Project (PVFP) to tackle challenges around food and sustainable development
Use your design skills to think about how Princeton might communicate and enact its sustainability initiatives more effectively through e.g. signage, logos, iconography, and so on.