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 can indigenous literature inform approaches to sustainability on campus?

Disciplines: English, Environmental Studies

How do Princeton's purchasing, consumption, waste, and other interactions with surrounding communities contribute to a narrative of environmental justice or injustice?

Disciplines: Anthropology

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?

Disciplines: Religion

Conduct a comprehensive sustainability audit of the Rescue Mission in Trenton.

Disciplines: Anthropology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Sociology

As Princeton embarks on plans for a new art museum that will serve generations of Princeton students to come, which infrastructural and experiential features should it embody to connect visitors to the vision for sustainability on campus in 2046?

Disciplines: Art & Archeology, Psychology

How can art, literature, theatre, and/or film inspire sustainable behavior change and an ethos of sustainability in ways that science alone cannot?

Disciplines: Anthropology, Art & Archeology, English, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Theatre

How do religious beliefs or lack thereof, of students, staff, and/or faculty on campus interact with their behaviors related to sustainability?

Disciplines: Religion

How do ancient and/or modern religious scholarship inform how sustainability should be practiced on Princeton’s campus?

Disciplines: Religion

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