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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.
Conduct ethnographic studies of faculty experiences with sustainability on campus
How do artificial athletic turf fields compare in temperature to natural grass athletic fields? Is there a significant difference in heat profiles?
Develop a visual dashboard of Princeton University fleet vehicles to assist Transportation Parking Services with fleet management
Conduct a cost-benefit analysis for building a recycling center on campus
Study the campus biodigester to explore research opportunities around food waste conversion
Experiment with new and innovative operational strategies that could be added to Princeton's greenhouse gas reduction portfolio to reach our aggressive reduction targets.
Develop a CartShare app, similar to the Zagster bikeshare program app, as a fleet management tool to allow students and staff to more easily find and reserve available golf carts.