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Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

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Capstone Project

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The Joint MS Capstone Project is an opportunity for students to address a real-world environmental problem by integrating their E-IPER and professional school coursework in an interdisciplinary project. Students present their Projects at the Capstone Symposium, held at the end of each quarter in which students are completing projects. Students have the freedom to generate their own project ideas. Projects could involve any of the following: 

  • Further development of a project initiated in a prior or concurrent project-based course (taken while enrolled in the Joint MS degree);
  • Collaboration with an off-campus client on a current environmentally related problem (e.g., by expanding on a summer internship); 
  • Collaboration with a business or entrepreneur to develop a business plan for a new venture;
  • Collaboration with a Stanford faculty member or E-IPER PhD student on a relevant research project.

The Capstone Project Guidelines updated annually, describe the proposal and implementation process. Students may work on their projects individually or in a group of up to 3 students. The Capstone Course, ENVRES 290, is offered in the Autumn and Winter quarters for each academic year.

Winter 2022

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View students' Capstone Project presentations using the password ViaOrtega.

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this quarter's projects were presented in an online and remote format.


Jordan Conger, Joint MS-MBA

Hannah Sieber, Joint MS-MBA

Sustainable Energy Systems


Quantifying the Economic and Equity Impacts of California's Planned Safety Power Shutoffs



Kevin Dousa, Joint MS-JDEnergyMapping Municipal Policies for Natural Gas Abolition and DecarbonizationLinkedin

Ada Statler, Joint MS-JD

Custom Track: Energy and Adaptation

Shining the Light on Blackouts: Equity Implications of Climate-Driven Power Outages


Karim Ibrik, Joint MS-MBAEnergyReimagining Bioenergy: The Case for Hydrogen-from-Waste as a High-Impact Climate SolutionLinkedin
Beverley See, Joint MS-MBAHuman and Planetary HealthEcosystem Assessment for the Production & Adoption of Cell Cultured SeafoodLinkedin

Georgi Koreli, Joint MS-MBA

Land Use and Agriculture

Assessing the Feasibility of Social Tokens to Incentivize Sustainable User Behavior


Henry Bradlow, Joint MS-MBA

Chenyu Ren, Joint MS-MBA

Peixi Yan, Joint MS-MBA


Custom Track: Sustainable Transportation

Custom Track: Sustainable Home and Mobility

Pandemic Effects and Environmental Impact on Austin Real Estate




Lola Damski, Joint MS-MBA

EnergyClimate Disasters: A Framework for Fair, Economical, and Preventative Household Relocation SchemesLinkedin

Mason Gunter, Joint MS-MBA

Sustainable Built Environment

Defining, Managing, and Measuring Climate Impact through Venture Capital


Johanna Erikkson, Joint MS-MBALand Use and AgricultureFinancing Regenerative Agriculture: Modeling Risk for a Farm LenderLinkedin

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Anna Lee
Lecturer, E-IPER


If you have any questions about the Capstone Projects or ideas for a potential Project, please contact ENVRES 290 instructor, Anna Lee.

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