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 the 2020-21 academic year.
If you have any questions about the Capstone Projects or ideas for a potential Project, please contact ENVRES 290 instructor, Nik Sawe. To view presentations from recent Capstone Symposia, see our Alumni page.
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.
|STUDENTS||Track||PROJECT TITLES||Linked In|
Eileen Waris, Joint MS-MBA
Alvaro Stolowicz, Joint MS-MBA
Land Use and Agriculture
Sustainable Built Environment
|A Roadmap to Reducing Last Mile Delivery Related CO2 Emissions in San Francisco|
|Eitan Rovero-Shein, Joint MS-MBA||Energy||Location, Location, Location: Analyzing the Optimal Battery Storage Distribution for California|
Phillipp Krinner, Joint MS-MBA
Julius Niehaus, Joint MS-MBA
|Heat Pumps: Unlimited Energy Right in Your Own Backyard|
|Alex Li, Joint MS-MBA||Custom: Sustainable Transportation||Electric Robotaxis: Understanding the Impact of Electric, Shared and Autonomous Transportation|
|John Hare-Grogg, Joint MS-JD||Sustainable Built Environment||Strategies for Climate-Sensitive Location of New Housing Development|
Maya Granit, Joint MS-MBA
Meg Downey, Joint MS-MBA
(In collaboration with Caroline Ferguson, PhD)
Community-Based Sea Cucumber Aquaculture: Designing an Operating Model that Prioritizes Conservation & Financial Sustainability
Emily Gittins, Joint MS-MBA
Carla Pacini, Joint MS-MBA
|Circular Fashion: Evaluating Economics, Consumer Behavior, and Environmental Impacts of Secondhand Models|
Daniel Irvin, Joint MS-JD
(In collaboration with Kiran Chawla, PhD)
|Energy||Distributional Issues Arising from Increasing Wildfire Risks in the Residential Insurance and Housing Markets|
|Sami Tellatin, Joint MS-MBA||Land Use and Agriculture||Cracking the Farm Financial Barrier to Soil Health Practice Adoption: Capital Access and Profitability Insights|
|Fabiola Quinzanos-Rodriguez, Joint MS-MBA||Land Use and Agriculture||The Treasure Behind the Green Gold: Understanding the Opportunities in the Avocado Supply Chain|
|Mondee Lu, Joint MS-JD||Land Use and Agriculture||Understanding Material Pathways for California's Woody Feedstock: 2020-2050|