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.
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|
David Aitoro, Joint MS-MBA
|Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Resources in North American Capacity Markets|
|Paul-Miki Akpablie, Joint MS-MBA||Cleantech||Towards Affordable, Clean and Reliable Electricity in Africa: A Simple Optimization Model for an Energy "Router"|
Arnab Chatterjee, Joint MS-MBA
Kyle Mills, Joint MS-MBA
|Lowering Perceived Barriers of Ethanol Production Utilizing Captured CO2|
|Nicholas Wallace, Joint MS-JD||Energy||Offshore Wind in the Great Lakes: Fostering Development Through State Policy|
|Ian Field, Joint MS-MBA||Energy||Sustainable Search Funds: Using Entrepreneurship through Acquisition to Drive Impact for our Planet|
Sawyer Clark, Joint MS-MBA
Land Use and Agriculture
The Economic Case for Low-Water Pistachios
Nasa Sinnott-Armstrong, Dual MS/PhD Genetics
Custom: Human Health and the Environment
|Learning Air Pollution|
Will Ross, Joint MS-MBA
|Climate and Atmosphere||Being the Fire: An Actor-Critic Reinforcement Learning Method to "Learn" How Fires Behave Beyond the Limits of Traditional Physical Models|
Amanda Zerbe, Joint MS-JD
(In collaboration with Erica Bower, PhD)
|Climate and Atmosphere||Analyzing International Climate Change Claims in Vanuatu|
|Cam Clevidence, Joint MS-JD||Freshwater||Left Outstanding: Reviving an Underutilized Clean Water Act Regulation|
|Joseph Ingrao, Joint MS-JD||Land Use and Agriculture||Cultural Easements: Restoring Indigenous Sovereignty and Declining Ecosystems on Private Land|