MS Master of Science candidate
Climate Change in Your City: Examining The Role of Inequitable Policy
This project would be tailored to each mentee's city or region of interest, and would allow them to explore how inequitable housing and zoning policies could lead to more drastic climate change impacts for marginalized groups. Focuses of this project can include warming feedbacks, storms and flooding, sea level rise, and other climate impacts that tie into city planning and resilience.
Climate Impacts From A to Z
For this project, a mentee could choose a climate impact that they are interested in learning more about (ex: increased forest fires, sea level rise, melting glaciers, etc.) and conduct a study using publicly available data on the topic. Students can come up with questions about how this impact will affect a certain area, a certain industry, or a certain organism.
Citizen science is a way to crowdsource data collection about the natural world and is also a form of community outreach. This project would allow the mentee to set up a citizen science project in their community, where they use community members to help them collect data. These types of projects are great for area-wide surveys of biodiversity and ecological phenomena.
Science Communication and Outreach
For this project, the mentee would design a science communication initiative (a traveling exhibit, a picture book, a podcast, a website, etc.) to inform their target audience about science, an environmental issue, or an ecological or biological topic they are interested in.