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Emily P

- Research Program Mentor

MS Master of Science candidate


Nature-based solutions, biological indicators, wetland ecology, fish biology

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Environmental Infographic Design

This project entails a student to conduct literature review and relatable content for a certain environmental topic of interest (i.e., oil spills, sea level rise, carbon footprint). The end-goal is to have a thoughtfully-designed infographic(s) that the student will be able to clearly present and explain their advocacy for a cleaner environment.

Mini-Research Proposal

Creating a convincing mini-research proposal involves the basic understanding of how to effectively read journal articles and using your creativity to potentially answer big questions. This project idea would be good if you want to explore a new topic in-depth and enhance your professional writing skills to fully illustrate the implications of your proposed research project.

Advocacy in Environmental Policies

Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a detailed plan for measuring, planning and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and related climatic impacts. It typically includes implementation strategy that identifies required resources and funding mechanisms. Most major US cities have their own CAP and residents are welcomed to give feedback on these CAP drafts as a collaborative effort. In this project, the student will pick a local CAP and write a solid recommendation letter in how the specific goals/policies can be improved based on relevant research. There also might be an opportunity to directly speak to your local Climate Action Planning team during virtual public forum events! This is a great opportunity to see new local policies being enacted to combat climate change in your area and to learn how to effectively engage in public policy.

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