Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P)

Graduate Program Annual Symposium (2012)

The Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) program held its sixth annual ES&P Master's Final Project Symposium: An Interactive Poster Session on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, from 3 to 5 pm in the Dana Commons Multipurpose Room.

This event was a poster session featuring 28 ES&P students presenting their final projects - a diverse set of projects that includes theses, research projects, practitioner projects, and the first set of ES&P/MBA dual degree student consultancy projects.

List of Student Projects:

Stakeholder engagement in the development and application of a regional earth systems model

Elizabeth Allen

Green Streetlights: Increasing Energy Efficiency and Installing Small Wind Turbines and Solar Panels on Streetlights in Worcester, MA
Christine Arbour

A Pilot Program of Interpretive Guides on the North Carolina Fort Fisher/Southport Passenger Ferry
Ray Beauregard

Making Racing Sustainable: Review and Suggestions for Fattman Productions
Ezra Becker (ES&P/MBA Dual Degree student)

An Economic Feasibility Study for a Proposed Wind Turbine at Rutland Heights, Massachusetts
Partick Bird (ES&P/MBA Dual Degree student)

A research study on time budget, daily activity patterns of the Southern Vietnamese Box Turtle (Cuora picturata) in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.
Phong Bui

The Evolution of Passive House Socio-Technical Systems: System change in the United States and Europe
Alicia Cavanaugh

The Physical Impact of Stormwater Outfalls
Sal DeCarli

Contributions to Genzyme's Environmental Affairs Department
Suzanne Edmunds

Where are the green jobs in Worcester?: Documenting trends in residential energy efficiency sector jobs in Worcester
Brendan Golubjatnikov

Wind Powering Massachusetts: How Community Involvement Can Address Land Based Wind Energy Siting Issues
Katherine Gross

Assessing the Performance of the 'CITY-WIDE Solid Waste Collection levy Scheme' as a solid waste management intervention: The Case of Kumasi, Ghana
Faustina Gyabaah

The UMass Dartmouth Wave Energy Converter – A Roadmap for Business Planning
Kate Hanley (ES&P/MBA Dual Degree student)

Environmental Toxins and Academic Performance within Schools in Worcester County, MA: A Respecification Using Data on Pediatric Asthma Prevalence
Ryan Hersh

Carrots for Utilities: Regulatory Mechanisms to Promote Utility-Sponsored Energy Efficiency Programs
Tung Huynh

Evaluating the potential of bamboo for poverty reduction and environmental sustainability in India
Durai Jayaraman

Redefining Performance Evaluation of Forestry Project: A case study of Integrated Natural Resource Management and Poverty Reduction Project in Haryana, India.
Rashid Kahn

Could passive house revolutionize the building system: The barrier of popularizing passive house in North America?
Zhonghui Lv

Influence of biodiversity conservation on livelihood security of traditional fishermen in Chilika Lake, Odisha India
Nagendra Mallik

Green Cluster Development Organizations in Portland and Cleveland: A Report for Worcester's Institute for Energy & Sustainability
Angela Marshall

An Examination of the Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts of Rural Electrification in Swaziland
Nontobeko Mlangeni

Assessing the Impacts of Native Ethnic Minority Groups on Biodiversity Conservation in Vietnam's Bu Gia Map National Park.
Taoi Nguyen

Biodiesel and Green House Gas Emissions at the Freeport Indonesia Mining Company
Maria Runggeary

Bridging the Gap: An examination of service gaps in MassSave's residential and commercial energy efficiency programs
Ilona Shmulevich

Sustainability within a Small Business: A Comprehensive Report of Second Generation Energy's Practices
Anna Stern

Exploring Germany's strategies for renewable energy development in a historical, political, and geographic context
Megan Stubblefield

Assessing the Impact of Climate Variability on Land Use and Livelihood in Ladakh, India
Dolma Tsewang

Key Components in a Closed Circular System Design to Optimize Resource Management: Drawing on Case Studies in US, Germany and Japan
Sifan Zhao

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