Education Archives - State of the Planet

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Students Take A Field Trip to the United Nations

On April 6th, students from the Sustainable Development program took a trip to the United Nations for a meeting with the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

by |April 20, 2018

A Deep Dive Into Guinea’s Mining Industry

At the request of the United Nations Development Programme, four graduate students are developing a sustainability guide for the bauxite mining industry in Guinea.

by |April 20, 2018

Teaching Assistantships Available for Summer Courses in Environmental Science and Policy

The Masters in Public Administration program in Environmental Science and Policy is looking to hire teaching assistants for its summer 2018 courses.

by |April 13, 2018

New Sustainability Science Program Features Course on Climate Science for Decision-Makers

Understanding the range of climate risks requires understanding the way in which climate models are built and the assumptions that underpin them.

by |April 12, 2018
Attendees of the Postdoctoral Symposium

Research Symposium Shows the Diverse Expertise of Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellows

The Spring Postdoctoral Fellowship Symposium highlights interdisciplinary work of current research fellows at the Earth Institute.

by |April 10, 2018
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Roadmap to Resilience in Valle de Vázquez, Mexico

Students from the MS in Sustainability Management program visited Valle de Vásquez, Mexico to collect data, develop decision tools, and produce metrics to support community resilience.

by |April 5, 2018
Bhakti Mirchandani

New Class on Impact Finance for Sustainability Practitioners

Instead of separating investment strategy from environmental and social goals, impact finance harnesses the capital markets to drive positive environmental and social change.

by |March 29, 2018
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Measuring Lead in New York City Soils

High school students teamed up with Columbia University researchers to learn about local exposure to this toxic element. Along the way, they learned about history, field work, and the scientific process.

by |March 21, 2018
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Sid Shah: From the Field to Resource Economics and Policy

Sid is attending Columbia’s MSP-ESP program get a more formal training in economics and policy, in order to apply that information in natural resources management legislation and other interests. 

by |March 20, 2018
Sarah Burns with Solar Panels

Sarah Burns Wants to Lead the Renewable Energy Transition

MPA-ESP student Sarah Burns plans to mitigate the effects of climate change through renewable energy.

by |March 8, 2018