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Sustainable Development Fall 2014 Workshop Briefings

by | 12.11.2014 at 12:03am
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This fall, students in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development unveiled innovative solutions for sustainability issues as part of their Capstone Workshop. Under the guidance of professors Stuart Gaffin and Radley Horton, students worked as consultants for organizations such as the United States Military Academy at West Point, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and New York City’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency. On December 5th, students gathered to present their final briefing to fellow Columbia University students, faculty and staff. Read more about the projects below.

Rising Star Shows Passion for Sustainable Development Abroad

by | 12.8.2014 at 12:53pm
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Alyssa Menz’ upbringing and interests have shaped her enthusiasm and fascination for environmental policy and human-environment interactions. Her studies in sustainable development and learning experiences abroad in Jordan, the Middle East and Kenya have further fueled her passion for international environmental policy and conflict resolution. After graduating from the program, Alyssa hopes to continue her sustainable development senior thesis research on sustainable bushmeat farming in Kenya.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Positions for Spring 2015

by | 11.13.2014 at 4:26pm
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The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is currently accepting applications for spring 2015 teaching assistant positions.

Taking Undergraduate Research on the Road

by | 9.29.2014 at 2:58pm
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This experience taught us not only about climate modeling, quantitative research and analysis, but also about the dynamic process of working with a client and with a team. After months of hard work, our team presented our findings to fellow students and faculty at Columbia and to our clients at West Point. The project has blossomed into continued collaboration between Columbia and West Point—including additional capstone projects in the spring semester.

Student Explores Energy Resources in Chile

by | 8.18.2014 at 2:15pm
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Grant Gutierrez’ passion for energy resources has led him to further explore the relationship between its application, development and consumption. He is hoping that his studies in anthropology and sustainable development will help him reshape the way people think about energy and the resources available. As a recipient of the Undergraduate Sustainable Development Global Fellows Grant lived in Chile over the summer and conducted ethnographic research on energy development in the country.

Alumna Maggie Brommer Uses Sustainability Skills at Unilever

by | 8.12.2014 at 1:59pm
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“A large portion of my day to day work can be boiled down to problem solving and project management. I was lucky enough to get a good foundation of project management skills from my capstone class. If you can influence a class of second semester seniors to get their section of the project done early, working with coworkers to get information you need will seem easy.”

Sustainable Development Spring 2014 Workshop Briefings

by | 7.29.2014 at 3:33pm
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Last spring, students in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development identified real solutions for sustainability issues as part of their Capstone Workshop in Sustainable Development. Under the guidance of professors Stuart Gaffin and Radley Horton, students worked as consultants for the United States Military Academy at West Point and McEnroe Organic Farm. On May 8, students gathered to present their final briefing to Columbia University students, faculty and staff.

Alumna Takes Sustainable Development Degree to El Salvador

by | 4.29.2014 at 2:40pm
Hannah Perls with Chencho Alas, the Director of the Mesoamerican Peace Foundation, with whom she recently went to Honduras to observe some Appreciative Inquiry trainings he conducted with the LIBRE political party.

Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development alumna, Hannah Perls, takes her degree to El Salvador, where she is responsible for program development at Foundation Cristosal, a non-profit human rights NGO.

Sustainable Development Program Teaching Assistant Positions

by | 4.25.2014 at 4:49pm

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014 Teaching Assistant positions.

Sustainable Designs: COOKFOX Architects

by | 4.25.2014 at 3:36pm

Rick Cook, a partner at COOKFOX Architects, talked to Columbia students about the role of sustainability in architecture.