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RSVP for the Spring 2021 Earth Institute Research Showcase

On Friday, April 9, the Earth Institute will host its annual Student Research Showcase. This event highlights current undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students who are conducting research on environmental issues and sustainable development. Projects cover topics in climate change, earth science, health, and community and international development.

The 2021 participants have a wide range of research interests, including environmental geochemistry, renewable energy, and climate justice. They represent a variety of programs offered at Columbia University including the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development, the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, and the MPA in Development Practice, amongst others.

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Flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Southeast Texas in August 2017. Photo: Air National Guard/Daniel J. Martinez

Due to the global pandemic, students could not travel for research this year. However, that did not stop them from conducting impressive remote research. Students investigated topics ranging from land use and surface temperature change in NYC to indicators of flood vulnerability in Texas.

The majority of the projects presented at the showcase are conducted by students who have received some form of support, guidance, or funding through the Earth Institute’s student programs. These programs include internships, research assistantships and other independent research grants.

The showcase will kick off with a video featuring interviews with a selection of students discussing their research, followed by a live Q&A session with the students.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn about the vast array of groundbreaking work being done by students at the Earth Institute. Join us on April 9 from 12:00-1:00 pm online for this virtual research showcase! RSVP here.

To learn more about the Research Showcase and the Earth Institute, visit the showcase website.

Columbia campus skyline with text Columbia Climate School Class Day 2024 - Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our Columbia Climate School MA in Climate & Society Class of 2024! Learn about our May 10 Class Day celebration. #ColumbiaClimate2024

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