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  • Student Collaborative Research Grant Opportunity for Fall 2022-Spring 2023

    Student Collaborative Research Grant Opportunity for Fall 2022-Spring 2023

    The grant provides an opportunity for undergraduate and master’s students to undertake paid research alongside renowned Columbia University faculty.

  • RSVP for the Spring 2020 Earth Institute Research Showcase

    RSVP for the Spring 2020 Earth Institute Research Showcase

    See interviews with Earth Institute students and join us virtually for the Earth Institute Research Showcase on April 10.

  • RSVP for the Spring 2019 Earth Institute Research Showcase

    RSVP for the Spring 2019 Earth Institute Research Showcase

    Earth Institute students will present their research projects — many of which focus on environmental issues in NYC — on April 5.

  • Spring 2016 Earth Institute Research Showcase

    Spring 2016 Earth Institute Research Showcase

    Read Flusser studied bamboo and its potential as a feedstock for efficient, second-generation biofuels. Alixandra Prybyla conducted groundbreaking research on the genus Leptarctus, a long-extinct mammal. Marisol Rodriguez worked on a financial model for solar investing. These are just three of the student projects on display at the recent Student Research Showcase.

  • Out of the Woods

    Out of the Woods

    When we walked into the Sheraton in Springfield, Massachusetts we were greeted by none other than a wall full of cross sections from trees perfectly sanded to reveal the rings. “No way” I say. “I forgot the camera!” says Neil. We were just walking into the Northeast Natural History Conference, along with Dario and Jackie…

  • Students Share Findings from Global Research

    This April over fifty students shared the results of their respective research projects with the rest of the Columbia community as part of the 2013 Student Research Showcase. While all within the field of sustainable development, research topics ranged from climate change to community development and included work from across the world.

  • Climate and Society Students ‘Develop’ Research for NASA, IRI

    Climate and Society Students ‘Develop’ Research for NASA, IRI

    Two Climate and Society students are working on a NASA DEVELOP project at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society. Learn about the research and visit their virtual posters.

  • Visual Skateboarding

    Visual Skateboarding

    “You can do math on excel?” I ask. I immediately imagine a face-palm response, but Dario, one of my advisors, is nice enough to hide it. I’ve collected tree core samples, I’ve prepared them and cross-dated them. Now what? Oh, right. The Science.

  • I’ll Go on a Cross-Date if You Show Me Some Rings

    I’ll Go on a Cross-Date if You Show Me Some Rings

    Ever since I’ve started learning to cross-date tree core samples, I’ve learned I have a type. I prefer my tree cores to be black oaks, middle-aged, with some nice big rings to show me. Alright, fine, I can deal with some smaller rings every now and then. As long as they’re some nice marker rings.…

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

  • Student Collaborative Research Grant Opportunity for Fall 2022-Spring 2023

    Student Collaborative Research Grant Opportunity for Fall 2022-Spring 2023

    The grant provides an opportunity for undergraduate and master’s students to undertake paid research alongside renowned Columbia University faculty.

  • RSVP for the Spring 2020 Earth Institute Research Showcase

    RSVP for the Spring 2020 Earth Institute Research Showcase

    See interviews with Earth Institute students and join us virtually for the Earth Institute Research Showcase on April 10.

  • RSVP for the Spring 2019 Earth Institute Research Showcase

    RSVP for the Spring 2019 Earth Institute Research Showcase

    Earth Institute students will present their research projects — many of which focus on environmental issues in NYC — on April 5.

  • Spring 2016 Earth Institute Research Showcase

    Spring 2016 Earth Institute Research Showcase

    Read Flusser studied bamboo and its potential as a feedstock for efficient, second-generation biofuels. Alixandra Prybyla conducted groundbreaking research on the genus Leptarctus, a long-extinct mammal. Marisol Rodriguez worked on a financial model for solar investing. These are just three of the student projects on display at the recent Student Research Showcase.

  • Out of the Woods

    Out of the Woods

    When we walked into the Sheraton in Springfield, Massachusetts we were greeted by none other than a wall full of cross sections from trees perfectly sanded to reveal the rings. “No way” I say. “I forgot the camera!” says Neil. We were just walking into the Northeast Natural History Conference, along with Dario and Jackie…

  • Students Share Findings from Global Research

    This April over fifty students shared the results of their respective research projects with the rest of the Columbia community as part of the 2013 Student Research Showcase. While all within the field of sustainable development, research topics ranged from climate change to community development and included work from across the world.

  • Climate and Society Students ‘Develop’ Research for NASA, IRI

    Climate and Society Students ‘Develop’ Research for NASA, IRI

    Two Climate and Society students are working on a NASA DEVELOP project at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society. Learn about the research and visit their virtual posters.

  • Visual Skateboarding

    Visual Skateboarding

    “You can do math on excel?” I ask. I immediately imagine a face-palm response, but Dario, one of my advisors, is nice enough to hide it. I’ve collected tree core samples, I’ve prepared them and cross-dated them. Now what? Oh, right. The Science.

  • I’ll Go on a Cross-Date if You Show Me Some Rings

    I’ll Go on a Cross-Date if You Show Me Some Rings

    Ever since I’ve started learning to cross-date tree core samples, I’ve learned I have a type. I prefer my tree cores to be black oaks, middle-aged, with some nice big rings to show me. Alright, fine, I can deal with some smaller rings every now and then. As long as they’re some nice marker rings.…