Environmental Independent Studies

This page is a sample of Independent Studies that have a strong environmental component. Please reference this section for ideas on how Independent Studies have been constructed with an environmental focus in relation to their academic discipline.

2014

Baird, E. “Breaking Ground: The New Farmers’ Movement in the United States.” (2nd Place for Research Prize in Sustainability and the Environment) [Sociology & Anthropology]

Chin, A. E. “Optimization of a SBSE-LC-MS/MS Method for the Determination of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Environmental Aqueous Samples.” (Honorable Mention for Research Prize in Sustainability and the Environment) [Chemistry]

Frost, R. “Cloudy With A Chance of Violence: An Analysis of the Environment-Conflict Nexus.” (1st Place for Research Prize in Sustainability and the Environment) [Political Science]

2013

Behn, E. S. “The Call of the Wild (And the Caged): The Impact of a Zoo’s Exhibition Styles on the Attitudes of Its Human Visitors.” [Psychology]

Kornhauser, E. “No Fracking Way: Activists’ Motivations For Participating in An Environmental Justice Campaign.” (2nd Place for Research Prize in Sustainability and the Environment) [Sociology & Anthropology]

Perrott, S. “May it Please the Environment?: A Study of the Role Regional Location Plays in Influencing Federal Court Decisions on Fossil Fuel Cases.” [Political Science]

Plews-Ogan, E. J. “Eat Until You’re Full: The Pursuit of Autonomy and Health through the Adoption of Organic Agriculture in Mae Ta, Thailand.” [Sociology & Anthropology]

Takeo, E. “People and Plants in a Rust Belt City: a Critical Analysis of Urban Agriculture in Cleveland, Ohio Using a Sustainable Development Framework.” (1st Place for Research Prize in Sustainability and the Environment) [Global Sustainability/Religious Studies]

Vargo, L. “Tree-Ring Evidence of North Pacific Volcanically Forced Cooling and Forcing of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO).” (Honorable Mention for Research Prize in Sustainability and the Environment) [Geology]

2012

Koehn, A. “Climate Change in the Media: Collective Guilt and Behavioral Effects of News Reports and Environmental Identity.” [Psychology]

 

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