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On Sunken Land: The Environmental and Social Impacts of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam in Brazil, Coley Rose Martin, UG '23 (2272645)

In October of 1982, a Brazilian and Paraguayan company known as Itaipu Binacional closed the side canals of the Itaipu hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River in Brazil, launching an ambitious…

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Revolutionizing Clean Energy: How IG Processed Superconducting Super Magnets Could Save the Planet, Sushma Miryala, UG '25 (2771013)

The consequences of global warming are being felt worldwide, and rising temperatures are having catastrophic effects through the forms of heatwaves, floods, wildfires, sea level rises, droughts, and…

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Loving Coral Reefs to Death in Hawaii, Bing Lin, GS (2263815)

Coral reefs are both icons of biodiversity and global tourist attractions. By combining web-scraped public Instagram data and aerially mapped live coral cover maps across the main Hawaiian Islands,…

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Trenton's Stacy Park - From Urban Renewal to Community Reinvestment; Austin J. Edwards, Esq., GS (4088143)

Once a beautiful green park space connecting Trenton residents to the Delaware River, former Stacy Park became a six-lane highway during the 1960’s period of “urban renewal” even…

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Robotic Swarm Inspection for Infrastructure Monitoring, Darren Chiu, UG '23 (2265354)

Robotic swarm inspection for structures offers a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective solution in comparison to human inspection such as the benefit of being resilient to individual failures,…

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Geo-Exchange on Princeton's Campus: Exchanging Antiquity with Sustainability, Angelica She, UG '26, Luke Miller, UG '26, Elisabeth Ruschmann UG '26 (3993465)

Our research focuses on three major scales of analysis: global, national, and campus-based. On a macro level, it was evident that an increase of carbon emissions correlated with an increase in global…

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Remembering Ice: A Photographic Journey through Southern Patagonia’s Vanishing Glaciers, Will Hartman, UG '25, Jack Green, UG '24, Michael Salama, UG '24, Byron Zhang UG '23 (2768711)

The Southern Patagonian Ice Field (SPIF) in Argentina and Chile is the second-largest extrapolar ice field in the world and a critical region for understanding the impacts of climate change on alpine…

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Improving Drone Performance in Wind with Novel, Fast, Sensors, Nate Simon, GS (2272842)

Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) have the potential to transformatively impact numerous industries, including infrastructure inspection, search and rescue, package delivery, and even atmospheric…

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Uncovering the Architecture of a Photosynthetic Turbocharger Through Super-Resolution Microscopy, Angelo Kayser-Browne, (2262922)

Plants use a protein called Rubisco to convert carbon dioxide into organic compounds, allowing them to “make” their own food through photosynthesis. A type of green algae called…

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Effects of Grazing on Yellowstone Plant Communities, Sophia Richter, UG '23 (2278112)

The iconic grassland and sagebrush-steppe plant communities of the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park have long been a research focus in conservation, largely surrounding debates on whether…

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Building Equitable Outcomes, BRIC by BRIC: Investigating Barriers to Coastal Resilience Funding Faced by Disadvantaged Communities, Calif Chen, UG '23 (2264153)

Sea Level rise will significantly impact the livelihoods of coastal communities in the coming century. However, disadvantaged communities may not have the resources to apply for federal funding to…

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Active Grid as Tool for Understanding Mosquito Relevant Flows, Hannah Even, UG '25 (2770463)

Mosquitos pose a great threat to human health and the economy due to the diseases they carry which kill thousands of humans every year. The goal of this project was to create a tool that could…

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Princeton Campus Composting, Ezekiel Akinsanya, UG '26, Julia Dumais, UG '26, and and Giselle Schrier, UG '26 (3993749)

Methane gas produced by decomposing organic matter in landfills is responsible for about 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Imagine if we could eliminate ⅕ of these emissions while creating…

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Building Negative Emissions Technology for a Green Economy, Vinay Konuru, UG '24 and Kelvin Green, UG '24 (2279122)

Negative emissions technologies remove emissions like CO2 from the atmosphere to reduce the impacts of climate change. These technologies are critical to meeting global net-zero goals but are…

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Exploring the Prospects and Challenges of a Novel n-Doped Organic Semiconductor, Colin Brown, UG '24 (2264872)

The use of organic semiconductors (OSCs), i.e, conductive polymers, has risen greatly over the last few decades, as scientists have taken advantage of their unique properties, including greater…

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PLAinly Put, Gary Smith, UG '26, Grace Anne McCooey, UG '26, and Eli Soffer, UG '26 (3993890)

The US produces well over 35 million tons of plastic each year, largely in part due to the great demand for single-use plastics. Polylactic acid, or PLA, is a popular alternative to fossil-fuel-based…

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