Senior Projects in Environmental Studies
The Senior Project is the capstone educational experience in the Environmental Studies program. Research is conducted in close collaboration with a faculty member. Results from past senior research projects have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals as part of larger faculty research projects.
The results of the Senior Project research are written and submitted to the Purchase College library. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the annual Natural Sciences Student Symposium. Seniors from all disciplines present their results to an audience of peers, alumni, family, faculty, and members of the community.
The following are recent Senior Project titles from the Environmental Studies program:
A multidisciplinary approach to determining the age of stone walls on the Purchase College campus
A GIS study of the correlation among asthma rates, income level, and proximity to truck routes and highways
A guide to the sustainable operation of Purchase College
A search for reasonable management methods for the deer tick (Ioxdes scapularis) in the Northeast
Environmental education and awareness through art
Cytochrome CYP1a1 expression by Atlantic Tomcod (Microgadus tomcod) exposed to toxic PAHs
Heavy metal concentrations in eggs of snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) from a Bronx River population
An analysis of regulatory vs. market-based options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions within the international aviation industry
Spring settling and breeding success of Northern Mockingbirds (Mimus polyglottus) on the Purchase College campus
Desiccation tolerance in the non-native crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus
Nitrogen uptake and growth by Porphyra spp.: potential for bioremediation in integrated aquaculture