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The Joint MS Capstone Project is an opportunity for students to address a real-world environmental problem by integrating their E-IPER and professional school coursework in an interdisciplinary project. Students present their Projects at the Capstone Symposium, held at the end of each quarter in which students are completing projects. Students have the freedom to generate their own project ideas. Projects could involve any of the following: 

  • Further development of a project initiated in a prior or concurrent project-based course (taken while enrolled in the Joint MS degree);
  • Collaboration with an off-campus client on a current environmentally related problem (e.g., by expanding on a summer internship); 
  • Collaboration with a business or entrepreneur to develop a business plan for a new venture;
  • Collaboration with a Stanford faculty member or E-IPER PhD student on a relevant research project.

The Capstone Project Guidelines updated annually, describe the proposal and implementation process. Students may work on their projects individually or in a group of up to 3 students. The Capstone Course, ENVRES 290, is offered in the Autumn and Winter quarters for each academic year.

Autumn 2022

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View students' Capstone Project presentations using the password ViaOrtega.



Project Titles


John Foye, Joint MS-MBA



Low-Cost, Nitrogen Fertilizers for Smallholders


Abigail Mathieson, Joint MS-MBA

Eric Nevalsky, Joint MS-MBA


Every Emission Counts: Filling the Gaps in our Carbon Accounting Systems



Stephanie Grayson, Joint MS-MBA


Assessing the Feasibility and Commercialization Potential of Decarbonizing Commercial Real Estate through ML-Empowered Retrofit Recommendations


Amélie-Sophie Vavrovsky, Joint MS-MIP


Algorithmic Food Justice: Frameworks and Opportunities


Katelyn McEvoy, Joint MS-JD


Self-Sustaining School Feeding Programmes in Kenya: Feasibility, Design, and Scale


Alwin Hui, Joint MS-MBA


How are Different Industries Assessing and Preparing for their Future Climate Risks and Responses?


Greg Zegas, Joint MS-MBA


The Geography of Carbon Data Value Chain: South Korea


Julia Park, Joint MS-MBA

Ben White, Joint MS-MBA


Pump it up: Accelerating Heat Pump Adoption for Single Family Residences in California



Archives prior to Autumn 2022

Anna Lee


If you have any questions about the Capstone Projects or ideas for a potential Project, please contact ENVRES 290 instructor, Anna Lee.