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The Capstone Project for the Joint and Dual MS degrees 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 and Dual 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

Detailed capstone project guidelines can be found in the E-IPER Shared Student Resources Drive. The Capstone Course, ENVRES 290, is offered in the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters for each academic year. 

Winter 2023

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Josh Kirmsse, Joint MS-JD

Sustainanble Built Environment

Accidental Climate Policy: The Builder's Remedy in Santa Monica

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Emily Rogers, Joint MS-MBA

Environmental Systems & Decision-Making (Custom Pathway)

A Case Study on Practicing Respectful Research

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Royce Gene, Joint MS-MBA

Sustainable Energy and Built Environment (Blended Pathway)

The Political Landscape of Scaling Carbon Dioxide Removal in the United States

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Thilo Braun, Joint MS-MBA

Energy (Pre-2021 Curriculum)

Stuck in the Dark Ages: Business Models to Bring the Battery Industry to the 21st Century

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Will Butcher, Joint MS-MBA

Sustainable Energy Systems

Permanence Risk Insurance for Nature-Based Solutions in the Voluntary Carbon Market

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Alana Reynolds, Joint MS-JD

Sustainable Built Environment

Resolving Competing Interpretations on the Clean Air Act and Its Impact on Aviation-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Devon Wilson, Joint MS-JD

Sustainable Energy Systems

Greenhouse Gas Emission Disclosure Regimes: A Comparative Analysis

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Claire Yerman, Joint MS-JD

Sustainable Energy Systems

Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on Tribal-Ownership of Solar Photovoltaics in Indian Country

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Ben Maines, Joint MS-MD

Human & Planetary Health

The Body Ecologic: Planetary Health Communication Through Art

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Daniel Gajardo, Joint MS-MIP

Food and Water Systems

Political Climate in Chile: An Approach to Increase the Environmental Ambition of Chilean Candidates

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Kyle Wolstencroft, Joint MS-MBA

Hannes Harnack, Joint MS-MBA

Sustainable Energy Systems

Energy (Pre-2021 Curriculum)

Car Repair & Maintenance: Evaluating Business Ideas that Support the Shift to Electric Vehicles

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Konadu Amoakuh, Joint MS-JD

Sustainable Energy Systems

Assessing Federal Policies Around Equity in the Domestic Lithium Supply Chain

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Christina Baladis, Joint MS-MBA

Human & Planetary Health

Finding Pathways for the Private Sector to Invest in Nature

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Amanda So, Joint MS-MBA

Energy (Pre-2021 Curriculum)

Beyond Charging Stations: Necessary Elements for a Complete Transition to EVs in the US

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Sabrina Devereaux, Joint MS-JD

Oceans (Pre-2021 Curriculum)

Assessing the Governance Frameworks for Conserving Highly Migratory Marine Species in the North Pacific

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Gus Marquez, Joint MS-MBA

Sustainable Energy Systems

Assessing the Feasibility of an Industrial-scale Accelerated Rock Weathering Process for Carbon Sequestration

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Archives prior to Winter 2023

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Questions?

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