Capstone Identified Needs and Ideas

This list is designed to help you get started on imagining a capstone project or an Office of Sustainability grant project (or both).

Note: These are ideas only, not capstones or grant proposals per se. They are a starting point, like a brainstorm. Capstones and Grant Proposals will require careful refinement and development, thoughtful collaboration with faculty and professionals, and appropriate permissions.

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Transportation
walking
bike
public transit
complete streets
Water
water conservation
stormwater
Waste
recycling
reuse
landfill
compost
e-waste
zero waste
Energy
solar
wind
energy efficiency
Food
food security
food waste
dining halls
Built Environment
green building
architecture
grounds
Air Quality
greenhouse gases
Beautification
art
Human Dimensions
problem solving
Biodiversity
fisheries
wildlife
ecology
forestry
animal wellbeing
urban ecology
Public Policy
governance
Education
outreach
service
communication
Residence Halls
Business
Public Health
Community
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UGarden Medicinal Herb Garden

UGarden is looking for a handy student to help with the design and construction of an herb drying room using a used shipping container. 

Contact: Noelle Fuller (njfuller@uga.edu)

recycling
green building
Agriculture
problem solving
Microbial Sampling for US EPA

Work as a citizen scientist with Watershed UGA to collect water samples for the EPA.  No experience is necessary as all sampling training will be provided.

Contact: Engineering graduate student Ashwini Kannan (ashwini.kannan25@uga.edu). 

Water
Public Health
urban ecology
Fall 2018 Watershed UGA / Sustainability Capstone Ideas

An array of Chew Crew opportunities are available for certificate student involvement.

Contact: Environmental Design professor Eric McDonald (eamacdon@uga.edu)

 

Water
urban ecology
wildlife
ecology
Outfall Inspection

Help Watershed UGA monitor for leaks on campus.

Contact: Office of Sustainability’s Tyra Byers (tyrab@uga.edu).   

Water
stormwater
Trail Creek Wetland Protection Program

Many of the county’s wetlands, which filter pollutants from the creek and store water during storm events, are located in the Trail Creek watershed.  We are looking for students interested policy to help research and develop a wetlands protection program.

Contact: Odum and Law School’s Laurie Fowler (lafowler@sewanee.edu)

Water
stormwater
Community
Public Access to Trail Creek

Watershed UGA needs a dedicated student or student team to help "daylight" some of UGA's hidden streams.

Contact: Watershed UGA Community Outreach Liaison Scott Pippin (jspippin@uga.edu). 

Water
stormwater
Community
Stroud Elementary Trail/Creek Restoration

Several project opportunities possible including habitat restoration, design and construction of outdoor classrooms, development of education materials, stormwater management, and marketing. 

Click the project title for more details and contact information. 

 

Water
Community
Georgia Center Sustainability Consulting

The Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel (GC) is seeking research support from a student/team of students to evaluate sustainability-related opportunities.  This project would provide exceptional experience for any student(s) interested in pursuing sustainability consulting. 

Contact: Brian Holcombe  (brian.holcombe@georgiacenter.uga.edu)

Built Environment
green building
Business
Community
Developing a Waste Reduction Curriculum

Develop a Waste Reduction Curriculum that teachers could implement in their classrooms, either with the aid of UGA students or on their own.

Waste
recycling