Senior Capstone

CMU Environmental & Sustainability Studies Research Group

We are an interdisciplinary research group at CMU studying Environmental and Sustainability Studies through majors, minors, and BXA concentrations. We explore common themes among our individual Capstone projects and what these themes emphasize about sustainability in our current world.

Research Overlaps


Individual Research Projects


Grace Whipkey

Decision Science

Examining the Impact of Holistic Environmental Knowledge on Behavior

Kathy Zhang

Environmental & Sustainability Studies and Art

Convenience and Waste: A Critical Study of Sustainability Opportunities for CMU’s Campus

Valentina Ortiz De Zárate

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Visualizing an Overflowing Problem: How can images inspire to create solutions to urban environmental challenges