2022 Student Capstone Projects Explore Sustainable Transportation at Columbia

Two student capstone projects in 2022 focused on assessing and improving transportation sustainability on campus. An undergraduate Sustainable Development Workshop studied vehicle and charging recommendations approaching 2025, and the School of Professional Studies’ Master of Science in Sustainability Management (SUMA) Program tasked a capstone group with creating a strategy for tracking and reducing Scope 3 emissions from freight.

January 30, 2023

Both student groups collaborated with the Office of Sustainability throughout the course of their capstone semester to gather data, secure interviews with experts, and periodically check in on their progress. The groups presented to university stakeholders and submitted their final reports at the end of their respective terms.

The Office of Sustainability is committed to facilitating opportunities for the campus to serve as a “living lab,” where students and other partners play an active role to research, present and  drive forward solutions to address on-campus sustainability challenges. Along with Facilities and Operations and the schools, the Office of Sustainability has a history of mentoring and supporting students in academic capstone courses and expanding awareness of campus sustainability programs under way.

Read the final reports by downloading the corresponding PDF: