The senior thesis is a requirement for all majors in the department and progress on the thesis is facilitated by enrollment in Environmental Science Senior Seminar during the Spring term of the senior year. Events such as these that effectively highlight student research are an integral and important part of Columbia's educational programs. Students can not only showcase their projects, which often take over a year of intensive work to complete, they also have the important opportunity to build on the professional skill of presenting and advocating for their work to a new audience.
Majors from Barnard’s Environmental Science Department, the Columbia College Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B), and Sustainable Development all participate in the poster session alongside our majors. Accordingly, the breadth of topics is very impressive.