PEI’s Environmental Scholars Program provides students with up to $16,000 over a two-year period to pursue an independent research project that culminates in field study as an integral component of junior and senior independent work. Scholars are supervised and mentored by a Princeton faculty member in the summer following their sophomore year and on a continuous basis. Students are nominated to apply during the fall semester of their sophomore year and selection is made by committee. The program is honorific and rewards students who have shown exceptional promise in their academic coursework and in select PEI summer internships.
The Environmental Scholars Program was established in 2011 with an inaugural gift from Elizabeth A. Smith and Ray E. Newton III ’86 in support of advanced undergraduate scholarship in environmental studies. Awards are structured to cover the costs of a qualified summer research apprenticeship and/or research expenses associated with independent field study connected to curricular junior/senior independent work.
Contact Emily Ahmetaj, Internship Program Manager, with any questions regarding the program.
Maria Stahl, Class of 2020, in ecology and evolutionary biology, “Effects of Fire on Herbivore Behavior in the African Savanna,” Robert Pringle, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.
Cole Morokhovich, Class of 2020, in ecology and evolutionary biology, “Investigating the Effects of Climate Change on Broad-tailed Hummingbird Pollination Behavior in the Rocky Mountains,” Mary Caswell Stoddard, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology
|2018||Jack Lohmann ’19||ENG||Rob Nixon||The Sentencing of Nauru|
|2018||Luke Carabbia ’19||EEB||Christina Riehl||Parental Feeding Decisions in the Greater Ani|
|2018||Tess Jacobson ’19||GEO||Gabriel Vecchi||Impact of Global Radiative Perturbations on Large Scale Planetary Hydroclimate|
|2018||Daniel Petticord ’19||EEB||Robert Pringle||The Ecology of the Leopard Tortoise|
|2018||Zachariah Smart ’19||EEB||Christina Riehl||The Effects of El Niño Southern Oscillation on the Reproductive Biology of the Greater Ani (Crotophaga major), a Neotropical Insectivorous Bird,|
|2017||Emily Geyman ’19||GEO||Adam Maloof||How Do Carbonates Record Sea Level and Seawater Chemistry?|
|2016||Josh Murray ’18||GEO||Blair Schoene||A Deterministic Approach to Geochemical Stratigraphy|
|2016||William Atkinson ’18||GEO||Satish Myneni||The Effect of Minerals on Organic Carbon Stability in Diverse Soil Environments|
|2015||Zoe Sims ‘17||EEB||Stephen Pacala||Coral Reef Acclimatization to Climate Change: Phenotypic Tradeoffs and Environmental Consequences|
|2015||Adrian Tasistro-Hart ‘17||CEE||Adam Maloof||Testing Milankovitch Theory with Late Cretaceous Lake Deposits in Bolivia|
|2015||Marcus Spiegel ‘17||GEO||Kelly Caylor||Modeling Agricultural Expansion in Zambia to Predict and Minimize Tradeoffs|
|2015||Paul Yi ‘17||GEO||Sonya Legg||Process Simulations of Tidally Driven Internal Waves over Rough Topography|
|2014||Alison Campion ‘16||GEO||Adam Maloof||Late Paleozoic Ice Age: Carbon and Oxygen Isotopes in Carbonate Parasequences|
|2014||Elliot Chang ’16||CEE||Adam Wolf||The Use of Alginate and Chitosan to Purify Leaf Distillates of Organic Contaminants|
|2013||Rebecca Haynes ’15||EEB||David Wilcove, Andrew Dobson||A Study of Polices and Attitudes Concerning the Conservation of Central American Felines|
|2013||Zhaonan Qu ‘15||MA||Robert Goldston||Lithium Cooling in Tokamak Scrape-off Layer|