PEI confers several prizes at the end of each academic year that recognize graduating seniors for outstanding research, outreach, and contributions related to the environment. Prize recipients are recognized at the Class Day ceremony for the Program in Environmental Studies.

Each Class Day, PEI presents prizes to select seniors for outstanding thesis research, or their exceptional engagement with environmental studies. Christopher Shin ’18 (left) received the T. A. Barron Environmental Leadership Prize from PEI Director Michael Celia (right), the Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies, for his thesis about the net-benefit of tourism in China’s Sichuan Province. (Photo by Morgan Kelly, PEI)

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES SENIOR THESIS PRIZE

The Environmental Studies Senior Thesis Prize recognizes a senior in the Certificate Program in Environmental Studies who has written an outstanding thesis in the broad area of environmental studies. Nominations are made by departmental thesis advisers

PETER W. STROH ’51 ENVIRONMENTAL SENIOR THESIS PRIZE

The Peter W. Stroh ’51 Environmental Senior Thesis Prize is awarded to any member of the senior class who has been determined to have written the best thesis on an environmental topic. Students are nominated by their academic departments.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES BOOK PRIZES

The Environmental Studies Book Prizes recognize students in different categories for outstanding senior thesis research and the ability to communicate the results and significance of their work. The awards are presented in the areas of Environmental Humanities, Environmental Science, Environmental Social Science, and Environmental Engineering. Candidates are interviewed by PEI faculty and members of the institute’s executive committee, who then select the winners.

T. A. BARRON PRIZE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP

The T. A. Barron Prize for Environmental Leadership honors a member of the senior class who has distinguished themselves by showing exceptional dedication to environmental concerns in their classes and independent academic work, as well as by leading and encouraging activities among fellow students and community members.