PEI Discovery Day is an annual poster show organized each May as the culminating event for students in the Princeton Environmental Institute's (PEI) undergraduate and graduate programs, seniors in the PEI Program in Environmental Studies, and students who received field-research support from PEI. In 2018, Discovery Day was expanded to include students concentrating in ecology and evolutionary biology.
First held in 2012, Discovery Day provides Princeton University seniors and graduate students with an opportunity to display and discuss their research methodologies and results, to exchange perspectives, and to propose solutions to the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Event attendees, including fellow students, faculty and university administrators, are treated to an extensive display of environmental research taking place at Princeton. For more information or questions regarding the event, please contact PEI's Undergraduate/Graduate Program Manager Angela Petsis.
In 2018, 96 undergraduate and graduate students representing 20 academic departments exhibited posters on focal themes including: climate and environmental impacts; biodiversity and land; oceans and the environment; urban sustainability; energy technology and policy; culture and environment; water and health. Coverage of this and past years' events are below.