Discovery Day is organized as an annual poster show each May for students participating in the Program in Environmental Studies and for students receiving senior thesis field research support from PEI and the Grand Challenges Program. The event provides students with an opportunity to display and discuss their thesis 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 undergraduate environmental research taking place at Princeton, and take part in celebrating achievements of the graduating seniors.
In 2016, over 60 students from 16 academic departments exhibited posters on focal themes including: climate and environmental impacts; biodiversity and land; oceans and the arctic environment; urban sustainability; energy technology and policy; culture and environment; water and health.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, Discovery Day will take place on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Students will show their posters in the Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Taylor Commons (Frick Atrium). For more information or questions regarding the event, please contact the ENV Undergraduate Administrator, Angela Petsis.