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Capstone projects are tangible deliverables, positioning students as innovative project managers. 

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2020 Capstone Projects

  • 2020 MAS CSP Capstone Symposium Agenda
  • Climate Curiosities: A Podcast Championing Climate Science Communications - Morgan Block
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  • Sustainability Ambassadors Program: Spearheading Student Engagement in Climate Change Education - Tyler Valdes
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  • Rising Tensions: The Impact of Sea Level Rise on Maritime Zones - Oliver Tiliouine
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  • Lines in the Sand: The Challenges of Beach Width as a Parameter for Coastal Vulnerability - Eleanor Su
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  • Green Space as a Heat Wave Adaptation Strategy: A Health Impact Assessment for San Diego County - Maren Hale
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  • Environmental Justice Implications for the Paris Low Emission Zone: A Health Impact Assessment - Erika Moreno
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  • Binational Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Cross-Border Adaptation Planning in the San Diego-Tijuana Region - Melissa Rosa
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  • Re-Awakening to the Benefits and Potential Climate Impacts of Working from Home during the COVID-19 Shutdown - Matt Curtis
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  • Flexible Transportation: A Solution for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in San Diego - Siraphob Boonvanich
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  • An Alternative to Divestment for Climate Change Impact Investing - Seann Stoner
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2019 Capstone Projects

  • 2019 MAS CSP Capstone Symposium Agenda
  • Heat Waves and Homelessness: Analysis of San Diego and Recommendations - Michael Baker
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  • Wildfire Smoke Effects on Health: Implementing an Air Quality System for UC San Diego - Melina Cunha
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  • Advancing Climate-Smart Agriculture in San Diego: An Assessment of Regional Opportunities for Carbon Farming - Lindsey Jasperse
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  • Carbon Offsets in San Diego: An Analysis of Carbon Offset Policy Effectiveness, Best Practices and Local Visability in the San Diego County Region - Sara Wanous
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  • Projections of Future Electricity Consumption in Tokyo and New York under the Influence of Global Warming - Takuma Otaki
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  • California's Next Gold Rush: Chilean Lithium and California Climate Policy - MacKenzie Elmer
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  • Coffee Resilience in Uganda: Bridging the Gap Between Farmers and Governmental Climate Services - Filippo Radice Fossati
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  • Coffee and Climate Change in a Biodiversity Hostpot - Kai Atkinson
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  • Winds of Change: Tracing the Footsteps of El Nino - Audrey Tan
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  • Triton Green: Using Digital Technologies to Promote Sustainable Travel Behavior - Linchang Li
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2018 Capstone Projects

  • Assessing Climate Impacts on West Nile Virus: An Interactive Vulnerability Map and a Prevntative Policy Recommendation - Anais Teyton
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  • Prototyping a Global Lightning Monitoring Array - Tamara Kahn
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  • Adaptation Planning and Understanding Data Needs in the Tijuana River Valley - Kelsie Holman
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  • A Discussion on the Future of Natural Gas in California - Naomi Wentworth
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  • Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Climate Change Studies Minor for the University of California, San Diego - Sarah-Mae Nelson
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  • Policy Trials and Tribulations of the Salton Sea - Ashley Pillsbury-Coyne
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  • Blue Carbon and Kelp: Exploring the Potential of Macrocystis Pyrifera as an Emerging Blue Carbon Sink - Katharine Stover
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2017 Capstone Projects

  • Potential Health Co-Benefits related to Mitigation of Air Pollution from Wood Burning: A Systematic Review and Health Impact Assessment Case Study in Athens, Greece - Jennifer Bailey
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  • Towards Electricity Decarbonization: Options for Community Choice Energy in Del Mar, California - Daniela Battaglioli
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  • Climate Change and Cultural Heritage: An Assessment for the Puerto Rico Climate Change Council - Paula Ezcurra
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  • Climate Science Instructional Resources for Implementation of Next Generation Science Standards - Amy Knight
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  • Using Visualizations of Satellite and Aircraft Methane Data Products to Detect the Aliso Canyon Natural Gase Leak - Moon J. Limb
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  • A Synthesis of Climate Adaptation Planning Needs in Alaska Native Communities - Danielle Meeker
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  • Secret Powers & Pitfalls of the Climate: A Guidebook to Marine Feedbacks for Decision Makers - Zachary Menzo
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  • Climate Scenario-based Assessment of the Water-Energy Nexus for San Diego County, California - Angela M. Rabe
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  • Video of Capstone Symposium: Part I, Part II
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2016 Capstone Projects

  • The Policy Response Guide to Ocean Acidification - Gabriel Arce
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  • Quantifying the Cost-Effectiveness of Energy Storage Systems for the City of San Diego - Jaimie Huynh
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  • A Comparison of ERA_40 and NOAA Climate Data over Kazakhstan - Dauren Nizbayev
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  • Radiometer Exhibit at the Birch Aquarium - Kris Scarci
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  • Whither California's Wetlands? - Probable Net Loss of Wetland Function due to Water Board Staff Inattention and a Modest Solution - H. Lawrence Serra
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  • SanSal Business Plan - Rebecca Stark
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  • A Policy Response to the Water Supply and Flood Control in Changing Climate - Natallia Zadorkina
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