student research Program
The program strongly encourages original research in courses, internships, study abroad and the senior thesis, as well as presentation of research at the annual April Undergraduate Research Symposium and publication in the Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal. Students can apply for research grants up to $5800.00 (plus housing) for academic year, summer, or study abroad research projects in the Undergraduate Research Program. Research and publication is a rewarding personal educational experience, and strong research skills documented in a resume significantly strengthen employment and graduate school applications.
Fordham Fall/Spring Undergraduate Research Grants (during the academic year). Up to $1500 to fund a research project which may involve an internship. Deadlines: October 2012, February 2013.
Fordham Summer Undergraduate Research Grants in the Social Sciences and Humanities
. Up to $1500.00 to fund a research project which may involve an internship. Deadline: April 2013.
Summer Science Research Internships.
Up to $5800.00 (plus housing if needed) to fund a research project.
Academic year and summer internships assisting Fordham biology and ecology graduate students on their thesis research at Rose Hill or the Calder Center are available by contacting the Vice President of the Biology Graduate Students Association, Sarah Whorley, firstname.lastname@example.org. For green roofs at Rose Hill, contact Jason Aloisio, email@example.com
Following is a selection of past and current research projects in environmental policy.
Senior Theses, Class of 2012
Samantha Allegro, Going Green at New York-Presbyterian: Hospitals As Sustainable Businesses
Elizabeth Anderson, A Stronger Role For the United States President in Environmental Policy
Miguel Bantigue, Simulating Climate Risk Into Markets and Policies: A New Approach to Financial Analysis and Policy Formation
Nicol Bellettiere, Environmental Education Reform: Using Experiential Learning to Influence Environmental Policy-Making By Fostering a Sense of Environmental Citizenship and Eco-Literacy
John Byrne, Internship Report: Earthjustice & the Fracking Battle in New York's Marcellus Shale
Kelly Caggiano, Coal: How We Achieved Our Dependency and Its True Cost
Michele Calabrese, Recycling Furniture: The Ecological, Economic and Social Benefits
Diana Cartaya-Acosta, Internship Report UNEP: The Effects of Climate Change in Arctic Zones
Danielle Darmofal, Environmental Racism in South Africa: A Sustainable Green Solution
Richard Day, The Bronx, Beavers and Birthrights: The Case For Urban Wildlife
Paige Doyle, The Economics of Biodiversity
Marisa Galdi, Environmental Communications: Case Study of New York City's Double Crested Cormorant
Lindsey Grier, Not a Walk In the Park: Environmental Justice in New York City
Katie Medved, The Economic and Environmental Justice Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing in 21st Century North America
Michele Pacaggnini, The Bottling Craze: Exposing the Environmental Effects of Bottled Vs. Tap Water
Ian Pruitt, How the United States Will Find a Sustainable Future Through Increased Nuclear Productivity
Brian Riley, Group For the East End: The Role of Childhood Environmental Education in Improving Learning Behaviors and the Health of Humans and the Environment
John Scott, The Role of Modern Zoos in Wildlife Conservation: From the WCS to the Wild
Nadia Seeteram, Global Climate Change Vs. Global Warming: What Is the Difference "Global Climate Change" and "Global Warming"?
Carolyn Wegemann, Lost in Translation: Environmental Communication Issues in Media and Politics
Previous Theses and Research Papers