Student Projects Archive
- June 13, 2008 at 2:48 pm
This year, the recipients of funding for ENTS summer internships will be blogging throughout the summer about their experiences and their work on the ENTS and Sustainability blog, Shrinking Footprints. Check back to Shrinking Footprints throughout the summer to see first hand accounts of these students' experiences.
- June 13, 2008 at 2:40 pm
A powerpoint outlining Tim Singer's capstone in Mali. See the Shrinking Footprints blog for updates from Tim's experience over the summer of 2008.
- June 13, 2008 at 2:31 pm
Read this ENTS capstone paper on drinking water at Carleton.
- October 22, 2007 at 3:41 pm
Following President Oden's signing of the U.S. College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment last February, a group of six Carleton ENTS students decided to focus their capstone project on the objective of carbon neutrality. Each member did research into one of the following areas: electricity, heating, transportation, efficiency, green building, and offsets. Their paper was followed up with a well-attended presentation and the creation of a website. To read the paper, click here.
- August 23, 2007 at 10:09 am
ENTS Concentrator Markael Luterra ('07) created a guide for the Cowling Arboretum as his capstone project. This well-researched and interdisciplinary guide describes the history and major habitats of the Arb. The history section begins with bedrock formation 500 million years ago and proceeds through glaciation, presettlement times, Carleton purchase, and changing land use goals. The habitats section describes the ecology of the prairie, oak savanna, upland and floodplain forests, pine plantations, and wetlands, and also provides descriptions of the most common plants and animals in each habitat. In addition, 49 signs placed along Arb trails mark points of interest and are accompanied by descriptions in the guide. The guide is available online for download at the arboretum website.
- August 21, 2007 at 12:00 pm
The Spring 2007 Conservation Biology class was tasked with writing about a conservation issue of local interest. Students researched many issues ranging from the conservation of area species to Carleton's prairie restoration efforts to the Bridgewater Township ethanol debate.
To see the individual papers, follow the link above and look under "Related Documents" on the right.
- August 18, 2007 at 4:47 pm
Two 2007 ENTS graduates, Gloria Jimenez and Kendra Murray, wrote an article for the latest issue of "The Compost," Just Food Co-op's bi-monthly newsletter. The article, "Carbon Footprinting of Produce Items at Just Food," was written as a result of the duo's capstone project, which focused on calculating the carbon costs associated with certain foods.
The article is available online here in PDF form (see page 9).
- December 5, 2005 at 10:59 am
A campus-wide conversation about the feasibility of moving toward an ENTS major.
- November 16, 2005 at 2:48 pm
- November 15, 2005 at 3:05 pm
- November 15, 2005 at 3:00 pm
Environmental Ethics, Fall 2005
by Beth Bennett, Aaron Cross, Laura Helde & Adam Sponseller
- November 15, 2005 at 2:56 pm
Environmental Ethics, Fall 2005
by Anne Burmaster, Courtney Dewart, Brittany Larson, Amanda Smith & Julia Twichell