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E-IPER Feigenbaum Nii Foundation Joint MS Capstone Symposium

Date and Time: 
March 16, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:15pm
Y2E2 299
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Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

The Symposium features presentations from the Joint MS Students' Capstone Projects. Stay for the reception immediately following to celebrate our students' achievements.


Session 1: 2:00-3:15pm

Carbon Regulation in Virginia
Alison Gocke, MS-JD & Lauren Tarpey, MS-JD

Counting California Forest Carbon Offsets: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Lessons from California's Cap-and-Trade U.S. Forest Compliance Offset Program
Jason Perkins, MS-JD (in partnership with Christa Anderson, PhD)

The Road to Healthy Communities: Speeding the Adoption of Zero-Emissions Trucks
Elizabeth Vissers, MS-JD

Reducing Emissions through Education: Children as Agents of Behavior Change
Laurel Mills, MS-JD

Session 2: 3:25-4:10pm

Scaling Strategies for Community-Supported Fisheries in the US
Jana Hennig, MS-MBA

The Role of Federal Loans and Guarantees in Modern Animal Agriculture and Policy Proposals to Incentivize More Sustainable Methods
Michelle Wu, MS-JD

Making Milk by Polluting Water: Reviewing the Central Valley's Representative Dairy Monitoring Program and Reducing Nitrate Pollution
Mary Rock, MS-JD

Session 3: 4:15-5:00pm

Identifying the Opportunity for Advanced Machine Learning in the Energy Sector
Eugene Nho, MS-MBA & Greg Stillman, MS-MBA

Incentivizing Renewable Energy Storage and Transmission
Rylee Kercher, MS-JD (in partnership with Tim Latimer, MS-MBA)

"Human vs. Nature" to "Human+Nature": Environmental Data as a Decision Support Tool in the Developing World
Alexandre Spitz, MS-MBA

The Symposium and Capstone Project prize are generously sponsored by the Feigenbaum Nii Foundation.