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E-IPER Winter Joint MS Capstone Symposium

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March 12, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
YouTube Livestream
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Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

Joint MS Capstone Symposium

March 12, 2020

Youtube Livestream

E-IPER Joint MS Student Capstone Project Presentations

Session 1: Reducing Climate Impacts in Food Systems - 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 

Can IP Law Improve Food Resilience? A Survey of Proposed Agriculture IP Reforms Through the Lens of Genetic Diversity 

Allan Van Vliet, Joint MS-JD

Investing in Sustainable Food Supply Chains  

Madhu Yalamarthi, Joint MS-MBA

What Does an Alt-Cow Eat, Anyway? Animal Product Alternatives and Legume Value Chains

Dan Freeman, Joint MS-MBA

Session 2: Natural Resource Management - 2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Toward Resilient Municipal Water Supply: Evaluating the Appetite for Water Recycling in Denver  

Michael Golz, Joint MS-JD

Redrawing the Legal Landscape for Geologic Carbon Sequestration in California  

Thomas Miller, Joint MS-JD

Unlocking Public-Private Investment in Mangroves for Coastal Resilience and Carbon Sequestration

Julia Osterman, Joint MS-MBA

Session 3: Sustainable Energy Transitions - 2:50 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

A Path to 24/7 Clean Energy for Data Centers: Analyzing the Feasibility, Economics and Impact of Using Energy Storage

Alexandra Boboc, Joint MS-MBA, Eyal Donath Zafir, Joint MS-MBA, and Max Sapozhnikov, Joint MS-MBA

Restoring South Africa's Mining Sector with Battery Storage

Graham Wookey, Joint MS-MBA

Sources and Uses: Trends in Clean Energy Finance in California and the Northeast

Adrien Duroc-Danner, Joint MS-JD

Session 4: Sustainable Transportation -  3:45 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Accelerating Transportation Electrification: Watt Can be Learned by Analyzing Existing Electric Vehicle Fleets?

Mike Caron, Joint MS-MBA

The Future of Transportation: Putting Cities in the Driver's Seat

Jennifer Goldman, Joint MS-MBA

The Role of AI/ML in Reducing Emissions from Transportation

Hiro Tien, Joint MS-MBA

We look forward to seeing you!