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Student Work: Scholars Program Projects (2023-2024)

Students in the MCSC Climate & Sustainability Scholars Program had the opportunity to present their technical insights on their year-long research topics to academic peers and audiences of their choosing. In both oral and written deliverables, students communicated the significance of their research in various forms influenced by their chosen audience, including an investor pitch, a lesson for high school students, a scholarly article aimed at fellow researchers, an MITNews Op-Ed, and more. These deliverables are included for each student below, along with the research topic they spent the year exploring.

Ari Pero

Urban Science and Planning with Computer Science and Music

LinkedIn

Topic: Understanding the sociopolitical and technological impacts of biodiversity data sharing

Aaliya Hussain

Management with a Minor in Statistics and Data Science
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Topic: Illuminating Private Equity Funding of the Fossil Fuel Industry

Ananda Santos Figueiredo

Climate Systems Science and Engineering
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Topic: Catalyzing sustainable food and climate systems transitions in the Lake Victoria Basin

Final Deliverable

Daniel Tong

Materials Science and Engineering with a Minor in Anthropology
Linkedin

Topic: Development and testing of an anode-free solid-state sodium battery

Erin Thompson

Computer Science and Molecular Biology with a Minor in Environment and Sustainability
Linkedin

Topic: Identification of Microbiome Organisms in Aquaculture Farming Conditions

Eunyoung “Lucy” Kim

Computer Science and Engineering
Topic: Machine Learning to Simulate Peat Accumulation and Soil Carbon Storage Capacity

Gillian Roeder

Mechanical Engineering
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Topic: Scrap metal consolidation: A practical solution to greener steels

Final Deliverable

Iselle Barrios

Engineering
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Topic: Decarbonizing Ulaanbaatar: Examining the Potential Use of Oxidation-Reduction Reactions for Household Heating in the Ger District

Final Deliverable

Kai Van Brunt

Physics and Mathematics with a Concentration in Chinese
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Topic: Automated counting of migrating salmon for conservation and fisheries management in the Pacific Northwest

Maria Alder

Computer Science and Engineering with a Minor in Environment and Sustainability
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Topic: Unified machine learning tasks and datasets for climate change mitigation and adaptation

Final Deliverable

Mitali Chowdhury

Biological Engineering with Minors in Urban Studies and Environment and Sustainability
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Topic: Sustainable and Low-Cost E. coli Test for Drinking Water

Final Deliverable

Nora Donnelly

Mathematics and Finance with a Concentration in Spanish
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Topic: The Divergence of ESG Ratings

Paige Yeung

Mathematics
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Topic: Dynamics of the climate-carbon cycle using the theory of excitable systems

Runako Gentles

Environmental Engineering
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Topic: Classification of carbon dioxide injection-induced earthquakes using feature-based representation of time series data

Samira “Sam” Salwan

Political Science and Computer Science, Economics and Data Science
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Topic: Global Warming and the Siesta Effect

Sierra Green

Materials Science and Engineering and Music and Theater Arts
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Topic: Additive Manufacturing of Lunar Regolith-Stainless Steel Composite Structures

Final Deliverable

Shreya Reshamwala

Computer Science and Engineering and Mathematics with a Minor in German Studies

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Topic: The Total Costs and Implications of Generative AI

Paul Irvine

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Major
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Topic: Paying and Protecting Government Interns Would Help Us All

Final Deliverable

Yichen Gao

Computer Science and Engineering
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Topic: Sustainable Computing for the MIT Research Computing Enterprise

Final Deliverable

Melissa Stok

Materials Science and Engineering – Energy and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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