Student Projects

Students often do the research that leads to positive sustainability changes on campus. Some classes have final projects that focus on such research.

Many of the projects on this page are from the “Renewable Energy and the Sustainable Campus” course. Others are campus-sustainability summer research, Eco Advisor projects, or projects from other courses.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this liberal arts institution, projects/papers in many classes can be sustainability-related.

Have a project you worked on that you’d like to add to this website, email us.

Milking Cows for All They’re Worth
Amos-Grosser, Gabz. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View PDF (new window)

Managing Compostables: Why Do All the Coffee Cups End Up in the Trash?
Bates, Nigel. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View PDF (new window)

Reflecting On Solar Energy’s Past and Future at Williams
Burt, David. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View PDF (new window)

Eating Green(s): Exploring the Sustainability of A Plant-based Diet
Carroll, Julia. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View PDF (new window)

How Should Williams Compost Food Waste?
Cloud, Jack. Geos, Spring 2015

View PDF (new window)

Drain Water Heat Recovery Systems Implementation at Williams College
Cook, Hillary. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View PDF (new window)

In the United States alone, over 60 million plastic water bottles are thrown out daily
Dussel, Micaela. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View PDF (new window)

Beef at Williams College
Harmon, Max. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View PDF (new window)

Occupancy Sensors: Looking at an Energy Saving Solution for Prospect Hall
Kistinger, Kyle. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View PDF (new window)

Turning Sweat into Watts: A closer look at sustainable fitness culture and machinery at Williams
Lee, Laura. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View PDF (new window)

Considering Geothermal: a path toward sustainability at Williams?
Levine, Michaela. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View PDF (new window)

Reducing Post-Consumer Wastefulness: Collecting Compostable Cups and the Introducing the Clean Plate Club
Lustig, Eleanor. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View (new window)

Making the Most of our Blizzards: A look at the viability of water production on campus
Mayfield, Stephen. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View (new window)

Wasted Space: A Case for Reducing Maintenance and Upkeep of Campus Lawns at Williams College
McLane, Connor. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View (new window)

Considering a Sustainability-Themed Residence at Williams College
Moutenot, Malcolm. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View (new window)

Intersections of Sustainability
Perez, Yvette. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View (new window)

Leaking Faucets in Mission: a Technical or Behavioral Issue?
Raventós, Juli . Geos 206, Spring 2015

View (new window)

Investigating Kellogg Plug Load
Ryan, Jack. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View (new window)

Water Use on the Williams College Campus
Schidlovsky, Alex. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View (new window)

Solar Arrays and Williams Residential Buildings
Sime, Darrias. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View (new window)

Brushing Up on Winter Road and Sidewalk Management: Why and How Williams College Should Improve its Deicing Practices
Walker, Kiah. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View (new window)

Plotting for the Future
Wasserman, Johanna. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View (new window)

Team Transportation: An In-Depth Look at Athletic Team Carbon Emissions at Williams College
White, Alex. Geos 206, Spring 2015

View (new window)

Energy conservation projects implemented in Paresky, the CTD, Hubbell, Parsons, Sewall, and Goodrich House
Monge, Julio. Zilkha Center Summer Internship, Summer 2015

View (new window)

Energy conservation projects implemented in Hollander Hall, Lambert, Milham, and Susie Hopkins
Monge, Julio. Zilkha Center Summer Internship, Summer 2015

View (new window)

The Water Balance and Hydrologic Performance of the Class of ‘66 Environmental Center in 2015-2016
Atwood, Caroline. Senior Thesis, 2015-2016

View (new window)

Sustainable Transportation Options in the Williamstown area
Rampone, Abby. Eco Advisor Project, Fall & Spring 2014-2015

View (new window)

Kellogg House: Regeneration
Chen, Sophia. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

Willful waste makes woeful want? Greening of the recycling practices of wastewater at the Hoosic Water Quality District, Williamstown, MA.
Currimjee, Zara. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

Mission Park Heating: Can Electricity Still be the Answer?
Dixon, Bethany. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

The Pervasiveness of Genetically Modified/Engineered Foods In the Williams College Diet
Flournoy, Curtis. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

The Faculty House: A Potential Candidate for Winter Study Shutdown?
McCarthy, James. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

Improving the Sustainability of Fish Served at Whitman’s
McInerney, Nancy. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

The Use of Deicers on Williams College Campus
Miller, Nari. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

Sustainable Creativity: A Study of Art Materials and Waste at Williams College
Murray, Sam. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

Heat Transfer Calculation Accuracy in the Williams College District Heating System
Nesbitt, Ian. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

More Than a Poultry Matter: Getting Sustainable Chicken into Driscoll Dining Hall
Sanders, Sarah. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

Garfield House: The New Sustainably-­‐Themed Dormitory…or Perhaps Simply the Newest LEED Certified Gold Building
Saul, Jack. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

Ladybug Shower Head Adapters: Feasibility of Installation Throughout Williams College
Semmelrock, Cody. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

The Weston Greenhouse: Solar Thermal Water Heating for the Weston Field Project
Taylor, Paul. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

A Beef With Beef: Why Meatless Mondays is an Educational and Viable Program
Torres, Monica. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

Why do Students Waste Food at Williams College?
Voarintsoa, Ny Riavo Gilbertinie. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

“Greening” Alumni Weekend by Decreasing Disposable Water Bottle Usage
Zilkha, Daniel. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

Methods for Increasing Recycling at Williams College
Ray-Harris, Ashley. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

Sustainable Building and Historic Preservation: A Case Study of Kellogg House
Polsky, Brad. Geos 206, Spring 2011

View PDF (new window)

Investigating Ground Source Geothermal Heating for Garfield House
Perez, Daniel. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Planning for Water Use in the new Sawyer Library: Install Dual flush Toilets to Save Water
Phung, Thuy. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Inside the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
Roth, David. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Save the trees, and the music stands: An Energy Evaluation of Bernhard Music Center and Chapin Hall
Vargas, Sophia. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Reusable Napkins in Williams College Dining Halls
Cates, Charlies. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Understanding Water Conservation in Williamstown: Protecting a “Plentiful” Resource
Diuguid, Danielle. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Greening Nordic Ski Team Transportation
Cuthbert, Robby. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Tire Pressures and Sustainability: The Economic and Environmental Effects of Under-Inflated and Over-Inflated Tires at Williams College
Baldwin, Sam. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Feasibility Study of Biodiesel and Waste Vegetable Oil at Williams College
Kalb, Rob. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Feasibility Study for Increased Use of Sustainable Eggs in the Dining Halls of Williams College
Abasolo, Brandon. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Introducing Local Grass-Fed Beef to Williams College Dining Halls
Budden, Alex. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Improving the Sustainability of Wheat Products at Williams
Hadjistoyanova, Iliyana. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Assessing the Feasibility of An Energy Savings Incentive Program for Williams College
Benson, Corey. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Expanding Williams’ Sustainable Garden
Domb, Juliet. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Minifridges = Big Costs?
Howard, Sabrina. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

A Look At Steam Usage in William’s Athletic Facilities
Morrissey, Patrick. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Comparing Energy Use at Taconic Golf Club and Waubeeka Golf Links
Nottebohm, Kristin. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Outdoor Lighting: Blending Old and New
Timmins-Schiffman, Ethan. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

Incentivizing dorm room energy reductions, and encouraging behavioral changes: The Ephs Energy Dollars Program
Tone, Nathan. Geos 206, Spring 2010

View PDF (new window)

The Impact Snow Has on Solar Energy Production
Williams, Nicholas. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

The Library Shelving Facility: A Bright Future
Vaczy, Danny. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Smoke on the Water: Energy usage of the Muir-Samuelson Natatorium
Hancock, Jillian. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Clean Cole and Technology
Lauer, Jeffrey. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Biomass at Williams College
Rios, Martin. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Wind Power for Williams College: a Feasibility Study
Augenbraun, J.J.. Luce Internship, Summer 2009

View PDF (new window)

Small Scale Wind Turbines at Williams College
Augenbraun, J.J.. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Proposed Renovations for Lansing Chapman Rink: Energy Efficiency Improvements
Benson, Corey. Luce Internship, Summer 2009

View PDF (new window)

Paint it, Green: Studio Art and Sustainability
Martel, Owen. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Greening Harper House
Martin, Abby. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Sustainable Building, Energy Efficiency and Williams College
Merrill, Oliver. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Can Williams Hockey Go Green? A Closer Look at Lansing-Chapman Rink
Tarnasky, Samatha. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Energy Saving Opportunities at Cole Field House
Woodson, Gabrielle. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

To-Go or Not To-Go: Take-Away Container Usage at Williams College
McNamara, Julie. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Paper Cuts Might Not Hurt
Quella, Jamie. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Sustainable Landscaping
Hausman, Hannah. Luce Internship, Summer 2009

View PDF (new window)

Biking at Williams
Kalb, Rob. Zilkha Center Internship, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

A Greener Freshman: Encouraging Sustainable Practices in the Freshman Class
Amos, Ashley. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

A Proposal for the Establishment of the Williams College Sustainable Dining Center
Davison, Trubee. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Greener Fabric Possibilities at Williams
Lauren, Garcia. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Should we ‘Do it in the Dark’ or Just Leave the Lights On?
Gilbert, Rebecca. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Tray-Free Green Dining at Williams College
Jordan, Aspen. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

With Grumbling and Critique’: The Opinions of the Williams College Faculty on Sustainability
Slack, William. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Funding Sustainability Initiatives: Should Williams Implement a Revolving Loan Fund?
Terra, Angelo. Geos 206, Spring 2009

View PDF (new window)

Evaluating the Effect of Solar Panel Tilt
Mikell, Taylor. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

Moving Towards the Future of Solar Energy Use at Williams College
Mokover, Alex. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

Towne Redux : A Greener Field House
Carman, Adam. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

Green is the New Purple: Carbon Neutrality at Sewall House
Friedman, Natalie. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

Reconstructing Green: The Williams College Boathouse
Gephart, Nanny. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

A Greener Field: The Weston Field Project and LEED Certification
Knight, Chip. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

Greening Garfield: the Issues and the Solutions
Millert, Lindsay. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

Construction Waste on Campus
McClelland, Scott. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

Demolition Waste Generated by Old Buildings at Williams College
DeMarchis, Alessandra. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

Clean Water: The Ultimate Resource
Streicker, Eve. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

Transportation at Williams College
White, Katie. Luce Internship, Summer 2008

View PDF (new window)

The Fitness Center and the Possiblility for Human Power
Bacchioni, Rebecca. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

The Spinning Room
Cahlan, Alisha. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

Williams College: Cooler Than You
Heaslip, Emily. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

Ergometer Co-Generation Using Micro Wind Turbines
Henry, Cameron. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

Williams College Dining Services: Mooving toward a sustainable future
Trotta, James. Geos 206, Spring 2008

View PDF (new window)

Photovoltaic Installations at Williams College
Aranoff, Ruth. Luce Internship, Summer 2007

View PDF (new window)

Solid Waste at Williams College
White, Katie. Luce Internship, Summer 2007

View PDF (new window)