"I’m proud of the impressive progress that the students made. Their capstone projects clearly represent work that brings together knowledge acquired from across the program, demonstrating skills and depth of analysis that they did not have a year ago. That’s great, because that’s the goal of the program."
-Dr. Daniel Matisoff after the first-ever MSEEM student capstone presentations, July 28, 2020
About the Capstone
Each year, MSEEM students are tasked with completing a capstone project that identifies and defines a real-world issue in the area(s) of energy, sustainability, and/or environment, as well as a methodology to address the problem. The capstone is completed throughout the summer semester for full-time students.
The 2019-2020 capstones covered a wide range of topics. They included:
- Selecting a Resilience Framework for a Thriving Community - Alyson Laura
- Urban Agriculture: A proposal to address food insecurity - Kaiya Murphy
- An Assessment of the ARC’s Green Communities Certification Program - Sydney-Alyce Bourget
- How Extended Producer Responsibility Laws Affect Sustainability Metrics: A Coca Cola Case Study - Haley Randolph
- Assessing Sustainability in Collegiate Athletic Facilities Through LEED Certifications - Tim Cuozzo
- Impact of the COVID Pandemic on Airline Carbon Emissions - Charlotte King
- The Impact of Commuting Behaviors & Policies on Scope 3 GHG Emissions at Georgia Tech - Katie Maxwell
- Reducing CO2 Emissions from the Georgia Motor Fleet Assessing Alternative Sources of Electricity in Georgia - Caleb Weed
- Assessing Alternative Sources of Electricity in Georgia - Valentina Sanmiguel Herrera
- Evaluating Contaminated Lands for Solar PV with Georgia Case Study - Hamilton Steimer
- Open Data Hubs and the Future of Public Management: The Case of Energy Savings - Becky Rafter
You can view the full program from July 28, 2020 here. Some of the presentations have been uploaded below; click on each image to view them.