Undergraduate Research Projects

Undergraduate independent research is emphasized in the Department of Geosciences. Below are titles from recent Senior Theses. 
Library Lookup Tool:  Princeton University Undergraduate Senior Theses, 1924-2019

Geosciences Senior Theses

Class of 2020

Roman M. Ackley

Holocene Climate Change in Norway: A Multi-Proxy Lacustrine Record from
Proglacial Lake Kongressvatnet

Adviser:  Allan M. Rubin

Sam Bartusek

Turbulent Influence on the Tropical Tropopause Layer: Global Convection-Resolving Model Study
Adviser:  Stephan A. Fueglistaler

Udit Basu

Environmental Effects of Deccan Volcanism During the Late Cretaceous
Adviser:  Gerta Keller

Alexander A. Cavoli

Seed Theory and ENSO Variability:Re-Evaluating the Distribution of Tropical Cyclogenesis
Adviser:  Gabriel A. Vecchi

Kiley Coates

Compost Chemistry: Utilizing Food Waste as a Soil Amendment
Adviser:  Satish C. Myneni

Charles Copeland

Coupled Soil Moisture and Plant Water Storage Dynamics Amilcare Porporato
Adviser:  Amilcare Porporato
              Satish C. Myneni

Perrin A. Hagge

Ca and Mg Fractionation in C3 and C4 Grasses and Their Implications For Reconstructing Paleo Diets and Serving as Biosignatures
Adviser:  John A. Higgins

Polly Hochman

Isotopic Analysis of Pb in Trenton Tap Water and the Implications for Constraining Sources of Pb Contamination
Adviser:  John A. Higgins

Liam P. O’Connor

Pinpointing the Provenance of Deccan Zircons
Adviser:  Blair Schoene

Calvin Rusley

Effect of Fe and Oxygen Addition on Methane Release from Temperate Wetland Soil
Adviser:  Xinning Zhang

Elizabeth L. Wallace

Retention and Loss of Fixed Nitrogen in a Pacific Oxygen Minimum Zone
Adviser:  Bess Ward

Laurie A. Zielinski

Evaluation of a Handheld Raman Spectrometer for Characterizing Cultural Heritage Materials
Adviser:  Thomas S. Duffy


Past Senior Theses:

Class of 2020 (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2019 (pdf)
Class of 2018 (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2017 (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2016 (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2015 (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2014 (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2013 (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2012 (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2011
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Class of 2010 (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2009 (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2008 (PDF iconpdf)


Past Junior Research:

Class of 2021: Spring (PDF iconpdf) | Fall (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2020: Spring (PDF iconpdf) | Fall (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2019: Spring (PDF iconpdf) | Fall (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2018: Spring (PDF iconpdf) | Fall (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2017: Spring (PDF iconpdf) | Fall (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2016: Spring (PDF iconpdf) | Fall (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2015: Spring (PDF iconpdf) | Fall (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2014: Spring (PDF iconpdf) | Fall (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2013: Spring (PDF iconpdf) | Fall (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2012: Spring (PDF iconpdf) | Fall (PDF iconpdf)