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

Geosciences Senior Theses

Class of 2024

Farah Azmi
Mind the (Adaptation) Gap: The Costs and Challenges of Climate Adaptation in Indonesia
Adviser: C. Greig (ENE) / S. Fueglistaler

David Ban 
The Robustness of Lightning Proxies for Numerical Weather Prediction and Data Assimilation
Adviser: V. Ramaswamy (AOS) / S. Fueglistaler

Laeo Crnkovic-Rubsamen
Tropical Cyclone Lifetime Maximum Intensity in the Western North Pacific
Adviser: G. Vecchi / G. Villarini (CEE)

Heather Madsen
Influence of Nutritional Environment on Plant Potassium And Organic Carbon Fractionation in Arabidopsis thaliana Plants
Adviser: J. Higgins / D. Sigman

Anna Pinkerton
U-Pb Geochronology of Mpala Research Center in Laikipia County, Kenya
Adviser:  E. Niespolo / B. Schoene

Hugh Shields
Predicting Global Wave Conditions via Convolutional Neural Network
Adviser:  L. Deike (MAE) / J. Deng

Ethan Sontarp
Electrical Double Layer Structuring of Alkali Metal Bromide Solutions at the Mica-Water Interface
Adviser: I. Bourg (CEE) / J. Deng

Sophia Villacorta
Oxygen deficiency in the eastern tropical North Pacific Ocean over glacial cycles: Evidence from foraminifera-bound nitrogen isotopes
Adviser: D. Sigman / C. Deutsch

For Undergraduate Students

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This brochure is meant to give comprehensive coverage of the academic requirements for GEO undergraduate students and provide information on individual courses offered.


Available documents for Undergraduate review:

Past Senior Theses:

Class of 2023 (pdf)
Class of 2022 (pdf)
Class of 2021 (pdf)
Class of 2020 (pdf)
Class of 2019 (pdf)
Class of 2018 (pdf)
Class of 2017 (pdf)
Class of 2016 (pdf)
Class of 2015 (pdf)
Class of 2014 (pdf)
Class of 2013 (pdf)
Class of 2012 (pdf)
Class of 2011
Class of 2010 (pdf)
Class of 2009 (pdf)
Class of 2008 (pdf)


Past Junior Research:

Class of 2024: Fall (pdf) |Spring (pdf)
Class of 2023: Fall (pdf) |Spring (pdf)
Class of 2022: Fall (pdf) | Spring (pdf)
Class of 2021: Fall (pdf) | Spring (pdf)
Class of 2020: Fall (pdf) | Spring (pdf)
Class of 2019: Fall (pdf) | Spring (pdf)
Class of 2018: Fall (pdf) | Spring (pdf)
Class of 2017: Fall (pdf) | Spring (pdf)
Class of 2016: Fall (pdf) | Spring (pdf)
Class of 2015: Fall (pdf) | Spring (pdf)
Class of 2014: Fall (pdf) | Spring (pdf)
Class of 2013: Fall (pdf) | Spring (pdf)
Class of 2012: Fall (pdf) | Spring (pdf)