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 2021

Amy Amatya
Receiver Function Analysis of the Mantle Transition Zone Beneath Cape Verde
Adviser: Frederik J. Simons

Diana Chao
Modeling Past and Future Extreme Weather Correlations Across North America
Adviser: Michael Oppenheimer

Casey H. Conrad
Bowling Green as the Achilles Heel: An Updated Analysis Of New York City’s Subway System in Response to Predicted Sea Level Rise 
Adviser: Michael Oppenheimer

Stacey L. Edmonsond
Were Shallow Carbonate Geochemistry and Production Different During the Last Interglacial Period?
Adviser: Adam C. Maloof

Nina L. Grant
Effects of Solar GeoEngineering on Indian Monsoon Precipitation Patterns 
Adviser: Gabriel A. Vecchi

Grace S. Kortum
On Weather as a Driver of Multidecadal Shifts in the Distribution of Tropical Cyclone Tracks 
Advisers: Gabriel A. Vecchi, Michael Oppenheimer

Margaret Jackson-Lynch
Glacial/Interglacial Changes in Diatom-Bound δ15N in the Atlantic Sector of the Antarctic Zone 
Advisers: Daniel M. Sigman, Satish Myneni

Emma McMahon
The Response of the Urban Heat Island to El Niño-Southern Oscillation
Adviser: Gabriel A. Vecchi

Levy I. Nathan
A Dive into the Chesapeake Bay: An Investigation of the Parameters Shaping Nitrous Oxide Distribution 
Adviser: Bess B. Ward

William Ueberroth
Environmental Controls on N2O Concentration and Emissions in Global Estuaries 
Adviser: Bess Ward

Ona M. Underwood
Tracing Southern Ocean Nitrate Consumption from Nitrogen Isotopes in Foraminifera Over the Past 1.5 Million Years
Adviser: Daniel M. Sigman

John (Wesley) Wiggins
Sea-Level Rise on the Eastern Shore of Maryland: Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Environmental Justice 
Adviser: Michael Oppenheimer, Allan Rubin

Tyrone Zhang
Evaluating Forecasting Methods for Precipitation Using Weather Data Collected on Top of Guyot Hall
Adviser: Frederik J. Simons



Available documents for Undergraduate review:

Past Senior Theses:

Class of 2021 (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2020 (PDF iconpdf)
Class of 2019 (PDF iconpdf)
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 2022: Spring (pdf) | Fall (pdf)
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)