BU URBAN Ph.D. students partner with government, non-governmental, and private sector organizations to tackle urban environmental challenges together. Host organizations present real-world data and problems that could benefit from a fresh and dedicated perspective. Ph.D. students contribute their expertise in urban biogeoscience and environmental health and during their internships learn new skills, expand their professional network, and explore new career paths. Click the topics below to learn about student internships and the products that resulted from their work.
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Click to learn how trainees work to improve the air we breathe.
|Constructing an Understanding of Low-Cost Air Quality Monitoring|
|Improving Classroom Ventilation in Andover, MA||
& Town of Andover
Click to learn how trainees work to improve the water we drink.
|Coastal Vulnerability in the Merrimack River Watershed|
|Investigating and Remediating Contaminated Sites in New England||
Environmental Resources Management
|Detecting Drug Consumption with Wastewater|
Click to learn how trainees tackle climate challenges.
|Adapting to Climate Change through Policy Innovation|
|Advancing Health and Energy Equity in the United States|
|Accounting for Greenhouse gases and Energy Use in Tompkins County, NY|
|Informing Electrification in Cambridge, MA||Cambridge City Councillor Quinton Zondervann|
|Forecasting Lyme Disease in Southern Maine|
|Wildlife Exposure to Heavy Metals and Disease in the Adirondacks, NY|
Click to learn how trainees work to improve urban greenspace.
|Planting Trees with a Purpose in Arlington, MA|
|Developing an Urban Forest Plan for Providence, RI||
& City of Providence, RI
|Mapping Tree Equity in Boston, MA|
|Cooling with Plants: Evaluating Ecosystem Services in Boston, MA||
City of Boston
|Expanding Green Roof Gardens at Boston University|