Shoshana Rybeck

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    Course Summary

    ENVS 400 is the final core course for ENVS students in which students complete their final capstone projects. Whether students decide to create a thesis or an alternative outcome, all work closely with each other and their professor to complete the culminating research project of their undergraduate schooling. Throughout the course, I have learned about the limitations and potential associated with conducting research throughout the hourglass model.

    Senior Capstone

    Our main work in ENVS 400 involves a senior capstone: an original, interdisciplinary environmental research project, resulting in a thesis or other outcome. The page linked above provides more information on my senior capstone.

  • Course Posts

    Times Up! Please Put Your Pencil Down

    April 28, 2020

    In past ENVS courses, we were often asked to imagine what a situated research project would look like using the hourglass model. We were asked to do parts of the hourglass and ponder what we would do if we had the time and resources to complete the project. However, we […]

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    Four Years Spent on Questions

    April 20, 2020

    My capstone is the result of various skills and concepts I have learned throughout my ENVS education. From the flow of the thesis to my methods of research and data analysis, the major’s courses equipped me with the toolkit to complete the capstone.  Hourglass Model  In Environmental Analysis we were […]

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    Capstone Contributions to the Future

    April 13, 2020

    For the past couple of years I have been especially interested in urban planning and community development and worked to integrate those fields into my academic studies. My thesis is driven by these interests. As I discuss in my post on the journey to my thesis topic, I began with […]

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    Baby Steps

    April 6, 2020

    When I began the capstone process I was enamored by the question of equity. Throughout the past four years wealth inequality, resource exploitation, and houselessness have been at the forefront of my mind as I became more aware of my own privilege, the faults of capitalism, and the reality of […]

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