maintains relationships with over 850 scientists, students and postdoctoral fellows across more than 30 Columbia-based centers that perform sustainability research. Further they provide a breadth of internship and research assistant opportunities—part-time during both semesters and full-time over the summer—for graduate and undergraduate students at Columbia.
Through these programs, students are engaged in cutting-edge research with influential members of the social science and science community. While this is a valuable educational experience for the students, the researchers also benefit from the enthusiasm and energy of student interns and research assistants. Interns work with scientists from the various centers and departments affiliated with the Earth Institute
Earth Instite Key Research Areas:
- Climate and Society
- Hazards and Risk Reduction
- Global Health
- Food, Ecology and Nutrition
- Ecosystems Health and Monitoring
- Environmental Research Internships and Fieldwork Opportunities
Part of the Earth Institute, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seeks fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world. Its scientists study the planet from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of its atmosphere, on every continent and in every ocean, providing a rational basis for the difficult choices facing humanity. More than 120 Ph.D. level researchers work and teach at Lamont-Doherty; 80-90 graduate students are involved in research and a growing number of undergraduates participate in summer internships. Lamont-Doherty also operates a federally-funded research ship, the Marcus G. Langseth, which uses seismic data to map the sub-seafloor, highlighting hidden faults and other earthquake hazards.
CTV facilitates the translation of academic research into practical applications, for the benefit of society on a local, national and global basis. Many projects have an environmental, energy, and agricultural focus.
Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Affiliated with Columbia University, housed on the Morningside campus and lead by Director James Hansen, the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) is a laboratory in the Earth Sciences Division of National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Goddard Space Flight Center. A key objective of GISS research is prediction of atmospheric and climate changes in the 21st century.