Molly Rosenstein, an Earth and Ocean Sciences major and Tess Harper, an Environmental Science and Spanish major spent ten weeks developing interactive data applications for use in Environmental Science 101, taught by Rebecca Vidra.
The team created 6 applications, including ones on climate change and mountaintop mining, and tested them out on the entire Data+ program.
Download the executive summary (PDF).
- Environmental Science
- Computer Science
Undergraduates: Tess Harper and Molly Rosenstein
Client: Rebecca Vidra, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Env. Sci.and Policy
Faculty Lead: Emily bernhardt
- Aaron Berdanier, graduate student, Forest Ecology
- Matt Ross, graduate student, Ecology
See how work from this project resulted in a website to visualize the changes to the Appalachians from mining.
How the Coal Industry Flattened the Mountains of Appalachia (New York Times)
Scientists Have Now Quantified Mountaintop Removal Mining’s Destruction Of Appalachia (Thinkprogress.org)
Coal mining has flattened Appalachia by 40%: Scientists reveal dramatic extent of damage done by mountaintop removal (Dailymail.com)
Central Appalachia Flatter Due to Mountaintop Mining (Duke Today)