Student Research

ES students and faculty members work side-by-side on research projects that lead to publications in scholarly journals and professional conference presentations. Student-faculty collaboration is a priority not only in the ES department, but throughout Gettysburg College, which helps students obtain support for undergraduate research and creative activities.

Students on top of the hill

Check out the recent honors thesis projects students have conducted with guidance from ES professors.

Open access publications by ES students

Navigating Car Attitudes: An Analysis of Transportation Habits, Environmental Views, and Demographics

Caroline J. Jordan et al. — Fri, 16 Feb 2024

Transportation plays a crucial part in the daily lives of people and society worldwide. Our study examined the transportation habits and environmental attitudes of both Gettysburg College students and...

Roadway Characteristics and Car Accident Trends in Gettysburg, PA

Max Smith et al. — Fri, 16 Feb 2024

This study addresses the rising motor vehicle accident and fatality rates in the United States (Moore, 2023). Focusing on the conditions in the Gettysburg Borough in an attempt to answer the following...

The Carbon Footprint of Tourist Transportation in Gettysburg National Military Park

Charlie T. Cross et al. — Fri, 16 Feb 2024

National Parks have a contradictory mandate to preserve the environment while providing resources for recreation. We studied the emissions of Gettysburg National Military Park (GNMP), specifically: ...

Analyzing the Ramifications of Climate Change on Mental Health

Salvatore A. Medori — Fri, 16 Feb 2024

When thinking about the vast array of impacts that the climate crisis has on humanity, there are many things that come to mind, but mental health impacts are likely not one of them. Even though research...

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