Research

TIE supports interdisciplinary environmental research in three core areas: water, energy and climate, and health. Many students and faculty have received TIE support for their research projects through the academic year and during the summer, and have become affiliated TIE scholars.

TIE’s signature Graduate Environmental Fellowship program supports selected students’ research projects. We currently have six TIE fellows working on topics as diverse as climate policy, environmental literary criticism, coastal flooding and sea level rise, school-based safe water points, and detection of airborne pollutants. More information about the fellowship can be found on the left sidebar.

TIE also supports large-scale research such as the 2009 Solar Decathlon, which is an international competition of 20 university student teams competing to design, build, and operate the most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house. Over 100 Tufts students from engineering, urban planning, environmental studies, policy, and other disciplines were involved with the research, design, construction, and communications for the Team Boston Curio House, which competed in Washington, D.C.