Student working on a research project.

Waste Management In Costa Rica

Social attitudes towards waste differ from culture to culture. Costa Rica is a nation that wastes very little. The research will be focused on contrasting social attitudes towards waste in a culture that wastes heavily (America) and a culture that wastes very little (Costa Rica). Data collected in the research will mandate site visits to waste management facilities, interviews, and diligent documentation of waste in Costa Rica. The aim of the research is to formulate solutions to remedy social attitudes towards waste in America.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning
Student Skill-Set Needed: Applicants must be enrolled in the Sustainable Futures study abroad program. Fluency in Autocad, the Adobe Suite, and Rhino Good writing and verbal skills are also required. Knowledge of Spanish is recommended, but not necessary.
Compensation: Salary / Stipend
Available: Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Christopher Romano
Title: Other
Department: Architecture
Office: 326 Crosby Hall, South Campus, Buffalo, NY, 14214
Phone: 716.829.5929