Open position for Visiting Undergraduate Researcher (UAE-based)

Research Project Title:
Research Report on NYUAD’s Waste Management

Research Project Description:
The goal of this summer research project (published here on NYUAD’s website) is to create a comprehensive report about actual processes of NYUAD’s waste management, and to develop a plan for improvement, and future integration of the existing plastic recycling machines into NYUAD’s and its service providers’ waste management. We are specifically interested in creating flow-chart diagrams on existing processes, analysing and mapping out the use of the actual in-use waste management area, gathering numbers from the different providers, and to learn about the different ย destinations that NYUAD’s waste goes to after it leaves campus (for example landfill sites in the UAE, recycling in Asia, etc.).ย 

Timeline
Week 1: Research on campus, outreach to individual partners
Week 2: Research on campus, gathering data
Week 3: Research on campus, gathering data
Week 4: Field-research outside campus, gathering data
Week 5: Drawings of waste management site, flow-chart diagrams about processes
Week 6: Writing report
Week 7: Finalising report, publication

Responsibilities:
The student’s responsibilies are: To follow-up with individuals on campus to gather needed data and information. Online research. On-site documentation. Creating visualisations (maps, flow-chart diagrams). Compile a report about the findings.

What skills will the student gain from this experience?
The student’s responsibilies are: To follow-up with individuals on campus to gather needed data and information. Online research. On-site documentation. Creating visualisations (maps, flow-chart diagrams). Compile a report about the findings.

What skills will the student gain from this experience?

The student will learn about the complexities of waste management on multiple levels. The student will learn about plastic recycling (sorting, washing, shredding, recycling/upcycling). Specific skills the student will learn: 1. use of CAD software to create a map of the waste management site, 2. creating flow-chart diagrams, 3. gathering/analysis of data

Requirements:
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