Faculty Advisor

Dick, Frank A.


We are part of Earth's biosphere, the thin and fragile living layer whose beauty inspires us and whose resources succor us. The environment of the biosphere consists of the lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, in simple words the land, sea and sky. What physical conditions of this cosmic cocoon enable life to develop and flourish? As exploiters of Earth's resources, what is our impact on these conditions? How might we manage our industry and consumption to promote a healthy, robust biosphere? In this IQP students will research and explore answers to these and other questions. Team members will employ perspectives spanning the sciences from physics to biology to global affairs, to understand the foundational physical conditions and the relationships between these "parameters of..


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



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