Climate Change and Your Carbon Footprint


VIRTUAL ONLY In this activity, students will understand how excess carbon dioxide is related to climate change and global warming. Students will evaluate their own Carbon Footprint and contextualize it on a global scale using an Excel-based spreadsheet. Students will learn pathways to utilize carbon dioxide to mitigate global warming and hear about some ground-breaking research in this field.

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Columbia Engineering

Columbia Engineering Outreach Programs aim to provide greater accessibility to academic and professional opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, especially for traditionally underrepresented local stakeholders. Through community engagement, we enhance the quality and reach of learning at all levels.

Our updated Inside Engineering program now brings Columbia Engineering lab content straight to you! These now are featured in the format of hands-on, engaging engineering design activities and lessons that you can do right in your own homes or classrooms.

The Engineering Speaks program now accommodates remote sessions that allow K-12 students to hear directly from engineers from Columbia University, through virtual panels, workshops, and seminars.



Science, Ecosystems, Engineering


35 students, 1 chap. per 35 stu.


45 min.


Live Virtual Event


9, 10

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