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2021 Master's Project Final Presentations

Class of 2021 Group Projects & Eco-E Projects

Apr 23 2021 | 8:00 am to 6:00 pm PDT Online

A group of 6 students stands in a clearing in the woods

Join the Bren School at our annual Master's Project Presentation Day, online on Friday, April 23, 2021. The MESM Class of 2021 will present 19 Master's Group Projects and Eco-Entrepreneurship Projects, the culmination of a year working in collaboration with a client partner or on a business plan which addresses an environmental problem. Presentations will run from 8am to 6pm in one session. The event is open to everyone and will be presented online using Zoom Webinar, join link sent upon registration.




Learn more about this year's Group Projects and Eco-E Projects

Master's Project Presentation Day: A Welcome by Dean Steve Gaines

I’m pleased to welcome you to the 24th annual Master’s Project Final Presentations. The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara continues to play a leading role in researching environmental issues, identifying and solving environmental problems, and training research scientists and environmental-management professionals.

The Master of Environmental Science and Management program offers a problem-solving, solution-oriented, multidisciplinary curriculum that blends training in the natural sciences, social sciences, law, and business. The capstone of the MESM program is either a Group Project or Eco-Entrepreneurship (Eco-E) Project. 

Group Projects train students to work as a team while they conduct comprehensive analyses of current environmental issues containing both scientific and management challenges. Students partner with outside stakeholders as they define the scope of a real-world environmental problem and develop interdisciplinary solutions.

Eco-E Projects prepare students as entrepreneurs who can identify opportunities where market demands overlap environmental solutions. Students who complete an Eco-E Project develop a business model, build a prototype concept, and create a go-to-market strategy for a new environmental venture.

Over the course of a year, students work in teams with one or more faculty advisors who monitor progress, provide technical assistance and expertise, and evaluate the project. This hands-on experience prepares Bren graduates to be leaders in solving the environmental problems of the 21st century. The Bren School continues to be impressed by the depth of knowledge displayed by our students. Please join us for this fascinating day of presentations. Register now

Thank you to our 2021 Master's Project Final Presentation Supporters


Rincon Consultants, Inc.: Environmental Scientists - Planners - Engineers



ESA Environmental Science Associates


And thank you to the Bren School's Corporate and Institutional Partners:

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Catena Foundation, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, Eli Lilly, Grove Plating Company, Irvine Ranch Conservancy, Kingfisher Foundation, Lean Green Way, Moulton Niguel Water District, Rhodium Group, Tetiaroa Society, The Nature Conservancy, Toad and Co., Walton Family Foundation