Princeton Environmental Ideathon

The First and Only Ideathon Dedicated to Solving Our most pressing issues



greener cities.

The first-ever Princeton Environmental Ideathon (PEID) is a two-day competition at Princeton University for bringing together academics and leaders of industry from the East Coast to address challenges and propose solutions to developing a greener and more sustainable modern city.


Meet our 2018 speakers! 

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Doris Kim Sung

Founder, DOSU Architects

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, LA

"Architecture Unplugged"

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa

Design Principal, e(eiroa) Architects 

Associate Professor, The Cooper Union, NY

"Rezoning New York City Through Big Data" 

Ashley Dawson


Author of Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change

Professor, CUNY, NY

Meet the mentors!

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Jeremy Zullow

High Meadows Fellow

Data Analyst at Climate Central

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Sheila Pontis

Lecturer, electrical engineering

Member, Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering and education

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Aaron Kurosu

Graduate student in psychology at princeton university

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Victor Charpentier

Graduate student of civil and environmental engineering at princeton university

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Claire White

Assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering at Princeton University

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Forrest Meggers

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Affiliated faculty in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director CHAOS Lab Research Group

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Paula Kahumbu

Kenyan wildlife conservationist

CEO of wildlife direct

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Lauren Bender

Manager of the alumni entrepreneurs fund at princeton university

Thank you to all our 2018 sponsors!


Friday April 13th to Sunday April 15th

Bringing together students and innovators from a broad range of backgrounds to begin solving our most pressing environmental issues.


Water, food, waste, energy, infrastructure, health, education, and politics

Theme of 2018's PEI:

"Cities of the Tomorrow"


Guyot Hall, Princeton University

  Rezoning New York City through Big Data - Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa's anticipated talk

Rezoning New York City through Big Data - Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa's anticipated talk

"The Ideathon is a Princeton initiative to bring students of different backgrounds to collaborate and create innovative and ambitious project to resolve the environmental challenges of tomorrow."


The Princeton Environmental Ideathon is an all-expenses paid, application-based program running from April 13-15, 2018. This event will allow students and professionals from the East Coast to come together and develop practical sustainable solutions facing urban settings today. The goal of the Ideathon is to allow students to explore creativity, learn more about environmental problems and solutions, and network with leaders in the field.
Join us for this inaugural event! 

The Daniel Stokols Book prize 

Renowned multidisciplinary expert Daniel Stokols has generously donated his book as prizes for the Ideathon: Social Ecology in the Digital Age. 



Get Involved

Participate in the Inaugural Princeton Environmental Ideathon

Seeking participants, volunteers, and sponsorship!



Sign-ups are open! Welcome to all majors, backgrounds, and current university undergraduate/Master's students.

Volunteer opportunities

Princeton students: Interested in planning or helping on the weekend of the event? Reach out to Chris Shin (


We are seeking sponsorship and company representation at the event career fair. Email for more information.