Happenings

Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Director, Cassie Rauser, accepts the award for sustainability recognition at the 14th annual Higher Education Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Conference.

UCLA was recognized with four Best Practice Awards at the 14th annual Higher Education Energy Efficiency and Sustainability conference at UC Santa Barbara held July 9-12, 2018. UCLA received recognition in the sustainability innovations category for the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC), with the campus also being recognized in the categories of water efficiency Read more

Wildfire scorches 25 acres near L.A.’s Griffith Observatory.

Alex Hall, UCLA atmospheric and oceanic professor, was featured on Sustaining California, a PBS Local series. During a recent episode titled, “SoCal Traffic Toll… & Wildfires and Climate Change”, Hall explains that fires are driven by dry and hot winds. When these winds increase in intensity, becoming hotter and drier, it leads to higher fire risk. Drawing from his research, Hall Read more

A team led by Professors Sarah Tolbert (Chemistry and Biochemistry in Physical Sciences) and Bruce Dunn (Materials Science and Engineering  at UCLA Samueli) were awarded $9.75M from the Department of Energy (DOE) for a new research center: Synthetic Control Across Length-scales for Advancing Rechargeables center (SCALAR). Their center was one of only four Energy Frontier Read more

2017-2018 Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Research Scholars.
UCLA

The Goldhirsh Foundation committed $50K to the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) earlier this month to fund the FY19 Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (SLA GC-URSP). This signature, year-long program began in the 2014-2015 academic year and matches students with SLA GC researchers. SLA GC-URSP combines research, Read more

On June 7 and 8, 2018, UCLA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH represented the campus at the Columbia World Projects Implementation Workshop organized by Lee Bollinger (President of Columbia University). Participants from universities, government, startups, and other countries gathered to share their experiences with pursuing solutions to big issues. Read more