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

UCLA researcher, Gonzalo Cortés from UCLA Samueli School of Engineering’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, in partnership with Patrick Atwater, executive director of ARGO Labs (Applied Research in Government Operations) received a Metropolitan Water District Innovative Conservation Program (MWD ICP) grant on May 31, 2018. Their project proposes to incorporate water evaporation and plant Read more

Research Focus

Sean Jackson, a second-year UCLA undergraduate student, is a 2017-2018 Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Undergraduate Research Scholar (SLA GC-URSP). As part of this course students are matched with faculty for one year of research experience. Sean was matched with associate professor of management, Magali Delmas (UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability; UCLA Read more

Overlook of Los Angeles.
Creative Commons

In May 2018, Tara Roth, president of the Goldhirsh Foundation that supports social innovation in Los Angeles, joined the L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council. Roth is a thought leader and influencer. She joins an esteemed group who include leaders from business, universities and the community co-chaired by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The leadership council has the common goal to transition L.A. to a Read more

Participants at the LARIAC workshop at UCLA.
Leigh Phan

Recently, UCLA became a member of the Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LAR-IAC) Program (membership entitles UCLA faculty and staff with official UCLA Logon ID access to high-resolution aerial imagery of L.A. County, including orthogonal imagery (satellite view), oblique imagery (birds-eye view), building outlines, digital terrain data (elevation), and many sophisticated tools that may be used for research and data Read more