Archive Tag: Campus

APPLY NOW: How UCLA Graduate Student Entrepreneurs Can Pave the Way for a Cleaner Future

Graduate students interested in entrepreneurship can now turn their new ideas and technologies into active business models through two independent funding opportunities with deadlines at the end of this month: Caltech’s FLoW program (open to UCLA students) and the University of California’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative. See funding opportunity information below.

Caltech’s FLoW initiative at the Resnick Sustainability Institute is aimed to seed-fund emerging ideas that can present solutions in the realm of science, energy, and sustainability. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Read more

Landscaping around the Luskin Conference Center features California-friendly, drought-tolerant plants. A satellite weather controller governs the minimal irrigation required.
Jamie Kripke/UCLA

The new UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center features a sustainable design without sacrificing beauty, serving as a role model for LEED-certified green buildings in the Los Angeles area. Features of the center include maximized natural light, drought-tolerant plants, and a satellite weather controller that governs irrigation. UCLA environmental economist, Magali Delmas, Read more

Scientists rally for climate change research during a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco last year. At UCLA, climate scientists marked President Trump’s inauguration by making plans to protect their research data.
(Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

In an effort to protect advances made in climate change research, students, archivists, librarians, and faculty at UCLA are working to capture data which may be threatened by the Trump administration. This initiative is in line with comments UCLA Chancellor Gene Block made earlier this month reiterating the University’s commitment to research, innovation, and serving the Read more

View of downtown Los Angeles from the hillside overlooking the Hollywood Bowl.
Mark Esguerra

The UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge awarded its second round of research grants—totaling $1 million—to eight projects focusing on renewable energy, transportation and mobility, and urban ecosystems. The funded projects address subjects including: the development of hybrid solar-thermal energy systems to increase renewable energy sources, the study of electric vehicles (EV) charging to improve EV charging infrastructure and grid stabilization, and the analysis of urban ecosystem species to assess and develop sustainable management plans for the Los Angeles region.

For a complete list of projects awarded this year, read more at UCLA Newsroom. Read more

An overwhelming majority of scientists, including numerous UCLA researchers, agree that we have to take action to curb the effects of climate change.
Russ Allison Loar/Flickr

A diverse group of higher education institutions signed on to an open letter addressed to President-Elect Donald Trump developed by nonprofit organization Second Nature. The letter calls for the president-elect to continue participation in the Paris Agreement, support leading scientific research to ensure well-informed policy decisions, and investments in the low carbon economy. Read more