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Rebecca Shipe, instructor for the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP), received the Faculty of the Year award at this year’s virtual Green Gala, an annual event from UCLA Housing’s Team Green. Shipe was honored for her work mentoring the program participants and supporting their contributions to the university and community’s sustainability efforts. 

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The UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) is accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year. The URSP is a year-long academic course for undergraduates who want to gain hands-on experience in sustainability research while contributing to the goals of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. UCLA students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

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The UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) received an Instructional Improvement Grant from the Committee on Instructional Improvement Programs through UCLA’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching, to formally assess the impact of the signature SLA GC Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP). The assessment will focus on the degree to which graduates of the course have pursued sustainability-related careers or education, as well as the students’ self-reported preparedness for interdisciplinary teamwork.

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