Archive Tag: Students

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

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

(Noelle Cho/Daily Bruin)
(Noelle Cho/Daily Bruin)

Student researchers are taking the helm as the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge prepares to release the energy section of this year’s environmental report card. The report card, which uses a number of indicators to assign Los Angeles a grade in environment and sustainability, was first released last year by UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. This year, the report will be released in three parts—energy, water, and ecosystem health—by the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. The energy section has an expected release date of January 2017.

Read more at Daily Bruin

Nature’s beauty continues to inspire Osceola Ward, which is why he leads Outward Bounds trips for teens from urban communities.
Nature’s beauty continues to inspire Osceola Ward, which is why he leads Outward Bounds trips for teens from urban communities.
Photo courtesy of Osceola Ward

Osceola Ward, a UCLA graduate student in Africana Studies, is teaching kids in the Los Angeles area about nature and environmental issues as part of his work with the Leaders in Sustainability certificate program. Ward hopes that by including high school students from Compton and Pasadena on Outward Bound Adventures, he will empower them to advocate for better conditions in their own neighborhoods.

Read more at UCLA Newsroom

For their oceanography class, UCLA students Chris Hunter, left, and Guilherme Apollonio rewrote the lyrics of Nicki Minaj's "Starship" to pay homage to starfish.
For their oceanography class, UCLA students Chris Hunter, left, and Guilherme Apollonio rewrote the lyrics of Nicki Minaj’s “Starship” to pay homage to starfish.
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UCLA’s Aradhna Tripati, Paleoclimatologist and Associate Professor of Geology, offers a unique extra credit project to her “Intro to Oceanography” classes. The project aims to inspire students to find creative ways to teach the public about topics relating to oceanography. As a result of this extra credit assignment, students have created many hilarious and educational music videos. Parody videos include songs like: Nicki Minaj’s “Starship”, Beyoncé’s “Formation”, and Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow”.

Read more at UCLA Newsroom