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Research Highlights 2013

In 2013 research teams at the institute received close to $10 million in funding for studies on education and conservation in Central Africa, advanced energy metering technology, urban ecosystem services, restoration and management of coastal wetlands, and smart water systems and technology.

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Education Highlights 2013

Curriculum improvements and increased opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students have enhanced IoES’ academic programs. Current students excel inside and outside the classroom while alumni continue to make a difference in the world


Academic ambassadors

Environmental Science and Engineering Program alumni, faculty, students, and staff attended a reception on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the UCLA Faculty Center.


Sustainable summaries

The Institute’s Corporate Partners Program hosted a workshop on the future of corporate sustainability reporting on Nov. 14 at UCLA.


Sustainable Spark

Environmental Science alumna Vanessa Goh converts a class project into a career.


Alumni Spotlight: Dorothy Kiều Lê

The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability’s first graduate is Rutgers University’s new Senior Transportation Planner.


New Bruins on the Block

Meet brand-new additions to the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability student roster.


Oh, the places you’ll go!

Degrees conferred, the next crop of environmental scientists educated at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability are set to embark on a fresh course.


Can you dig it?

Student organization DigUCLA cares for community gardens at the university and helps
campus constituents and local residents reconnect with what sustains life on Earth.


New book analyzes climate changes threats for Southwest U.S.

A hotter future is projected for the Southwestern United States, and the anticipated threats unique to the region are detailed in a landmark report released May 2, with contributions from two experts at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.


Scholarly adventure seekers

From parts of California, to cities in China, and across the continent of Africa, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability faculty are exploring and examining Earth.


Amplified natural resource

The University of California White Mountain Research Center (WMRC) is an all-encompassing field site with research, teaching, and outreach activities.


The Financial Implications of Going Green

The Institute’s Corporate Partners Program, in collaboration with the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Fink Center for Finance & Investments, hosted a symposium on the economics of environmental corporate practices on Jan. 16 at Korn Convocation Hall.