Our faculty and students strive for excellence in their work. We are honored to be recognized by esteemed organizations. Below are a few of our most recent accolades.
UCLA researchers win Ecography Award for Excellence
UCLA ecology and evolutionary biology professor Morgan Tingley and visiting graduate researcher Austin Spence were awarded the Ecography Award for Excellence in Ecology and Evolution, or E4 Award, for their paper illustrating how species’ ability to adapt to climate change is limited by many factors other than climate — including oxygen, light, pressure, pH and...
Professor Michael Stenstrom Recognized as Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Fellow
Professor Michael K. Stenstrom, of the UCLA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has recently been recognized as an Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Fellow. AEESP Fellows are selected based on their accomplishments in environmental engineering and science research, teaching and professional service, with emphasis on service within the AEESP. AEESP is...
Environmental economist wins award for sustainable management research
Magali Delmas, professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, has received the 2020 Organizations and the Natural Environment Division Distinguished Scholar Award from the Academy of Management for her work to understand individual motivations that drive sustainable decision-making. Delmas’ research spans the intersection of economics and management, focusing on strategies that use information to promote...
Three awarded by academic senate for diversity, equity and inclusion
Three individuals from the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science at UCLA have been honored with UCLA Academic Senate awards for diversity, equity and inclusion. One undergraduate, one graduate student and up to four faculty are awarded per academic year. Environmental science undergraduate student Venezia Ramirez, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science graduate student Alexandrea Arnold, and CDLS Founder...
Noah Garrison Honored with the UCLA Sustainability Achievement Award
Congratulations to professor Noah Garrison who received the UCLA Sustainability Achievement Award for the 2020 UCLA Sustainability Green Gala. As the IoES Environmental Science Practicum Director, Professor Garrison oversees the client-based capstone program for seniors in the Environmental Science B.S. degree program. The practicum provides students with training and hands-on experience in multidisciplinary environmental problem-solving, and it...
Forward thinking graduate awarded for sustainable change-making at LA Metro
Cris Liban, who received his doctorate from UCLA IoES’ Environmental Science and Engineering program, was honored with the Award of Excellence by the Engineering News Record for his initiative and drive to make Los Angeles more environmentally friendly in his role as the first-ever chief sustainability officer at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. A dynamic thinker who brings...
Biologist receives award from the American Ornithological Society
Tom Smith, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was honored by the American Ornithological Society for decades of work studying birds. The Elliot Coues Award is given annually to “outstanding and innovative contributions to ornithological research, regardless of the geographic location of the work.” In naming Smith as the award’s recipient, the society cited his leadership...
Stephanie Pincetl Named 2020 Fulbright Scholar
Stephanie Pincetl has been awarded a 2020 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in geography at the University of Manchester, UK and will begin her appointment in January. Pincetl is professor-in-residence at UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and founding director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA. Her research primarily focuses on making urban...
Glen MacDonald Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Ninety-three new Fellows in the Academies of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science have been elected by their peers for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences. Glen MacDonald was elected Fellow of the Royal...
Dr. Michael Stenstrom awarded Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal
The Fair Medal recognizes accomplishments in the education and development of future engineers. This award honors Gordon Maskew Fair, a professor of sanitary engineering at Harvard University. This year’s recipient, Dr. Michael Stenstrom, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in water and wastewater treatment, mathematical modeling of environmental systems and laboratory analysis. During his career at...
Magali Delmas & David Colgan win 2019 ONE Division Book Award for The Green Bundle
On August 12 in Boston, Magali Delmas and David Colgan were awarded the 2019 ONE Division Book Award for The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet. The Organizations and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management (ONE) Book Award recognizes the best book published in the previous three years (2016, 2017...
Pritzker 2018 Winner, Dan Hammer, wins Mark Bingham Award
Dan Hammer has received the 2019 Mark Bingham Award for Excellence and Achievement, which recognizes recent graduates for their outstanding contribution to their community, country, or the world at large. The award honors Mark Bingham ’93, who died on September 11, 2001, defending the United States on United Airlines flight 93.