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.
Aradhna Tripati named Geological Society of America fellow
Professor Aradhna Tripati was named a Geological Society of America (GSA) fellow at the organization’s spring meeting in April. Founded in 1888, GSA serves geoscientists in academia, government and industry. Fellowships are granted “in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the geosciences” including publications, research, teaching and “contributing to public awareness of geology.” Tripati will be...
Congratulations to Carl Maida, one of two 2017-2018 IoES Pritzker Environment and Sustainability Education Fellows
Carl Maida, instructor for Environment 185A/B/C (Education for Sustainable Living Program Action Research) has been selected as one of two IoES Pritzker Environment and Sustainability Education Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. This program was endowed by Jeanne and Tony Pritzker and each year we nominate outstanding instructors that are contributing to our academic programs. Fellows are...
Congratulations to Colleen Callahan, one of two 2017-2018 IoES Pritzker Environment and Sustainability Education Fellows
Colleen Callahan, Director of the UCLA IoES Leaders in Sustainability program and instructor for Environment 277 has been selected as one of two IoES Pritzker Environment and Sustainability Education Fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year. The annual fellowship is made possible through an endowment from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation and recognizes instructors based on their...
High school student working in UCLA IoES La Kretz Center lab wins first place in the California State Science Fair
Congratulations to Tai Michaels for winning first place in the Environmental Division of the Los Angeles Science Fair as well as winning first place in the California State Science Fair! He is a high school student working in the Rundel lab with Justin Valliere, UCLA IoES La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science postdoctoral researcher. Tai did...
IoES’s UCLA office is now Los Angeles Green Business Certified
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UCLA professors Paul Barber, Robert Wayne to enhance undergraduate STEM education
Both UCLA professors of ecology and evolutionary biology and IoES faculty members received $1 million each from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to create new interdisciplinary approaches to science education.
Rajit Gadh named by IESA one of the “50 most influential Indians in Energy Storage and Micro-grids”
The India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) named IoES Faculty member and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Rajit Gadh as one of the “50 most influential Indians in Energy Storage and Micro-grids.”
Studies by IoES faculty members recognized among the top 1% most referenced within their field
Thomson Reuters’ list of ‘most cited’ influential scholars included 30 UCLA faculty members. IoES faculty members on the list include Stephen Hubbell (ecology and evolutionary biology), Nathan Kraft (ecology), Michael Jerrett (public health), Peter Kareiva (environment and sustainability), and Dennis Lettenmaier (geography).
Aradhna Tripati wins 2017 Bromery Award for Minorities
The Geological Society of America awarded UCLA’s Aradhna Tripati the 2017 Bromery Award for Minorities, which is given to a minority who has “made significant contributions to research in the geological sciences, or those who have been instrumental in opening the geoscience field to other minorities.” Tripati was nominated by UCLA professor emeritus Raymond V. Ingersoll,...
Professor Daniel Blumstein publishes book on eco-tourism
Globally, a recent study suggested that there are over eight billion visitors per year to terrestrial natural areas. Stated bluntly: more people visit natural areas than there are people on Earth! Alarmingly, this estimate does not include small reserves so the real extent of people interacting with wildlife and recreating in natural areas is even larger. Such...
Neelin receives 2017 Bert Bolin Global Environmental Change Award
J. David Neelin has been selected as the 2017 Bert Bolin awardee and lecturer of the American Geophysical Union’s Global Environmental Change focus group. He will receive the award and present this lecture at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, to be held 11–15 December in New Orleans, La. The award recognizes an Earth scientist for “groundbreaking research or/and leadership in global environmental change through cross-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary research in the past 10 years.” Read the full story from Earth & Space Science News.
Pritzker Fellow Kevin Njabo knows how to make the impossible happen
Kevin Njabo, director of Africa Programs for both the Center for Tropical Research (CTR) and Congo Basin Institute, has been awarded the 2017 IoES Pritzker Environment and Sustainability Education Fellowship. The annual fellowship is made possible through an endowment from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation and recognizes instructors for their contributions to academic programs.