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 student Alex Arnold selected for the President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership
Alex Arnold, a Center for Diverse Leadership in Science Fellow and a grad student in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, has been selected for the President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership. Last year there were two awards received in the University of California.
Noam Rosenthal Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge finalist
UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability PhD student Noam Rosenthal and Anderson students Hadley Stork and Jonathan Tenenbaum were selected as finalists to compete in the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge. The team was selected as one of 12 finalists from 109 submissions worldwide to present their project in Hong Kong on April 12, 2019. The...
Tanner Waters awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
First generation college student, Tanner Waters, was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The prestigious award provides three years of support to graduate researchers. Growing up 15 minutes from the beach in Florida, Tanner has always loved the ocean. Tanner is a first year PhD student working with Dr. Rob Eagle to see...
Jennifer Jay awarded the Lockheed Martin Award for Excellence in Teaching
Jennifer Jay, professor of civil and environmental engineering, received the Lockheed Martin Award for Excellence in Teaching. Jay incorporates a service-learning component in her classes, and teaches a year-long freshmen course on food as it relates to the environment.
Stephanie Pincetl awarded the 2019 Meredith F. Burrill Award
Stephanie Pincetl, University of California Los Angeles, has been an intellectual leader in the field of urban sustainability, known particularly for her extensive research on urban metabolism and effective resource management governance structures. Her academic success is unquestionable, with one monograph and some 90 peer-reviewed scholarly works in the leading journals of her field. More...
Peter Kareiva, four other IoES faculty included in list of most influential scholars
In its annual list, Clarivate Analytics names the most highly cited researchers by other scientific research papers in 21 fields across the sciences and social sciences. The 2018 list is based on citations of papers published between 2006 and 2016. The researchers rank in the top one percent in their fields in producing widely cited...
Civil and environmental engineering professor receives major international honor
Shaily Mahendra, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Samueli Fellow, has received a 2018 Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman award from the Government of India Non-Resident Indian Welfare Society. The prestigious international award recognizes Indians living outside the country who have a distinguished record of outstanding service, achievements, and contributions. The honor...
Paul Barber’s research article on sushi ‘fish fraud’ among most downloaded
The article, published in Conservation Biology, was downloaded 1,751 times in the 12 months following its publication.
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...