Special Event

The Green Way 3: Career Paths for Environmental Science Alumni

Join IoES Alumni for a career discussion panel

UCLA’s Environmental Science Alumni Association and Environmental Student Network are co-hosting an environmental careers discussion. This event features four Environmental Science alumni participating in a panel discussion where they will…


Technologies for a Sustainable Future


Technologies for a Sustainable Future is hosted by UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG) and provides a unique opportunity for UCLA inventors, investors, and industry executives to establish new relationships for…

Lecture Series

Energy Policy Panel

Hosted by Renewable Energy Association at UCLA

The panel will be moderated by UCLA’s Chief Sustainability Officer, who is modernizing the university’s energy infrastructure to be more environmentally sustainable, and will feature experts in California state policy…

Special Event

Environmental Science Practicum 2016-2017 Final Presentations

Honoring student work on real world environmental issues.

The Practicum partners undergraduate students with businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to conceive and deliver science-based solutions to challenging environmental problems in Southern California and beyond. The Institute of…

Special Event

2017 IoES Gala – Innovators for a Healthy Planet

An event honoring Paul G. Allen and Toyota

Every year, we honor environmental game-changers at the UCLA IoES Gala. Paul G. Allen races the extinction of elephants and flips common paradigms for ocean and climate health. Toyota leads sustainable transportation and reinvents eco-mobility with vehicles like the Prius and Mirai. These 2017 Gala honorees prove that sustainable innovation can surmount the greatest threats of our time.



UCLA College Luskin Endowment Inaugural Symposium

From public policy to installation art, EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050 explores all facets of modern environmental challenges and highlights efforts to make lives and businesses more sustainable. The program includes talks from top experts, workshops, local and national nonprofit organizations, art, a student film contest—and much more. We will highlight UCLA campus-wide sustainability while showcasing the new Luskin Conference Center and honoring the generosity of Meyer and Renee Luskin.


Fall Quarter Literature Review

December 12th, 2021 The Aquawasters have been hard at work this quarter! The team underwent a literature review, which helps to shed light on the foundational knowledge needed prior to…

Meet the Newest Members of the Aquawaste Team!

January 17th, 2022 Welcome to the IoES Aquarium of the Pacific Practicum page! Below is our team brochure with our project objectives and an introduction to each team member.  Aquarium…

Winter Quarter Progress Presentation

February 4th, 2022 The Aquawaste team presents their Winter quarter presentation update. This presentation includes an introduction, objectives,  preliminary methods, and timeline for the project.  

IoES students in Daily Bruin: Student-led study finds drones can determine if ships are skirting pollution laws

A UCLA student-led study found that drones can be used to determine whether ships are following pollution regulations. The drones could help enforce air pollution requirements by examining ships’ emissions…

Young climate heroes on display at summit

By Amanda Wagner The biggest news from last week’s Global Climate Action Summit came from Governor Jerry Brown, who signed Senate Bill 100, committing the state to 100 percent clean…

Level up for the environment with a graduate degree from UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

The effects of climate change are ramping up. Jobs are booming in green business. And the world’s cities keep growing, while human needs place an increasing strain on natural systems.…

As ‘Epic Winds’ Drive California Fires, Climate Change Fuels the Risk

Inside Climate News asked Daniel Swain about the climate connection to the Southern Californian wildfires. “There’s a clear climate signal in these fires because of the drought conditions connected to…

UCLA students study acidification of kelp in Santa Monica Bay

The Daily Bruin takes a look at a student practicum team researching how kelp forests might provide a buffer against harmful impacts of ocean acidification.

​The Eco-Educator: Dennis Mabasa, Environmental Science, 2012

'If I Can Make Half My Students Declare Environmental Science I've Done My Job.'

Counting the cost of climate change: It’s all about numbers for UCLA teaching fellowship winners

by Karen A. Lefkowitz Professors Kathryn Bickel Goldman and Debra Shier are practiced adding machines. Goldman calculates greenhouse gas emissions and Shier tallies wildlife populations. Both can add a new…

​Designing Life to Address Environmental Challenges

Alumni Profile: Natalie Ma, B.S., 2010 and Yale University, Biological and Biomedical Sciences doctoral program