Projects

SAR Food Justice and Basic Needs Team

Pictured above, left to right: Maninder Kaur, Jasmine Summers- Evans, Rosemary Wallace, Diana Nguyen (Team Leader), Alicia Kwan (Team Leader), Melinda McMonigle, and Fiona Zhang   Increasing Student Accessibility to UCLA’s Basic Needs Resources   Project Description: Our project aims to help UCLA students gain access to the basic needs resources they may need. UCLA offers a wide array...

SAR University Apartments Waste Diversion Team

Pictured above, left to right: Emma Stanfield (Team Leader), Maia Rodriguez-Choi, Caroline Schreck, and Elizabeth Popescu. Not pictured: Zachary Devereux (Team Leader) and Cali Ngyuen.     Rethinking Trash: Understanding the Value of Food Waste   Project Description: The goal of this project is to successfully implement a composting system in University Apartments of UCLA’s campus. We will...

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Assessing Impacts of Education on Food Waste Behaviors at UCLA Dining Halls

Our sustainability project is motivated by the belief that students’ lack of awareness on food waste is a major driver of excessive food waste at UCLA. Our stakeholder, Charles Wilcots, wants us to address this issue by furthering the research of previous SAR teams while still making our research differentiable and unique. Thus, our team...

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Diverting Landfill Waste in UCLA’s Graduate Housing

By building on past student research, we hope to perfect a waste diversion program implemented in Spring of 2017 at two of UCLA’s graduate housing apartment complexes. We are focused on improving the infrastructure currently in place as well as fostering a healthy relationship with residents of the buildings we are working in. Through in-person site visits and...

Improving agricultural water efficiency in the Central Valley

California is the nation’s largest agricultural producer, providing more than 400 different farm products and producing nearly half of the country’s fruits, nuts and vegetables. It also takes 40 percent of all of California’s available surface water to do so. Given pressure from climate change, drought and increasing population, a sustainable water supply management system...