Projects

antibiotic resistance in southern california surfers

Antibiotic resistance in Southern California surfers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 people die” (2018). Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of certain antibiotics; primarily as a result of overuse or misuse of the antibioticsA...

sar transportation team

Assessing Emerging Active Transportation Options at UCLA

Pictured above, left to right: Kyle Willenborg, Anna Weir, Brooke Shimasaki (Team Leader), Natalie Gonzalez, and Madeline Jordan (Team Leader)   SAR Transportation Team: Assessing Emerging Active Transportation Options at UCLA   Project Description:   Electric scooters are one of the newest forms of sustainable transportation at UCLA. While they allow students to move efficiently...

diesel truck emissions in port of los angeles

Diesel truck emissions in Port of Los Angeles

Communities living in proximity to diesel hotspots — such as ports, rail yards, distribution centers and freight roadways — disproportionately bear the negative health impacts associated with diesel exhaust. They are also usually low-income communities populated by historically marginalized and underrepresented groups. Exhaust from diesel engines releases harmful air pollutants and other toxic chemicals. Exposure...

sar food justice and basic needs team

Increasing Student Accessibility to UCLA’s Basic Needs Resources

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   SAR Food Justice and Basic Needs Team: 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...

rethinking trash: understanding the value of food waste

Rethinking Trash: Understanding the Value of Food Waste

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.     SAR University Apartments Waste Diversion Team: Rethinking Trash: Understanding the Value of Food Waste   Project Description: The goal of this project is to successfully implement a composting system in University...

sar zero waste team

Zero-Waste at Young Research Library: Effectiveness of Educational and Outreach Methods at Increasing Waste Diversion

Pictured above, left to right: Gustav Fiere, Elizabeth Tanner, Natasha Oviedo (Team Leader), Kate Zeile, and Malcolm Au (Team Leader)     SAR Zero Waste Team: Zero-Waste at Young Research Library: Effectiveness of Educational and Outreach Methods at Increasing Waste Diversion   Project Description:  The Zero-Waste SAR team will be conducting a research project on the use of...