Sam Coogan, Chee Wei Wong, Mona Jarrahi and Benjamin Williams were recipients of three Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) Grants.  The SLA GC is a university-wide research initiative to transition the Los Angeles region to 100% renewable energy, 100% local water, and enhanced ecosystem and human health by 2050. The competitive grants are possible thanks to the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation which provides funding for research that will implement the SLA GC Work Plan. The Foundation’s generous $5 million gift is supporting at least three rounds of similar grants from 2016 to 2018.

The full story can be found at UCLA Newsroom:

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/1-million-sustainable-la-grand-challenge-grant-awarded-to-8-environmental-projects