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Climate Heroes Named at UC Riverside

Mihri Ozkan, a professor of electrical engineering, whose research focuses on making eco-friendly battery materials and green wearable technologies, was named UC Riverside’s Faculty Climate Action Champion.

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Robert Pomeroy, UC San Diego

Robert (Skip) Pomeroy collaborated with centers and faculty to use marine algae as a source of clean energy. With this algae-based biofuel, his team has built a surfboard and fueled a motorcycle. He will help us surf our way into a sustainable future.

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Whendee Silver, UC Berkeley

Whendee Silver created a “garbage to grasslands” project that captures organic waste and applies it to rangelands. This project will serve as a catalyst for engaging the public and policy makers in land-based climate change mitigation.

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Arianne Teherani, UC San Francisco

Arianne Teherani created a groundbreaking curriculum to teach medical students and other future health professionals about the impacts of climate change on human health. Her work is designed to help future doctors, pharmacists, nurses, physical therapists, and dentists understand and prepare for the challenges ahead.

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Update: Climate Action Training Program for UC Irvine Graduate Students

In March 2016, a multidisciplinary cohort of graduate students in the UC Irvine Climate Action Training Program participated in a Data Science Initiative short course to improve their skills in communicating big data.

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Fueling STEM Innovators

Castle Park High School students are creating alternative forms of energy, powering their own discoveries while training to be our next generation of scientists.

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Arianne Teherani Honored with The Faculty Climate Change Champion Award

Arianne Teherani, PhD Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and educational researcher in the Center for Faculty Educators at UCSF, was awarded The Faculty Climate Action Champion Award for her research project on developing a new curriculum for health professionals that takes into account sustainability issues on health.

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Faculty Climate Champion at UC Merced puts plan into action

Biodiversity Professor Michael Dawson has been named UC Merced’s inaugural Faculty Climate Action Champion by the UC Office of the President (UCOP).

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Dr. Kornbluth Awarded UC Davis Climate Champion

Dr. Kurt Kornbluth is being named a University of California Faculty Climate Action Champion for his leadership on climate change. A mechanical engineer, Kornbluth is founder and director of the UC Davis D-Lab and of the Program for International Energy Technologies (PIET) Lab.

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Sue Carter receives leadership award from UC President Napolitano

UC President Janet Napolitano has selected Sue Carter, professor of physics and associate dean of graduate studies, as one of ten recipients of the inaugural Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership in Presidential Initiatives.

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