Brown Bag Seminars (Environment 240, 1 unit, S/U grade) will bring trainees together weekly to conduct program advising and to coordinate program activities (e.g., social media production and outreach planning).  Additionally, the seminars will include Career Development and Business and Entrepreneurship sessions. Trainees will discuss issues of science, technology, policy, economics, and laws in FEWS with local or traveling visitors from industry, academia, and government. All industry partners and both internal and external committee members will be invited to these seminars to make personal contact with our trainees and to discuss internships and career opportunities. 

What will Trainees get out of these seminars?

  • Holistic approach to graduate STEM education

  • Continual program advising and networking opportunities

  • Building career development skills and focusing their career goals so that coursework, projects, internships, etc. will be aligned with their goals

  • Knowledge of sustainability at UCLA and outreach opportunities in the community

  • Introduction to campus resources

  • Introduction to personal financial literacy training

  • Introduction to, development and increasing knowledge of Business and Entrepreneurship principles: Intellectual Property, Contract Negotiations, Business Development, Fundraising, Conflict Resolution, Professional Etiquette, and Team Building

  • Diversity Training - Addressing Equity and Inclusion

  • Understanding of policy and sustainability in the real world

Participating organizations

  • California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA (CNSI) Education

  • Center for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences at UCLA (CEILS)

  • International Network for the Science of Team Science

  • Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

  • Perkins+Will

  • UCLA Bruin Resource Center - Intergroup Relations

  • UCLA Career Center Graduate Student Services

  • UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • UCLA Facilities Management

  • UCLA Financial Wellness Program

  • UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability -Leaders in Sustainability (LIS) Certificate

  • UCLA Science and Engineering Library

  • UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG)

  • Veterans’ Garden at the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System West Los Angeles Veterans Administration

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Tentative Fall 2018 Brown Bag Seminar topics.


Tentative Winter 2019 Brown Bag Seminar topics.


Tentative Spring 2019 Brown Bag Seminar topics.