Photo of Karen McKinnon in front of UCLA buildings blurred in the background.

Creating a new model for heat wave trends

Assistant Professor of Statistics and the Environment Karen McKinnon earned the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award for her work studying the trends in the intensity of extreme heat events.

A photo of Anish Dulla on the UCLA campus with fellow undergraduates holding a sign promoting the Data Fest event

Transforming Data into Empathy

Statistics and Data Science Helped Me Build a Mental Health app and turn Personal Challenges into a Force for Change

Members of UCLA's MAG lab pose in front of the Geology building at UCLA

How to Study Water on the Moon

UCLA Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Professor Hao Cao wins grant from NASA to develop new technology for extended use on the lunar surface.

An image of a five-day-old zebra fish embryo the researchers used for their work

A New Mathematical Modeling to Produce Capillaries

Professor Marcus Roper and recent grad Yujia Qi used zebra fish embryo for their work. Previous models had treated blood as a homogeneous fluid, and could not make any network that contained loops, even one as simple as the zebrafish’s.