Too Many Firefighters are Dying of Cancer and Derek Urwin Aims to Change that

Derek Urwin, a longtime firefighter who expects to complete his Ph.D. in chemistry during the winter quarter, is out to change that, using his knowledge of chemistry to improve firefighter health and safety and, ultimately, bring these cancer rates down. It’s a mission that had a very personal origin. – UCLA Newsroom,  November 22, 2021…

Movers & Shakers: The Newsworthy And Noteworthy

Experts young and old — working with passion in art, architecture, food, social work and science — are doing their best to improve not just the Bay Area, but the world. “Advocacy by design is our mantra,” says the founder and president of Studio-MLA, winner of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2021 National Design…

Noodle, an Internet-famous Pug, Sets the Vibe for the Day

“I think that Noodles is the personification of how we all feel,” says Lia Haberman, a media and marketing consultant and UCLA extension adjunct professor. “We’re all exhausted, we’re all overwhelmed. We all want to have a no bones day. And I think Noodle just kind of empowers us to be able to push back…

Grocery Shopping in Virtual Reality – a UX Class Project

“Consider this project our lens for exploring how users might try to grocery shop and interact with the capabilities of VR — is it a viable option for companies to try and implement or is it better off as a standalone platform?” – Medium, September 5, 2021 As written by Megan Duyongco, Johnson Ma, &…