Past Placements

The diversity of student background permits a variety of projects in which students can participate.

Examples of past student projects include:

  • Industrial hygiene sampling at UCLA under the auspices of UCLA Environment, Health & Safety and testing of a hypothesis related to this sampling;
  • Environmental assessments for Heal The Bay (local non-profit organization)
  • Assessment of the ecological effects of sewage discharges from wastewater treatment plants;
  • Evaluation of pathology laboratory hazards;
  • Environmental policy recommendations for the Air Resources Board;
  • Investigating freeway traffic as a source of aerosol and gaseous contaminants;
  • Evaluation of pesticide contamination on family farms;
  • Investigation of the reproductive effects of workplace toxicants on male spermatozoa;
  • Development of a computer program to predict contamination from plumes;
  • Needs assessment of under-served populations exposed to pesticides on farms;
  • Measurement of bacteria and viruses in coastal waters;
  • Investigation of runoff after rain episodes;
  • Prediction of air pollution exposure for underserved populations.

Some of the organizations that have recently provided field study sites include:

  • Air Resources Board of the State of California
  • BP Carson Refinery
  • Cal/OSHA, Los Angeles
  • City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services
  • City of Los Angeles, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Heal The Bay, Santa Monica
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (formerly Department of Health Services)
  • The Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, CA
  • UCLA Environment, Health & Safety
  • US Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, CA

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