Thursday, February 22

The UCLA Science Policy Group is an organization made up of undergraduate and graduate students who organize events to advocate for more scientific input in public policy. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

State Assembly candidate speaks on reducing science censorship in policy

A California State Assembly candidate discussed the importance of combating censorship in scientific research at an event at Boyer Hall on Monday. Tepring Piquado, who is running to represent California’s 54th State Assembly district, said at the UCLA Science Policy Group’s monthly meeting that legislators must help reduce science censorship by being unbiased when making policy decisions that involve scientific research funding and publicity. Read more...

The UCLA Science Policy Group is an organization made up of undergraduate and graduate students who organize events to advocate for more scientific input in public policy. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Miryung Kim, an associate professor in computer science, said the Mommy Computer Science Camp was inspired by the curiosity of her 4-year-old daughter. The weeklong camp teaches computer science concepts to preschool children without the actual use of computers. (Daniel Miller/Daily Bruin)
Miryung Kim, an associate professor in computer science, said the Mommy Computer Science Camp was inspired by the curiosity of her 4-year-old daughter. The weeklong camp teaches computer science concepts to preschool children without the actual use of computers. (Daniel Miller/Daily Bruin)

(Nicole Parra/Daily Bruin)
(Nicole Parra/Daily Bruin)

Student members in the UCLA chapter of California Public Interest Research Group visited the In-N-Out Burger headquarters in Irvine on Sunday to present their petitions against the use of antibiotics in animals in the meat industry. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

CALPIRG continues its campaign against use of antibiotics at In-N-Out

UCLA activists are calling on major fast food chains to improve the safety and sustainability of the meat they serve. Students at the UCLA chapter of the California Public Interest Research Group, an advocacy group, traveled to In-N-Out Burger’s Irvine headquarters Saturday to deliver 82 petitions calling on the fast food chain to reduce the use of antibiotics in its food. Read more...

Student members in the UCLA chapter of California Public Interest Research Group visited the In-N-Out Burger headquarters in Irvine on Sunday to present their petitions against the use of antibiotics in animals in the meat industry. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Graduate students marched from Bruin Plaza to Murphy Hall on Wednesday in protest of the House GOP tax bill. (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)
Graduate students marched from Bruin Plaza to Murphy Hall on Wednesday in protest of the House GOP tax bill. (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)

The Vietnamese Community Health organization held a health fair Sunday in Westminster, California to provide various free health screenings for community members. (Courtesy of Celia Janes)
The Vietnamese Community Health organization held a health fair Sunday in Westminster, California to provide various free health screenings for community members. (Courtesy of Celia Janes)

(Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor) Stephen Samples, a doctoral student in mechanical and aerospace engineering, is developing smaller ion thruster technology that uses less energy to make space travel more accessible.
(Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor) Stephen Samples, a doctoral student in mechanical and aerospace engineering, is developing smaller ion thruster technology that uses less energy to make space travel more accessible.