FuturizeX Student Challenge Winners Speak on their Ideas for Shaping a Better LA at TedXUCLA May 20th

By Andrea Henthorn, Daily Bruin
Angela Chung, a fourth-year business economics student, develops a new tile that collects pollution particles as part of her winning entry to the UCLA FuturizeX Student Challenge. Photo Source:(Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

Three UCLA undergraduate students will speak about dance, air pollution and waste disposal among a lineup of professionals and experts at the sixth annual TEDxUCLA event in Royce Hall in May.

TEDx organizers invited the students to apply after learning about their experiences. Coordinators chose about 20 speakers in total for the TEDxUCLA lineup after receiving more than 600 applications and seeking out individuals in the Los Angeles area.

Angela Chung, a fourth-year business economics student, and Mihir Mathur, a second-year computer science student, were invited to apply to TEDxUCLA after winning third and first place, respectively, in the FuturizeX Student Challenge in January. Students in the FuturizeX challenge were tasked with theorizing an invention that would solve problems affecting Los Angeles.

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