The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is a research center at UCLA whose mission is to encourage university collaboration with industry and to enable the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanosystems. CNSI members who are on the faculty at UCLA represent a multi-disciplinary team of some of the world's preeminent scientists. The work conducted at the CNSI represents world-class expertise in four targeted areas of nanosystems-related research including Energy, Environment, Health-Medicine, and Information Technology.

The UCLA Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to media creation that fosters individual exploration and innovative thinking. Their internationally renowned faculty provides each student with a creative and intellectual foundation for constructing a unique contribution to culture. The Department of Design Media Arts is committed to educating conscientious creators by emphasizing production within the context of history and theory.

The Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) is a working group of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST). It promotes the advancement of artistic research and academic scholarship at the intersections of art, science, and technology. Serving practitioners, scholars, and students who are members of the Leonardo community, LEF provides a forum for collaboration and exchange with other scholarly communities. LEF is an active community of over 100 members and growing annually.