UAVs are more than child’s play in the MESA Lab.
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Our entrepreneurial focus provides a challenging classroom experience.
Our students learn to make a world of difference today.
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Multidisciplinary projects allow students to explore their capabilities.
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Students gain professional experience by working on projects with big companies.
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Innovate to Grow is Fertile Ground for University and Community Entrepreneurs

As a senior engineering student, Michael Urner selected a capstone project he related to. Little did he know that his 2013 Innovation and Design Clinic (IDC) project would lead him to... Read More

UC Merced Becomes Drone Use Policy Hub

The drone research lab at the University of California, Merced, has catapulted the campus to the leading edge of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) field, and now the campus has been chosen as the... Read More

Current Research & Graduate Students

Ashlie Martini’s fundamental tribology lab is making its mark in the world of academia. The lab has averaged four awards per year dating back to... Learn More

UC Merced is known around the world for its research into the environment and its systems. Our faculty members are experts on the scientific... Learn More