Our students learn to make a world of difference today.
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Through his work with UC Water and Prof. Viers, ES student Lorenzo Booth uses maps to find the best climate for crops, earning top prize at American Water Resources Assn.
Students gain professional experience by working on projects with big companies.
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UAVs are more than child’s play in the MESA Lab.
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Multidisciplinary projects allow students to explore their capabilities.
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Our entrepreneurial focus provides a challenging classroom experience.


Mechanical Engineering Now an Officially Accredited Graduate Degree

Current and prospective graduate students now have the option to earn degrees in mechanical engineeringOpens a New Window., after the UC system and the WASC Senior College and University... Read More

Winston Feted for Golden Anniversary of Landmark Discovery

Fifty years ago this year, while a freshman faculty member in the University of Chicago Physics Department, Roland Winston published a paper introducing a new field he called nonimaging... 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