This week marked the end of the first-ever UC Merced GradSLAM! competition, in which graduate students were given just three minutes to present their research to a panel of non-specialist judges with the goal of increasing the students’ communication skills and ability to effectively present their work with poise and confidence.


California’s groundwater is being rapidly depleted because cities and farms extract more than is replenished naturally, compacting local aquifers and decreasing supply in some places in the Central Valley.


Customer service is a priority for American companies. It’s hard to complete any business transaction without receiving an opportunity to rate the service received or comment on the positive or negative aspects of the experience. But what if the way businesses collect and interpret customer feedback is all wrong? What if corporate leaders are placing emphasis in the wrong areas?


Several UC Merced faculty members will play important roles in a new UC systemwide effort to study the ecological effects of climate change across varied ecosystems.


Longtime campus contributor Wells Fargo is giving a $100,000 grant to help students at the University of California, Merced, design technologies that address some of the Central Valley’s water, energy and food needs.


Take part in Research Week 2015 and show off the work you and your colleagues are conducting at UC Merced. Contact the Office of Research and Economic Development for details.



Professor Kara E. McCloskey will speak this week about cardiovascular stem cell engineering as part of the Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) lecture series. The free talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in Sierra Hall 132 at Modesto Junior College’s West Campus.


December’s storms boosted water levels in state reservoirs, but unusually warm temperatures meant rain instead of snow for parts of the Sierra Nevada, according to Prof. Roger Bales.

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A group of students in the most recent School of Engineering capstone design course at the University of California, Merced, devised a sweet solution to a local farm’s harvesting problem – one that is reaping long-term benefits for the farm and the students.


Research into sustainable water supplies and viable solar energy solutions won the University of California, Merced, an anticipated $5 million in prestigious and competitive grants from the University of California.