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2020 Phase 2 Opening
2020 Phase 2 Opening Reception - the second phase of the project includes the opening of two new state-of-the-art buildings with labs, classrooms and additional study areas.  The buildings open in Fall 2019 and define the edge of a new quadrangle. Photo Credit: C. Viney
Robot-Assisted Precision Irrigation Delivery (RAPID for short)
A unique, interdisciplinary team of exceptional faculty and students are bringing artificial intelligence and robotics to croplands in the Valley, developing game-changing advancements in water conservation and sustainable farming.
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Engineering seniors engage with industry on design projects gaining experiential learning along the way
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Sustainability is in our DNA - explore the myriad of research we do in the San Joaquin Valley.
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Outgoing Chancellor Dorothy Leland cut the ribbon to signify the opening of the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project.
August 19, 2019

Two simple words, “Leland Legacy,” captured the significance of Wednesday’s opening event for the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project, an event that doubled as a goodbye and thank you to outgoing...

a thermal map of the world
August 13, 2019

The American media lends too much weight to people who dismiss climate change, giving them legitimacy they haven’t earned, posing serious danger to efforts aimed at raising public awareness and...

UC Merced appeared in The Princeton Review's
August 6, 2019

UC Merced continues to be recognized as one of the top universities in the country, and the campus received another notable accolade Tuesday, making its first appearance in The Princeton Review’s “...

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Events and Happenings


Science & Engineering Building 2 - Solar Breezeway

Oustanding Student Reception for the School of Engineering and School of Natural Sciences. For additional information, call the School of...

Gallo Gym and various campus locations

Innovate to Grow is the School of Engineering's marquee event showcase UC Merced student ingenuity and entrepreneurship. Our Fall event...




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University of California Television (UCTV)

A team of researchers from UC Merced is developing hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for powering vehicles at TEEL, the Thermal and Electrochemical Energy Laboratory.
Series: "Sustainable California" [Show ID: 33837]


University of California Television (UCTV)

The University of California Water Security and Sustainability Research Initiative aims to train the next generation of water leaders in the state.
Series: "Sustainable California" [Show ID: 33531]


University of California Television (UCTV)

An overview of the complex relationship California has with its watershed.
Series: "Sustainable California" [Show ID: 34781]