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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.
Innovate to Grow | May 17, 2019
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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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The Sustainability Research and Engineering Building will house the university's first Center of Excellence.
July 12, 2019

The growing UC Merced campus is nearly ready to debut the second phase of the innovative Merced 2020 Project, a multiyear plan to add 1.2 million gross square feet of classroom, office, research...

Stands of brown, dead trees throughout Sierra Nevada forests
July 1, 2019

The most extreme drought event in hundreds of years caused a catastrophic die-off of the Sierra Nevada’s mature trees in 2015-2016. A study published today in Nature Geoscience details how UC...

UC Merced debuted at No. 4 among U.S. universities in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.
June 26, 2019

UC Merced continues to build on its reputation as a world-class research university, debuting at No. 4 among U.S. universities in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings released...

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Events and Happenings


Science and Engineering Building 2, 290

Satvik Kulshreshtha Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University of California, Merced Abstract: We propose a novel tap-based mobile user...

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...




Ranked 134th Best Graduate Engineering Program


Women make up 20% of Undergraduate Engineering Students


Number of Early Career Award Recipients (UC Merced)


Ranked 85th Best Environmental Engineering Program

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]