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An orchard is depicted with a blue sky and clouds.
July 16, 2024
As the climate continues to change, the risks to farming are only going to increase. That's the key takeaway from a recent paper published by a team that included UC Merced researchers. The paper dives into what those challenges are, how farmers are working to address them and what should come next...
A graphic depicts a hand reaching toward water droplets.
July 8, 2024
Almost 3 billion people worldwide are projected to suffer from severe water scarcity by 2025. Thousands have already been affected in California alone, where more than 1,200 wells ran dry in 2022. It's never been more important to find ways to make the best use of this precious resource. A project...
A great white shark passes the diving cage holding Professor Sora Kim.
July 3, 2024
UC Merced's resident shark expert, Professor Sora Kim, will be featured on the prime-time, premiere-night episode of Discovery’s Shark Week discussing an enormous, legendary sea creature that takes on different forms in different cultures but has a basis in science. At 9 p.m. EDT Sunday, audiences...
July 1, 2024
When the city of Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District wanted specifics about the impacts of truck traffic on the health of some of the city's most vulnerable residents, officials turned to UC Merced's Community Labor Center (CLC) and public health Professor Sandie Ha....
Attendees look at posters of projects at the Internet of Things for Ag meeting at UC Merced.
June 28, 2024
Agriculture is in a time of daunting challenge: The world's population is growing and climate change is impacting every area of the food supply chain. Researchers from across the country who are working to address that challenge met at UC Merced this week. They are part of the Internet of Things...
School of Engineering Dean Rakesh Goel speaks with students at the Innovate to Grow event.
June 27, 2024
A translucent guide for needle placement to alleviate spinal pain. A collection system for urine to use as fertilizer. A system that attaches to the vents of a commuter train network to reduce the noise air makes when it is expelled. An artificial intelligence-powered chatbot to answer questions...
June 21, 2024
An international organization recognized UC Merced Executive Sous Chef Jonathan Gutierrez Santiago for his commitment to innovative and sustainable use of fresh produce for the university’s Dining Services. Santiago won the 2024 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award for Colleges and Universities...
A graphic depicts UC Merced's ranking of 109 among top graduate schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.
June 18, 2024
The vision of the School of Engineering at UC Merced is to be a leader in research, education and innovation. Based on U.S. News & World Report's 2024-2025 edition of Best Graduate Schools rankings released today (June 18), the school is doing just that. The School of Engineering climbed 18...
A scenic photo of water, a meadow and rock formations at Yosemite National Park.
June 5, 2024
National Parks are magnificent landscapes where the public can go for sightseeing and recreation. They also are research labs - gorgeous, awe-inspiring and wild research labs, to be sure. And the science conducted there can help ensure that the parks' natural beauty will be available for...

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