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A recent demonstration of how biochar is created
November 28, 2022
Adding even a small amount of biochar — a charcoal-like material produced by burning organic matter — to a dairy’s manure-composting process reduces methane emissions by 84%, a recent study by UC Merced researchers shows. The dairy industry is one of the main sources of methane in California,...
Low water levels at the north boat ramp at Lake Mendocino, a large reservoir in Mendocino County, California, October 21. California Department of Water Resources
November 22, 2022
Losses to California’s ag industry have continued to mount as the state’s drought stretched into a third straight year, according to a report released Tuesday by researchers from the School of Engineering and the Public Policy Institute of California. The report, led by Professor Josue Medellín-...
Rakesh Goel is the new dean of the UC Merced School of Engineering
November 21, 2022
      Rakesh Goel developed an interest in earthquakes at an early age — and rather abruptly.     As a small boy in India, one of his first memories is of experiencing an earthquake.     “I must have been a few years old and there was a big earthquake,” said Dr. Goel. “I clung to the window,...
November 17, 2022
UC Merced’s commitment to keeping its students and their families informed about all the incredible opportunities the campus offers on Bobcat Day has been awarded first place in the Best Recruiting and Admissions category by the Modo Appademy Awards. The university’s Bobcat Day Connect Module,...
Professors Joshua Viers, left, and Tom Harmon share oversight of the new smart farm being constructed next to campus. The farm will be UC Merced's AES site.
November 16, 2022
UCs Merced and Santa Cruz became the newest campuses in the system to be named an agricultural experiment stations (AES), UC President Michael Drake announced at today’s Regents’ meeting. They are the first campuses in more than 50 years to earn the designation. “With the AES designation, Santa...
Racers line their solar cars up for a challenge at UC Merced Nov. 5, 2022.
November 10, 2022
    It wasn’t exactly “Racers, start your engines.” More like, “Racers, remove     your covers.”     But the solar car challenge put on by CalTeach and the Solar Energy     Association at UC Merced Saturday, Nov. 5, was still an action-packed day     of racing.     Several dozen middle...
Professor Michele Nishiguchi
November 9, 2022
Molecular and Cellular Biology Professor Michele “Nish” Nishiguchi has been inducted as a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and was recently named president-elect for the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB). She is one of 11 distinguished scientists inducted at the...
Professor Linda Cameron is seen in a composite image with the Beginnings sculpture.
October 26, 2022
The 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change warns that global health is at the mercy of fossil fuels. An accompanying policy brief states that an estimated 32,000 people in the U.S. died due to air pollution in 2020 alone; 37% of those deaths were directly related to fossil...
October 21, 2022
Three UC Merced computer science and engineering students will take on more than 5,000 other teams around the world at the IEEExtreme Hack-a-Thon on Oct. 21-22. The Hack-a-Thon is a 24-hour challenge in which teams will respond to one or more prompts to solve a problem by developing software, said...

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