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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 laboratory, dining, recreation, housing and other needed facilities. Phase two will include the Arts and...
Professor Strubbe stands in front of a research poster.
July 9, 2019
Durable, reliable, affordable solar power is the future of energy, and UC Merced computational physicist Professor David Strubbe is diving into a new area of science to answer the call. Strubbe’s new project aims to understand why two organic materials — that are cheaper and easier to produce...
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 Merced Professor Roger Bales and his colleague Professor Michael Goulden from UC Irvine tracked the...
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 today. The list ranks the best 351 universities in the world that are 50 years old and younger. UC...
pine tree seedlings in a greenhouse
June 24, 2019
Climate change is bad news for forests, and a new study by UC Merced Professor Emily Moran demonstrates one aspect of that news. Higher summer temperatures hurt tree seedlings’ growth and survival. But whether that is entirely bad depends on the degree of change in the number of young trees. “One...
June 14, 2019
The practice of sharing our possessions is something that most of us learned in childhood. Now, UC Merced Professor Anita Bhappu is expanding that idea to the workplace through a research study focused on collaborative consumption. Launched in April, the Sharing Tribes Field Study uses two new...
June 13, 2019
At the northern tip of the UC Merced campus, an unremarkable aluminum gate leads into a field that extends, seemingly, into infinity. Perpendicular to the gate, the LeGrand Canal, drawn from Lake Yosemite, snakes around campus into the emerald pastures, through farm rows and almond orchards across...
Participating in research activities through UROC enriches their undergraduate experience and prepares them for graduate study and beyond.
June 13, 2019
The opportunity to participate in cutting-edge scientific research as an undergraduate is one of the most exciting aspects of a UC Merced education. One of the best preparation opportunities for graduate school is to engage in research as an undergraduate, but at many universities, it’s not until...
Two kids flying a drone at the Mobile Maker Space at the Merced County Fair.
June 5, 2019
The county fair offers food and fun, and thanks to UC Merced, this year’s Merced County Fair will also feature an interactive space for kids to learn. UC Merced’s Mobile Maker Space is an innovative mobile science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) hub with hands-on activities and workshops...
Students take part in the Design Expo at Innovate to Grow
May 30, 2019
Wastewater methane reclamation for the City of Merced. Odor abatement in BART Plazas. Solar collection for oxygen generation on Mars. UC Merced campus drone tour. Skin test analyzer for Valley Fever patients. This might sound like a list of cutting-edge, high-tech inventions, which they are, but...

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