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Professor Yang and colleagues at a 2016 conference
February 11, 2022
Engineering Professor Ming-Hsuan Yang has been elected one of the 71 new fellows recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) ─ the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. The ACM Fellows program recognizes the top 1% of members for their outstanding...
A rendering of a solar-covered canal
February 8, 2022
A research project conducted by a UC Merced graduate student is becoming a reality as the Turlock Irrigation District (TID) approved piloting the first-in-the-nation construction of solar panels over water canals. The project is based on research commissioned by a company called Solar AquaGrid...
Professor Ge
January 26, 2022
Professor Xuecai Ge, a developmental neurobiologist, has received a CAREER award for research to gain insight into the molecular mechanisms that direct brain formation, and how errors in cell signaling lead to developmental disorders. Ge is the 31st number researcher from UC Merced to earn a CAREER...
Professor Goyal, front, with several of his students.
January 20, 2022
Mechanical engineering Professor Sachin Goyal has received a CAREER award for his research into how the arrangements of atoms and interatomic bonds affect the  deformability of biological filaments such as those that control gene expression, and whether it’s possible to design them for desired...
Professor Emily Moran, left, with a grad student in one of the campus research greenhouses.
January 19, 2022
If tree growth and seed production can’t compensate for the impacts of climate change, California’s trees will face difficulty filling in gaps left by wildfire and reaching areas that are becoming climatically suitable, studies now show.  Western trees tend to produce more seed and seedlings in the...
A $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will enable a new project at UC Merced to create an integrated program to develop multi-faceted pathways to climate-smart agriculture solutions.
January 18, 2022
California is the largest and the most diverse agricultural economy in the nation with revenue exceeding $50 billion — larger than the combined agricultural economies of the other 10 western states.   But the state and its residents, especially the disadvantaged, are highly vulnerable to the...
A team from UC Merced comprising eight undergraduate and graduate students has won the inaugural CITRIS Aviation Prize.
January 14, 2022
A team from UC Merced comprising eight undergraduate and graduate students has won the inaugural CITRIS Aviation Prize. For engineering the winning proposal, they will receive a $2,000 cash award, as well as a $25,000 budget to support a live demonstration of their flight in spring 2022.   Launched...
FSI faculty researchers training
January 11, 2022
It’s one thing to push the frontiers of discovery through research into complex subjects. It’s quite another to align your work with the funding priorities of numerous federal programs, especially when seeking center-level funding to continue that research. Enter UC Merced’s Office of Research and...
A new Regional Climate Change Assessment by a team of UC Merced and affiliated researchers illustrates problems and possible solutions facing California’s biomes and communities.
January 11, 2022
California’s Central Valley is on the front lines of climate change. The Fourth Regional Climate Change Assessment, by a team of UC Merced and affiliated researchers, illustrates the biggest problems — and possible solutions — facing California’s unique biomes and communities, from the coasts to...

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