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December 4, 2013
Jose Garcia, a fourth-year student, will spend next summer as the only intern in Chevron Oronite’s Tribology division, with a small group of researchers who delve into lubricants, additives and the relationship between machines and fluids for the multinational corporation. The past two years...
November 12, 2013
Graduate student Ryan Lucas is living a mountain-lover’s dream through his research. As part of engineering Professor Martha Conklin’s meadows-hydrology lab, he gets to spend a lot of time in the Sierra Nevada in Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon national parks, collecting data on how...
October 18, 2013
Two University of California, Merced, students – Viridiana Murillo and Alexandro Perez-Tovar – won first prize in their divisions at the recent Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference in San Antonio, Texas. Nineteen UC Merced...
October 7, 2013
UC Merced’s first Ph.D. graduate is back on campus. But this time, Ricardo Cisneros isn’t enrolled as a student; he’s a professor instead. Cisneros, who earned his doctorate in Environmental Systems from the School of Engineering in 2008, was the first environmental health...
September 30, 2013
UC Merced has a unique opportunity to help the San Joaquin Valley as the university forges the newest branch of the Blum Center for Developing Economies. The $400,000, two-year seed grant through the University of California allows the university to launch its center, themed “Global...
August 30, 2013
As the Rim Fire continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park, a former UC Merced student’s work related to the fire burned up the Internet this week. Paul Doherty, the first Yosemite park ranger to complete a doctoral degree at UC Merced, graduated in the spring and now works as a...
August 1, 2013
Professor Stefano Carpin proudly announced today that UC Merced alumnus Andreas Kolling, the first student to earn a Ph.D. at UC Merced in electrical engineering and computer science, has obtained a faculty position at the University of Sheffield in Great Britain. Kolling came to UC Merced in...
July 24, 2013
At a conference of the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, Jessyca Kamel, a junior from Los Angeles, wore her UC Merced shirt on her morning coffee run. “I bumped into one of the PG&E recruiters,” said Kamel, a mechanical engineering major. “She saw my sweatshirt,...
June 27, 2013
Professor Martha Conklin and Professor Tom Harmon worked with NBC producers on a series of videos designed to teach young people about water and sustainability. “Sustainability: Water” has two segments that feature Conklin and Harmon, “Sierra Nevada Snow Pack & Snow Melt...
June 19, 2013
A five-year CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation is helping Professor Alberto Cerpa develop the next big breakthrough in wireless sensor networks – an autonomous, self-learning system that uses its own energy wisely. “We need to maximize its lifetime while maximizing the...

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