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February 11, 2013
UC Merced School of Engineering Professor Elliott Campbell has co-authored a paper showing that mountaintop removal mining will dramatically accelerate the regional effects of global warming by turning natural carbon sinks into sources of carbon emissions, some within the next 15 years. On top of...
January 31, 2013
MERCED, Calif. — UC Merced honored the Pacific Gas and Electric Company with the School of Engineering’s inaugural Vanguard Award today with a special ceremony to thank the company for all it has done for engineering students. “PG&E is honored to receive the inaugural...
January 25, 2013
Professor Roland Winston knows a jellyfish that can help people see more clearly. But it’s not the kind found in the ocean. It’s one that’s about to earn Winston and UC Merced a U.S. patent, and is the solution to a problem that vexed many famous scientists. “Perfect...
December 10, 2012
Students with a variety of skills and perspectives make up a team that’s taking engineering principles into some of the area’s wildlands to further education and promote awareness about the environment. Candace Sigmond, education coordinator for the Grasslands Environmental Center and...
December 3, 2012
The tougher a problem, the more creative a solution it needs, from the increasing power in orbiting satellites and saving tigers to saving state parks and catching thieves. And when a problem seems absolutely impossible? “That’s when you call me,” said Professor Erik Rolland....
November 19, 2012
Graduate student Kaitlin Lubetkin and several sure-footed assistants spent much of the summer in Yosemite National Park. Her frequent hiking companions were Toronado and Bravo — llamas who shouldered up to 100 pounds of equipment. The pack animals were critical to her continued research on...
November 7, 2012
More than two dozen UC Merced undergraduates spent the summer exploring a tiny but hot topic — materials 100,000 times slimmer than a human hair that are poised to revolutionize sensing, data collection and other technologies. The 10-week program is part of the Center of Integrated...
November 5, 2012
Zhijiang "Justin" Ye wasn’t expecting to attend the newest campus in the UC system. He just wanted to work with Professor Ashlie Martini. When Ye, then a student at University of Minnesota, connected with Martini and asked to join her research group, he found out she wasn’t...
October 4, 2012
MERCED, Calif. — A generous gift from a Valley family with long ties to UC Merced will give the campus a legacy fund that firmly establishes its leadership role in regional entrepreneurialism. The Dr. and Mrs. Vikram Lakireddy Innovation and Design Clinic Endowed Fund will also help...
October 3, 2012
Sometimes, all you need is a little push, even if it comes from a mechanical arm. That was the case with the UC Merced Robotics Society, which began in 2008 but languished after its founders graduated. This past year, though, the club’s newer members got a jump start from dedicated...

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