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Graduate students Alauna Wheeler, Arabi Seshappan, Zunaira Iqbal and Hope Hauptman received a prestigious fellowship from the Northern California Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation.
November 13, 2023
Four UC Merced graduate students can focus fully on their research and academic studies this year thanks to a generous gift from the Northern California Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation. ARCS, a national organization established and operated entirely by...
A meeting of the UC Merced Battery Challenge team.
November 8, 2023
A team from UC Merced has been selected to participate in the Department of Energy (DOE) "BattChallenge," a three-year competition to develop a battery for an electric vehicle. Mechanical engineering Professor Ricardo Pinto de Castro is leading a team of students that will design, build, test and...
A climate-action tabling event.
November 2, 2023
One of the major challenges of this century is democratically engaging institutions and large numbers of people with strategies to mitigate global warming by minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. A new study by sociology Professor Paul Almeida and colleagues in the Nature Portfolio’s journal npj...
October 26, 2023
UC Merced computer science and engineering teams are again taking part in the IEEExtreme Hack-a-Thon, a 24-hour challenge in which teams respond to one or more prompts to solve a problem by developing software. More than 14,000 people, in 6,300 teams and representing 65 countries, will compete in...
October 25, 2023
Professor Yehuda Sharim 's film entitled “El Ojo Comienza En La Mano,” which he calls a tribute to campesino histories in rural California told through the art of local farm worker and painter Rubén Sanchéz, will be featured at the Oscar-nominated International Film Festival in St. Louis in early...
October 23, 2023
Climate change is a very real - and very scary - threat. Climate change and its underlying primary cause - burning fossil fuels - are arguably the world's leading causes of preventable death and ill health, writes researcher Edward Maibach. However, there are tangible ways to limit global warming,...
Scientists collect vegetation data from the Cape Of Good Hope, Western Cape, South Africa. Photo by Adam M. Wilson
October 18, 2023
Understanding and conserving biodiversity, or the variety of life in ecosystems, is key to sustaining life on Earth. A research project funded by NASA that is launching this week in South Africa, co-led by UC Merced environmental engineering Professor Erin Hestir, is aimed at better understanding...
Professor Sora Kim
October 17, 2023
Although there has been a lot of talk this summer about paleoecology Professor Sora Kim’s research on the now-extinct megalodon shark, there is another focus to her work: BAJEDI, or belonging, access, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded...
Mark Arax and Ellen Hank discuss water at UC Merced.
October 12, 2023
Water is the most valuable resource in the world. And it's a particularly important commodity in the Central Valley, historically a desert but also home to some of the richest agricultural soil on Earth. The UC Merced Library and Secure Water Future co-hosted an event to discuss water policy in...

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