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People line up to receive information about COVID-19 and workers' rights at an event in Huron, California.
May 2, 2022
The UC Merced Community and Labor Center (CLC) has received a historic multimillion-dollar award to continue its mission of conducting research and educating the public about low-wage work, immigrant and workers' rights, workplace health and safety, among other issues. The James Irvine Foundation ...
Professor Jessica Trounstine smiles while giving a presentation at UC Merced.
April 27, 2022
The Carnegie Corporation of New York announced that Department of Political Science Chair and Professor Jessica Trounstine has been named to the 2022 Class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. Each of the program's 28 award recipients will receive a $200,000 stipend to devote their time to research and...
Quantitative and Systems Biology Ph.D. candidate Jessica Wilson won UC Merced's 2022 Grad Slam competition and heads to the UC final on May 6.
April 26, 2022
UC Merced’s top 10 Glad Slam finalists went head-to-head earlier this month to share their research in three minutes, in a format meant to share their scholarly work in a manner that is accessible for the general public. Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB) Ph.D. candidate Jessica Wilson’s...
Professor David Strubbe and student Elsa Vazquez pose for a photo at UC Merced.
April 21, 2022
Physics undergraduate student Elsa Vazquez and her faculty mentor Professor David Strubbe have won a prestigious Cottrell Postbaccalaureate award that allows Vazquez to continue her research into 2D materials for another year after she graduates with her bachelor's in May. In her project "Raman...
Environmental Systems graduate student Jonathon Kuntz
April 20, 2022
Leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) populations in the San Francisco Estuary (SFE) are experiencing extreme decline in recent years, causing concern for coastal ecosystems. With funding from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) California Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship...
Students with a drone in a field with cows
April 18, 2022
The May 1 deadline is fast approaching for students to apply for the San Joaquin Valley Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics Tools and Science (FACTS) bridge program, a paid summer research program funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and...
April 15, 2022
School of Engineering Professor Colleen Naughton's wastewater-tracking dashboard is helping the U.S. and many other countires follow the clues found in the sewers that indicate where COVID is going to surge.
April 14, 2022
In recognition of her contributions to photovoltaic devices and systems reliability, Professor Sarah Kurtz has been elevated to a Fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Fellow is the highest grade of membership in the IEEE, an international organization of...
A drone, viewed from below, flies between tall buildings on a partly cloudy day.
April 14, 2022
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has awarded a team of researchers from the University of California campuses at Merced, Berkeley and Davis a two-year grant to simulate urban air mobility in the San Francisco area, and to draft regulations for this highly complex form of...

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