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April 13, 2022
Now is the time to register to attend this year's Innovate to Grow (I2G) competition and see some of the 66 student engineering teams present their solutions to real-world engineering challenges. And if you would like to be a judge, organizers want to hear from you as soon as possible. You do not...
Researchers and a local dentist
April 4, 2022
A trip to the dentist isn't something most people look forward to. But computer science and engineering Professor Shijia Pan found inspiration and a new collaborator at her dentist’s office. Pan, Merced dentist Dr. Jun Ho Lee, and Professor VP Nguyen from the University of Texas, Arlington, are...
Peter Sou ('22) helps a student program a drone to fly a pattern at the Tri Valley Innovation Fair
April 1, 2022
A team of UC Merced engineering students brought hands-on lessons on drones and robotics to hundreds of children and families at the recent Tri-Valley Innovation Fair. “Drones and robots are a gateway, a spark for young people to explore STEM,” said Leigh Bernacchi, program director of the Center...
March 31, 2022
UC Merced’s Graduate Division will host its annual Grad Slam competition on April 8, with graduate scholars presenting their research on topics ranging from the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes to hydrogen storage for energy collection. The systemwide...
Most ranked graduate programs see progress in the 2023 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings.
March 29, 2022
Twelve of UC Merced’s graduate programs and one of its schools are among the best in the country in the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings, according to results released March 29. “It is exciting to see that our graduate programs continue to gain national recognition;...
March 28, 2022
Professor Katrina Hoyer ’s lab is helping UC Merced serve the San Joaquin Valley community through its studies of immune responses to Valley fever and other diseases. Graduate students Susana Tejeda-Garibay and Nadia Miranda are exploring fungal and host immune interactions in Valley fever, and...
UC Merced Chief of Police Chou Her is seen in this image.
March 21, 2022
As someone who has overcome many obstacles to get where he is now, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Public Safety and Chief of Police Chou Her understands the importance of uplifting his community. Her's efforts to build a strong bond with the campus community and surrounding areas have not gone...
March 18, 2022
Last year, UC Merced received the largest research grant in its history. The $10 million Secure Water Future (SWF) award, led by Professor Joshua Viers in cooperation with other UC campuses and other partners, is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and aims to improve agricultural...
Quantitative and Systems Biology doctoral student Rhondene Wint was named a 2022 Rising Graduate Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
March 17, 2022
Rhondene Wint is one of 10 exemplary graduate students to be featured in the March 17 special issue of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (Diverse) based on “standout scholarship thus far and their current trajectory toward a very promising future in academia and beyond,” according to the magazine...

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